UF soccer team falls at Ole Miss


OXFORD, Miss. – Florida dropped its first SEC soccer match of the season Thursday when Ole Miss scored late in the second half for a 3-2 win.

The No. 19 Gators (8-5, 4-1 SEC) led when Madison Alexander scored at 24:29 mark. The Rebels (8-3-2, 2-1-2) tied it 14 minutes later to make it a 1-1 match at the half.

Ole Miss opened the second half with a goal before Cassidy Lindley helped Florida tie it at 2-all at the 47:20 mark.

Molly Martin scored at the 75:28 mark to decide the outcome for the Rebels.

“Offensively, we created plenty of chances but you’re not going to win games giving up three goals. So for us it is a matter of being a little more clinical in the final third and being mentally prepared on the road,” Florida coach Becky Burleigh said.

Florida returns home for a 1 p.m. match Sunday against Kentucky.

“I think it is a good thing we play again on Sunday. Everybody is going to be ready to get back out on the field and prove we can have a different outcome,” Burleigh said.