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After a thrilling victory in penalties over Vanderbilt, Florida is rewarded with a contest against the second seed in the SEC and 12th in the nation, Tennessee.

Florida faced Tennessee on the road in early October and was defeated 0-2. Claudia Dipasupil and Jordan Fusco each scored a goal for Tennessee in that match.

Tennessee dominated the Gators in their previous meeting from start to finish, taking 25 shots and 14 corner kicks, both the most the Gators allowed all season.

Shaye Seyffart and Alexa Goldberg were the Gators’ few bright spots in that match. Seyffart took four of the Gators six shots and Goldberg held strong with six saves, despite all the pressure allowed.

Look for both of them to make an impact again in Tuesday’s match in order for the Gators to keep up with the Volunteers. Kit Loferski will also continue to be a factor coming off a crucial game-tying strike that created the own goal in the first round of the tournament.

The Volunteers have stars all over the pitch including Mckenzie George, the senior forward who made the All-SEC first team, three All-SEC second team players, and three SEC-All freshman team players. 

Controlling the pace of the match and maintaining possession will be vital to the Gators hopes to advance further in the tournament.

The Gators and Tennessee will kick off at 1 p.m. eastern in Orange Beach. The match can be streamed on SEC Network.

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