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The Gators finish non-conference play with a match at South Florida. Sunday's match time is 6 p.m. at Corbett Stadium.

Saturday September 14, 2013No. 9 Florida soccer finishes non-conference play Sunday at South Florida

Gainesville, Fla.

The Gators finish non-conference play with a match at South Florida. Sunday's match time is 6 p.m. at Corbett Stadium.

Florida closes non-conference play by making its first trip to Corbett Soccer Stadium to face South Florida on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m.

 

Sunday’s Match Info:

No. 9 Florida (6-1, 0-0 SEC) at South Florida (4-1-2, 0-0 AAC)

 

Date & Time: Sept. 15, 2013 @ 6 p.m. ET

Site: Corbett Soccer Stadium (2,000)

The Coaches: Becky Burleigh, 19th season @ UF (407-109-33/24th season overall – 325-86-27/UF), Denise Schilte-Brown, 150-115-39/16th season overall and 56-46-22/seventh season at USF)

 

Television: none

 

Radio: ESPN 850

 

Streaming video: live streaming video available on GatorVision

 

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

 

Admission:  $7 – adults, children K-12 are free. Contact USF Ticket Office at 800-GoBulls for further information.

 

 

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The match can be heard live on ESPN 850.

 

Florida’s Last Match:

In the final home match of the non-conference season on Friday, Florida handed Minnesota a 2-0 loss for the Golden Gophers first loss of the season. After a scoreless opening half, freshman Savannah Jordan needed just two minutes and a tick to put the Gators up 2-0. The first goal started when junior Lauren Silver, from in the Florida half, sent the ball to just above the UM box. Then it was a foot race between Jordan and a Gopher defender. Jordan won control and sent the ball to the far post corner. Then passes from sophomore Lindsey Cooper to senior Maggie Rodgers resulted in Jordan receiving the ball inside the right side of the box. The shot she took to the far post was touched by the diving Gopher goalkeeper Tarah Hobbs, but the momentum of Jordan’s right-footed shot carried it on where it kicked off the far post into the goal at 65:07.

 

About the USF Bulls:

This is the second consecutive match versus a Southeastern Conference team for the Bulls. Thursday, USF lost 1-0 at No. 18 South Carolina for the team’s first loss of the season. USF has wins versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff (7-0), Niagara (3-0), Middle Tennessee State (1-0) and North Florida (1-0) and ties versus Texas (1-1 2OT) and Clemson (1-1 2OT). The Bulls’ last loss in Corbett Stadium came in the 2012 season opener versus then No. 12 UCF (3-1). Sophomore Olivia Chance leads the Bulls in 2013 with three goals. USF was 10-5-4 in 2012 and finished fourth in its final season of Big East play with a 6-2-2 record.

 

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.

USF – The Bulls and Louisville are tied as the top picks in American Athletic Conference play in 2013.

 

Did You Know:

·         This will be Florida’s first trip to Tampa to face South Florida. The first of the previous three meetings with USF was in 2000.

 

·         Three players received weekly honors after their play the weekend of Sept. 6-8. Two Gators earned weekly honors following the Oklahoma and Oklahoma State matches. Pamela Begić picked up the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week honor on Monday and sophomore Christen Westphal was named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week. USF sophomore goalkeeper Christiane Endler received a spot on the Sept. 13 American Athletic Conference Honor Roll as she helped the Bulls win the USF Soccer Classic.

 

·         Just seven matches into her Gator career and Jordan now has three multi-goal matches. She is the first Gator to have three multi-goal matches through a season’s first seven matches. She opened 2013 with a pair of goals versus Florida Gulf Coast and then posted a hat-trick versus Oregon State. Jordan and Florida Athletic Hall of Fame member Danielle Fotopoulos (1998) are the only Gators to score eight goals through a season’s opening seven matches.

 

 

Becky Burleigh Says:

“I think Sunday’s game will be a little bit closer to the way that we play, but it’s not going to be easy because there is the whole in-state rivalry thing and that’s going to make it hard.”

 

Rankings:

Florida is ranked No. 9 on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll.

 

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