Roundup: UF soccer kicks Gophers


Freshman forward Savannah Jordan is the first Gator to have three multi-goal matches through a season's first seven matches.

Brett Le Blanc/Correspondent/FILE
Published: Friday, September 13, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 1:02 a.m.

A pair of second-half goals from freshman Savannah Jordan gave the No. 9 Florida soccer team a 2-0 win Friday over previously undefeated Minnesota at the James G. Pressly Stadium.

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Freshman forward Savannah Jordan is the first Gator to have three multi-goal matches through a season's first seven matches.

Brett Le Blanc/Correspondent/FILE

After a scoreless opening half, Jordan needed just two minutes and a tick to put the Gators up 2-0. The first goal started when junior Lauren Silver, from in the Florida (6-1) half, sent the ball to just above the UM box. Then it was a foot race between Jordan and a Gopher defender. Jordan won control and sent the ball to the far post corner just before a second UM defender looked to end the play. Then passes from sophomore Lindsey Cooper to senior Maggie Rodgers resulted in Jordan receiving the ball inside the right side of the box. The shot she took to the far post was touched by the diving Gopher goalkeeper Tarah Hobbs, but the momentum of Jordan's right-footed shot carried it on where it kicked off the far post into the goal at 65:07.

NOTES: Just seven matches into her Gator career and Jordan now has three multi-goal matches. She is the first Gator to have three multi-goal matches through a season's first seven matches. She opened 2013 with a pair of goals versus Florida Gulf Coast and then posted a hat-trick versus Oregon State. ... Only one other Gator has scored eight goals through a season's opening seven matches – Danielle Fotopoulos in 1998. ... Minnesota fell to 6-1.

Women's tennis: The Gators won all four singles matches they played and went 3-1 in doubles action on the opening day of the Duke Fab Four Invite held at the Cary (N.C.) Tennis Center.

Olivia Janowicz, Kourtney Keegan, Sofie Oyen and Belinda Woolcock won their respective singles matches in the first event of the season, while the doubles team of Oyen and Woolcock won two rounds to reach the final of the BLACK draw that will be played today.

Men's golf: In a windy day at the 8th Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational, No. 18 UF fell victim to the conditions and ended first round play in15th place, shooting 28-over as a team.

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