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Gator Soccer Tops Bulldogs 4-1

By on September 24th, 2012

The Florida soccer team is now 3-1 in SEC play after beating Georgia 4-1 Sunday after noon in Gainesville.

After a scoreless first 45 minutes, the Gators clicked off four goals in a 25 minute span. Senior Holly King scored with a header in the 55th minute off a corner by sophomore Annie Speese. The Gators made it 2-0 quickly after, in the 64th minute with a goal from sophomore Havana Solaun from 14 yards out for her third goal of the season.  The Gators were soon after rewarded with their third penalty kick in the last four4 games when the Bulldogs were called for a hand ball inside the box, and senior Jo Dragotta scored the first goal of her collegiate career in the 68th minute.

Dragotta says scoring a goal is always exciting.

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The final goal came from sophomore Jillian Graff in the 79th minute with her shot ricocheting off the crossbar and going in.  Georgia’s Tori Cooper broke the Gator shutout bid in the 86th minute with a goal from 12 yards out.

The Gators had key players step up with the absence of senior All-American Erika Tymrak sitting out with a sprained left ankle and senior All-American Kathryn Williamson with a torn meniscus.  Gator head coach Becky Burleigh was happy with the way her team stepped it up with two top players out.

The Gators finish out September with a pair of home matches this weekend with Mississippi on Friday and Arkansas on Sunday.


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