[FLORIDA STATE-FLORIDA: Women]
No. 12 Florida snapped No. 2 Florida State's a 38-match win streak at Seminole Soccer Complex with a 2-1 win Friday evening in front
of a crowd of 3,569. The Gators scored the first two goals of the match, both on plays involving sophomore Pamela Begic
. She scored her first goal of the
season, then set up sophomore transfer Betsy Middleton
for a 20-yard blast.
The Seminoles cut the lead on Icelandic international Dagny Brynjarsdottir
's header late in the first half but could not find the equalizer.
Florida goalkeeper Taylor
made two key saves in the final minutes on Berglind Thorvaldsdottir
and Marta Bakowska-Mathews
the win, which gave the Gators a 12-10-0 edge in the series that began 20 years ago.
“I felt like it was a terrific team effort tonight," said Florida coach Becky Burleigh
. "I thought FSU played really, really well which was great for us because they gave us all we could handle. It will help us in the long run to play
against quality teams such as this."
The crowd was the second largest ever for an FSU home game.
“The atmosphere could not have been better tonight, what a fantastic
atmosphere to have a soccer match,” said Seminoles coach Mark Krikorian
. “The Tallahassee community is fantastic. The first thing the coaches from
Florida said to me after the game was over was how great the environment was here tonight. I’m just thrilled as can be with regards to tonight’s crowd and hope they continue to come out
and support us for the remainder of the season.”