Soccer: No. 5 Gators lose at Oklahoma State


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STILLWATER, Okla. – The positive is Florida soccer has no other teams remaining on the schedule with “OSU” initials.

The No. 5 Gators (2-2) dropped its second 1-0 decision of the weekend, losing in double overtime Sunday at Oklahoma State’s Neal Patterson Stadium. In Friday’s action at the Donald R. Dizney Stadium, Florida lost 1-0 to Ohio State. This weekend started a stretch of seven consecutive Gator opponents that advanced to 2017 NCAA Tournament play.

Oklahoma State improved to 3-0.

“It was tough,” UF coach Becky Burleigh said. “We were trying to bounce back and for very long, long stretches of that game we had the play. But ultimately, we didn’t really create many offensive opportunities out of that possession. That needs to change.

“I told the team afterward, if you want to be resilient, you’ve got to have adversity. We’ve certainly have had our share of it. We have two big games next weekend so there’s no time to feel sorry for ourselves. Now it is the time to find answers.”

Florida returns home to play host to two top-10 matches next weekend: No. 2 UCLA at 7 p.m. Friday and No. 8 Southern California at 6 p.m. Sunday.