Fall Sports · Soccer

#6 Florida defeats Tennessee (in soccer)

FINAL: FLORIDA 2, TENNESSEE 0
GAINESVILLE, FL-  The Florida Gators used two second half goals to defeat the Tennessee Volunteers 2-0 on Sunday.  Tennessee had entered the game on a three game winning streak, having shut out each of their opponents.  Savannah Jordan ended that streak with a goal in the 69th minute that put the Gators ahead for good.  Florida is now 7-3 overall and 2-2 in SEC play.  Tennessee falls to 6-5 and 2-2.

Game Summary:

  1st 2nd OT FINAL
TENNESSEE 0 0 X 0
FLORIDA 0 2 X 2

 

After a scoreless first half in which Florida completely dominated, Jordan lifted Florida with a strong physical play resulting in a goal after a one-touch pass from Samantha Chung.  Florida owned the first half and outshot Tennessee 12-2 in the first 45 minutes.  Florida finished the game with 24 shots including 15 on goal.  Tennessee goalkeeper Shae Yanez stopped 13 Gator shots.  Freshman Sammie Betters scored her first career goal in the 89th minute from 23 yards out on beautiful top shelf shot to give the Gators some insurance.

Goal Scorers:

  • 69th minute- UF: Savannah Jordan (8) assisted by Samantha Chung
  • 89th minute- UF: Sammie Betters (1) assisted by Sarah Troccoli

Cautions/Ejections:

  • 10th minute- YELLOW UT: Rylie O’Keefe
  • 54th minute- YELLOW UF: Briana Solis

Starting Lineups:

FLORIDA TENNESSEE
31- Marckese-GK 30- Yanez-GK
12- Betters 2-   Marcano
19- Cardano 8-   Culhane
51- Nelson 32- Neal
20- Lester 21- Morrow
28- Dougherty Howard 4-   O’Keefe
0-   Solis 11- Baldwin
15- Troccoli 12- Christy
38- Seiler 6-   Kupritz
2-  Chung 23- Bialczak
7-   Jordan 17- Wilkinson

 

What’s Next:

FLORIDA GATORS AT LSU TIGERS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 at 8:00 PM

LSU SOCCER STADIUM

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