Roundup: UF soccer edges No. 23 Vols

Published: Friday, September 21, 2012 at 11:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 12:47 a.m.

A goal in each half gave the University of Florida soccer team (5-3-1, 2-1 SEC) a 2-1 win over No. 23 Tennessee (6-2-2, 1-1-1 SEC) Friday in front of a soggy James G. Pressly Stadium crowd.

The earliest Gator score of the season came off a 20-yard crack from junior transfer Adriana Leon. The ball from outside back Lauren Silver found Leon just above the box. Her shot hit the cross bar and then down into the goal at 5:31.

“I remember seeing so much open space in front of me because the defenders backed down, so I shot it,” Leon said.

It was Leon’s second consecutive score for the Gators, as she hit the golden goal Sunday in UF’s 2-1 overtime win at Auburn.

WOMEN’S TENNIS: At Ann Arbor, Mich., five Gators notched singles victories during the opening day of action at the Univ. of Michigan Women’s Tennis Wolverine Invitational on Friday at the Varsity Tennis Center. Florida freshmen Danielle Collins and Brianna Morgan won their respective collegiate singles debuts, while junior Olivia Janowicz, junior Sofie Oyen and senior Caroline Hitimana also netted victories in the team’s first competition of the fall season.

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