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No. 10 Florida meets Oklahoma Friday at 7 p.m. at the James G. Pressly Stadium

Thursday September 5, 2013No. 10 Florida Soccer plays host to Oklahoma Friday at 7 p.m.

Gainesville, Fla.

No. 10 Florida meets Oklahoma Friday at 7 p.m. at the James G. Pressly Stadium

Florida returns home to begin a three-match home stand. First up is Oklahoma of the Big 12 Conference on Friday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. This is the first meeting between Florida and Oklahoma.

 

Friday’s Match Info:

No. 10 Florida (3-1, 0-0 SEC) versus Oklahoma (2-2, 0-0 Big 12)

 

Date & Time: Sept. 6, 2013 @ 7 p.m. ET

Site: James G. Pressly Stadium (4,500) – gates open at 6 p.m.

Press Box Phone: (352) 375-4683 x4662

The Coaches: Becky Burleigh, 19th season @ UF (404-109-33/24th season overall – 322-86-27/UF), Matt Potter, 98-80-30/12th season overall and 9-11-4/OU – second season)

 

Television: live on SUN Sports (Gainesville/Ocala Cox Cable 48 or 1048)

 

Radio: GatorZone.com

 

Internet: live stats and audio for UF-OU match available on www.GatorZone.com

 

Admission:  free

 

Promotions: Expandable H2O bottle – the first 500 fans Friday receive an expandable water bottle. Soda for UF Faculty – UF Faculty and Staff who show their Gator1 identification at the concession stand will receive a FREE regular sized soda.

 

For a complete list of match promotions, please visit the Gator Promotions page.

 

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Friday’s match airs live on SUN Sports with Larry Vettel and Matthew Stubbington calling the action.

 

The first 500 fans through the James G. Pressly Stadium gates receive an expandable water bottle. Also, UF Faculty and Staff who show their Gator1 identification at the concession stand receive a free sized soda. Admission is free to all regular-season Gator home soccer action.

 

Last Week:

Florida

The Gators split in its two matches versus instate rivals last weekend – dropping a 3-0 decision to No. 3 Florida State Friday in front of the fifth-largest James G. Pressly Stadium crowd ever of 4,279 and defeating FIU 4-0 in Miami.

 

In the FIU win, four different players scored, with three turning in their first goals of the season and a pair posting their first as Gators. Senior Caroline Triglia provided the only goal of the opening half. Florida freshmen scored three goals within a seven-minute span to push the lead to the final margin. Savannah Jordan scored her sixth goal of the season in the 52nd minute. Pamela Begič and Meggie Dougherty Howard both headed in corner kicks sent in by junior Lauren Silver for their first UF scores. It was the Gators’ first shutout of the season.

 

Oklahoma

Oklahoma split in its matches last weekend, falling 4-1 to Oklahoma State on Aug. 30 and defeating Texas State 4-0 on Sept. 1. The Sooners’ leading goal scorers are freshmen Jamie Iurato and Madison Saliba, both with a pair of goals. OU posted a record of 7-9-4 in 2012 and finished fifth in the Big 12 with a record of 3-3-2.

 

Preseason Conference Votes:

Florida – Gators are picked to take second in the Southeastern Conference. Texas A&M topped the coaches’ vote for 2013 league title.

Oklahoma – The Sooners are picked to finish eighth in Big 12 Conference play in 2013. West Virginia is the Big 12 Conference preseason pick.

 

 

Did You Know:

·         Oklahoma is the first of three consecutive first-time opponents for Florida. Florida also meets Oklahoma State and Minnesota for the first time in Florida soccer’s 19-year history.

 

·         Jordan’s six goals through the season’s opening four matches are the most ever by a Gator. Second on the list is the five goals by UF’s all-time leading scorer Abby Wambach in 1999.

 

·         The six goals is believed to be nation’s second-highest individual total (national stats officially begin being posted by NCAA Sept. 9). Sophomore Elise Krieghoff of Cal Poly has seven goals through three matches. Maryland senior Hayley Brock also has a four-match total of six goals.

 

Becky Burleigh Says:

“I think it’s going to be fun. We play a lot of the same teams all the time and it’s kind of nice this year to play a variety of teams. I think it just gives the fans more exposure to some different styles of soccer that exist across the country in big-name conferences.”

 

Rankings:

Florida is ranked No. 10 on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll.

 

 

 

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