Roundup: Gator soccer gets 1-0 double-overtime victory


Published: Friday, October 11, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 1:07 a.m.

STARKVILLE, Miss. — For the second consecutive Friday, the Florida soccer team was taken to overtime, but this time the Gators took the 1-0 double-overtime win at Mississippi State at the MSU Soccer Field.

It was the first overtime win for Florida in 2013, as the Gators are now 1-1-1 in OT this season.

The winner came when Lauren Silver served the ball into the box from deep in the MSU half. Freshman Savannah Jordan headed in the golden goal in the 109th minute.

Although the Gators outshot the Bulldogs 25-8 Friday, both Gator goalkeepers made key saves to earn the combined shutout. Senior Elisabeth Sullivan, who entered tonight’s match tied with Jordan for second in the SEC with 12 goals, broke free on a counter attack in the 20th minute and had a one-on-one situation with Taylor Burke. Burke blocked the hard shot, but the rebound rolled backwards toward the goal line. She scrambled back to secure the ball just before it crossed the line.

In the second half, Dana Forbes made space to take a hard shot in the 88th minute but Nora Neset Gjoen stepped up to make the save.

WOMEN'S GOLF: The No. 5 Gators were led by the two youngest members during the first round of the 2013 Tar Heel Invitational. Freshmen Karolina Vlckova was the lone Gator to finish under-par (70), making three birdies on the day and scoring a top-5 individual spot. Fellow freshman Maria Torres shot a solid two-over (74) to begin her tournament play.

Juniors Sarah Schober and Camilla Hedberg and redshirt sophomore Katie Mitchell all proved consistent in round one, finishing five-over (77). Anna Young competed as an individual, shooting a final three-over (75) and made a team-leading four birdies in round one.

WOMEN'S TENNIS: UF had four members combine for a 9-0 singles and doubles run on the second day of play at the 2013 Bedford Cup held at the Ring Tennis Complex on Friday.

Action began on the doubles courts, where senior Olivia Janowicz and freshman Stefani Stojic paired for the first time and earned a hard-fought 8-6 victory against USF’s Vera Bessonova and Olga Martinez and advanced to the round of 8.

Gator freshmen Kourtney Keegan and Belinda Woolcock, the top-seeded tandem in the 32-team doubles event, powered their way past UCF’s Cortney Cesarini and Courtney Griffith, 8-2.

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