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No. 18 Florida faces No. 5 Texas A&M Sunday in College Station.

Saturday October 6, 2012No. 18 Florida Soccer at No. 5 Texas A&M Sunday


No. 18 Florida faces No. 5 Texas A&M Sunday in College Station.

A pair of top-20 soccer teams meet Sunday when No. 18 Florida (9-3-1, 6-1 SEC) faces No. 5 Texas A&M (12-1-1, 6-0-1 SEC) in College Station. Match time is set for 1:30 p.m. ET at the Aggie Soccer Stadium. This is Florida’s first trip to face Texas A&M in College Station since 1998.


Sunday’s Match Information:

No. 18 Florida (9-3-1, 6-1 SEC) at No. 5 Texas A&M (12-1-1, 6-0-1 SEC)


Date & Time: Oct. 7, 2012 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
Site: Aggie Soccer Stadium (3,500)
The Coaches: Becky Burleigh, 18th season @ UF (391-106-33/23rd season overall – 309-83-27/UF), G Guerrieri  (347-109-24/21st season overall and 331-97-24/20th season at TAMU)

Television: ESPNU Sports (Gainesville/Ocala Cox Cable 251)

Radio: ESPN 850

Streaming video: ESPN3

Internet: live stats and audio for UF-TAMU match available on

Admission:  Tickets range from $4 to $18 – visit Texas A&M Ticket Office site for more information

Sunday’s match airs live on ESPNU (Gainesville/Ocala Cox cable 251) and can also be viewed on ESPN3.


Both teams come into Sunday’s match off of shutout wins Friday. Florida dominated possession at LSU, but it wasn’t until the 74th minute that the Gators were able to get a goal. Senior All-American Erika Tymrak, making her first appearance since being sidelined right before halftime of the Sept. 21 Tennessee match with a sprained left ankle, turned in the game-winning goal. She received the ball from outside back Lauren Silver and then drove end line. She placed the ball in at the far post to score her third goal of the season. Sophomore Havana Solaun received the ball from Caroline Triglia and then drove through the LSU half to score with just 36 ticks left in the match. It was Solaun’s third goal of the last five matches.


Solaun leads the Gators with five goals, while seniors McKenzie Barney and Holly King are second with four.


Texas A&M is in the midst of a 12-match unbeaten streak. The Aggies only loss came Aug. 22 at San Diego (1-0) and TAMU tied Kentucky 2-2 2OT on Sept. 28. Ten of the Aggies’ wins have been shutouts, including Friday’s 5-0 win over Alabama, which ranks as TAMU’s highest offensive output in a match this season. The Aggies own an 8-0 record in home play and TAMU is averaging more than 2,300 fans per match at the Aggie Soccer Stadium. Sophomore Annie Kuntz leads the Aggies with eight goals this season, which includes a first-half penalty kick in Friday’s win.


A goal in the final 15 seconds of regulation gave the Gators a 3-2 win over then No. 15 Texas A&M when the two teams met in the opening match of the 2011 Lady Vol Classic in Knoxville, Tenn. Barney scored the game-winner off the cross from senior Jazmyne Avant. It was the only goal of the second half after each team turned in a pair in the opening 45 minutes. Tymrak scored the first goal of the match off the through ball from Solaun. The Aggies scored the next two goals, taking the lead in the 36th minute. A diving header by Taylor Travis off the cross from senior Lindsay Thompson in the 39th minute knotted the match at 2-all. 


The UF-TAMU match can also be heard on ESPN 850/900, by simulcast on Cox Channel 946 (Gainesville/Ocala) or on with Adam Schick calling the action.


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