Roundup: Gators' soccer to honor senior class today

Published: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 10:21 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 10:55 p.m.

The No. 20 Florida soccer team (11-4, 6-3 SEC) finishes its regular-season home schedule today when it faces Mississippi State (6-10, 1-8) starting at 1 p.m. at Dizney Stadium on campus. Admission is free.

Florida is fourth in the SEC standings and Mississippi State is tied for 13th.

Today is also Senior Day and the careers of Florida's eight-member senior class — Pamela Begič, Meggie Dougherty Howard, Savannah Jordan, Betsy Middleton, Erika Nelson, Brooke Sharp, Liz Slattery and Valerie Tysinger — will be celebrated in a pre-match ceremony. This class has amassed a four-year record of 65-17-4 (0.779) and that win total is tied for No. 5 among the nation's senior classes.

The first 500 fans get a complete packet of 2016 Gator Senior Cards. Bring a canned or dry food item to contribute to food drive benefitting UF's Field & Fork Pantry.


Florida entertains Georgia today

The No. 10 Florida volleyball team (17-2, 7-1 SEC) continues its four-match homestand at the Lemerand Athletic Center starting at noon today against Georgia (13-8, 1-7). The match will air on the SEC Network.

UF has won the last 12 meetings vs. Georgia, 11 of which have been sweeps.


Florida women continue to roll through ITAs

The Florida women's tennis team once again proved their athleticism Saturday in the ITA Southeast Regional Championships at UF's Ring Tennis Complex.

All three Gators teams dominated in the doubles quarterfinals: Josie Kuhlman-Belinda Woolcock, Kourtney Keegan-Peggy Porter Anna Danilina-Spencer Liang.

In the singles competition, four Gators moved to today's quarterfinals: Liang, Danilina, Kuhlman and Woolcock.

Action continues today at 9:30 a.m. with doubles semifinals, back draw singles round of 16, followed by main draw singles quarterfinals.

Men: Saturday's results from the ITA Regional Championships in Tallahassee proved where the UF tennis team excels — the doubles competition. While the Gators have stayed strong in the singles competition, some new pairs have been working in their favor throughout the weekend.

Three teams are still in the running for the doubles title, Maxx Lipman-Chase Perez-Blanco, Johannes Ingildsen-Alfredo Perez and Elliott Orkin-McClain Kessler.

In the singles competition, Orkin is the last Gator standing in the main draw. The No. 2-seeded senior faces No. 8 Duncan from Georgia this morning in a battle to advance to the semifinals. Ingildsen is the sole Gator left in the consolation draw.


Texas, Indiana keep Gators struggling

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — In Saturday's half of its two-day double-dual meet, the Florida men (1-4) were swept by Indiana 204-77 and Texas 182-99, while the women (1-4) also losing 183-98 to Indiana and 191-85 to Texas.

Although the day's races were in a short-course-yards format rather than Friday's long-course-meters format, Florida won the same events across the two days.

The Gators again swept the 200 IM. Mark Szaranek repeated on the men's side, touching out at 1:46.48, while Kay Sargent took the title for the women at 2:03.85.

UF's women swam a different lineup for the 400 free relay, sending out Sherridon Dressel, Amelia Maughan, Elisavet Panti and Kelly Fertel to win at 3:26.31. In the 200 free, Jan Switkowski's time of 1:36.24 passed the NCAA B-standard.

Next, Florida opens its SEC schedule at Georgia on Friday at 11 a.m.

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