Forward Savannah Jordan scored a brace as the sixth ranked Gator soccer team triumphed over Georgia 3-0 in Florida’s final regular season match of the season. Florida clinched its 14th SEC regular season title and finished in first alone because Missouri tied Texas A&M in double overtime to finish 2 points behind UF.
Florida improves its record to 14-3-1 overall and to 8-2-1 in SEC play.
Florida got on the scoreboard at 20:51 when forward Brooke Sharp passed a through ball into forward Savannah Jordan, who calmly slotted the ball by the goalie for a goal as the Gators led 1-0.
Forward Savannah Jordan scored again right before the half at 44:39 as Jordan took advantage of the Georgia goalie Louise Hogrell trying to make a clearance and Jordan stole the ball and placed it into the empty net to increase Florida’s lead to 2-0.
With that goal Jordan has scored 60 goals in her UF career which ties her with fellow forwards Sarah Yohe (1996-1999) and Melissa Pini (1995-1998). Jordan is now 36 goals behind Gator all-time leading scorer Abby Wambach (1998-2001), who has 96 goals in her career.
Florida went into halftime leading 2-0 over Georgia behind Jordan’s brace as her season total is now at 19 goals, which leads the SEC and conference in goals scored on the season.
Georgia looked dangerous to start the second half, but couldn’t score a goal to climb back into the match.
Florida extended its lead to 3-0 when a Georgia defender shoved forward Savannah Jordan in the penalty box and the Orange and Blue were awarded a penalty, which midfielder Pamela Begic stepped up and passed the ball into the net at 54:42.
Florida closed out the match as the Gators notched its second straight shutout and fourth of the season as UF as three shutouts on the road and one at home which came against Arkansas on Sunday, October 26.
With this victory, the Orange and Blue are now 9-0 when the team scores 3 or more goals in a match.
Up next for the Gators is the SEC Tournament in Orange Beach, Alabama. The Gators earned a bye and will play on Wednesday in match number five against the winner of Vanderbilt and Georgia at 6 p.m.