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No. 12 Florida took a 1-0 2OT win at Mississippi State Friday.

Friday October 11, 2013No. 12 Gator soccer takes 1-0 double overtime win at Mississippi State

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No. 12 Florida took a 1-0 2OT win at Mississippi State Friday.

For the second consecutive Friday, the Florida soccer team was taken to overtime, but tonight the Gators took the 1-0 double overtime win at Mississippi State at the MSU Soccer Field. It was the first overtime win for Florida in 2013, as the Gators are now 1-1-1 in OT this season.

 

Did You Know…

Tonight’s score was the fifth latest golden goal in the Gator program’s 19-year history.

Time

Date

Match

Goal Scorer

134:50

11/10/96

Arkansas

Sarah Yohe

119:04

12/02/01

UCLA

Monica Hoyles

109:07

9/15/00

Southern California

Abby Wambach

108.58

11/7/04

Tennessee

Monica Hoyles

108:51

10/11/13

Mississippi State

Savannah Jordan

106:50

11/16/03

Mississippi

Ashley Kellgren

106:30

10/5/97

Butler

Angie Olson

106:12

8/20/10

Miami

Taylor Travis

106:02

11/9/07

LSU

Shana Hudson

 

 

 

 

The winner came when junior Lauren Silver served the ball into the box from deep in the MSU half. Freshman Savannah Jordan headed in the golden goal in the 109th minute. Of her 13 goals this season, tonight’s was her first collegiate overtime winner.

 

Although the Gators outshot the Bulldogs 25-8 Friday, both Gator goalkeepers made key saves to earn the combined shutout. Senior Elisabeth Sullivan, who entered tonight’s match tied with Jordan for second in the SEC with 12 goals, broke free on a counter attack in the 20th minute and had a 1v1 situation with Taylor Burke. Burke blocked the hard shot, but the rebound rolled backwards toward the goal. She scrambled back to secure the ball just before it crossed the line.

 

In the second half, Dana Forbes made space to take a hard shot in the 88th minute but Nora Neset Gjøen stepped up to make the save.

 

GATOR PERFORMANCE NOTES:

·         Jordan’s 13 goals now shares first among Southeastern Conference goal scorers and also ranks among the nation’s top 10.

·         Silver now ups her season total of assists to five, which is now second among the 2013 Gators. The five marks Silver’s collegiate-high season total for assists.

·         Junior Annie Speese played the ball to Silver to also earn an assist on the winning goal. It was her sixth assist of the season, which leads the Gators.

 

Friday’s SEC Scores

No. 12 Florida 1, Mississippi State 0 2OT

LSU 1, Missouri 0

No. 13 South Carolina 2, Alabama 1

Texas A&M 4, Arkansas 3 OT

Mississippi 1, Vanderbilt 0

No. 25 Kentucky 4, Tennessee 1

Georgia 0, Auburn 0 2OT

RECORDS: Florida (10-3-1, 4-2 SEC); Mississippi State (3-10, 0-6 SEC).

 

THE SERIES: Florida leads the series 12-2-1 all-time.

 

QUOTES
What happened on the goal?

It was crazy because I felt like it was really slow. I was up there waiting a long time and it felt like the play was taking a long time to develop. I was hanging out by the goal and Annie (Speese) played a great ball out to Lauren (Silver). She’s always got the best services in to me. Lauren crossed it in and I went up for the header and luckily it went in. The celebration afterward was kind of crazy.” – freshman forward Savannah Jordan.

 

What did you think of the Gators’ play tonight?

“I’m really proud of how the team played tonight. We all fought, which is something we talked about in practice this week. We wanted to show mental toughness and to fight for each other. I thought everyone played with tremendous heart tonight – it was amazing.” – freshman forward Savannah Jordan.

 

Talk about tonight’s dramatic win:

“I think we did a great job of dominating in all facets. The last thing was to finally put the ball in the back of the net. I loved how hard we played. I loved how we dominated and played in their half. I thought it was a really complete performance and just lacked one piece of execution to score.

“I really felt strongly that we would win. We were doing too much to not win that game. Fortunately we had a great serve and a great finish and that ended it.” – Florida coach Becky Burleigh

Some players were out tonight with injuries.

“I think we really missed some people that weren’t here this weekend. Obviously Pam (Begič) is a big target of ours on corners. (Annie) Bobbitt is really good in the air. We played all of our outside backs quite a bit and missed Taylor Travis too. Given the circumstances, it was a really good team win for us.” - Florida coach Becky Burleigh

 

WORTH NOTING
Jordan’s goal at 108:51 is the fifth-latest goal for the win in the program’s 19-year history…Florida left three players in Gainesville due to injuries – Annie Bobbitt, Pamela Begič and Taylor Travis…there was a long injury stoppage when MSU’s Addie Tomlin was injured at midfield early in second half…the Bulldogs played the final two minutes with nine field players when Kayla Puzas was sent to the sideline after receiving her second yellow card…Florida was awarded its first penalty kick of the season at 66:12 when Maggie Rogers was tripped in the box…Havana Solaun took the shot which was saved by MSU goalkeeper CJ Winship…Florida’s 26 corner kicks sets the school record – previous record was 17 versus Mississippi State in 2001…the shutout was the seventh of the season for the Gators…Jordan now heads to Lakeland Ranch, Fla., for the U.S. Under-18 National Team Camp, which begins Oct. 13…she will rejoin the Gator team on Oct. 18.

 

UP NEXT:

The Gators return home to play host to No. 25 Kentucky (11-2-1, 5-1 SEC) for the Fifth Annual Kicking for the Cure match on Friday, Oct. 18. The first 500 fans Friday receive a pink Kicking for the Cure hat in support of breast cancer awareness. Match time is set for 6:30 p.m. ET at the James G. Pressly Stadium and admission is free. Kentucky defeated Tennessee 4-1 on Friday.

 

Friday’s match airs live on SUN Sports (Gainesville/Ocala Cox cable 1048). Audio and stats are available on GatorZone.com and streaming video can be seen on GatorVision.

 

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Scoring Summary:

1st

2nd

OT1

OT2

Final

 

Florida

0

0

0

1

1

 

Mississippi State

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

Scoring:

UF: Savannah Jordan (Lauren Silver, Annie Speese) 108:51

 

Goalkeepers:

 

Minutes

Saves

GA

Florida

Taylor Burke

45:00

2

0

 

Nora Neset Gjøen

63:53

3

0

Mississippi State

CJ Winship

108:53

7

1

 

 

 

 

 

Statistical Summary:

UF

MSU

 

Shots

25

8

 

Shots on goal

8

5

 

Saves

5

7

 

Fouls

14

9

 

Corner Kicks

26

2

 

Offside

2

4

 

 

Cautions: YC-MSU Shannen Jainudeen (82:21); YC-UF Maggie Rodgers (104:05); YC-MSU Kayla Puzas (104:05); YC-MSU Annebel ten Broeke (104:14); YC-MSU Puzas (107:09); RC-MSU Puzas (107:09)

 

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