Gator soccer continues to struggle after another loss, this time at East Carolina, 2-1. Florida fell to 2-5 on the season with SEC play opening in less than one week.
Both teams got off to a fairly slow start.
Florida was a little more aggressive in the first half than ECU, shooting off 12 shots in the first half.
Goalkeeper for the Pirates, Maeve English, was fully prepared for the aggressive Gator offense as, she saved three goals in the first half.
The offenses for both teams struggled in the the first half as it was scoreless through the first half.
The second half was full of action.
Delaney Tauzel broke the score column with a penalty-kick goal after a Pirate hand ball 3 minutes and 20 seconds into the second half.
East Carolina didn’t waste any time tying the score back up as they went just 12 minutes before scoring on a penalty kick courtesy of Carsen Parker.
The pirates were not content with just one goal, however, as in the 84th Minute, Parker scored once again on a free kick.
She snuck the ball in between the left goalpost and UF’s, Alexa Goldberg’s outstretched arm.
That goal would be he difference in the game as ECU would take the game 2-1.
ECU Casen Parker has now up two goals in back to back games as she had two goals against George Mason on Thursday.
After an injury sidelined her all last season she appears to have come back with a vengeance as she has scored almost half of her team’s goals this season.
A Look head
East Carolina looks to stay out of the loss column as they haven’t lost since losing to South Carolina on Aug. 21.
Carolina looks ahead to SMU on Thursday.
Florida looks to put a “W” in the win column after losing two straight. They look ahead to an SEC battle against Tennessee at home.