SOCCER: No. 8 UF downs visiting UGA

Freshman Jasmine Johnson was hurting. After being knocked around Friday night against Tennessee she left the field speechless and disappointed. Sunday proved to be her day of retribution. The hard working 5-foot-2 forward had her hustle pay off against the Bulldogs.

Johnson led the Gators (8-3-1, 2-2 SEC) victory during Sunday's match against Georgia as UF won 4-0. Johnson scored her second goal of the season in the second half after a deep cross pass from fellow freshman Shana Hudson found her right in front of the net.

The home team dominated the match as junior Jamie Garside scored her first collegiate goal off senior Monica Hoyles well-placed corner kick in the first half.

"It was a great cross from Monica, and I just got my head on it and it went in," Garside said. "We were ready for today – the whole team was."

Senior Stephanie Freeman, the 2003 SEC Player of the Year, kept her goal barrage going as she scored the third goal of the match and her team leading 9th of the season.

"We were glad to get on top in the first half and to stay on top," Burleigh said. "They were in need of a win and it is always a physical battle."

Using the word physical is an understatement. Burleigh's squad leads the SEC in fouls due to their tough play and they showed it on Sunday. A total of 39 fouls were called during the match. A second-half collision between Georgia forward Tricia McKee and Florida goalkeeper Jen Gardner kept McKee out for the remainder of the game.

Gardner got a bit of retribution as well against the Bulldogs after allowing the golden goal against Tennessee on Friday earning another shut out.

With a little over a minute remaining, freshman KeLeigh Hudson just got her foot on the ball to score her second goal of the season. Three teammates assisted on the goal: redshirt sophomore Lindsey Affolter, sophomore Ansley Myrick and freshman Jenna Levenson.

The Gators will spend next weekend on the road as they travel to Lexington to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Friday, Oct. 8 and then to Nashville, Tenn., to face the Vanderbilt Commodores.


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