Gators News: Active weekend for Florida athletics coming up

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The big day is nearly here when the Gators take the field against the Volunteers in the Swamp on Saturday. But before jumping ahead, a pair of sports teams came up winners on Thursday night as both soccer and volleyball notched the W in conference competition. Then moving into the weekend, besides the grueling gridiron matchup, Gators sports has a few other teams in action including the three aforementioned programs as well as men’s and women’s tennis plus women’s golf.

Here is a look at all the action coming up in the next few days.

Soccer

The soccer team picked up its second win of the season on Thursday night in its conference home opener against the Kentucky Wildcats, 1-0. It took an extra period of overtime to break the scoreless tie but in the end the Gators prevailed. The squad next travels to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Sunday, with start time slated for 7 p.m. EDT and can be either watched on the SEC Network+ or heard on ESPN Gainesville 98.1 FM / 850 AM.

Volleyball

The No. 17 volleyball team also came out winners yesterday in its match with Mississippi State, needed a full five sets to remain perfect all-time against the Bulldogs. The second of the two-game series will be played tonight in the O'Connell Center with first serve scheduled for 7 p.m. EDT and can be followed on the SEC Network as well as ESPN 98.1 FM/850 AM.

Men's tennis

https://twitter.com/GatorsMTN/status/1441136061657141252 The men's tennis team gets set to compete in the Crimson Chowderfest — a tournament in conjunction with the Laver Cup and hosted at Harvard University — this weekend from Friday until Sunday. The first two days begin at 11 a.m. EDT while the final day is listed for a 1 p.m. EDT start time; live video will be provided if matches are played indoors on ESPN+.

Women's tennis

https://twitter.com/GatorsWTN/status/1441366238400110598 The women's tennis team kicks off its fall season today at the Kitty Harrison Invitational in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, which also lasts from Friday until Sunday. All three days begin with doubles competition, with Friday kicking off at 8 a.m. EDT while Saturday and Sunday start an hour later at 9 a.m. EDT; There will not be any live scoring or video this weekend.

Women's golf

https://twitter.com/GatorsGolf/status/1441373573709398018 The No. 10 women's golf team continues its fall season at the Mason Rudolph Championship hosted by the Vanderbilt Commodores this weekend from Friday until Sunday. Tee times are as follows (EDT): Friday -11:20 a.m.; Saturday - 9:30 a.m.; Sunday - 9 a.m. The action can be followed using Golf Stat.

Football

https://twitter.com/GatorsFB/status/1440048449622212611 The No. 11 football team gets set to host the Tennessee Volunteers this weekend ass the college footballs season continues to roll along. Here is a look at our coverage so far.

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