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Savannah Jordan has been in a funk recently.
With Florida’s biggest game of the season on the line Wednesday night, Melanie Monteagudo stood nervously at midfield hoping the fate of the contest wouldn’t come down to her.
The first weekend she stepped onto the field at James G. Pressly Stadium as a freshman, Savannah Jordan scored five goals.
The game went to a penalty kick shootout. It came down to sophomore Melanie Monteagudo, who was able to get her kick past Missouri's goalkeeper, advancing Florida to the SEC Semifinals on Wednesday night.
After 17 games, a regular-season record of 13-4 and one of the toughest schedules in the Southeastern Conference, the Gators are poised to make another deep postseason run.
Becky Burleigh arrived at Monday afternoon’s practice donning slightly unusual attire: adult-sized giraffe onesie pajamas.
It was an emotional weekend for the Florida soccer team.
South Carolina’s Eugene E. Stone III Stadium is nicknamed “The Graveyard.”
With only four regular-season games remaining, No. 17 Florida (10-3, Southeastern Conference 5-2) will face its biggest test of the season Sunday: taking on No. 2 South Carolina on the road.
After being shut out 3-0 by Auburn at home on Sept. 22, the Gators had two ways they could respond.
Savannah Jordan jockeyed for position deep in the penalty box as she watched Samantha Chung blast the ball toward her from about 20 yards away.
In the 67th minute, senior Brooke Sharp lofted a ball to senior Savannah Jordan in front of Georgia’s box.
With 11 games under their belt, the Gators are finally figuring out how to play as a team.