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In 2013, Florida meets seven teams which advanced to 2012 NCAA play.

Thursday June 6, 2013Florida Soccer Announces 2013 Schedule

Gainesville, Fla.

In 2013, Florida meets seven teams which advanced to 2012 NCAA play.

The 2013 University of Florida soccer team’s schedule again looks demanding, as seven of the team’s 19 opponents advanced to last season’s NCAA Championship field.

 

“We want a schedule that will test us and that is what this schedule will give us in 2013. In addition to facing several traditional powers, we will meet some teams for the first time,” UF Head Coach Becky Burleigh said. “The Southeastern Conference continues to gain strength, as evidenced with six teams advancing to 2012 NCAA play. We will need to be ready for every single match.”

 

Did You Know…

Twelve regular-season home matches in 2013 is second only to the 2001 schedule which included 13 matches at the James G. Pressly Stadium.

 

Florida also played host to 12 home matches during the 2009 and 2003 campaigns.

Florida opens the season with a three-match home stand. 2012 NCAA first-round opponent Florida Gulf Coast will return to Gainesville for the Aug. 23 season opener. Oregon State makes its first trip to the James G. Pressly Stadium to meet the Gators on Aug. 25. 2012 NCAA semifinalist Florida State will be at Pressly Stadium to face the Gators on Friday, Aug. 30.

 

The first road action of the season sends the Gators south to face Florida International on Sept. 1. Florida then returns home to play host to three consecutive first-time opponents – Oklahoma (Sept. 6), Oklahoma State (Sept. 8) and Minnesota (Sept. 13). Non-conference play closes Sept. 15 with a match at South Florida.

 

For the first time since 2004, the league slate does not include meetings with all SEC teams. The 11-match SEC schedule opens Sept. 20 when Alabama comes to Gainesville. The Gators then head west to face Mississippi (Sept. 27) and Missouri (Sept. 29). October play opens with a pair of home matches – South Carolina on Oct. 4 and Auburn on Oct. 6. Florida then heads to Mississippi State for an Oct. 11 match before returning home to play host to Kentucky (Oct. 18) and LSU (Oct. 20).

 

Florida is on the road for two of its final three matches of the regular season, traveling to Tennessee for an Oct. 25 contest. The regular-season home finale features the SEC’s top two teams from 2012 play as Texas A&M comes to Gainesville for an Oct. 27 match. Regular-season action closes with a match at Georgia on Halloween.

 

The 2013 SEC Tournament, set for Nov. 4-10, makes its seventh consecutive appearance in Orange Beach, Ala. The NCAA Championships’ 64-team field will be announced on Nov. 11.

 

The 2012 Gators posted a 19-5-1 record, which including claiming the SEC title in the first season of the expanded league with a record of 11-2. It was the 12thtitle in the program’s 18-year history. Florida also took its 10thSEC Tournament title with a 3-0 victory over Auburn in Orange Beach, Ala.

 

Florida advanced to the NCAA Round of 16 and placed No. T-8 on the final NSCAA rankings. It was the Gators’ 16th NCAA appearance and the ninth time Florida advanced to at least the Round of 16.

 

2013 University of Florida Soccer Schedule

 

Date

Opponent (TV/Radio)

Site

Time (ET)

Aug. 17

UCF (scrimmage)

Orlando, Fla.

TBA

Aug. 23

FGCU

Gainesville, Fla.

7 p.m.

Aug. 25

Oregon State

Gainesville, Fla.

7 p.m.

Aug. 30

Florida State

Gainesville, Fla.

7 p.m.

Sept. 1

FIU

Miami, Fla.

TBA

Sept. 6

Oklahoma

Gainesville, Fla.

7 p.m.

Sept. 8

Oklahoma State

Gainesville, Fla.

1:30 p.m.

Sept. 13

Minnesota

Gainesville, Fla.

7 p.m.

Sept. 15

USF

Tampa, Fla.

6 p.m.

Sept. 20

Alabama

Gainesville, Fla.

7 p.m.

Sept. 27

Mississippi

Oxford, Miss.

8 p.m.

Sept. 29

Missouri

Columbia, Mo.

TBA

Oct. 4

South Carolina

Gainesville, Fla.

7 p.m.

Oct. 6

Auburn

Gainesville, Fla.

1:30 p.m.

Oct. 11

Mississippi State

Starkville, Miss.

TBA

Oct. 18

Kentucky

Gainesville, Fla.

7 p.m.

Oct. 20

LSU (Senior Day)

Gainesville, Fla.

1:30 p.m.

Oct. 25

Tennessee

Knoxville, Tenn.

TBA

Oct. 27

Texas A&M

Gainesville, Fla.

1:30 p.m.

Oct. 31

Georgia

Athens, Ga.

6:30 p.m.

Nov. 4-Nov. 10

Southeastern Conference Tournament

Orange Beach, Ala.

 

 

 

 

 

Home matches played at James G. Pressly Stadium. All match times listed are ET and subject to change. Shading denotes home matches.

Blue denotes teams which advanced to 2012 NCAA Championships’ field

 

 

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