UF soccer set to host Ole Miss

Published: Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, September 28, 2012 at 12:07 a.m.

Home Southeastern Conference play continues for the No. 24 Florida soccer team today when Ole Miss comes to town.


Florida soccer

Ole Miss at UF, tonight at 7, AM-850

Match time is set for 7 p.m. at the James G. Pressly Stadium and admission is free.

Florida (6-3-1, 3-1 SEC) collected two home wins last weekend. The Gators won their league home opener 2-1 over then-No. 23 Tennessee on Friday. The Gator goals came in each half.

Junior transfer Adriana Leon hit a 20-yard blast to put the Gators up in the sixth minute — the earliest Gator goal this season. It was her second consecutive Gator goal, as it was Leon who scored the golden goal in Sunday's 2-1 overtime win at Auburn. Senior McKenzie Barney put in the deep cross from sophomore Havana Solaun to score in the 52nd minute.

Four goals in a 25-minute, second-half span gave the Gators a 4-1 win over Georgia on Sunday. Senior Holly King started the scoring flurry after heading in an Annie Speese corner kick in the 55th minute. Solaun scored from 14 yards out 10 minutes later and then Jo Dragotta scored her first collegiate goal off a penalty kick in the 69th minute. Sophomore Jillian Graff turned in her second goal of the season in the 79th minute to finish Florida's scoring.

After the weekend, three share the Gators season goals lead at three each — Barney, King and Solaun.

Mississippi (9-2, 2-2 SEC) opened the season with an 8-0 record. The Rebels split in their opening two weekends of league play, defeating Arkansas 4-1 and then dropping their first match of the season 4-0 to then-No. 10 Texas A&M. Last weekend, Mississippi lost 2-1 at then-No. 16 Missouri and then claimed a 1-0 win at Alabama. Junior Mandy McCalla leads the Rebels with 10 goals.

NOTE: The first 500 fans at tonight's match receive a free Florida soccer “Go Hard or Go Home” tank top.

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