Gators News: Homecoming weekend roundup for Florida sports

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Welcome back from a weekend jam-packed with Gators sports! It was a successful one on the gridiron for the football team, who tossed a shutout against the visiting Vanderbilt Commodores while the men’s tennis team had another champion crowned.

However, it was a tougher weekend for the volleyball, soccer and men’s golf teams, all of which were handed defeats over the past few days. Nonetheless, the Gator Nation trudges on for the pride of the Orange and Blue. Take a look at the weekend roundup below.

Men's tennis

Sophomore Ben Shelton achieved what no other Gator has done before this weekend earning the first singles title in school history at the ITA All-American Championships. His historic run was highlighted by a perfect 12-0 sets record, with six victories over ranked opponents while his opponents won just 35 games in total.

Next up, Florida will host the ITA Regional tournament on Oct. 21 through Oct. 24 at the Alfred A. Ring Tennis Complex.

Football

The No. 17 football team earned a shutout win over the Vanderbilt Commodores, 42-0, on Saturday in what was a solid effort that still saw some deficiencies in the team. Take a look at our full coverage below.

Volleyball

The No. 20 volleyball team split a pair of road games with the LSU Tigers this weekend, earning a 3-1 win on Saturday before dropping the second game on Sunday by the same score. The Gators are now 11-6 on the season with a 5-2 mark in SEC play. Next up Florida returns home to host the Texas A&M Aggies on Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. EDT in the O’Connell Center.

Men's golf

The men’s golf team dropped its match on the opening day of the inaugural SEC Match Play Championship on Sunday to the South Carolina Gamecocks, 4-1, before teeing off its second round against the Alabama Crimson Tide before play was called due to darkness. The Gators return to the links for Day 2 at 10 a.m. EDT on Monday.

Soccer

The soccer team dropped its third-straight game on Sunday, this time to the Missouri Tigers, who defeated them in double-overtime by a score of 3-2. The loss gives the Gators a 3-8-3 overall record along with a 2-3-1 mark in the SEC. Next Sunday, the squad hits the road to face the Auburn Tigers.

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