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No. 13 Florida Soccer Hosts SEC Rival Tennessee

By: UP Sports Communications
By: UP Sports Communications

Gainesville, FL - The soccer teams tied for second in the current
Southeastern Conference standings - No. 13 Florida (10-2-2, 4-1-1 SEC)
and Tennessee (7-6-1, 4-1-1 SEC) – meet Friday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. at
the James G. Pressly Stadium. Admission is free for all 2010 Gator
soccer regular-season matches. The match will air live on SUN Sports
(Gainesville/Ocala Cox Cable channel 48 or 748).

The first 1,000 fans will receive makarapa style Gator hats. In
addition there will be a Super Ticket Giveaway. Fans can register to win
two (2) tickets for following events – Oct. 15 Gator Growl, Oct. 16
Homecoming Game versus Mississippi State and men’s and women’s
basketball season tickets.

Florida and Tennessee met twice in 2009, with both matches extending to double overtime. In the first meeting in Knoxville, Holly King headed in
Florida’s first goal in the 13th minute, but the Gators trailed the
Lady Vols after goals from Chelsea Hatcher and Julie Edwards. Tahnai
Annis tied the match in the 86th minute to push the meeting to overtime, ending in a 2-2 2OT tie. In the opening round of the SEC Tournament in Orange Beach, Ala., Lindsay Thompson scored in the 102nd minute to advance Florida to the tournament’s second round with a 1-0 2OT win.

The Gators dropped to a tie for second with Tennessee after a winless
weekend in the state of Alabama. Florida recorded a 1-1 2OT tie at
Alabama on Friday, Oct. 8. Tahnai Annis gave UF a 1-0 lead in the 47th
minute when she scored her eighth goal of the season. A goal in the 90th minute by UA’s Brooke Rogers off a corner kick tied the contest,
pushing the two teams to overtime for only the second time in the 16
all-time meetings. The Gators lost at Auburn 1-0 on Sunday after a Tiger
goal off a corner kick in the 90th minute.

After posting a pair of wins last weekend in the Magnolia State, the
Lady Vols moved into a tie for second in the SEC overall standings.
Tennessee opened last weekend’s action with a 1-0 2OT win at
Mississippi State. Midfielder Caroline Brown, the reigning SEC Freshman Soccer Player of the Week, provided UT with the golden goal in the 103rd minute. Tennessee defeated Mississippi 3-1 on Sunday. In UT’s other
league action this season, the Lady Vols defeated Arkansas (2-1) and
Vanderbilt (1-0), lost to Kentucky (1-0) and tied LSU (1-1 2OT). Junior
Chelsea Hatcher was named to 2010 Coaches Preseason All-SEC team.


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