UF soccer loses in Knoxville

Published: Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 11:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, September 26, 2011 at 12:12 a.m.

A second-half comeback fell short as the No. 6 Florida soccer team (8-3, 1-1 SEC) lost 4-2 at No. 12 Tennessee (8-2, 1-1 SEC) Sunday afternoon in front of a crowd of 1,480 at the Regal Soccer Complex.

“We just dug a deep hole for ourselves early on our own mistakes,” Burleigh said. “We did a good job of recovering from that in the second half but it wasn't enough. As far as the fourth goal, we were chasing the win. I don't care if the final is 3-2 or 4-2 – that goal is inconsequential.”

The Gators showed some sparks in the second half, but there wasn't enough to close the gap.

“It wasn't enough of a comeback,” Burleigh said. “We have to use that energy that we came back with and some composure. We had the energy and at times, the composure, but not quite enough.

The Gators return home after a four-match road stretch to begin a four-match home stand versus SEC rivals. Play begins Friday, UF hostst Vanderbilt.

Friday's match airs at 7 p.m. on FSN.

Women's golf: Florida finished in 13th place at the 2011 Mason Rudolph Fall Preview. The squad shot a final round 306 (plus-18) and had a tournament total of 905 (plus-41). The Gators were led by senior Evan Jensen who shot a three-over 75 to give her a final score of 228 (plus-12) on the last day of the tournament.

“Evan played well.” Head coach Jan Dowling stated. “She wasn't striking the ball well but she figured out a way to put together a good score. She really worked hard today.”

The Gators will be in competition next at the SEC/Pac-12 Challenge in Knoxville, Tenn., Oct. 21-23.

Men's tennis: UF continued play over the weekend at the 2011 Southern Intercollegiate Championships, hosted by the University of Georgia. The Gators had four players advance to the Round of 16, with senior Nassim Slilam advancing to the quarterfinals. On the doubles side, UF had three teams advance to the Round of 16, with two pairs advancing to play each other in today's semifinal.

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