FINAL: TENNESSEE 1, FLORIDA 0
GAINESVILLE, FL- The Florida soccer team has fallen to 2-2-1 in conference play following Thursday’s 2-0 loss to Tennessee.
The Vols scored the earliest goal of the season to take the lead and cruised to the victory from there.
Just over one minute into the contest, Tennessee’s Danielle Mercano found the back of the net after a terrific cross into the box by Meghan Flynn. Flynn received the ball along the right win on a well placed through pass by Erin Gilroy.
The Volunteers added a second score in the 18th minute of the second half that helped put the game out of reach. Claire Franks sent a pass just outside the six yard box, Gilroy received the pass and made a single touch around a Gators defender before sending a shot past Florida keeper Kaylan Marckese.
Florida finished with a 13-10 edge in shots, but Tennessee had more attempts on net by a 6-4 margin.
- The Gators sit 2.5 games behind Vanderbilt for the top spot in the SEC. Florida is currently in sixth place in the conference.
- Madison Alexander attempted three shots to pace Florida, however none were on goal.
- Florida GK Kaylan Marckese made four saves on the six attempts on goal.
- Florida only used three substitutes in the contest (Cassidy Lindley, Melanie Monteagudo, Tess Sapone).
Florida will travel to South Carolina to face the Gamecocks on Sunday. USC is 4-1 in conference play, and a win would improve Florida’s ranking within the conference. The match is set to begin at 3:00 PM and will be aired on SEC Network.