Florida Gator mid-fielder Liz Slattery beat the buzzer for a goal in second overtime for a 2-1 double overtime win over the South Carolina Gamecocks with the clock running out in the extra period. Slattery chipped toward the goal in the middle of the chaotic box and put the ball in the back of the net. The Gators flooded the field in excitement tackling Slattery to the ground immediately following the play.
"I can't even believe that just happened," Slattery said following the match. "We willed our way into the 18, and there's 10 seconds left and the fact that we could still keep going and keep pressing. Meggie (Dougherty Howard) and Savannah (Jordan) made a huge effort in the box to get the ball and get it back out, and they were trying to score. It just happened to pop right out to me, and I just took a touch right past the girl and chipped it. It was the most slow-motion thing I've ever witnessed in my life. It was like, 3, 2, 1, net.”
The double overtime win leaves Florida (12-3-1, 6-2-1) in first place in the SEC, which was previously a three-way tie.
Savannah Jordan and Liz Slattery scored the two goals Friday night.
Slattery’s goal is the latest goal scored in Gator history, beating Monica Hoyles’ 119:04 golden goal at UCLA in 2001 NCAA quarter finals.