Fall Sports · Soccer

#15 Florida upsets #2 South Carolina, advances to SEC Tournament final

FINAL: FLORIDA 1, SOUTH CAROLINA 0

ORANGE BEACH, AL-  The South Carolina Gamecocks had not lost in 2016 until Friday night when the Florida Gators upset the SEC regular season champs. 
Florida scored in the first half after a shot from Mayra Pelayo hit the crossbar and senior Savannah Jordan lept to head the ball into the net. Pelayo had several opportunities on runs in the first half, with one finally yielding in the game winner. 

Florida fell to South Carolina during regular season play 1-0 on a second overtime goal. Florida knew they had left opportunities on the field and were determined not do so this time around. 

Florida advances to the SEC Tournament final on Sunday against #19 Arkansas. The game will kick off at 4:00 PM. 

Game Summary:

  1st 2nd OT FINAL
FLORIDA 1 0 X 1
SOUTH CAROLINA 0 0 X 0

 

Goal Scorers:

  • 19th minute: JORDAN (14)

Cautions/Ejections:

  • YELLOW CARD: SOUTH CAROLINA:  Studebaker
  • YELLOW CARD: FLORIDA: Cardano

Starting Lineups:

FLORIDA SOUTH CAROLINA
0-    Solis 0-    Krzeczowski
2-    Chung 2-    Conklin
5-    Monteagudo 5-    Groff
7-    Jordan 6-    Kurtz
19-  Cardano 7-    McCaskill
20-  Lester 11-  Drennan
27-  Pelayo 12-  Babbitt
28-  Dougherty Howard 14-  Griffin
31-  Marckese- GK 16-  Robinson
38-  Seiler 73-  Lane
81-   Smith 88-  Bendell

 

What’s Next:

FLORIDA GATORS vs ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS

NOVEMBER 6, 2016 AT 4:00 PM

ORANGE BEACH, AL

(Photo courtesy of SEC Network)

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