Sept. 20, 2013
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Alabama soccer team dropped a 3-0 decision at No. 8 Florida on Friday night in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
The Crimson Tide falls to 2-6 (0-1 SEC) on the season, while the Gators improve to 7-1-1 (1-0).
Florida's Savannah Jordan continued her hot start to the season, as the true freshman scored a pair of first-half goals, which marked her fourth multi-goal game of the year. She leads the SEC and ranks among the top-10 in the nation with 10 goals on the campaign.
Alabama's best scoring chance came late in the first half when sophomore Katie Bourgeois slid a centering pass to freshman Mia Jahr right in front of net, but her shot sailed over the crossbar.
Any chance the Tide had of mounting a comeback was taken away when the Gators' Liz Slattery added an insurance goal in the 86th minute to result in the final score.
The Crimson Tide will return to action next week when it hosts a pair of SEC games at the Alabama Soccer Complex. The Tide will first welcome Vanderbilt on Friday at 7 p.m. CT. Following that contest, Alabama will host Tennessee for a 1 p.m. CT match on Sunday, which will be televised live on CSS.
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