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No. 8 Florida meets Auburn Sunday at 2 p.m. at the James G. Pressly Stadium.

Saturday October 5, 2013No. 8 Florida soccer meets Auburn Sunday at Pressly Stadium

Gainesville, Fla.

No. 8 Florida meets Auburn Sunday at 2 p.m. at the James G. Pressly Stadium.

Florida looks to return to the win column Sunday when it faces Auburn Sunday in Southeastern Conference action. Match time is set for 2 p.m. at the James G. Pressly Stadium and admission is free.

 

Sunday’s Match Info:

No. 8 Florida (8-3-1, 2-2 SEC) versus Auburn (4-7-1, 0-4 SEC)

 

Date & Time: Oct.6, 2013 @ 2 p.m. ET

Site: James G. Pressly Stadium (4,500) – gates open at 1 p.m.

Press Box Phone: (352) 375-4683 x4662

The Coaches: Becky Burleigh, 19th season @ UF (409-111-34/24th season overall – 327-88-28/UF), Karen Hoppa (228-156-33/21st season overall and 164-112-24/15th season at AU)

 

Television: live on CST and CSS (Gainesville/Ocala Cox cable channel 259 or 1259

 

Radio: GatorZone

 

Streaming video: live streaming video available on ESPN3

 

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

 

Admission:  free

 

Be among the first 500 Sunday to get a 2013 Gator soccer jersey replica bag

 

Promotions: Jersey bag – first 500 fans receive a 2013 Gator soccer jersey replica bag

 

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

 

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Sunday’s match can be seen on CST or CSS (Gainesville/Ocala Cox cable channel 259 or 1259) at 2 p.m. ET or on ESPN3. Melissa Lee and Cameron Broome will call the action. Audio and stats are also available on GatorZone.com.

 

The first 500 fans at Sunday’s match receive a 2013 Gator soccer jersey replica bag.

 

In the SEC Standings:

After two consecutive league losses, Florida dropped to a tie for eighth overall in the league standings through four of the 11-match schedule. Auburn and Mississippi State share 13th with 0-4 records.

 

Last Friday

Florida

The Gators suffered their first home league overtime loss since 2004 when No. 19 South Carolina’s Taylor Leach headed in a corner kick to give the Gamecocks a 2-1 2OT win Friday. Prior to Friday’s match, Florida last lost in overtime came in 2009 NCAA Second Round action versus Oregon State (1-0) and since that time, had a record of 7-0-5 in overtime matches. The Gamecocks scored first Friday off Bay Daniel’s header in the 37th minute. Freshman Savannah Jordan tied the match with just 31 seconds remaining in the first half, putting in the cross from Havana Solaun.

 

About the Tigers:

This will be the third match versus a top-25 team for Auburn this season, as the Tigers lost on the road at then No. 3 Florida State (4-1) on Aug. 25 and at then No. 22 South Carolina (2-1) on Sept. 27. The Tigers have opened SEC play with four consecutive losses – Kentucky (1-0), South Carolina (2-1), Mississippi (7-0) and Texas A&M (3-1). Freshman Casie Ramsier leads AU in 2013 with five goals. Auburn was 13-11-1 in 2012 and finished sixth in the SEC with a 7-6 record. For the second consecutive year, Florida and Auburn met in the SEC Tournament final, with the Gators taking the 2012 title with a 3-0 win. The Tigers advanced to the 2012 NCAA Second Round, falling 1-0 at BYU.

 

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.

Auburn– The Tigers are picked to finish sixth in SEC.

 

Rankings:

Florida is ranked No. 8 on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll.

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