Fall Sports · Soccer

#9 Florida holds off Mizzou for program’s 400th win

FINAL: FLORIDA 2, MISSOURI 1

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

GAINESVILLE, FL- In 1995 the University of Florida added women’s soccer to the Gator Nation’s sports pallet. In 23 seasons, the team has earned 15 SEC Tournament championships, and has become one of the top programs in the country. On Thursday night yet another milestone achievement for the program, the 400th win in it’s history. Only four other schools in the country have as many since 1995.

Florida defeated Missouri 2-1 after the Gators scored two goals in a twenty-six second span in the first half. The win was also Florida head coach Becky Burleigh’s 400 win at UF. Burleigh also compiled a 82-23-6 record at Berry College prior to being named the first head coach at Florida.

In the 13th minute, Parker Roberts began the scoring after one-timing a touch from Gabby Seiler into the back of the net. It didn’t take long for the Gators to add to their lead as Mayra Pelayo found the scoreboard after Deanne Rose’s initial attempt.

The Tigers got to within one in the 57th minute when Madison Lewis scored on a free kick.

Florida outshot Missouri 18-6 and attempted one more corner kick than the Tigers.

The Gators are now 10-2 overall and 4-1 in SEC play and will play at Vanderbilt on Sunday at 1:00 PM.

TEAM STATS:

MIZZOU FLORIDA
SHOTS (ON GOAL) 6 (4) 18 (9)
CORNERS 4 5
FOULS 11 12

Goal Scorers:

  • 13th minute: UF ROBERTS
  • 13th minute: UF PELAYO
  • 57th minute: MIZZ LEWIS

What’s Next:

Florida Gators at Vanderbilt

1:00 PM / October 8, 2017

SEC NETWORK

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