The 2015 SEC season opened with a big one: No. 5 Florida vs. No. 14 Texas A&M, which have been first or second in the conference each of the last three years. The Aggies jumped out to a 2-0 lead
in Gainesville and held on to win 2-1 before 1,057 fans at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. With the victory, A&M coach G Guerrieri
became the sixth coach in NCAA
Division I history to reach the 400-win plateau.
Texas A&M struck first in the seventh minute when Emily Bates
was just able to get a touch of
her head on to Ashlynn Harryman
's long pass and to redirect it before Gator goalkeeper Valerie Tysinger
could grab it.
The ball lobbed in for Bates’ third goal of the season.
Sophomore Stephanie Malherbe
made it 2-0 in the 52nd minute when she put away a
shot that was deflected.
Florida, whose 15 home-match win streak was snapped, cut the lead to one in the 77th minute on Savannah Jordan
's sixth goal of the season
"It’s a nostalgic win," said Guerreri. "I just think of all the great players we had play here that
helped me get to that point. It also says we’ve had a really outstanding program for a really long time. I couldn’t have reached the point without all the support of a staff like I have
with Phil [Stephenson
] and Lori [Stephenson
] and Curt [Magnuson
] and a
supportive family that loves Aggieland." Women's Top 25 Matchups, Week 4:
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 No. 1 Stanford 1
(DiBiasi 32) No. 7 BYU 0
. Att.: 1,177.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 No. 5 Florida 1
(Jordan 77) No. 14 Texas A&M 2
(Bates 7, Malherbe 52). Att.: 1,057. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 No. 1 Stanford vs. No. 12 Penn State No.
17 Ohio State vs. No. 10 West Virginia No. 25 Arizona State vs. No. 22 Pepperdine
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13) No. 13 Texas Tech vs. No. 25 Arizona State
-- Florida State rolled to another impressive victory with a 4-0 win over UCF in front of
1,213 fans at the Seminole Soccer Complex. It marked the 14th straight victory at home for FSU and its third shutout of the season.
“I thought that today was a solid
performance for 90 minutes,” said FSU head coach Mark Krikorian
. “I thought that in the first half, we came out fairly strong and created some
pretty good chances and their keeper made a couple of good saves. After halftime, we came out and the kids followed the script and it went pretty well for us.”
had a great scoring chance in the sixth minute as freshman defender Macayla Edwards launched a deep ball down to Cheyna Williams at the top of the UCF box. Williams collected the ball and dribbled in
and fired a shot from eight yards that beat the keeper but ricocheted off the post and was cleared away by a defender.
Florida State continued to pressure the Knights managing five
shots and two corners in the first 25 minutes of action, including a save by UCF goalkeeper Vera Varis on a shot from Kirsten Crowley from inside the six-yard box.