at Texas A&M
10/11/2020 | 2:00 PM
ESPN 98.1FM/850AM WRUF
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The first collegiate goal for sophomore Alivia Gonzalez was the Gators game winner Sunday.
Florida defeated No. 15 Alabama 2-1 on a soggy evening at the Donald R. Dizney Stadium.
Alabama got on the board early when freshman Sydney Vincens intercepted a pass attempt to the UF goalkeeper and scored in the fifth minute.
Florida knotted the score in the 62nd minute. Kouri Peace sent the ball to find freshman Maddy Rhodes making a run through the far side of the box. Rhodes’ centering pass found Madison Alexander at the near post, where she tucked it inside the post.
With time winding down, it looked like extra minutes were in store. Both teams came into Sunday’s match off of ties – Florida and No. 8 Georgia tied 1-1 all and Alabama and Mississippi State also tied by the same score.
The game-winner started the same as Florida’s tying goal. Senior Kit Loferski sent the ball to Peace making a right-side run. Gonzalez leapt and caught the cross with her right shin to score at