Four goals by four different Gators gave the No. 7 Florida soccer team a 4-1 win against No. 24 Mississippi Friday evening in front of 1,023 fans at the Ole Miss Soccer Stadium. It was the Southeastern Conference road opener for the Gators.
Florida opened the match scoring on its first three shots to put the team up 3-0 after just 16 minutes of play. A cross from Annie Speese into the center of the box ended with Savannah Jordan hitting her 11th goal of the season at 4:32. Then Pamela Begič put in the ball at 13:23 off Jordan’s first collegiate assist. It was Begič’s third goal of the season. Then it was Begič’s turn for an assist, finding sophomore Claire Falknor with space and time in the box. Falknor turned and put it in for her first goal of the season at 15:10.
The Rebels’ scored their only goal of the match in the 28th minute when Bethany Bunker scored off a long throw in.
The final Gator goal came off a scrum in front of the goal. Junior Jillian Graff hit her first goal of the season in the final minute to give UF the final margin.
Jordan now has 11 goals, making her one of five in NCAA Division I play to turn in 11 or more goals this season.