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Crystal Frimpong turned in a goal and an assist in UF's 4-0 exhibition win vs. FIU.

Thursday August 21, 2003FL Soccer Shutouts FIU 4-0 in Exhibition Match


Crystal Frimpong turned in a goal and an assist in UF's 4-0 exhibition win vs. FIU.

The No. 21 University of Florida soccer team defeated Florida International 4-0 Thursday evening in an exhibition match held at the Golden Panthers Stadium. The match was played as three 30-minute periods.

The Gators got on the board in the 28th minute when Crystal Frimpong brought the ball down the right side of the field. She crossed the ball to the far post for Megan McMillan who was running down the left side of the box. McMillan hit the short shot to give the Gators the lead.

Frimpong then added a goal in the 68th minute. She accelerated past her defender and found herself in a 1v1 situation with FIU’s goalkeeper Juliana Gomez and was able to convert her six-yard shot.

Sophomore Lindsey Affolter played a hand in both of Florida’s final two goals. She was brought down in the box in the 80th minute and the Gators were awarded a penalty kick. Senior Dena Floyd hit the penalty kick to the left corner of the goal to give UF a 3-0 lead.

Freshman midfielder Jacquelyn Parsons sent the ball into the box where Affolter was able to hit an eight-yard shot past the diving keeper in the 88th minute.

For the match, Florida outshot the Golden Panthers 20-3. Florida’s goakeepers, freshmen Colleen Donovan and Brittni Goodwin split time in net Thursday. Donovan recorded two saves. FIU’s Gomez turned in 10 saves.

"It was good to play an exhibition match to see how we’ve come during preseason training," UF Head Coach Becky Burleigh said. "We were able to see many different combinations tonight. The level of play stayed high throughout the match, which is something the coaching staff wanted to see."

The Gators will play another exhibition match at Miami on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 10:00 a.m. Florida opens the 2003 season on Friday, Aug. 29 at 7:00 p.m. vs. No. 7 Penn State.

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