Gophers Fall to No. 9 Gators
Sept. 13, 2013
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RECORDS: University of Minnesota (6-1-0, 0-0-0 Big Ten); Florida (6-1-0, 0-0-0 SEC)
The University of Minnesota Women's Soccer team was unable to hold on to their undefeated streak as they fell to No. 9 Florida on Friday night.
The Gophers were able to hold the Gators for the first 63 minutes before freshman Savannah Jordan connected with the net twice in two minutes time. The Gators, led by Jordan, were able to deliver their fourth consecutive shutout.
The defeat by No. 9 Florida puts the Gophers at 6-1-0 for the season while the Gators improved to 6-1-0.
GOPHER STAND OUT PERFORMANCES
Goalkeeper Tarah Hobbs was tested many times by the Gators offense. Throughout the match, Hobbs was able to save seven of the Gator's shots on goal.
Senior defender, MacKenzie Misel, was able to make some important defensive plays for the Golden Gophers. There were many possible opportunities for the Gators that Misel was able to block and then clear the ball.
Head coach Stefanie Golan on the match against Florida...
"Florida is truly a top 10 program and a very good team. It was great for us to test our team against such a quality opponent on the road and we learned a lot about our program and have some things to focus on moving forward. We are excited to see how our team responds on Sunday as we have our final tune-up before Big Ten play begins. Our team fought from the opening whistle to the final whistle and we will get better because of this game."
This was the first meeting between the Gophers and Gators.
The Gophers were able to hold the Gators for 63 minutes before they scored during the second half. This is the longest amount of time during a game this season that the Gators have gone during a game before scoring.
This was the third consecutive game against a SEC team for Minnesota.
WHAT IS NEXT:
The Golden Gophers will hit the road for the first of three weeks of traveling as they head to Florida to take on Florida on Friday, Sept. 13 at 6:00 p.m. and Jacksonville on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 1:00 p.m. The Gophers look to defend their undefeated record on the road.
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