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The top two teams in SEC standings - Texas A&M and No. 7 Florida - meet Sunday at Pressly Stadium.

Saturday October 26, 2013SEC top soccer teams - No. 7 Florida and Texas A&M - meet Sunday for key league match

Gainesville, Fla.

The top two teams in SEC standings - Texas A&M and No. 7 Florida - meet Sunday at Pressly Stadium.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The top two teams in the Southeastern Conference standings meet Sunday as the Gators return home to play host to Texas A&M for the regular-season home finale. Texas A&M stands atop the league standings with 24 points (teams receive three points for a win, one point for a tie) and Florida is second with 21.


Sunday’s Match Info:

No. 7 Florida (13-3-1, 7-2 SEC) versus Texas A&M (13-3-1, 8-1 SEC)


Date & Time: Oct. 27, 2013 @ 3 p.m. ET

Site: James G. Pressly Stadium (4,500) – gates open at 2 p.m.

Press Box Phone: (352) 375-4683 ext. 4662

The Coaches: Becky Burleigh, 19th season @ UF (414-111-34/24th season overall – 332-88-28/UF), G Guerrieri (367-116-25/22nd season overall & 351-104-25/21st  season at TA&M)


Television: live on ESPNU (Gainesville/Ocala Cox cable channel 251 or 1251).


Radio: GatorZone


Streaming video: streaming video on WatchESPN


Internet: live stats and audio for UF-TA&M match available on


Admission:  free


Promotions: New Student and Family Programs T Shirt Giveaway - the UF Office of New Student and Family Programs will be giving away shirts to the first 250 fans; iPad Mini Giveaway - Two lucky fans will win iPad Mini's given away during the 2nd half; Shaker Giveaway - the first 1000 fans will receive Orange and Blue Shakers to help cheer on the Gators!


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


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The match will air live on ESPNU (Gainesville/Ocala Cox cable channel 251 or 1251). Admission to the James G. Pressly Stadium is free.


Sunday’s match is part of UF Family Weekend and the UF Office of New Student & Family Programs will give away t-shirts to the first 250 fans. Two fans will win iPad mini’s. There will be free face painting & balloon animals from 2-4 p.m. at Pressly Stadium. The first 500 fans will receive Orange & Blue shakers to help cheer on the Gators.


In the SEC Standings:

Texas A&M leads the league standings with its 8-1 record. The Gators are second in the SEC standings with a 7-2 record.


Last Friday:

The Gators are coming off a 3-0 win at Tennessee Friday - their third consecutive victory by that score. After a scoreless opening half, junior Havana Solaun scored two unassisted goals to put the Gators up 2-0. Florida was awarded a penalty kick just 39 seconds into second half play when freshman Meggie Dougherty Howard was knocked down in the box. Solaun placed the kick in for the Gators’ first score off a penalty kick of the season. Solaun scored her second goal of the evening when the corner kick she took from the left side in the 66th minute went untouched into the goal. It was her second double-goal match of the season.


Florida scored its final goal of the match when senior Taylor Travis sent a diagonal ball from the end line to Savannah Jordan. Jordan scored from eight yards for her 16th goal of the season.


About the Aggies:

This is Texas A&M’s first trip to Gainesville as a member of the SEC. Texas A&M, the preseason pick to win the SEC, stands alone atop the league standings with its 8-1 record and 24 points. The Aggies opened league play with a 1-0 loss at Tennessee, but has rattled off eight consecutive wins, including a 4-3 overtime win at Arkansas on Oct. 11 and a come-from-behind 2-1 win Friday versus No. 23 Mississippi. Three TA&M league wins have been shutouts. Junior All-SEC selection Shea Grooms leads the 2013 Aggies with 11 goals and 25 points. TA&M was 19-5-1 in 2012, finished second in the SEC with a 10-2-1 record and ranked No. 14 in the final NSCAA poll. In 2012 NCAA action, TA&M lost 4-0 at Florida State in NCAA Third Round action.


Series Record:

Texas A&M leads 4-3 in the all-time series. All three of Florida’s wins have come away from Gainesville.


Preseason Conference Votes:

Florida – Gators are picked to take second in the Southeastern Conference.

Texas A&M– The Aggies are picked to win the SEC.



Florida is ranked No. 7 on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll and Texas A&M is No. 20 by College Sports Madness.




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