Solaun helps UF soccer upend FIU

Published: Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 11:56 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 11:56 p.m.

Three goals from two Gators led Florida (2-2-1, 0-0 SEC) to a 3-0 home win over Florida International (2-2, 0-0 SBC) Sunday.

Florida’s Havana Solaun, a Buchholz alum, opened the scoring witha goal from 15 yards to the far post corner at 12:30.

After a goal by McKenzie Barney, Solaun scored her second goal at 57:40, getting an assist from senior Holly King.

Sunday’s match was the first home action since the season opener on Aug. 17 and Florida Head Coach Becky Burleigh thought the Gators’ effort tonight showed progress.

“I really think we have come a long way since the last time we played here,” Burleigh said. “I was really pleased with everything tonight in terms of our ability to generate goal scoring chances, our ability to be relentless when we went for the ball; execution in finishing was obviously something we still need to work on.”

The Gator attack Sunday generated 10 shots on goal, a 2012 high for the team.

Florida continues home action next Sunday when New Mexico (2-3-1) makes its first visit to Pressly Stadium.

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