Roundup: Two Gators win SEC soccer awards


Published: Friday, October 28, 2016 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 1:15 a.m.

SOCCER

Two Gators win

SEC awards

After No. 17 Florida's 1-0 win at Missouri on Thursday night, two Gators picked up a pair of the final weekly SEC honors of the season: Sophomore goalkeeper Kaylan Marckese is the Defender of the Week while Julia Lester is the Freshman Player of the Week.

Florida (13-4, 8-3 SEC) finished tied for third in the SEC regular-season standings and will be the No. 4 seed at the SEC Tournament in Orange Beach next week. The final match of Wednesday's four-match tournament schedule is a rematch of Thursday's contest — Florida against Missouri (11-6-1, 6-4-1) at 8:30 p.m.

CROSS COUNTRY

Bergh earns All-SEC

first-team honors

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The Florida men's and women's cross country teams both finished eighth at the SEC Championship on Friday. Arkansas men's and women's teams swept the championship.

Sophomore Elisabeth Bergh led all Gators with a sixth-place finish, earning All-SEC First Team honors. Bergh is the first Gator since Agata Strausa (2013) to collect a first-team accolade. Freshman Jessica Pascoe (32nd) and senior Taylor Tubbs (37th) also collected top-40 finishes for the Gators. Pascoe placed seventh among freshmen, earning her the final spot on the SEC All-Freshman Team.

On the men's side, redshirt senior Mac Reynolds crossed first for UF, placing 19th overall. Sophomore Jack Guyton, who took 47th overall, was the only other Gator to finish inside the top 50. Freshman Colin Schaefer finished 54th overall and sixth among freshmen to collect an SEC All-Freshman Team laurel.

SWIMMING AND DIVING

Gators fall to UGA

to begin SEC action

ATHENS, Ga. — In Florida's third meet in as many weeks, the No. 7 Georgia men defeated No. 8 Florida 178-122, while the 2016 national champion and No. 8 Georgia women defeated No. 18 Florida 164-125 Friday.

Sophomore Samuel Smith went on a tear in the diving well, winning the 1-meter at 336.68 and the 3-meter at 377.03 and crushing the respective 300- and 320-point NCAA standards for those events. His 1-meter score was his second-highest of the season, while his 3-meter score is his year's best by almost 27 points.

Caeleb Dressel and Jan Switkowski added to the men's wins. Dressel took the 50 free in 19.56, while Switkowski touched first in the 200 IM at 1:47.20.

On the women's side, Savanna Faulconer added another dual-meet title to her resume, winning the 100 breast in 1:04.63.

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