Sunday October 17, 1999No. 2 Gator Soccer Defeats Georgia 4-0
Sophomore Abby Wambach scored two goals as the No. 2 University of Florida soccer team moved its Southeastern Conference record to 6-0 with a 4-0 win over Georgia Sunday afternoon in front of a Georgia Soccer Complex crowd of 2,401. The wins ups Florida’s overall record to 14-1, while Georgia drops to 9-5-1, 3-4 in the SEC.
For the second match in a row, three of Florida’s first four shots were scored as goals. Andi Sellers set up UF’s first goal, sending the low cross into the box past Abby Wambach to Sarah Yohe, who put in her 20th goal of the season at 3:08. Wambach scored the next two goals for the Gators. Karyn Hall sent the free kick into the box, where Wambach headed it in from 10-yards at 9:45. A short time later, Georgia’s Carolyn Cayard drew a yellow card after tripping Wambach as she dribbled through the box. Wambach hit the penalty kick, the first of her collegiate career, to give the Gators a 3-0 halftime lead.
The match remained 3-0 until late in the second half. UF freshman Erica Schubert sent a 20-yard shot into the goal area. Georgia goalkeeper Nicole Williams tried to make the stop, but the ball deflected off her into the goal.
"It is always our goal to get out there and set the tone early. But after we got up early, we seemed to get a bit complacent. This is the second consecutive match that we have done that and we need to overcome that," UF Head Coach Becky Burleigh said.
For the match, Florida outshot Georgia 24-9. UF goalkeeper Jordan Kellgren turned in a career-high seven saves Sunday, while Williams posted 12 saves.
The Gators continue their road stretch at Alabama on Friday, Oct. 22. Match time is set for 8 p.m. (ET) in Tuscaloosa, Ala.