The 11th ranked Gators soccer team begins its Southeastern Conference tournament Wednesday night as the top seed against the Ole Miss Rebels. While the tournament began Monday, Florida earned a first round bye by winning the SEC regular season title for the 12th time. Florida head coach Becky Burleigh says this accomplishment is a testament to the team’s resilience.
While the Gators are 14-4-1 and 11-2 in conference play, injuries include All-American Kathryn Williamson, who has been out since injuring her knee in the fifth match of the season and All-American Erika Tymrak, who missed three SEC matches with a sprained ankle. Burleigh says the ability to bounce back from adversity is important.
The Gators were successful on both sides of the ball this season but Burleigh says there is always room for improvement.
Meanwhile, Ole Miss comes in 13-8 but only 5-8 in the SEC. The Rebels lost to LSU, Tennessee, and Mississippi State to close out the regular season by one goal apiece. But they got redemption by beating LSU 1-0 in the first round of the SEC tournament Monday by scoring a goal in the final minute.
Wednesday’s matchup is set for 6pm and you can catch all the action right here on ESPN Radio 850/900.