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The Gators turned in their second consecutive shutout Sunday with their 1-0 win vs. USC.

Sunday September 30, 2001UF Soccer Hands USC First Loss of Season 1-0

Gainesville, FL

The Gators turned in their second consecutive shutout Sunday with their 1-0 win vs. USC.

The No. 20 University of Florida soccer team (5-2-1, 2-0 SEC) broke South Carolina's (5-1-2, 0-1 SEC) unbeaten streak Sunday, as the Gators won 1-0 for USC's first loss of the season. The win extends the Gators’ league win streak to 47 consecutive wins – the longest current conference win streak in the nation.

The Gators scored the only goal of the match at 20:15 of the opening half. The play started when senior Andi Sellers took the ball just past midfield and passed it right to midfielder Crystal Frimpong at the corner of the box. Frimpong sent the ball to the middle of box to Abby Wambach, who one-touched the ball to Sellers at the top of the box. Sellers sent the ball back to Wambach at the left post for a one-touch into the goal from six yards. Wambach and Sellers also combined for the Gators' game-winning goal Friday vs. No. 12 Florida State.

"I felt like in today’s game we just were a little bit flat emotionally, which I didn’t like. The second half, I thought we came out a little bit better," UF Head Coach Becky Burleigh said. "However, I am not that pleased with our overall performance. But I’m happy to get the win and the shutout especially."

"I think South Carolina is a solid team. I think they are better than they were last year," Burleigh continued. "The new coach (Shelley Smith) is doing a very good job with them."

The win marked the second consecutive shutout for the Gators and the fourth of the season.

"I think they’re (the backline) doing really well as a whole," Burleigh said. "They are starting to read each other and make good decisions. All of the stuff they are doing is a result of us being able to have a consistent group back there."

For the match, Florida edged the Gamecocks 10-7 in shots. Florida goalkeeper Jordan Kellgren turned in five saves Sunday, while USC's Elise Matthews posted four saves.

The Gators now travel to Storrs, Conn., to meet No. 11 Connecticut on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.

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