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Florida Soccer Season Ends In Sweet 16

The Florida soccer team played it’s last game of the season on Sunday as it fell to the Notre Dame fighting Irish 2-0.  Notre Dame moves on to take on regional number one Florida State in the Elite Eight.

As for the Gators, it was a rough game at James G Pressly Stadium as they get shut out. Florida head coach Becky Burleigh says that they didn’t play their best soccer.

Burleigh went on to say that the ball didn’t bounce their way, and that was apparent on the pitch.  Florida struggled in its passing game, and so couldn’t hold on to the ball and play its style.

That unlucky streak showed up early as in the eighth minute; Florida sophomore Annie Speese just missed goal, hitting the woodwork.  Some other narrow misses and great saves by Notre Dame’s Elyse Hight gave her the shutout of the Gators.

Overall, Burleigh says that it’s disappointing to have the season be over.

This Gator squad has five seniors: Holly King, Jo Dragotta (hadn’t scored a goal until this year, now has seven), Erika Tymrak, Kat Williamson, and McKenzie Barney.

Burleigh says that these seniors, three of which are captains, will be sorely missed.

Kat Williamson is one of those seniors, and she says that the team has evolved over the course of the last two years, and will keep on going.







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