Florida Gators soccer falls to Miami 1-0 in overtime

Special report on the Florida Gators soccer team:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida soccer lost 1-0 in overtime to Miami Sunday afternoon at the Donald R. Dizney Stadium.

It was the second consecutive Sunday afternoon with extra minutes, as the Gators tied Texas 1-all on Aug. 22

Sunday’s scoring:
The day’s only goal came with 19 seconds remaining in the first overtime. UM’s Taylor Shell caught up with Maria Jakobsdottir’s through ball, hitting a right-footed shot from the penalty spot.

Florida outshot the Hurricanes 14-9, with several good looks in the second half. In the 59th minute, Nicole Vernis’ eight-yard shot was saved by UM’s Melissa Dagenais. Ten minutes later, Cameron Hall hit two shots, the first blocked and the second five seconds later saved by Dagenais. In the 86th minute, Florida was awarded a free kick. Kouri Peace got a shot off that was tipped over the crossbar for a one of UF’s three corner kicks.

2021 Records:

Florida (0-3-1, 0-0 SEC)

Miami (2-1, 0-0 ACC)

Series Records:
UF leads 9-3

What UF’s Tony Amato Said:
On today’s match:
“I thought overall today we were good enough to win the game. Obviously when you get into extra time, it is just a play at time. One play ends the game and they found a way to do that so credit to them in extra time.

“We have to find a way to get a goal earlier in the game to switch things in our favor. We weren’t able to do that. There was a chance or two that we could have done that, but we didn’t. As the game wore on, it was going to come down to one moment and they found a way to get the moment there at the end of the first overtime.

“We have to get things solved, keep getting better, and find a way to build off some of the adversity of early season losses. The whole season is ahead of us. We’ll keep chipping away and we’ll be at a better place in a few weeks.” Florida Head Coach Tony Amato

On team’s opportunities after halftime:
“Thought we were a little more aggressive in the second half, which helped create some of those chances. We were hoping by having a volume of chances that would lead to goals. That final decision at the top of the box, whether it is someone stepping through the ball on a shot or getting on the end of a cross or getting in position to deliver a quality cross – we didn’t find that key moment.

“We’ll take a look at it. We’ve got to be more dynamic, more threatening and aggressive in those moments. And then with a bit of composure and some quality to tuck it in the back of the net. We are capable of doing that; we just have to get in those spots more often and put it in the back of the net.” Florida Head Coach Tony Amato

Next Up:
Florida is on the road next weekend to face two more in-state rivals. For the third consecutive Thursday, the Gator face a ranked team, this time No. 1 Florida State. Then UF makes its first trip to Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday.

Thursday, Sept. 2 at No. 1 Florida State

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Sunday, Sept. 5 at 1 p.m.

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Miami (2-1-0, ACC 0-0-0) at Florida (0-3-1, 0-0-0 SEC)

Stadium: Donald R. Dizney Stadium (511)

Weather: 89 degrees, ESE winds at 9 mph, 63% humidity

Goals by Periods















Scoring Summary:




Goal Scorer





Taylor Shell

Maria Jakobsdottir

Shots: Miami 9, Florida 14

Saves: Miami 7 (Melissa Dagenais 7), Florida 0 (Alexa Goldberg 0)

Offsides: Miami 2, Florida 1

Cautions: Maria Jakobsdottir-UM – yellow (20:05), Selena Fortich-UM – yellow (55:48), Kouri Peace-UF-yellow (58:52); Anna DeLeon-UF – yellow (99:15)

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.