COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The only goal of the match gave the University of Florida soccer team a 1-0 win over Texas A&M Friday evening in front of an Ellis Field crowd of 2,955.
The goal came in the 84th minute. Tessa Andujar brought the ball from the touchline to just above the box. She fed the ball to Savannah Jordan who was making an angled run in the box. She took a right-footed shot that got past the goalkeeper and was headed to the far post. Aggie junior defender Karlie Mueller tried to stop the ball, but it clipped off her right foot into the goal.
It was originally called an own goal, but after reviewing the NCAA rule, the goal was awarded to Jordan. The NCAA rule states that a player whose shot is deflected in by defender shall receive credit for goal, provided momentum of shot carried ball in.
To get the shutout tonight, the Gators turned in some key defensive plays. Senior goalkeeper Taylor Burke made a stop on a shot from SEC goal leader Shea Groom on a 1v1 situation. Early in the second half, Burke tipped an Aggie shot out for a corner kick. On that corner kick, junior Claire Falknor headed out a TAMU shot from just inside the far post.