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Oct. 4, 2000

Charlottesville, VA — The Virginia women’s soccer team scored twice in a 34-second span today to cut a 0-3 deficit to 2-3, but it was not enough as the Cavaliers fell to the Florida Gators 3-2 roday. Lori Lindsey (Indianapolis, IN/Pike) converted a penalty kick in the 64th minute to pull the Hoos within one, and in doing so moved into tenth place all-time in career goals with 19.

The Gators jumped on top early as Jill Stevens sent a pass from Abby Wambach into the net in the third minute of play. She scored on an identical play twenty minutes later to give the Gators a 2-0 lead. As time ran down in the first half, Kara Rao volleyed a loose ball in the box into the cage to give Florida a 3-0 lead just before halftime.

In the second half, the Cavaliers got onto the board in the 63rd minute as Lindsey flicked a ball into the box and Erin Englehardt (Hasbrouk Heights, N.J./Immaculate Heart) pounced on it, putting the ball in the net. On the ensuing kickoff, the Cavaliers got possession and sent a long ball down the right flank to Laura Gaworecki (Houston, Tex./Cypress Creek) who was taken down in the box. Lindsey converted the PK and the Cavaliers were within one. Twice Virginia had the ball on the mouth of the goal with headers but Florida’s Jordan Kellgren stopped each of the shots.

Virginia’s Lindsey, Gaworecki, and Kelly Worden (Spring, Tex./Klein) were named to the All-Tournament team.

With the loss the Cavaliers fall to 5-4 overall. They return to action on Friday as the Clemson Tigers come to town. Game time on the 29th is 7:00 pm.

Florida 3, #13 Virginia 2
1 2 FinalFlorida (4-6) 3 0 3Virginia (5-4) 0 2 2

Scoring summary: F: Stevens (Wambach)/3rd, F: Stevens (Wambach)/23rd, F: Rao/45th, V: Englehardt (Lindsey)/63rd, V: Lindsey (PK)/64th Goals: V: Lindsey, Englehardt , F: Stevens 2, Rao
Assists: V: Lindsey, F: Wambach 2 Shots: V: 16, F: 10.
Saves: V: 3 (Harris 3), F: 5 (Kellgren 5). Corner Kicks: V: 2, F: 2.
Fouls: V: 5, F: 21. Offsides: V: 2, F: 7

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