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Florida Gators soccer predicted to win SEC title

The Florida Gators soccer team was predicted to win the SEC title on Tuesday.

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Florida Gators soccer opens season with a win

The Florida Gators soccer team opened the season with a exhibition win on Wednesday.

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Florida Gators soccer host exhibition game against MSU

The Florida Gators soccer will host an exhibition game against Mississippi State on Wed.

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Florida Gators softball moves to WCWS finals

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The University of Florida softball team secured a spot in the finals of the Women's College World Series with a 5-2 victory over Washington on Sunday at USA Hall of Fame Stadium. The Gators had seven hits on the day, while left-hander Delanie Gourley limited the Huskies to just two.

Overall, Florida is now 13-1 at the WCWS since 2014, which is the most wins in the country during that span.

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Barnhill powers Florida Gators softball to NCAA semifinals

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Behind a balanced offensive attack, some stellar defense and a dominant performance from Kelly Barnhill, the University of Florida softball team blanked LSU, 7-0, to reach the semifinals of the Women's College World Series on Friday evening at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.

After defeating Texas A&M on Thursday, 8-0, Florida (57-8) exploded for seven runs on nine hits on Friday. UF's 15 runs are the most its scored to open the WCWS since...

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Florida Gators softball starts WCWS with a run-rule win

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The University of Florida softball team defeated Texas A&M, 8-0 (5 innings), on Thursday in the first game of the Women's College World Series. Florida (56-8) used two runs in the first, two in the second, one in the third and three in the fourth to defeat the ninth-seeded Aggies (47-12) in front of a large crowd at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.

Sophomore Kelly Barnhill found herself in some immediate trouble on Thursday as a walk and an...

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WCWS preview for the Florida Gators softball team

The Women’s College World Series will get underway on Thursday morning in Oklahoma City when the number one seed Florida Gators softball team takes the field for the first game.

Joining the Gators in the World Series are Texas A&M, LSU, UCLA, Oregon, Washington, Oklahoma and Baylor. Florida will take on Texas A&M in game one on Thursday.

On Florida’s side of the bracket is Texas A&M, UCLA and LSU. The Gators only faced UCLA this year and they defeated the Bruins 9-4 in California.

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Gourley takes Florida Gators softball to a Game 3

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Behind an Amanda Lorenz two-run home run and a brilliant performance from Delanie Gourley in the circle, the No. 1-seeded University of Florida softball team evened its NCAA Super Regional series with Alabama on Friday with a 2-0 win at KSP Stadium.

UF (54-8) and UA (46-17) will meet on Saturday at 5 p.m. with a trip to the NCAA Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City on...

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Florida Gators softball prepares for familiar foe in Alabama

It almost felt wrong to look at this season’s Florida Gators softball schedule and not see the Alabama Crimson Tide on it. Softball fans were deprived of one of the most iconic matchups not only in the SEC but in all of college softball.

“I think the one thing with the way the formula of the league schedule is it seems like every year you have someone you’re accustomed to playing every year, not on your schedule,” head coach Time Walton said of not playing Alabama in the regular season. “We’ve played them a bunch in the past few years. We’ve had some very meaningful...

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Florida Gators women’s tennis wins National Championship

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ATHENS, Ga. - In a match full of momentum swings, it was Gator freshman Ingrid Neel who shrugged off the pressure and rallied for a three-set victory that clinched Florida's 4-1 win against Stanford and secured the seventh NCAA Championship title in program history.

The Gators began the match at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex winning the doubles point and took early leads in singles action, capturing the first set on three courts.

Kourtney Keegan needed exactly one hour into singles play to give Florida a 2-0 lead as she posted a 6-0,...

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Florida Gators sweep SEC All-Sports Media titles

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Five team titles led the University of Florida athletics program to a sweep of the 2016-17 GateHouse Media Southeastern Conference All-Sports titles.

[cid:image003.jpg@01D2D270.97879160]It is the 16th time the Gator program has taken each of the three titles - overall, men and women. UF is the only school to collect the three titles in a single season.

Tabulation for the SEC All-Sports standings finished after the conclusion of baseball play Saturday, the final sport to determine a league champion in the 2016-17 season. Florida...

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Florida Gators women’s tennis advances to the Final Four

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ATHENS, Ga. – Top-seeded Florida won the doubles point for the 25th time this season and earned a spot in the NCAA Championships Final Four for the 25th time in program history.

The Gators carried that momentum of winning the initial team point and knocked off ninth-seeded Oklahoma State, 4-1, in the NCAA Quarterfinals played at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex Sunday afternoon.

Sunday's match was the second time this season the two programs squared off, with Florida (27-3) capturing the 4-2 decision in Gainesville back on...

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Florida Gators softball advances to the Super Regionals

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida softball team advanced to the NCAA Super Regional round for the 10th time in program history after the team downed Oklahoma State 5-0 in game seven of the NCAA Gainesville Regional.

The Gators (53-7) were upended 1-0 in the first game of the day by the Cowgirls (38-25) but rebounded with resounding force in a winner take all contest.

Senior Delanie Gourley (20-4) received the nod to start in the circle for the final game and set the tone as she struck out the side on just 12...

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Florida Gators softball lands seven on NFCA All-Region Teams

The Florida Gators dominated the Southeast Region in this year’s NFCA D1 All-Region Teams, with seven players on the list between First Team and Second Team. In-state rival FSU was just behind Florida with six players receiving honors.

Sophomore pitcher Kelly Barnhill was named one of two pitchers on First-Team. This one was a no-brainer as Barnhill has not only been the best pitcher in the region but the best in the country all year long.

Barnhill is chasing records this season and even breaking some records already set by her. She has posted a 22-1 record with a nation-leading 0.33...

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Florida Gators softball embracing post-season pressures

It’s business as usual for the Florida Gators softball team as it prepares for 2017 post-season play. For the third consecutive year and the fifth time in history, the Gators are the No. 1 overall seed in the national tournament, a feat no team but Florida has ever accomplished more than once.

“There’s a lot to be said about doing something like that,” said head coach Tim Walton. “That tells you a lot about your whole body of work. That tells you about what you did all season long from February all the way until May. I don’t know that it’s helped us in some of the seeding...

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Florida Gators softball dominates SEC postseason awards

The Florida Gators softball team ended the regular season last weekend and on Tuesday several players and coach Tim Walton received big accolades.

Walton won SEC coach of the year for the fifth time after leading the Gators to a 50-5 regular season record that included winning the SEC regular season title.

"Today is a very special day for the Gators softball program. I'm extremely proud of our players for being honored by the SEC and the SEC coaches." Walton told FloridaGators.com. "Our entire program shares these special awards from starters to non-starters and from managers to...

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Recapping the Florida Gators softball senior weekend

GatorCountry.com brings you this week’s Florida Gators softball review as the Gators finished the regular season by going 3-1 this past week. In this recap, we will break down the past week’s games, plus name a player of the week from the past week.

The Gators started the week off by dropping an extra inning game to Florida State on Wednesday before sweeping the weekend’s series. Florida played a rare out of conference weekend series that featured North Texas for three games and FAMU for one game.

Florida finishes the regular season with a 50-5 record and is SEC regular season...

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Florida Gators lacrosse wins Big East tournament title

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VILLANOVA, Pa. - The University of Florida women's lacrosse team (17-2) claimed its fifth conference tournament title overall, its fourth conference title in a row, and third BIG EAST Tournament title in a row on Saturday. The Gators beat third-seeded Denver (14-4), by a score of 18-12.

The Gators scored 39 goals over the span of two tournament games, breaking their own record from 2015 for most goals scored in a BIG EAST Tournament.

Tournament Most Outstanding Player Mollie Stevens stuffed the stat sheet against the Pioneers,...

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Florida Gators softball wins on Senior Day

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida softball team took time to recognize three seniors, Chelsea Herndon, Justine McLean and Delanie Gourley prior to an 8-0 victory over North Texas at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.

All three Gator (48-5) seniors received starts and Gourley picked up her 17th win of the season in the circle after she threw 4.2 innings of shutout softball against the Mean Green (24-29).

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Florida Gators lacrosse places 10 on All-Big East team

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The No. 2 University of Florida women's lacrosse team claimed four major postseason awards and had 10 players named to the 2017 All-BIG EAST Conference teams on Wednesday, a day before the Gators (15-2) take the field against Temple in the BIG EAST Tournament held at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pa.

Senior Mollie Stevens is the Attacker of the Year, senior Caroline Fitzgerald is the Defensive Player of the Year, and sophomore Haley Hicklen is the Goalkeeper of the Year. To top it all off the Gators coaching staff, under...

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Three straight SEC Championships for Florida Gators softball

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The No. 1-ranked University of Florida softball team clinched its third-straight SEC Regular Season Championship with a 9-0 shut out over No. 8 Tennessee at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium. Florida is only the third program to have won three-straight SEC Regular Season Championships.

The Gators (46-3, 20-2 SEC) secured the championship with their second-straight shutout against the Volunteers (41-8, 13-6SEC) and sixth in a row against an SEC opponent. It’s the first time in program history Florida has...

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Florida Gators lacrosse wins Big East Championship

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The University of Florida women's lacrosse team (15-2, 9-0) claimed its seventh consecutive conference championship, and third consecutive BIG EAST Championship, with a 15-3 victory over the Georgetown Hoyas (9-8, 7-2) on Saturday.

After a Hoya goal by Morgan Ryan tied the score at 2-2 with 23:08 remaining in the first half, the Gators went on an 11-0 run spanning over 35 minutes of game action to put the contest away.

Florida's defense smothered Georgetown all afternoon, limiting the Hoyas to just three goals on...

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Barnhill sends Florida Gators softball to a win

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The No. 1-ranked University of Florida softball team shut out No. 8 Tennessee for the first time in Knoxville since 2012 with a 5-0 victory at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium. A stadium record crowd of 2,218 attended the series-opening win.

Reigning SEC Pitcher of the Week, Kelly Barnhill (21-0) was electric in the circle once again for the Gators (45-3, 19-2 SEC) and was backed up offensively by SEC Player of the Week Kayli Kvistad, who crushed a pair of solo home runs to bookend the teams scoring.

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Two gymnasts join Florida Gators gymnastics team in 2018

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Two gymnasts - Jazmyn Foberg and Nicole Webb - will join the University of Florida team for the 2018 season, Florida Head Coach Jenny Rowland announced today.

Foberg is an International Elite competitor and twice was a member of the U.S. Junior National Team. She trained alongside 2016 U.S. Olympian Laurie Hernandez at MG Elite. An ankle injury slowed Foberg in 2016, but she was part of the first U.S. Senior training camp in 2017.

Webb trains at the same gym that produced Gator All-American Rachel Slocum. She took third on...

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Recapping the Florida Gators softball team’s 4-0 week

GatorCountry.com brings you this week’s Florida Gators softball review as the Gators finished another perfect 4-0 week.. In this recap we will break down the past week’s games, plus name a player of the week from the past week.

The Gators started the week off by defeating UCF at home and then finished the week by sweeping Ole Miss. The Gators allowed just one run in four games this week.

Florida is now 44-3 on the year and will not play a midweek game before heading to Tennessee this weekend.

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Florida defeated UCF 9-1- winning pitcher Aleshia...

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Florida Gators softball sweeps away Ole Miss

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – No. 1-ranked Florida shut out No. 18 Ole Miss for the third consecutive game in a 5-0 decision to complete the series sweep at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. It’s the first time the Gators have shut out the Rebels in a three game series since the 2009 season.

Florida (44-3, 18-2 SEC) returned with sophomore Kelly Barnhill (20-0) in the circle in the final game and she hurled five innings before being relieved by junior standout Aleshia Ocasio for the final two innings of play. Barnhill...

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Behind Gourley’s shutout, Florida Gators softball wins again

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Senior pitcher Delanie Gourley hurled a two-hit shutout to help propel the No. 1-ranked Florida Gators to a 3-0 victory over No. 18 Ole Miss (31-14, 6-10 SEC) at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. The win clinched the program’s 11th-straight SEC series victory.

The Gators wore accents of yellow in their uniform in support of those battling with pediatric cancer.

Gourley was strong in the circle for the duration of the contest, as she didn’t allow a base runner until the third inning on a strikeout wild pitch to...

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Florida Gators lacrosse clinches a share of the Big East

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Philadelphia - The University of Florida women's lacrosse team (14-2, 8-0) defeated the Temple Owls (13-3, 6-2) on Saturday, 15-5. The loss was Temple's first home loss of the season.

With the win over the Owls, Florida has won at least a share of the BIG EAST regular season title for the third year in a row. The Gators will face Georgetown on April 29 for the outright conference championship, as well as the No. 1 seed in the BIG EAST Tournament.

The Gators suffocated Temple on the defensive end of the field, limiting the Owls to just 12 shot...

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Florida Gators softball series preview for Ole Miss series

The No. 1 ranked Florida Gators softball team went 3-1 last week and knocked off Central Florida on Wednesday night to start this week off on a high note.

The Gators take their 41-3 record into a big SEC weekend series against no. 20 ranked Ole Miss starting on Friday.

This weekend the Gators will look to extend their SEC lead that is just one game over Texas A&M right now.

Entering this weekend the SEC has 8 teams ranked in the top 25 with Arkansas just outside of the top 25 this weekend.

How the teams have fared in conference play:

Florida comes...

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Florida Gators softball run rules UCF at home

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida softball team dispatched in-state foe UCF 9-1 in six innings at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. The Gators tallied four doubles in the effort, which ties the season-high for the third time this year.

Junior Aleshia Ocasio anchored the Gators from the circle to earn her eighth win of the season. Ocasio threw just 60 pitches, struck out five and faced 18 batters en route to the victory.

For the 10th time this season, the Gators (41-3) racked up 10-plus hits against an opponent. The...

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