The Florida Gator soccer team came up short Friday night against the Florida State Seminoles 3-0 in a highly anticipated top ten matchup. The Gators held tough early before Seminole forward Dagny Brynjarsdottir opened the flood gates when she scored from 12 yards out at the top of the box. Two minutes later, Brynjarsdottir headed in an amazing throw-in from Megan Campbell inside the box.
The Gators struggled with Campbell’s mighty throw-ins all game. Florida head coach Becky Burleigh believes the throws were a major game changer.
The Gators would give up a third goal in the match on an uncontested shot from outside the box that snuck underneath the far right goal post. All three goals where given up by Nora Neset Gjoen who also had two saves.
The Gators fought back in the second half. Florida switched it up schematically by putting an additional forward into the game and switching up goal keepers by replacing Gjoen with Taylor Burke. Although neither team scored in the second half, Burleigh liked the fight in her team.
The Gators will hope to bounce back this Sunday when they go on the road to face Florida International University at 7pm.