No. 24 Rebels Fall To No. 7 Florida In SEC Home Opener

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Bethany Bunker scored her third goal of the season on Friday against No. 7 Florida.

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Bethany Bunker scored her third goal of the season on Friday against No. 7 Florida.
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Sept. 27, 2013

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OXFORD, Miss. - Bethany Bunker notched her third goal of the season, but an early deficit proved to be too much to overcome as No. 24 Ole Miss (8-2-1, 1-1-0 SEC) fell to No. 7 Florida by a score of 4-1 on Friday night.

The loss was only the second of the season for the Rebels and only home loss for Ole Miss this season, which turns around to host the Auburn Tigers at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

"We certainly got run over a little bit in the first half," said Ole Miss head coach Matthew Mott. "Florida came out and scored three very good goals quickly and we weren't able to recover from that. I was disappointed we gave up a goal late there at the end because we stepped it up defensively in the second half. We have a quick turn around and have to get ready for Auburn on Sunday. We have to recover quickly and get ready to go."

Florida got on the board quickly when Annie Speese sent the ball in from the far side of the box to Savannah Jordan who was waiting in the middle of the box. Jordan turned and put the ball in the net and the Rebels trailed in the fifth minute of play.

The Gators weren't done, adding two more goals with a score from Pamela Begic in the 14th minute off a pass from the far side from Jordan and a goal in the 16th minute from Claire Falknor off a pass from Begic to take the 3-0 lead.

The Rebels settled in from there, responding with an unassisted goal from Bethany Bunker in the 29th minute of play. Bunker took the ball off a throw in from the far side by Rafaelle Souza and turned, beating a defender to put the ball in the net and get Ole Miss on the board.

It would be the only goal on the night for the Rebels, who got several good looks on their seven shots but were unable to find the back of the net.

Florida added its final goal in the 90th minute of play when Jillian Graff took a pass off the foot of Tessa Andujar from the far side of the box and put delivered the shot out of a scrum in the middle to give the Gators the final 4-1 margin of victory.

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