Tim Casey / UAA Communications

No. 12 Florida soccer wins twice this weekend

The Gators came out fighting in pink uniforms Sunday to show their support for the seventh “Kicking for the Cure” game in the fight against breast cancer.

Florida scored the only goal in the first half against LSU at 23:13 Sunday afternoon.  Savannah Jordan took a shot that bounced off the crossbar.  Brooke Sharp assisted the deflected ball to Betsy Middleton at the top of the box where Middleton shot towards the far post and scored.  This was Middleton’s third goal of the season, tying her collegiate high set in 2014.   

With about five minutes left in the first half, LSU took a shot off a corner directly to Gator keeper, Kaylan Marckese.  Marckese saved the face-to-face shot to end the first half.

Florida came out fighting in the second half with an early goal at 49:49.  Jordan scored her second goal of the game with much help from Claire Falknor.  Falknor carried the ball from the half deep into LSU’s defense.  After some good passes  between Falknor and Jordan, Jordan shot and scored.  This play gave Falknor her first assist of the season.  This is Jordan’s fourteenth SEC goal and she is currently ranked second in the nation in goals scored.

The final goal of the game came from LSU in the last two minutes.  LSU possessed a free kick and got a shot off of the back post, which was deflected, controlled, and shot again for their first and only goal of the game. 

Florida ended with 21 shots as compared to LSU’s 11.

The Gators also won Friday night 2-1 over Tennessee and this leaves their record at 10-3-1 (SEC 4-2-1).

Florida will next travel to Starkville, Mississippi to face MSU this Friday.


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