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Savannah Jordan (left) celebrates one of her three goals Sunday with Havana Solaun

Monday August 26, 2013Florida's Savannah Jordan is SEC Freshman Soccer Player of the Week

Gainesville, Fla.

Savannah Jordan (left) celebrates one of her three goals Sunday with Havana Solaun

Five goals through the opening two matches of her collegiate career earned Florida’s Savannah Jordan (Fayetteville, Ga.) the first Southeastern Conference Freshman Soccer Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday morning.

 

SEC Players of the Week – 8/26/13

Offensive – Danielle Au, South Carolina

Defensive – Allie Tripp, Arkansas

Freshman – Savannah Jordan, Florida

Two matches into her collegiate career and Jordan now owns five goals – the highest goal total for any Gator through a season’s opening two contests.

 

In Friday’s season opener versus Florida Gulf Coast, Jordan provided the go-ahead and insurance goals – with both coming in the final 10 minutes of the match. She is the first Gator freshman to score twice in a season opener since Aimee Wagstaff in the program’s debut match in 1995.

 

Jordan provided all the scoring in Sunday’s 3-1 win versus Oregon State. She now joins Florida All-Americans Andi Sellers (two in 1997) and Abby Wambach (one in 1998) as the only Gators to post a hat-trick as a freshman.

 

The Gators faces its first top-10 team of the season when preseason No. 3 Florida State (2-0, 0-0 ACC) to Pressly Stadium on Friday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. The Seminoles also opened their 2013 season last weekend with a pair of home matches, defeating Oregon State 1-0 on Friday and took a 4-1 win over Auburn on Sunday.

 

Friday’s match is the first of nine televised Gator regular-season matches and the UF-FSU match airs on SUN Sports (Gainesville/Ocala Cox Cable 48 or 1048). The match can also be heard live on ESPN 850. Audio, stats and video are available on GatorZone.com. The first 1,000 fans Friday will receive a commemorative Florida vs. Florida State t-shirt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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