Jordan leads No. 11 Gators to narrow win over Arkansas
[SEC: Women] Savannah Jordan, the SEC Offensive Player of the Year and the SEC Freshman of the Year, scored her SEC-leading
21st goal of the season in the 24th minute to lead No. 11 Florida to a 1-0 win against Arkansas on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament at the Orange Beach (Ala.) SportsPlex. No. 20
Texas A&M, which shared the SEC title with Florida, also got all it could handle as junior Allie Bailey’s goal in the 17th minute had to hold up
for a 1-0 victory against Auburn.
“I think the win tonight was a big one because we knew it was going to be a challenge,” Florida coach Becky Burleigh said. “We knew Arkansas was going to play a system and a style that was radically different than what we did. I think our team handled that pretty well.”
Jordan took a pass from Havana Solaun and chipped it in from close range.
“Savannah has some great goal-scoring instincts and tonight
was no different,” Burleigh said. “She paid the price for that goal. It was a pretty physical goal and she’s been willing to do that all year.”
Auburn was the
lowest seed left in Orange Beach at No. 10.
“Obviously, we’re excited,” Texas A&M head coach G Guerrieri said. “A win
is what we came here to do. Auburn played hard and really gave us a hard time trying to find a way to try to break them down. I thought their goalkeeper [Alicen
Wright] was outstanding. She made some big saves and their defense saved several balls off the line.”
-- Four goals by four different players -- Danielle Au, Gabrielle Gilbert, Coryn Bajema and Daija Griffin --
propelled No. 18 South Carolina to a 4-0 win against Georgia.
-- No. 23 Ole Miss scored a goal in each half, one from Mandy McCalla and the other
from Rafaelle Souza, and defeated Kentucky, 2-0.
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