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Friday October 22, 1999No. 2 Gator Soccer Team Defeats Alabama 4-0


Freshman Whitney Singer scored the first two goals of her collegiate career Friday evening as the No. 2 University of Florida soccer team defeated Alabama 4- in front of an UA Soccer Field crowd of 576. The win ups the Gators’ overall record to 15-1 and advances their Southeastern Conference record to 7-0, while UA drops to 6-10, 3-5 in the SEC.

Senior Sarah Yohe put the Gators on the board in the 29th minute, taking the short left cross that Abby Wambach sent to the center of the box and put it in the goal from six-yards. Singer scored the next two goals for the Gators She gave the Gators a 2-0 halftime lead at 41:54, taking the free kick sent in by Danielle Murphy and hitting the shot from just inside the box. She also started off UF’s scoring in the second half, hitting a low blast from 30 yards in the 50th minute. Wambach matched her 1998 season total for goals Friday, hitting her 19th of the season at 63:19, picking up a clear attempt above the top of the box and sending it to the back of the net from 40 yards out. Wambach did draw her fifth yellow card of the season Friday and will sit out Sunday’s match at Auburn.

"I thought it was a good overall team effort," UF Head Coach Becky Burleigh said. "The defense played tighter today than last weekend. We also got some good production from an unlikely source (Whitney Singer). It was great for everyone to get in and get some playing time."

Neither of Florida’s goalkeepers, Jordan Kellgren (first half) and Regan Wiesemann (second half), registered a save Friday. UA goalkeeper Rachel Brown turned in 10 saves. For the match, the Gators outshot the Crimson Tide 28-5.

The Gators continue their road stretch at Auburn on Sunday, Oct. 24. Match time is set for 2 p.m. (ET) in Auburn, Ala.

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