Florida State Women's Soccer - 2007 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Soccer - 2007 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Mark Krikorian, Head Coach
Miranda Armstrong, Volunteer Assistant
Eric Bell, Assistant Coach
Dwan Riggins, Strength and Conditioning
Paul Rogers, Goalkeepers

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2007 Soccer


2007 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Rachel Brown, 5-8, D, Lake Mary

Amanda DaCosta, 5-4, MF, Katonah, NY

Marissa Kazbour, 5-5, MF, Valrico

Casey Lademann, 5-4, F, Flagler Beach

Rachel Lim, 5-3, D, Boca Raton

Margo McAuley, 5-8, MF, Noblesville, IN

Erin McNulty, 5-10, GK, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Kate Milstead, 5-7, 145, GK, Clarksburg, NJ

Jessica Price, 5-5, F, Libertyville, IL

Erika Sutton, 5-5, MF, Arvada, CO

Lauren Switzer, 5-9, MF, Saint Charles, IL

Sanna Talonen, 5-6, F, Tampere, Finland


2007 Roster - By Name

L
T                                             PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* 23 Rachel Brown          D       5-8   Fr        Lake Mary (Lake Mary)
* 13 Amanda DaCosta        MF      5-4   Fr        Katonah, NY (Somers)
* 24 Victoria Damren       MF      5-5   So   *    Dumfries, VA (Forest Park)
   1 Kimmy Diaz            GK      5-8   So   *    Boca Raton (West Boca Raton Community)
* 19 Becky Edwards         D       5-8   So   *    Downington, PA (Downington West)
* 12 Libby Gianeskis       D       5-5   Sr   ***  Tarpon Springs (Tarpon Springs)
* 10 Marissa Kazbour       MF      5-5   Fr        Valrico (Bloomingdale)
* 17 Casey Lademann        F       5-4   Fr        Flagler Beach (Flager-Palm Coast)
* 28 Rachel Lim            D       5-3   Fr        Boca Raton (American Heritage)
  27 Brittney Marriott     F       5-7   So-R *    Melbourne (Satellite/Florida)
* 22 Margo McAuley         MF      5-8   Fr        Noblesville, IN (Noblesville)
* 18 Erin McNulty          GK      5-10  Fr        Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Glenlawn Collegiate Institute)
* 20 Kate Milstead         GK      5-7   So        Clarksburg, NJ (Peddie School/Penn State)
* 16 Holly Peltzer         F-MF    5-5   Sr   ***  Lake Mary (Lake Mary)
   2 Jessica Price         F       5-5   Fr        Libertyville, IL (Vernon Hills)
   9 Melissa Samokishyn    D       5-3   Sr   ***  Littleton, CO (Chatfield Senior)
*  7 Katrin Schmidt        D       5-5   Jr   **   Schleiden, Germany (SGS)
*  4 Annie Stalzer         F       5-5   So   *    Palm Harbor (Palm Harbor)
*  6 Erika Sutton          MF      5-5   Jr        Arvada, CO (Ralston Valley/San Diego State)
*  8 Lauren Switzer        MF      5-9   So        Saint Charles, IL (Saint Charles/UCLA)
* 25 Sanna Talonen         F       5-6   Fr        Tampere, Finland
   0 Becky Thompson        GK      5-7   So   *    Palm Harbor (Central Catholic)
   3 Onnie Trusty          D       5-8   So   *    Media, PA (Penncrest)
* 14 Kirsten van de Ven    MF      5-6   Sr   **   Heesch, Netherlands (Quinnipiac)
*  5 Sarah Wagenfuhr       D       5-3   Jr   **   Colorado Springs, CO (Pine Creek)
* 11 Mami Yamaguchi        MF      5-5   Jr   **   Tokyo, Japan (Tokyo Metropolitan Toyotama)

2007 Roster - By Number

L
T                                             PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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   0 Becky Thompson        GK      5-7   So   *    Palm Harbor (Central Catholic)
   1 Kimmy Diaz            GK      5-8   So   *    Boca Raton (West Boca Raton Community)
   2 Jessica Price         F       5-5   Fr        Libertyville, IL (Vernon Hills)
   3 Onnie Trusty          D       5-8   So   *    Media, PA (Penncrest)
*  4 Annie Stalzer         F       5-5   So   *    Palm Harbor (Palm Harbor)
*  5 Sarah Wagenfuhr       D       5-3   Jr   **   Colorado Springs, CO (Pine Creek)
*  6 Erika Sutton          MF      5-5   Jr        Arvada, CO (Ralston Valley/San Diego State)
*  7 Katrin Schmidt        D       5-5   Jr   **   Schleiden, Germany (SGS)
*  8 Lauren Switzer        MF      5-9   So        Saint Charles, IL (Saint Charles/UCLA)
   9 Melissa Samokishyn    D       5-3   Sr   ***  Littleton, CO (Chatfield Senior)
* 10 Marissa Kazbour       MF      5-5   Fr        Valrico (Bloomingdale)
* 11 Mami Yamaguchi        MF      5-5   Jr   **   Tokyo, Japan (Tokyo Metropolitan Toyotama)
* 12 Libby Gianeskis       D       5-5   Sr   ***  Tarpon Springs (Tarpon Springs)
* 13 Amanda DaCosta        MF      5-4   Fr        Katonah, NY (Somers)
* 14 Kirsten van de Ven    MF      5-6   Sr   **   Heesch, Netherlands (Quinnipiac)
* 16 Holly Peltzer         F-MF    5-5   Sr   ***  Lake Mary (Lake Mary)
* 17 Casey Lademann        F       5-4   Fr        Flagler Beach (Flager-Palm Coast)
* 18 Erin McNulty          GK      5-10  Fr        Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Glenlawn Collegiate Institute)
* 19 Becky Edwards         D       5-8   So   *    Downington, PA (Downington West)
* 20 Kate Milstead         GK      5-7   So        Clarksburg, NJ (Peddie School/Penn State)
* 22 Margo McAuley         MF      5-8   Fr        Noblesville, IN (Noblesville)
* 23 Rachel Brown          D       5-8   Fr        Lake Mary (Lake Mary)
* 24 Victoria Damren       MF      5-5   So   *    Dumfries, VA (Forest Park)
* 25 Sanna Talonen         F       5-6   Fr        Tampere, Finland
  27 Brittney Marriott     F       5-7   So-R *    Melbourne (Satellite/Florida)
* 28 Rachel Lim            D       5-3   Fr        Boca Raton (American Heritage)

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Mami Yamaguchi Wins MAC Hermann Trophy.

The junior forward is the first FSU player to claim the nation's top individual honor.

Jan. 11, 2008.

ST. LOUIS, MO - The 2007 Florida State women's soccer season finished with a bang Friday evening in St. Louis, Mo., as the Missouri Athletic Club and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) named FSU's Mami Yamaguchi the winner of the MAC Hermann Trophy, presented to the top female player in NCAA Division I soccer.

Yamaguchi becomes the first Florida State player to claim the top individual honor in women's soccer. She led the country in points (66), while finishing second in goals (24) and assists (18). The Tokyo, Japan native was recognized as the ACC Offensive Player of the Year and earned her first NSCAA/adidas first-team All-America honor this year.

"I am just so glad to win this great award," said Yamaguchi. "I would like to first thank my teammates, coaches and Florida State University, without them I would not have received such a prestigious honor. I would also like to share this award with everyone back in Tallahassee. Finally, I would like to thank my parents. I wish they could have been here tonight, but I know that they are proud of me."

The junior forward played a vital role in leading the Seminoles to the national championship game for the first time in school history. In the 2007 NCAA Tournament, she paced the Seminoles with three goals and eight assists. Her eight assists rank as both a single-season and an all-time postseason school record.

"I am so thrilled for Mami," added head coach Mark Krikorian. "This award is not only an honor for the great season Mami had but for the outstanding year our team had in 2007. We are so proud of Mami and all her achievements this year."

Following a record-breaking season for Yamaguchi, she ranks first all-time in career assists with 30 and sits second in points (94) and goals (32). She began the season registering a point in her first 10 games, while setting the school record by scoring at least one goal in seven consecutive games. Yamaguchi registered a point in 22 of 26 games for the Seminoles in 2007.

Yamaguchi began the season as Florida State's leading returning scorer as she ranked third a season ago with 16 points (6 goals and 4 assists). This season alone she became the single-season record holder for points, goals and assists with 66, 24 and 18, respectively. She also set the school record for points in league play with 15 while tying Cindy Schofield for first all-time with six goals in one season.

She tallied career-highs in points (7) and goals (3) in FSU's 6-1 win over Cal State Northridge in Portland. Against the Matadors, Yamaguchi posted her first career multi-goal game with a hat trick. She would go on to add two more hat tricks in 2007 to become the first Seminole to register three hat tricks in a career. Her three three-goal games also marks the first time in the 13 years of women's soccer that a Florida State student-athlete recorded multiple three goal games in one season.

Yamaguchi finished the season ranked fourth in the nation in scoring averaging 2.44 points per game. At one point during the season, she led the nation in scoring for a record six straight weeks. Yamaguchi wrapped up the season as the only student-athlete in the nation to rank in the top 10 in the three major offensive categories (points per game, goals per game and assists per game). In 27 games this season, she registered 12 multi-point performances to lead the ACC.

The first runner-up on the women's side was UCLA sophomore forward Lauren Cheney (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Texas A&M senior forward Ashlee Pistorius (Bloomington, Ill.) was the second runner-up. Connecticut's O'Brian White received the honor on the men's side.

The Missouri Athletic Club has been presenting college soccer's players of the year awards since 1986. The MAC was established in 1903 as an athletic, dining and social club. It has a "Platinum Club of America" status, which is awarded to the top private clubs in the country.

Based in Kansas City, Kan., the NSCAA is the largest coaches' organization in the United States. Since its founding in 1941, it has grown to include more than 26,000 members who coach both genders at all levels of the sport. In addition to a national rankings program for colleges and high schools, NSCAA offers an extensive recognition program that presents nearly 10,000 individual awards every year. It fulfills its mission of coaching education through a nationwide program of clinics and week-long courses, teaching more than 4,000 soccer coaches each year.

An exhibition dedicated to the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy featuring all former recipients of both the MAC and Hermann trophies, the current winners, a replica of the Irish crystal trophy and the original Hermann Trophy is on display at the National Soccer Museum in Oneonta, N.Y. Additional information about the National Soccer Hall of Fame can be found at www.soccerhall.org.


Mami Yamaguchi Signs Professional Contract With Umea IK.

The junior forward will forgo her senior year to play professionally in Sweden.

Feb. 27, 2008.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State University and head coach Mark Krikorian has announced that junior forward Mami Yamaguchi will forgo her senior season to pursue her professional soccer career.

Yamaguchi, the 2007 Hermann Trophy winner, has signed a contract to play with Umea IK of the All-Swedish League. Umea IK is a member of UEFA, the Union of European Football Association. Umea IK captured the UEFA Women's Cup in back-to-back seasons in 2002-03 and 2003-04.

"We are thrilled for Mami," stated Krikorian. "It has been a goal and dream of hers to be a professional soccer player. In a way, I hope that Florida State University has contributed to her success."

Yamaguchi led the country in points (66) in 2007, while finishing second in goals (24) and assists (18). The Tokyo, Japan native was recognized as the ACC Offensive Player of the Year and was a consensus first-team All-American.

The junior forward played a vital role in leading the Seminoles to the national championship game for the first time in school history. In the 2007 NCAA Tournament, she paced the Seminoles with three goals and eight assists. Her eight assists rank as both a single-season and an all-time postseason school record.

Following a record-breaking season for Yamaguchi, she ranked first all-time in career assists with 30 and sits second in points (94) and goals (32). She began the season registering a point in her first 10 games, while setting the school record by scoring at least one goal in seven consecutive games. Yamaguchi registered a point in 22 of 27 games for the Seminoles in 2007.


2007 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Amanda DaCosta           Soccer America - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         SoccerBuzz - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         SoccerBuzz - 2nd Team All-American

Becky Edwards            SoccerBuzz - 4th Team All-American

Marissa Kazbour          SoccerBuzz - 4th Team Freshman All-American

Erin McNulty             Soccer America - 2nd Team Freshman All-American
                         SoccerBuzz - 4th Team Freshman All-American

Sanna Talonen            Soccer America - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         SoccerBuzz - 1st Team Freshman All-American

Mami Yamaguchi           Nat Soccer Coaches Assoc of America - 1st Team All-American
                         Soccer America - 1st Team All-American
                         SoccerBuzz - 1st Team All-American
                         NCAA - Consensus All-American

All-Americans -  6

2007 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
09/01
Ref
A
PORTLAND
OT
L 1-2
09/03
Ref
N
CAL ST-NORTHRIDGE
Portland, Or
W 6-1
09/07
Ref
H
FRANCIS MARION W 10-0
09/09
Ref
A
FLORIDA L 1-2
09/12
Ref
H
TROY W 8-0
09/15
Ref
H
AUBURN W 3-0
09/18
Ref
H
NORTH FLORIDA W 7-0
09/22
Ref
A
CENTRAL FLORIDA
2 OT
T 3-3
09/27
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
OT
L 1-2
09/30
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 4-1
10/04
Ref
A
VIRGINIA
2 OT
T 1-1
10/07
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH W 1-0
10/11
Ref
H
MARYLAND W 2-0
10/14
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE W 1-0
10/21
Ref
H
MIAMI W 4-1
10/25
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST L 2-3
10/28
Ref
A
DUKE
2OT
T 1-1
11/01
Ref
A
CLEMSON W 2-0
11/07
Ref
N
BOSTON COLLEGE
ACC, Lake Buena Vista, FL
W 1-0
11/09
Ref
N
WAKE FOREST
ACC, Lake Buena Vista, FL
W 5-2
11/11
Ref
N
NORTH CAROLINA
ACC Championship, Lake Buena Vista, FL
L 0-1
11/16
Ref
H
KENNESAW STATE
NCAA
W 3-0
11/18
Ref
H
LOUISIANA STATE
NCAA
W 4-0
11/23
Ref
H
TEXAS
NCAA, Sweet 16
W 4-0
11/30
Ref
H
CONNECTICUT
2 OT, NCAA, Elite Eight
W 3-2
12/07
Ref
N
NOTRE DAME
NCAA, College Cup, Final Four, College Station, TX
W 3-2
12/09
Ref
N
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
NCAA, College Cup Finals, College Station, TX
L 0-2
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   18- 6-3  12- 1     2- 3-3   4- 2


2007 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  NORTH CAROLINA        9- 1    19- 4-1
 2t WAKE FOREST           6- 2-2  13- 7-3
 2t FLORIDA STATE         6- 2-2  18- 6-3
 4  VIRGINIA              5- 2-3  13- 4-6
 5t MIAMI                 4- 4-2   9- 7-5
 5t BOSTON COLLEGE        4- 4-2  11- 5-4
 7  DUKE                  3- 3-4  10- 6-7
 8  CLEMSON               2- 3-5  10- 6-5
 9  VIRGINIA TECH         3- 5-2   8- 7-3
10  MARYLAND              1- 8-1   6- 9-3
11  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  0- 9-1   6-10-3

2007 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Lake Buena Vista, Fl
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
11/07/2007  (1)NORTH CAROLINA 3, (8)CLEMSON 0                   Round 1
11/07/2007  (4)VIRGINIA 0, (5)MIAMI 0                           Round 1, 2OT, 4-2 PK, Virginia advances                    
11/07/2007  (2)WAKE FOREST 1, (7)DUKE 0                         Round 1, OT                                                
11/07/2007  (3)FLORIDA STATE 1, (6)BOSTON COLLEGE 0             Round 1
11/09/2007  (1)NORTH CAROLINA 1, (4)VIRGINIA 1                  Round 2, 2OT, 4-2 PK, North Carolina advances              
11/09/2007  (3)FLORIDA STATE 5, (2)WAKE FOREST 2                Round 2
11/11/2007  (1)NORTH CAROLINA 1, (3)FLORIDA STATE 0             Round 3

2007 EOY Stats

Offensive Stats Name GP GS Min G A Pts Sh Sh% SOG SOG% YC RC GW PK ATT =============================================================================== Mami Yamaguchi 27 27 2296 24 18 66 108 0.222 50 0.463 0 0 5 2 2 Sanna Talonen 25 25 1866 18 6 42 68 0.265 37 0.544 0 0 6 0 0 Amanda DaCosta 27 27 2102 6 9 21 34 0.176 18 0.529 0 0 3 0 0 Kirsten van de Ven 26 26 2139 7 4 18 49 0.143 16 0.327 2 1 0 0 0 Erika Sutton 27 23 2171 5 3 13 32 0.156 13 0.406 0 0 0 0 0 Katrin Schmidt 27 27 2418 1 10 12 36 0.028 13 0.361 0 0 1 0 0 Rachel Lim 23 0 915 4 3 11 15 0.267 6 0.400 0 0 1 0 0 Marissa Kazbour 27 19 1381 3 5 11 18 0.167 9 0.500 0 0 0 0 0 Becky Edwards 27 27 2448 3 3 9 15 0.200 11 0.733 0 0 0 0 0 Annie Stalzer 18 0 440 2 4 8 19 0.105 6 0.316 0 0 0 0 0 Holly Peltzer 27 23 1510 3 1 7 17 0.176 8 0.471 0 0 1 0 0 Lauren Switzer 24 4 1115 2 1 5 11 0.182 5 0.455 0 0 0 0 0 Sarah Wagenfuhr 11 10 814 1 3 5 3 0.333 1 0.333 0 0 0 0 0 Casey Lademann 10 0 160 1 0 2 3 0.333 2 0.667 0 0 0 0 0 Margo McAuley 9 0 170 0 1 1 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 Rachel Brown 17 5 630 0 0 0 9 0.000 5 0.556 0 0 0 0 0 Victoria Damren 7 0 135 0 0 0 2 0.000 1 0.500 0 0 0 0 0 Libby Gianeskis 27 27 2435 0 0 0 1 0.000 0 0.000 1 1 0 0 0 Kate Milstead 7 0 207 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 Erin McNulty 27 27 2309 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 Team 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1.000 0 0.000 1 0 1 0 0 ========================================================= FSU 27 81 71 233 441 0.184 201 0.456 4 2 18 2 2 Opp 27 26 19 71 308 0.084 120 0.390 10 0 6 0 0 Defensive Stats Name GP GS Minutes GA Avg Saves Pct W L T Sho Faced ============================================================================= Kate Milstead 7 0 206:39 2 0.87 4 0.667 0 0 0 0 Erin McNulty 27 27 2309:43 24 0.94 83 0.776 18 6 3 8 Team 0 0 0:00 0 0.00 6 1.000 0 0 0 4 ======================================================= FSU 27 2516:22 26 0.93 93 0.782 18 6 3 12 0 Opp 27 2516:22 81 2.90 117 0.591 6 17 3 2

PORTLAND 2, FLORIDA STATE 1
09/01/2007, PORTLAND, OR, OT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Portland Scores Golden Goal In First OT To Down FSU 2-1.

Holly Peltzer scores the lone goal for the Seminoles in the loss.

PORTLAND, OR - No. 4 Portland capped a come-from-behind victory on Saturday night with a golden goal in the 98th minute off the foot of Rachael Rapinoe to give the Pilots a 2-1 victory over No. 7 Florida State at Merlo Field on the campus of the University of Portland. The Seminoles got an early goal in the second minute of action by Holly Peltzer but it wasn't enough as Florida State lost a non-conference regular season road game for the first time since September 12, 2003, a span of 11 straight games. A sellout crowd of 4,892 fans were on hand to witness a fine game between two top 10, nationally ranked teams.

The Pilots controlled the offensive play for a majority of the game out shooting the Seminoles 17-8, while maintaining a 10-6 advantage on corner kicks. Florida State was a little more accurate with their shots as five of the eight shots that were taken were fired on goal.

"I thought our kids battled hard against a very, very good team in a great environment," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "It was definitely a hard place to play in, but we gave ourselves a chance to win the game. Portland is an outstanding team; they are as well coached and disciplined as any other team in the nation. I am proud of our team and with so many young players getting a lot of minutes; I think the future is very bright for this squad."

It took Florida State just one minute and eight seconds to register its first goal of the 2007 season. Peltzer sent a lower liner into the back left corner for an early 1-0 lead. Freshman Sanna Talonen started the play as she took a pass down the left hand side of the pitch and sent a cross into the box finding Mami Yamaguchi. Yamaguchi redirected the ball to a wide open Peltzer on the right side, who delivered for her eighth career goal and first since the 2005 season.

"Sanna worked hard to get around the Portland defender on the side," said Peltzer. "I was waiting for the ball to go through. It (the ball) found me and I was able to put it in."

"We were ready to play," added Peltzer. "We were excited that this was the first time we got to play with each other. We were able to score first which got us on top. But it was tough holding on to that lead. Portland is a good team and they had a great crowd out there tonight."

Portland dominated the offensive flow in the first half posting eight shots to just three for Florida State. The Pilots got their first scoring opportunity of the half off their first corner. Michelle Enyeart sent a close shot on goal from inside the left wing, but freshman keeper Erin McNulty was there for her first collegiate save.

It wasn't until the 35th minute when the Seminoles would register just their second shot of the half. Yamaguchi fired a shot towards the upper right corner from 35 yards out, but a diving stop by Portland goalkeeper Kelsey Davis kept the score at 1-0. Three minutes later Katrin Schmidt would get her first shot of the season sending the ball high over the crossbar from the top of the box.

Portland's Angie Woznuk had a good look at the goal in the 41st minute as she rifled a shot from just outside the box, but McNulty was there at the left post to corral the ball for her second save of the game.

FSU had a goal taken away off a corner kick in the 43rd minute as Kirsten van de Ven headed a shot into the back of the net. But the Seminoles were called for interferance in the box keeping the FSU lead at 1-0.

The second half was pretty much the same as Portland kept the offensive pressure on the Seminoles firing seven more shots including four on goal.

The Pilots got two early chances in the second half off a Florida State foul deep in Portland territory. Keli Cronkrite blasted a shot from the top of the box that deflected off the hands of McNulty and ricochet off the crossbar. Rachel Rapinoe was there for the rebound but her shot from inside the box sailed high.

Portland looked to tie the game in the 49th minute off a shot by Rapinoe but Schmidt was there on the near post to head the ball away and preserve the Seminole advantage.

The Pilots limited Florida State to just three shots in the second half with two coming in a span of a minute and three seconds. Rachel Brown and Yamaguchi were credited with a shot on goal as both attempts were saved by Davis.

Portland broke through with its first goal of the season as Natalie Budge found the back of the net in the 66th minute. The Seminoles had trouble clearing the ball out of the zone and Budge was there finding the upper right corner from 12 yards out to tie the game at one. Enyeart was credited with the assist on the play.

Talonen looked to give FSU the go ahead goal with just over five minutes remaining but an offside call negated the goal keeping the game tied at one. It was the only offsides call against the Seminoles all evening. That would be the final scoring chance for either team as the game would go into overtime.

The 96th minute featured a pair of scoring chances one for each team. Enyeart sent a header shot towards the upper middle of the goal, but McNulty snatched the ball out of the air for her fifth save of the evening. Yamaguchi countered with her third shot of the game as the Tokyo, Japan native fired a shot from the top of the box which was deflected over the crossbar by Davis.

The Seminoles couldn't counter on the ensuing corner as a header shot by Kirsten van de Ven sailed high.

On the very next position, Portland would register the golden goal in the 98th minute as Rapinoe held off the Seminole defender and one-timed a shot just beyond the diving McNulty and into the side of the net for the win.

McNulty played well in her first game in net for the Seminoles as she made five saves. Yamaguchi led the Seminoles with three shots, all on goal.

"I thought our defending was solid," explained Krikorian. "But again, we weren't able to get a hold of the ball and keep the ball enough tonight to really link passes together and create scoring chances."

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               97  0   0  0  0                
D    5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            97  0   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             97  1   0  0  0                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi             97  3   3  0  1                
D   12 Libby Gianeskis            97  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             86  0   0  0  0                
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven         97  1   0  0  0                
MF  16 Holly Peltzer              63  1   1  1  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              97  0   0  0  0                
MF  23 Rachel Brown               84  1   1  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              69  1   0  0  1                
       ---Substitutes---
     6 Erika Sutton               51  0   0  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            36  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        97  8   5  1  2                
       Opp                        97 17   8  2  2        1       

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                97:13  2    5    1     
Team                         0:00  0    1          
                          =========================
FSU                         97:13  2    6    1     
Opp                         97:13  1    4  1       
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   1:08 FSU  Holly Peltzer             Sanna Talonen             lower left corner                                                          
                                           Mami Yamaguchi
  2.  66:00 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  upper right corner                                                         
  3.  97:13 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  lower left corner                                                          


  1 2 OT Total
FLORIDA STATE
1
0
0
1
PORTLAND
0
1
1
2

FLORIDA STATE 6, CAL ST-NORTHRIDGE 1
09/03/2007, Portland, Or

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Downs Cal State Northridge 6-1 For First Win Of The Season.

Mami Yamaguchi tallies first career hat trick, registers a career-high seven points in the win.

PORTLAND, OR - No. 6 Florida State (1-1-0) got a career day from junior forward Mami Yamaguchi as the Seminoles rolled to a 6-1 victory over Cal State Northridge on a gorgeous Labor Day afternoon at Merlo Field in Portland, Ore. It was the first win of the season for the Seminoles, while the goal outburst marked the third time under the Mark Krikorian era that FSU has tallied six or more goals in a contest. The meeting was the first between the Seminoles and the Matadors.

Yamaguchi finished the game with a career-high seven points on three goals and an assist. The Tokyo, Japan native tallied her first multi-goal game of her career with two first half goals and then solidified the Seminole victory with her first career hat trick as she scored her third goal of the game in the 61st minute of play. Erika Sutton and Sanna Talonen registered their first goal as a Seminole in the win.

"I was glad to be able to score and help my team," explained Yamaguchi. "I had some good chances to score some goals today and was fortunate enough that I had a few go in the net. I would like to thank my teammates for giving me the chance to score. We played really well with each other today."

Looking to avenge its season opening loss to Portland just two days ago, Florida State came out of the gates with four first half goals including two by Yamaguchi. The four goals were the most since tallying four last year against Jacksonville in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. For the second straight game, the Seminoles were accurate with their shots as seven of the 14 total shots taken went on goal including five of 10 shots recorded in the first half.

Florida State got on the board first with a goal by Yamaguchi at 10:46 in the first half. The Seminoles received a throw-in deep in Matador territory which started the scoring play for FSU. Freshman Amanda DaCosta took the throw and found Talonen in the corner. Talonen gave the ball back to DaCosta who sent a pass inside the box where Yamaguchi punched it over the out stretched arms of CSUN keeper Kellie Drenner for her first goal of the season and an early 1-0 lead.

"We came out strong today," said DaCosta. "I really started working much better with Mami then I have in previous practices as well as in our last game against Portland. We are finally getting used to each other and it paid off today. Overall, it was a good solid performance. The second half was a little questionable for us, but in the end we still got the results we wanted."

The Seminoles would increase their lead to 2-0 thanks to an own goal in the 15th minute. Sophomore Becky Edwards sent a beautiful ball into the box where Sarah Wagenfuhr had position for a would be header shot. But a Cal State Northridge defender got to the ball first heading the pass into the back of its own net.

Yamaguchi would add her second goal of the half on a header shot from five yards out. Edwards, FSU's assist leader in 2006, would register her first assist of the season as she sent another great ball into the box from about 35 yards out finding Yamaguchi to push the Seminole lead to 3-0.

In the 37th minute, Erika Sutton gave the Seminoles a 4-0 lead on her first goal of the season. Yamaguchi found a cutting Sutton streaking into the box from the left side. Sutton made a quick misdirection move and blasted a shot with her left foot into the upper right corner of the net from 16 yards out for the goal. The assist was the second in as many games for Yamaguchi.

"Mami played a great ball," said Sutton. "I cut back and took it with my left foot. I think the goalkeeper thought I would take it (the shot) with my right. I was very excited to get that first goal as a Seminole."

Less than five minutes later, Florida State looked to add to its lead but a header shot by Rachel Brown off a corner kick by Yamaguchi went high.

Cal State Northridge had its share of scoring chances in the first half as the Matadors recorded five shots, two of which were on goal. Both shots on goal were saved by freshman goalkeeper Erin McNulty.

The Matadors came out of the locker room with a burst of energy controlling the offensive flow for the first 10 minutes of the second half. It paid off as Cal State Northridge cut into the lead with a goal off the foot of Salma Tarik. Nalena Betancourt was credited with the assist on the play. The goal was the first of the season for Northridge.

The career day would continue for Yamaguchi as she tallied her first collegiate hat trick with goal number three of the afternoon at the 60:38 mark in the second half. Yamaguchi had the ball on the left wing and was immediately fouled by a Matador defender as she made a move to the inside. The Tokyo, Japan native took the free kick from about 22 yards out and bent it into the upper left corner of the net for the goal.

With the score at 5-1, Kate Milstead made her first appearance in net for the Seminoles replacing McNulty in the 66th minute of action.

Freshman Sanna Talonen capped the Florida State scoring with her first collegiate goal in the 77th minute. Talonen got behind the CSUN defense after a bad clear by the Matadors and one timed a shot into the left side of the net from 18 yards out for a 6-1 lead.

The Seminoles out shot the Matadors 14-8, while maintaining a 5-0 corner kick advantage. McNulty finished the game with two saves both coming in the first half.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               65  0   0  0  0                
D    5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            90  0   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  0   0  0  0                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi             74  6   3  3  1        1       
D   12 Libby Gianeskis            90  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             80  0   0  0  1                
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven         59  2   0  0  0                
MF  16 Holly Peltzer              35  0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              61  0   0  0  1                
MF  23 Rachel Brown               57  1   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              67  2   1  1  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     4 Annie Stalzer              14  0   0  0  0                
     6 Erika Sutton               45  2   2  1  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             64  0   0  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            29  1   0  0  0                
    17 Casey Lademann             17  0   0  0  0                
    20 Kate Milstead              25  0   0  0  0                
    22 Margo McAuley              10  0   0  0  0                
    24 Victoria Damren            10  0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                  9  0   0  0  0                
       Team                           0   1  1  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 14   7  6  3        1       
       Opp                        90  8   3  1  1                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                65:05  1    2  1       
Kate Milstead               24:55  0    0          
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  1    2  1       
Opp                         90:00  6    1    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  10:46 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi            Amanda DaCosta            failed clearance                                                           
  2.  14:08 FSU   Team                                               own goal                                                                   
  3.  26:54 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi            Becky Edwards             header from right cross                                                    
  4.  36:02 FSU  Erika Sutton              Mami Yamaguchi            upper left                                                                 
  5.  52:31 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  header into lower right corner                                             
  6.  60:38 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi                                      free kick                                                                  
  7.  76:04 FSU  Sanna Talonen                                       left side                                                                  


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
4
2
6
CAL ST-NORTHRIDGE
0
1
1

FLORIDA STATE 10, FRANCIS MARION 0
09/07/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Blanks Francis Marion 10-0 In Home Opener.

Erika Sutton and Sanna Talonen score a pair of goals in the Seminole victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 9 Florida State (2-1-0) moved its home unbeaten streak to 21 straight games with a 10-0 win over Francis Marion (1-1-1) in front of 1,109 fans at the Seminole Soccer Complex. Eight different Seminoles scored a goal in the home opener including Erika Sutton and Sanna Talonen who registered their first multi-goal game of their career.

The 10 goals scored Friday night marked the third time in school history that Florida State has reached double-digit goals, while it was the most goals scored at home since downing Jacksonville 11-0 back on September 13, 1995. FSU has now outscored its opponents 16-1 over the last two games. The Seminoles tallied back-to-back games of six or more goals for the first time since September of 2003 when the Garnet and Gold scored six against San Diego State and followed that with seven goals against Miami.

Sutton, who came into the game in the 24th minute, led all players with five points on two goals and one assist. She made an immediate impact scoring 20 seconds upon entering the game at 23:55 in the first half. The junior transfer from San Diego State took a pass from Becky Edwards and bent a long ball with her left foot in the upper left corner of the net to give the Seminoles a commanding 4-0 lead.

Less than 10 minutes later, Sutton was at it again scoring on a cross off a double assist by Mami Yamaguchi and Marissa Kazbour to give the Seminoles a 5-0 first half advantage.

Freshman Amanda DaCosta got things started in the 17th minute blasting a shot from 18 yards out for her first collegiate goal to give the Seminoles an early 1-0 lead. Junior captain Sarah Wagenfuhr was credited with the assist as she found DaCosta charging in from the top of the box.

In a span of one minute and 31 seconds, Florida State increased its lead to 4-0 on goals by Talonen, Yamaguchi and Sutton.

Talonen scored the first of her two goals on Friday night finding the back of the net from 15 yards out. Schmidt and DaCosta assisted on the play, but it was the no look, behind the back pass from DaCosta that set up Talonen's goal.

Yamaguchi added her team-high fourth goal of the season off an assist from Wagenfuhr. The Tokyo, Japan native beat the Patriots keeper with a cross from the right side.

With the score 5-0 at the start of the second half, Florida State quickly added to its lead taking the opening kick-off and scoring just 18 seconds in. DaCosta took the ball down the right side of the pitch and pushed the ball back to the top of the box where Wagenfuhr finished it off scoring from just under the crossbar. The assist by DaCosta was her second of the game and fourth point of the evening.

It was just the second career goal for Wagenfuhr and her first since scoring against Wake Forest on October 21, 2005. Wagenfuhr finished the game with a career-high four points and two assists.

Talonen collected her second goal of the evening and third of the season putting away a beautiful cross by Yamaguchi. Yamaguchi made a nice move into the box and sent a cross that beat the Patriots goalkeeper giving Talonen a wide open look at the goal.

In the 67th minute, Kirsten van den Ven got in on the scoring heading in a corner kick by Sutton. It was the first goal of the season for van de Ven and first assist for Sutton.

Freshman Rachel Lim got her first collegiate goal in the 69th minute as she put away a nice pass from Schmidt at the top of the box. The assist for Schmidt was her second of the game, establishing a new career-high.

Annie Stalzer closed out the scoring for the Seminoles with her second career goal and first of the season at the 84:48 mark. Stalzer and freshman Margo McAuley played a little give and go from 15 yards out as Stalzer finished the play finding the lower left corner of the net for the goal.

Florida State finished the game with a 30-2 shot advantage, posting 15 shots in each half. The Seminoles held a 5-0 corner kick advantage in the game.

Erin McNulty and Kate Milstead contributed on the team shutout, the first of the season for the Seminoles. McNulty made her third consecutive start in goal and made two saves in over 56 minutes of action. Milstead did not face a shot tallying 33:39 in net.

Francis Marion played a pair of keepers in Jacque Sutphin and Emily Brandenburg. Sutphin started for the Patriots and made six saves, while Brandenburg collected two saves in 23:11 of action.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               56  0   0  0  0                
D    5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            90  1   1  1  2                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             68  2   1  0  2                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi             54  5   3  1  2                
D   12 Libby Gianeskis            90  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             58  1   1  1  2        1       
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven         67  4   1  1  0                
MF  16 Holly Peltzer              24  0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              64  0   0  0  1                
MF  23 Rachel Brown               68  3   1  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              37  3   3  2  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     4 Annie Stalzer              36  3   2  1  0                
     6 Erika Sutton               66  2   2  2  1                
     8 Lauren Switzer             40  0   0  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            38  2   1  0  1                
    17 Casey Lademann             20  1   0  0  0                
    20 Kate Milstead              34  0   0  0  0                
    22 Margo McAuley              22  0   0  0  1                
    24 Victoria Damren            32  2   1  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 26  1   1  1  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 30  18 10 12        1       
       Opp                        90  2   2  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                56:21  0    2  1       
Kate Milstead               33:39  0    0          
Team                         0:00  0    0         1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    2  1      1
Opp                         90:00 10    8    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  16:12 FSU  Amanda DaCosta            Sarah Wagenfuhr           upper left                                                                 
  2.  22:24 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Amanda DaCosta                                                                                       
                                           Katrin Schmidt
  3.  23:20 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi            Sarah Wagenfuhr           cross into lower left corner                                               
  4.  23:55 FSU  Erika Sutton              Becky Edwards                                                                                        
  5.  33:27 FSU  Erika Sutton              Mami Yamaguchi                                                                                       
                                           Marissa Kazbour
  6.  45:18 FSU  Sarah Wagenfuhr           Amanda DaCosta            shot from top box justunder cross bar                                      
  7.  53:23 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Mami Yamaguchi            beats goalie put away after cross                                          
  8.  66:43 FSU  Kirsten van de Ven        Erika Sutton              header off corner                                                          
  9.  68:08 FSU  Rachel Lim                Katrin Schmidt            put away after pass to top box                                             
 10.  84:48 FSU  Annie Stalzer             Margo McAuley             give and go blast lower left                                               


  1 2 Total
FRANCIS MARION
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
5
5
10

FLORIDA 2, FLORIDA STATE 1
09/09/2007, GAINESVILLE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida Tallies Late Goal Tops Florida State 2-1.

Junior Mami Yamaguchi scores her team leading fifth goal in the loss.

GAINESVILLE, FL - No. 14 Florida (3-1-0) broke a 1-1 tie with a goal by KeLeigh Hudson in the 84th minute as the Gators snapped a two game losing streak to No. 9 Florida State (2-2-0) with a 2-1 victory over the Seminoles Sunday afternoon at James G. Pressly Stadium. Junior Mami Yamaguchi scored the equalizer for the Seminoles in the 62nd minute, good for her team leading fifth goal of the season. But it wasn't enough as the Gators defeated the Seminoles in Gainesville for the first time since taking a 2-0 decision on September 5, 2003.

Yamaguchi led all FSU players with four shots on Sunday afternoon. Her goal at 61:19 in the second half was her fifth of the season. She is just one shy of tying last year's goal output of six. The Tokyo, Japan native has now scored a goal in three straight games as she capped off a great week for the Seminoles with five goals and three assists.

"It was a good game," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "Both team fought hard and both teams had their chances to win the game; credit Florida for finding a way to win. We knew that the Gators were a very worthy opponent coming in to today's game. They have a lot of experienced kids and it's a good team. I am quite happy with our group still the same. We had five freshmen playing a lot of minutes, but what I know is that our learning curve is good. We are going to be a whole lot better by the end of the season. We are going to keep working and growing and learning our lessons along the way."

FSU goalkeeper Erin McNulty was solid in net for the Seminoles as she made a career-high seven saves in just her fourth career start.

The Gators outshot FSU 16-11 in the game including a 10-5 advantage in the second half. Both teams took five corner kicks in the game.

"It was a good game. Both team fought hard and both teams had their chances to win the game. And credit Florida for finding a way to win. We knew that the Gators were a very worthy opponent coming in to today's game. They have a lot of experienced kids and it's a good team. I am quite happy with our group still the same. We had five freshmen playing awful lot of minutes, but what I know is that our learning curve is good. We are going to be a whole lot better by the end of the season. We are going to keep working and growing and learning our lessons along the way.

"This is a game you always want to win, especially against your rival, but unfortunately we couldn't pull it out today," explained Kirsten van de Ven. "We started a little sloppy, but picked it up a little in the second half."

Florida State nearly countered with a goal in the fourth minute of action as Kirsten van de Ven created a Gator turnover at midfield. Van de Ven found Amanda DaCosta as she flew past the center of the UF defense and directed a shot just wide of the left post.

The Gators quickly countered on the very next position as Stacy Bishop sent Florida's first shot on goal which was easily handled by freshman keeper Erin McNulty.

Florida got on the board first with a goal in the 15th minute off a header shot from five yards out by Ashley Harris. Harris found a crossing pass from the right side of the pitch by Shana Hudson and went to the upper left corner for her third goal of the season. Ashlee Elliott was also credited with an assist on the play.

In the 28th minute, Yamaguchi took a quick kick from 26 yards out and went high over the crossbar for her first shot of the afternoon.

Florida State was called for a questionable foul just outside the box at the 30:10 mark in the first half. Katrin Schmidt and UF's Ashley Harris got tangled up setting up a free kick for the Gators from 19 yards out. But the call would go unharmed as the kick went off the Seminole wall.

Both teams tallied six shots at the end of the first half with Yamaguchi leading the way for the Seminoles with three. FSU held the corner kick advantage at 3-2.

Florida State came out of the locker room and quickly put the offensive pressure on the Gators with two shots in the first five minutes. The best opportunity for the Seminoles came on a free kick in the 48th minute. Becky Edwards sent a kick into the box where DaCosta was there to redirect a header shot towards the net. Gator keeper Katie Fraine misjudged the ball and Sarah Wagenfuhr was there ripping a shot that deflected off a Florida defender.

"During the first half, we weren't ourselves," said van de Ven. "We thought we could have played at a higher level and we did a little bit more in the second half. But we didn't press enough to get more goals. I give credit to the Gators."

Sanna Talonen got a great scoring in the 56th minute as van de Ven sent a through ball into the box where Talonen was streaking towards the net from the left side. The freshman from Tampere, Finland one-timed a shot that went just wide of the left post.

The Seminoles evened the score at one in the 62nd minute. FSU was awarded a free kick on the right side of the pitch from about 22 yards out. Yamaguchi took the kick and bent a shot into the upper right corner for her team-leading fifth goal of the season.

"We felt at halftime that we had enough chances in the first half that we probably could have scored a goal," added Krikorian. "We also knew that if we kept pressing that our chances were going to come and then Mami struck a great set piece. But again I thought our intensity was good and our focus was good."

Harris gave Florida its best scoring chance of the second half in the 69th minute as she fired a cross from the right side where McNulty made a diving save. The Gators' Elliott got to the loose ball and directed the ball on goal but McNulty was there again with another tremendous save to keep the score tied at one.

The Gators opened up their offensive attack with three good looks in a span of two minutes. Megan Kerns and KeLeigh Hudson registered a shot on goal as both balls were saved cleanly by McNulty. Karly Findorff nearly gave the Gators the lead for the second time in the game but her header shot went off the crossbar and was cleared out of harms way by the Seminole defense.

Florida regained the lead for good in the 84th minute on Hudson's second goal of the season. Shelley Lyle and Findorff picked up the assist on the play. Hudson, streaking down the left side of the pitch, found the lower right corner of the net for the game-winner.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            90  2   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  1   0  0  0                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi             90  4   1  1  0                
D   12 Libby Gianeskis            90  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             90  1   0  0  0                
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven         90  0   0  0  0                
MF  16 Holly Peltzer              38  0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  1   0  0  0                
MF  23 Rachel Brown               80  0   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              67  1   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     6 Erika Sutton               63  1   1  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            23  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 11   2  1  0                
       Opp                        90 16   9  2  4        1       

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  2    7    1     
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  2    7    1     
Opp                         90:00  1    1  1       
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  15:18 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  header                                                                     
                                           Opponent
  2.  61:18 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi                                      off free kick                                                              
  3.  83:53 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                                                                                             
                                           Opponent


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
1
FLORIDA
1
1
2

FLORIDA STATE 8, TROY 0
09/12/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Blanks Troy 8-0.

Mami Yamaguchi registers her second hat trick of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 12 Florida State (3-2-0) posted its second consecutive shutout at home downing the Troy Trojans (2-3-0) 8-0 on Wednesday night at the Seminole Soccer Complex. The win pushed FSU's home unbeaten streak to 22 straight games (20-0-2). Seven of the eight goals came in the first half including three from junior forward Mami Yamaguchi. Sanna Talonen and Becky Edwards each recorded two goals in the win.

The seven goals in the first stanza broke the school record for goals scored in the first half eclipsing the previous record of six set twice before, but most recently in 2003 against the Miami Hurricanes.

"The group from Troy came in here, they worked hard and they fought," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "They presented some different challenges for us. We learned something about our team tonight which is the goal for us this time of year."

Yamaguchi netted three goals in a span of 13 minutes in the first half for her second hat trick of the season. The Tokyo, Japan native became just the third Seminole in school history to tally two career hat tricks joining Leah Gallegos and Alex Osorio. Yamaguchi's two hat tricks in 2007 also mark the second time in the 13 years of women's soccer that a Florida State team recorded multiple three goal games in one season.

"It was great that we scored," said Yamaguchi. "I was very comfortable out there this evening. I am really looking forward to our next game against Auburn. I am just very excited to be out there playing with my teammates."

"Mami has been fantastic all season long," added Krikorian. "She is playing at an elite level and she is showing her class. She has been quite good for us so far this season."

The Seminoles also made a few position changes before the start of tonight's game moving Sarah Wagenfuhr into the middle along with sophomore Becky Edwards. Lauren Switzer and Erika Sutton made their first start of the season with Switzer starting in the back. She was the only Seminole to play all 90 minutes.

"This time of year we are trying to find the right formula," explained Krikorian. "We are going to continue to look and search and see what is going to make sense for us going forward. We took a look at Wags in the midfield today, Saturday we may look at another combination."

"I like playing the back," said Switzer. "It is a position I have played in the past and am very familiar with. Tonight's game continued to help us get used to each other, to get a good feel for the pace of the game."

It took the Seminoles just 2:52 to tally the games first goal of the evening. Katrin Schmidt started the play sending a pass to freshman Amanda DaCosta down the left hand side of the pitch. DaCosta slipped a pass into Talonen in the middle of the box, who fired a shot off the post. Talonen was right there for the rebound putting the ball into the back of the net for her fourth goal of the season.

Less than two minutes later, Yamaguchi scored the first of her three goals against Troy off a header pass from senior Kirsten van de Ven. Van de Ven sent the ball on goal and Yamaguchi found the right side of the net on a diving header.

Talonen was at it again in the 15th minute scoring her second goal of the evening off an assist from DaCosta. The Trojans turned the ball over on a failed clear inside their box and the Seminoles made them pay for it. DaCosta collected the loose ball and found Talonen, who one-timed a cross from 10 yards out. The goal was Talonen's second two-goal game of the season.

Yamaguchi registered the next two goals in the 16th and 18th minute, one unassisted, and the other off a long pass from junior captain Sarah Wagenfuhr. Wagenfuhr sent a long pass from 35 yards out into the box where Yamaguchi was there to finish the play off with yet another goal off a header. The goal was her team leading eighth of the season. In just five games this season, Yamaguchi has now tied her total career goal output from her freshman and sophomore seasons combined. She tallied two goals in her first season at Florida State and six last year.

Sophomore Becky Edwards, who got the start at midfield for the first time this season, countered with her first goal of the season in the 31st minute. Edwards sent what looked like a cross into the box, but the ball went untouched and found the back of the net from about 35 yards out much to the surprise of Trojan goalkeeper Karla Smith.

Marissa Kazbour closed out the scoring for the Seminoles in the first half tallying her first collegiate goal off an assist from Annie Stalzer. Stalzer beat a Trojan defender down the right hand side of the pitch and working the endline, found Kazbour wide open inside the box. The freshman midfielder from Valrico, Fla., stretched out to stop the pass from Stalzer, gathered herself and fired a shot into the left side from 12 yards out.

The Seminoles kept the Trojans off the scoreboard in more ways than one in the first half holding Troy without a shot through the first 45 minutes of action. FSU went into the locker room with a 16-0 shots advantage.

FSU added another goal late in the second half as Edwards scored off a corner for her first multi-goal game of her career. Stalzer, who took the corner, was credited with her second assist of the evening.

"It was definitely a good experience, something new here (at Florida State)," said Edwards. "The first goal was a little lucky. I was trying to get a good cross and ended up finding the back of the goal. But I feel we need to continue working on the final third of our offense. The second goal was just a good ball from Annie. I was in the right place with no one marking me."

Erin McNulty made her fifth start of the season in goal for the Seminoles and played the entire first half. Sophomore Kate Milstead entered at the start of the second half playing the entire 45 minutes making one save.

Smith made two saves for the Trojans, while Kate Heilich had the lone shot on goal.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               45  0   0  0  0                
D    5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            45  0   0  0  1                
MF   6 Erika Sutton               15  0   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             32  0   0  0  0                
MF   8 Lauren Switzer             90  0   0  0  0                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi             18  4   3  3  0                
D   12 Libby Gianeskis            20  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             32  1   0  0  1                
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven         26  2   1  0  1                
D   19 Becky Edwards              77  3   3  2  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              18  4   2  2  0        1       
       ---Substitutes---
     4 Annie Stalzer              72  3   0  0  2                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            75  1   1  1  1                
    16 Holly Peltzer              72  1   0  0  0                
    17 Casey Lademann             58  1   1  0  0                
    20 Kate Milstead              45  0   0  0  0                
    22 Margo McAuley              58  0   0  0  0                
    23 Rachel Brown               70  1   0  0  0                
    24 Victoria Damren            58  0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 64  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 21  11  8  6        1       
       Opp                        90  2   1  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                45:00  0    0  1       
Kate Milstead               45:00  0    1          
Team                         0:00  0    0         1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    1  1      1
Opp                         90:00  8    2    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   2:52 FSU  Sanna Talonen                                       rebound off post                                                           
  2.   4:38 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi            Kirsten van de Ven        header right side                                                          
  3.  14:02 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Amanda DaCosta            cross from left side                                                       
  4.  15:16 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi                                      goal off deflection in box                                                 
  5.  17:33 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi            Sarah Wagenfuhr           header shot top off long pass                                              
  6.  30:32 FSU  Becky Edwards             Marissa Kazbour           lower left                                                                 
  7.  34:10 FSU  Marissa Kazbour           Annie Stalzer             left side                                                                  
  8.  79:16 FSU  Becky Edwards             Annie Stalzer             header off corner                                                          


  1 2 Total
TROY
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
7
1
8

FLORIDA STATE 3, AUBURN 0
09/15/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Shuts Out Auburn 3-0.

Mami Yamaguchi and Erika Sutton each register a goal and an assist in the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 12 Florida State (4-2-0) posted its third consecutive shutout at home with a 3-0 victory over the Auburn Tigers (2-2-1) Saturday evening in front of 1,003 fans at the Seminole Soccer Complex. With the win, the Seminoles ran their home unbeaten streak to 23 games (21-0-2) and have now outscored their opponents 21-0 through the first three games at home this year. Mami Yamaguchi and Erika Sutton each tallied a goal and an assist in the win, while Erin McNulty recorded her first collegiate shutout.

"I thought it was a very solid defending performance from start to end," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "We limited their opportunities in our end. It was pretty good performance for a young team against a worthy opponent in Auburn."

The Seminoles converted on a Tiger turnover deep in the zone in the ninth minute to take an early 1-0 lead. Sutton sent a cross into the box where Yamaguchi was there to place a header shot from close range into the lower left side just beating Auburn goalkeeper Allison Whitworth with a diving attempt. The goal was Yamaguchi's team leading ninth of the season. Freshman Sanna Talonen was also credited with an assist on the play, her second of the season.

"My goal tonight was to work hard the whole time," said Sutton. "I was trying to set people up especially our forwards to try and finish some goals. Mami made those runs tonight which made it easier to find her."

Florida State made it 2-0 in the 40th minute as Marissa Kazbour tallied her second goal of the season. The freshman from Valrico, Fla., gathered a deflection off the Tiger defense on the left side of the box and fired a cross into the lower right side to give the Seminoles a two goal lead right before halftime.

The Garnet and Gold controlled the offensive flow of the game in the first 45 minutes taking eight shots with six going on goal. The Seminole defensive unit of Katrin Schmidt, Lauren Switzer, Libby Gianeskis and Becky Edwards frustrated the Tigers holding them without a shot in the first half. Auburn would finally tally its first shot of the game in the 54th minute when Becca Howell slipped in behind the Seminole defense and ripped a shot that went wide of the net.

"We did a really good job in moving the ball tonight," said Gianeskis. "We were really connecting in the final third and I think that really gave us the flow to keep the ball in our possession."

Auburn got a great scoring opportunity in the 60th minute but couldn't convert on a loose ball inside the Florida State box. The ball seemed to carom around until the Tigers' Kara Kasten was able to get a good look but her shot was blocked by Sarah Wagenfuhr and played out by the Seminole defense.

In the 63rd minute, Katrin Schmidt was fouled outside the box as she attempted a move down the left side of the pitch. Yamaguchi took the free kick from about eight yards out and bent a nice ball toward the far post where Sutton came charging in with a well placed header into the upper right corner for a 3-0 Florida State advantage.

"I knew Mami was going to bend a perfect ball back post, so I ran back post and it came my way," explain Sutton. "I nudged it into the back of the net."

Yamaguchi and Sutton lead all players with four shots a piece. The Seminoles finished the game out shooting the Tigers 17-5, while maintaining the advantage in corner kicks at 6-0.

"We know Auburn is a good team," added Krikorian. "Our defending was good, our attack was good. We had a lot of variety in our attack and were able to create a lot of dangerous situations in that we scored three goals. But, overall I would say it was a pretty good performance."

McNulty played all 90 minutes in posting her first shutout of the season. On the other side, Whitworth made six saves for the Tigers in the loss.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
MF   5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            90  0   0  0  0                
MF   6 Erika Sutton               58  4   2  1  1                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  0   0  0  0                
D    8 Lauren Switzer             90  1   1  0  0                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi             90  4   2  1  1        1       
D   12 Libby Gianeskis            79  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             52  1   0  0  0                
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven         90  2   1  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  1   1  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              79  2   1  0  1                
       ---Substitutes---
    10 Marissa Kazbour            38  2   2  1  0                
    16 Holly Peltzer              44  0   0  0  0                
    23 Rachel Brown               11  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 17  10  3  3        1       
       Opp                        90  5   1  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  0    0  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    0  1      1
Opp                         90:00  3    6    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   8:39 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi            Erika Sutton              header after cross into box                                                
                                           Sanna Talonen
  2.  39:44 FSU  Marissa Kazbour                                     off deflection cross into lower right side                                 
  3.  62:10 FSU  Erika Sutton              Mami Yamaguchi            header off free kick                                                       


  1 2 Total
AUBURN
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
2
1
3

FLORIDA STATE 7, NORTH FLORIDA 0
09/18/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Tallies Third Straight Victory, Downs North Florida 7-0.

Junior Mami Yamaguchi nets her third hat trick of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 11 Florida State (5-2-0) got three goals from Mami Yamaguchi while the Seminole defense posted its fourth straight shutout at home en route to a 7-0 victory over North Florida (1-5-1) Tuesday evening at the Seminole Soccer Complex. With the win, the Seminoles pushed their home unbeaten streak to 24 games (22-0-2) while FSU has now outscored the opposition 28-0 through the first four games at home this year.

Yamaguchi set the school record for the most hat tricks ever recorded by a Seminole student-athlete with her third of the season. The Tokyo, Japan native has now pushed her season totals to a team-high 12 goals and 29 points. Her 29 points surpasses her career total of 28 compiled in her first two seasons wearing the Garnet and Gold. Yamaguchi has now registered a point in all seven games this season.

"I have to give credit to my teammates, they are always giving me a lot of good chances," said Yamaguchi. "Except for the free kicks, my teammates are finding me and giving me the opportunity to score."

"We know that Mami is an unbelievable player," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "When you have chances, elite players finish those chances. She has done a very good job of being opportunistic and putting herself in situations to finish those goals and tonight was another good example of that."

The first half of play was once again dominated by the Florida State offense as the Seminoles outshot the Ospreys 17-0 Tuesday night. It marked the third consecutive game that the Seminole defense has held the opposition without a shot in the first half of play.

"Our defense was pretty solid," added Krikorian. "We are limiting the opponents chances and need to keep doing that from here on out."

The game started in record fashion as it took FSU just 26 seconds to score the first goal of the evening. Freshman Sanna Talonen scored her sixth goal of the season on a header off a crossbar rebound. Kirsten van de Ven started the play as she fired a header shot off the crossbar. The ball went right to Talonen who finished with a header of her own. The goal was the quickest scored in the first half in FSU history surpassing the previous record of 41 seconds set by Erin Grimsley in 1997.

Yamaguchi would tally the next three goals with two coming in the first half to give the Seminoles a 3-0 advantage at the half. The first goal came off a corner kick, one of 10 in the game for the Seminoles. Yamaguchi sent a nice bending shot into the far post in the 20th minute.

With less than four minutes in the half, Talonen took the ball down left side of the pitch off a North Florida turnover and sent a nice pass to Yamaguchi who one-timed a shot past the diving UNF goalkeeper into the lower right corner from eight yards outs.

In the 51st minute, Yamaguchi would notch her third goal of the evening curling a free kick into the upper right corner from 22 yards out. Junior Katrin Schmidt was fouled on the play setting up the free kick goal by Yamaguchi.

Florida State would tack on three late goals in a span of less than three minutes to give the Seminoles the 7-0 victory. Freshman Rachel Lim started the scoring with her second goal of the season off an assist from sophomore Annie Stalzer.

Just over one minute later, freshman Casey Lademann connected on her first collegiate goal one-timing a pass from Lim into the back of the net from 11 yards out.

"I was on the outside and saw the play develop," said Lademann. "When Rachel ran and got the ball I was hoping she was going to pick her head up and see me right there. At first I wasn't sure where it was going on my body. It was too low for my knees so I kind of put a foot behind it and got the goal."

Stalzer rounded out the scoring in the 81st minute as she slammed a shot in from 19 yards out. The ball went into the upper left side right between the outstretched hands of Osprey keeper Rachael Howard. It was Stalzer's second goal of the season.

"This win definitely gives us a lot of confidence, but we all feel we can perform at a much higher level," explain Lademann. "It wasn't our best performance tonight but we always have things to improve on and I think we will be ready for UCF on Saturday."

The Seminoles finished the game out shooting UNF 28-3, while maintaining the corner kick advantage at 10-3.

Erin McNulty and Kate Milstead combined for the team shutout as the two each played 45 minutes in net for Florida State.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               45  0   0  0  0                
MF   5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            72  0   0  0  0                
MF   6 Erika Sutton               51  1   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             72  1   1  0  0                
D    8 Lauren Switzer             90  0   0  0  0                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi             72  7   4  3  0                
D   12 Libby Gianeskis            90  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             56  2   0  0  0                
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven         39  5   1  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  1   1  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              72  4   2  1  1        1       
       ---Substitutes---
     4 Annie Stalzer              18  2   1  1  1                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            42  0   0  0  0                
    16 Holly Peltzer              57  3   0  0  0                
    17 Casey Lademann             18  1   1  1  0                
    20 Kate Milstead              45  0   0  0  0                
    22 Margo McAuley              18  0   0  0  0                
    24 Victoria Damren            18  0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 24  1   1  1  1                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 28  12  7  3        1       
       Opp                        90  3   0  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                45:00  0    0  1       
Kate Milstead               45:00  0    0          
Team                         0:00                 1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    0  1      1
Opp                         90:00  7    5    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   0:26 FSU  Sanna Talonen                                       header off crossbar rebound                                                
  2.  19:32 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi                                      goal off corner                                                            
  3.  40:14 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi            Sanna Talonen             lower right corner                                                         
  4.  50:36 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi                                      off free kick upper right                                                  
  5.  77:31 FSU  Rachel Lim                Annie Stalzer                                                                                        
  6.  78:32 FSU  Casey Lademann            Rachel Lim                                                                                           
  7.  80:23 FSU  Annie Stalzer                                       right between goalkeeper hands                                             


  1 2 Total
NORTH FLORIDA
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
3
4
7

FLORIDA STATE 3, CENTRAL FLORIDA 3
09/22/2007, ORLANDO, FL, 2 OT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Finishes With 3-3 Tie Against UCF In Women's Soccer.

Yamaguchi scores team leading 13th goal in tie game.

ORLANDO, FL - The Florida State University women's soccer team scored three goals in the first half and held on for a 3-3 tie in overtime with UCF at the UCF Soccer Complex Saturday night. Florida State, ranked No. 11 in the most recent NSCAA poll, held a 3-2 lead until the 87th minute when the Knights' Hanna Wilde tied the score on a shot from 20 yards out. The two teams then played two scoreless overtime periods and the match ended in a draw.

Florida State, which is unbeaten in its last four matches, is now 5-2-1. The Knights, who are unbeaten in five of their last six games, are now 4-2-2. The Seminoles outshot the Knights, 24-16, and held a 9-5 advantage in corner kicks.

Florida State's Mami Yamaguchi scored the first goal of the game to give the Seminoles a 1-0 lead in the 19th minute. The goal was her team leading and career-high 13th of the season. She now has 13 goals and five assists for a single-season career-high 31 points. Yamaguchi has now totaled at least one point in all eight of Florida State's game this year.

UCF tied the game less than three minutes later as Yvonne George tapped home a cross from teammate Nikki Moore to tie the game at 1-1. George received the ball on her foot and beat Seminole goalkeeper Erin McNulty for her second goal of the season.

Florida State then scored two consecutive goals to re-take the lead and up its advantage to 3-1. Sanna Talonen scored in the 25th minute on an assist from Erika Sutton to make the score 2-1. The Seminoles increased their lead to 3-1 less than one minute later on a goal by Kristen van de Ven. Talonen now has seven goals on the season while van de Ven has scored twice.

The Knights tied the game in the second half with two goals while their defense held the Seminoles scoreless over the second 45 minutes. Courtney Whidden closed the gap to 3-2 with a goal in the 58 minute and Hanna Wilde tied the game with less than four minutes remaining in regulation time.

Florida State's McNulty recorded five saves in the game while her counterpart - Jennifer Manis of UCF - was credited with seven saves.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty              110  0   0  0  0                
D    5 Sarah Wagenfuhr           110  0   0  0  0                
MF   6 Erika Sutton               98  2   0  0  1                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt            110  1   1  0  1                
MF   8 Lauren Switzer            110  0   0  0  0                
MF  11 Mami Yamaguchi            110  5   1  1  0                
D   12 Libby Gianeskis           110  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             96  3   1  0  0                
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven         93  6   2  1  0  1             
D   19 Becky Edwards             110  2   2  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              96  4   3  1  0                
       ---Substitutes---
    10 Marissa Kazbour            31  1   0  0  0                
    16 Holly Peltzer              26  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                       110 24  10  3  2  1             
       Opp                       110 16   9  3  2                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty               110:00  3    5      1   
Team                         0:00  0    1          
                          =========================
FSU                        110:00  3    6      1   
Opp                        110:00  3    7      1   
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  18:06 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi                                      tipped it in from a crowd in front of the net                              
  2.  21:02 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  cross with gk out of position                                              
  3.  24:40 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Erika Sutton              pass from corner, shot to top corner                                       
  4.  25:33 FSU  Kirsten van de Ven        Katrin Schmidt            pass in box                                                                
  5.  57:07 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  evaded defender and keeper, put into lower corner from top of the box      
  6.  86:50 Opp  Opponent                                            got by two defenders, shot into top right corner over keeper               


  1 2 OT O2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
3
0
0
0
3
CENTRAL FLORIDA
1
2
0
0
3

NORTH CAROLINA 2, FLORIDA STATE 1
09/27/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, OT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Drops Heartbreaker To UNC 2-1 In Overtime.

Kirsten van den Ven scores the lone Seminole goal in the loss.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - In a game that lasted three hours and 34 minutes featuring an overtime period and two weather delays covering an hour and 49 minutes, No. 6 North Carolina (7-2-0, 1-0-0) staged a come-from-behind, 2-1 overtime victory over No. 10 Florida State (5-3-1, 0-1-0) on Thursday evening at the Seminole Soccer Complex. UNC's Meghan Klingenberg scored the golden goal in the 95th minute to give the Tar Heels the win in the conference opener for both schools.

Florida State had its chances earlier in the first overtime but was unable to convert on three consecutive corner kick opportunities. In the 95th minute, North Carolina got two scoring chances converting on the second when Klingenberg collected a rebound and found the right corner of the net for the game-winner and her second goal of the season.

"That was a tough way to lose the game," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "I thought our kids played hard for the entire match and we gave ourselves a chance to win. But Carolina is a good team, they are resilient. They fought hard and found a way to get a result tonight. We battled them pretty well and if we are fortunate enough later in the season to see them again I think we would look forward to that opportunity."

The Seminoles had their first scoring chance of the game off their only corner kick of the half. Junior Mami Yamaguchi took the corner and sent a bender to the back post where Katrin Schmidt was able to get a header on the ball but the shot went high over the crossbar.

At 29:02, freshman keeper Erin McNulty made a great save tipping the ball over the crossbar following a header shot by Allie Long. Over four minutes later, McNulty had to make another great save this time off a blast of the foot of junior Yael Averbuch. Averbuch sent a rocket shot from 27 yards outs to the left side of the goal where McNulty made a diving save. The ball bounced away and was cleared safely by the Seminole defense.

With 17 minutes remaining in the first half, the game was postponed for 51 minutes due to threatening weather in the Tallahassee area.

The game resumed at 8:19 pm and over the final 17 minutes, North Carolina outshot Florida State 4-1 but the score remained tied at zero. The Tar Heels held an 8-2 shot advantage over the Seminoles, while maintaining a 6-1 corner kick lead at the half.

In the 47th minute, Florida State took a 1-0 lead on senior Kirsten van de Ven's third goal of the season. Yamaguchi sent a beautiful no look pass behind her back to van de Ven who dribbled to her right inside the 18. As van de Ven put a foot into the ball, a sliding UNC defender made contact at the same time causing the ball to float toward the direction of the goal. The ball took one bounce and spun into the upper right 90 of the goal.

Two minutes later play was suspended for the second time in the game as bad weather once again rolled through the Tallahassee area. After a 58 minute delay and the bad weather gone from harms way, both teams took the field for the completion of the game.

"We knew that Carolina was going to come out fast," explain van de Ven. "They are great athletes. But I think we did okay tonight. We really fought hard. It was great that we got the early lead in the second half but it was unfortunate that we had to stop play because of the weather. I don't think the weather affected us at all, I thought we came out pretty strong after the first delay."

Following an offside call by Florida State in the 57th minute, UNC quickly played the ball on the restart. Just seconds later, Casey Nogueira caught everyone off guard blasting a shot from about 30 yards out that deflected into the lower right corner for her team leading sixth goal of the season and 1-1 tie.

The second half was played evenly between the two squads but UNC once again had the lead in shots (9-5) and corners (5-4).

With the score tied at one following the first 90 minutes of action, FSU and UNC would head into overtime for the fifth time in the series and for the third time in the last four meetings.

The Seminoles controlled the early follow of play in the first few minutes of overtime receiving three corner kicks, but it was Klingenberg's goal at 94:58 that gave the Tar Heels the win.

McNulty had a solid game in net for the Seminoles as she made five saves. UNC's Ashlyn Harris played the entire game in goal for the Tar Heels making four saves on the evening. Yael Averbuch led all players with five shots including three shots on goal. The second largest crowd was on hand in the early going as 1,926 fans packed the stands of the Seminole Soccer Complex to witness a great battle between two top 10 nationally ranked teams.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               95  0   0  0  0                
MF   5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            95  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton               95  1   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             95  1   0  0  0                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour            80  1   1  0  0                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi             95  2   2  0  0                
D   12 Libby Gianeskis            95  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             95  0   0  0  0                
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven         95  1   1  1  0                
MF  16 Holly Peltzer              82  0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              95  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
    23 Rachel Brown                9  1   1  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 20  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        95  7   5  1  0                
       Opp                        95 19   7  2  0        1       

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                94:58  2    5    1     
                          =========================
FSU                         94:58  2    5    1     
Opp                         94:58  1    4  1       
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  46:35 FSU  Kirsten van de Ven                                  sliding deflection off defense                                             
  2.  56:54 Opp  Opponent                                            deflected into lower right                                                 
  3.  94:59 Opp  Opponent                                            misplay off cross into right corner                                        


  1 2 OT Total
NORTH CAROLINA
0
1
1
2
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
0
1

FLORIDA STATE 4, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 1
09/30/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Four Seminoles Score as FSU Downs NC State 4-1.

Freshman Rachel Lim nets the game-winner, her first of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 10 Florida State (6-3-1, 1-1-0 ACC) got a goal from four different Seminoles in a 4-1 victory over NC State (5-3-2, 0-2-0 ACC) on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in front of a crowd of 601 fans at the Seminole Soccer Complex. With the win, the Seminoles have now won seven in a row over NC State and are unbeaten in their last nine games (7-0-2). FSU has never lost to the Wolfpack at home posting an all-time record of 5-0-1.

For the first time this season, Florida State trailed in the first half at home when NC State's Lindsay Vera knocked in the game's first goal at the 1:27 mark. Jessica O'Rourke found Vera streaking down the right side of the pitch when Vera sent a cross from 16 yards out that beat a diving Erin McNulty to upper left corner for the goal. It was Vera's team leading sixth goal of the season.

"We started off slowly, but it was good to get our legs about us and start knocking the ball around and create some quality chances after NC State scored that goal so early in the game," said assistant coach Eric Bell. "It was good to get some goals by some different people today and Rachel Lim scored a fantastic goal before the end of the first half to give us the lead."

The Seminoles would finally crack the scoreboard in the 37th minute on a goal by Kirsten van de Ven, her fourth of the season. The play began as Rachel Lim found Katrin Schmidt on the left side of the field. Schmidt made a few moves to get to the middle before sending a cross to the far post where van de Ven one-timed a shot into the lower corner to tie the game at one. With that score, van de Ven had scored the last three Florida State goals.

"I thought I would play a hard ball to the far post which is always dangerous," explained Schmidt. "I kept it low to the ground and Vandy did a great job of getting to the ball and finishing it."

With less than six minutes remaining in the half, Florida State would grab the lead for good as Lim blasted a left-footer off the left post and into the goal for a 2-1 Seminole advantage. Van de Ven sent a long ball to Lim who stopped the pass with her right foot took a quick dribble to the inside and one timed a shot with her left foot that caromed off the left post and in the net.

"I was able to drag my player out wide," said Lim. "I tucked in behind the defender and Vandy saw me running in, she played the ball to me, I was able to control it and just hit it."

Although the Seminoles took a 2-1 lead into the locker room, it wasn't without some bad news as junior captain Sarah Wagenfuhr left the game with a right knee injury just over 10 minutes remaining in the first period. She would not return.

"We definitely were not sharp at the beginning of the game," said Schmidt. "Our focus was off and we realized that we had to step up our game after giving up that goal so early. I think we did a better job at the end of the first half and our play in the second half was much better."

Florida State built its lead to 3-1 when Mami Yamaguchi scored on a cross from 15 yards out that went just inside the left post. The goal was her team leading 14th of the season. The Tokyo, Japan native has now scored a point in all 10 games this season. Yamaguchi started the play as she played a little give and go with freshman midfielder Marissa Kazbour. Yamaguchi made a quick move to her right and was able to get a good shot off on goal as she fell to the ground. NC State goalkeeper Sydney Little made a diving attempt as the ball skimmed off her fingertips and into the net.

The Seminoles would solidify the victory with a goal off the foot of Amanda DaCosta, her second of the season, in the 85th minute. The freshman midfielder capitalized on a Wolfpack turnover, made a few nice moves and fired a shot into the lower right corner for the fourth Seminole goal of the afternoon.

"Getting two goals by the end of the half was really a confidence booster for us," added Lim. "I think after that we settled down and played much better in the second half as we were able to get two more goals."

Florida State outshot NC State 18-9 in the game, while maintaining the advantage in corner kicks at 6-4. Erin McNulty got her tenth start in goal for the Seminoles and played over 86 minutes before she was knocked out of the game after colliding with an NC State player on a Wolfpack corner. Sophomore transfer Kate Milstead played the remaining three minutes and seven seconds in goal for the Seminoles. McNulty finished the game with four saves.

A total of four yellow cards were issued Sunday afternoon including three by Florida State all in the final five minutes. FSU played a man down for the final three minutes and 24 seconds as van de Ven was issued back-to-back yellow cards and was ejected from the game.

The win for Florida State was its first come-from-behind victory of the season.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               87  0   0  0  0                
MF   5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            35  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton               90  2   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  2   0  0  1                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour            65  1   1  0  1                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi             86  5   3  1  0                
D   12 Libby Gianeskis            90  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             90  2   2  1  0                
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven         87  4   1  1  1  1  1          
MF  16 Holly Peltzer              47  0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  1   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     4 Annie Stalzer               4  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             23  0   0  0  0                
    17 Casey Lademann              7  0   0  0  0                
    20 Kate Milstead               3  0   0  0  0                
    23 Rachel Brown               55  0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 38  1   1  1  0        1       
       Team                                  0  0  1             
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 18   8  4  3  2  1  1       
       Opp                        90  9   5  1  0  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                86:53  1    4  1       
Kate Milstead                3:07  0    0          
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  1    4  1       
Opp                         90:00  4    4    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   1:27 Opp  Opponent                                            cross upper left 90                                                        
  2.  36:33 FSU  Kirsten van de Ven        Katrin Schmidt            pass at top of box one-time lower right                                    
  3.  39:34 FSU  Rachel Lim                Kirsten van de Ven        cross blast off left post                                                  
  4.  61:49 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi            Marissa Kazbour           one-timed from corss                                                       
  5.  84:19 FSU  Amanda DaCosta                                      off turnover just inside box lower right corner                            


  1 2 Total
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
1
0
1
FLORIDA STATE
2
2
4

FLORIDA STATE 1, VIRGINIA 1
10/04/2007, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, 2 OT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Battles Virginia To 1-1 Tie In Charlottesville.

Holly Peltzer tallies her second goal of the season in the draw against the Cavaliers.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - For the second straight year and for the third time in the series, No. 15 Florida State (6-3-2, 1-1-1) and No. 3 Virginia (7-1-2, 1-0-2) played to a draw with each team managing a goal apiece Thursday evening. The Seminoles took the early lead in the 18th minute on a goal by senior Holly Peltzer, while the Cavaliers scored the equalizer in the 53rd minute off the foot of Sarah Senty. The tie was the first for the Seminoles in Charlottesville snapping Virginia's six-game winning streak over FSU inside the friendly confines of Klockner Stadium.

The Seminoles were held to a season-low four shots with all of them coming in the first half. Virginia countered with 17 shots. The Cavaliers also held a 12-0 corner kick advantage marking the first time this season FSU was held without a corner kick attempt.

"It was a great result on the road for our team when you consider all the circumstances," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "At different times this evening we had six, seven freshmen on the field playing against a quality opponent like Virginia. I am thrilled that we were able to battle and hang in there and compete at the level that we did. Virginia is a very good team; they play beautiful soccer. Our kids fought to the very end. I can't ask any more from them. We were a little short handed tonight, but I thought our group responded in the fashion that we needed to."

The Seminoles were without the services of a pair of veteran players in senior Kirsten van de Ven and junior Sarah Wagenfuhr on Thursday. Van de Ven was serving a one-game suspension after receiving two yellow cards in the match against NC State last Sunday. She will be available for the Seminoles match against Virginia Tech on Sunday. Wagenfuhr did not make the trip with the team this weekend after suffering a right knee sprain in the first half of last weekend's match against the Wolfpack. Her status is listed as day-to-day.

"Coming out here we knew that there was a lot on the line especially with a couple of our players not available for tonight's game," said senior defender Libby Gianeskis. "But this team did a great job of stepping up tonight. We were a little slow to start, but we were patient in our defending and it paid off for us. We played well together, stepped up to the challenge and played really hard. Unfortunately, we didn't get the `W' but there is something to say for the hard work our team put out there tonight."

Virginia got the first good look of the game on the Cavaliers second corner in the first half. Jen Redmond took the corner and sent it short inside the box. The ball found its way to Shannon Foley who sent a shot on goal but it was blocked by the Seminole defense. Nikki Krzysik collected the rebound and quickly fired a shot but it was deflected away by freshman goalkeeper Erin McNulty.

In the 18th minute, the Seminoles cracked the scoreboard with a goal by senior midfielder Holly Peltzer. Peltzer took a pass from freshman Marissa Kazbour down the right side, made two quick moves to get past a pair of Cavalier defenders and sent a cross to the lower left corner from 10 yards out to give Florida State a 1-0 lead. The goal came on the first shot of the game for the Seminoles.

"I got a good ball down the middle and took my defender inside," said Peltzer. "I was looking for Mami across the goal mouth, but the defender over committed and I took it inside. The goalkeeper had already dove, so I took a shot and was able to find the back of the net."

The goal was only the third given up by the Cavaliers all season long and the first since giving up two in a 2-1 loss to Stanford back on September 7. The goal snapped Virginia's consecutive minutes without a goal at 783:55. It was also the first goal scored by the Seminoles against the Cavaliers in the last five games, a streak lasting over 428 minutes.

Just over five minutes later, Virginia countered with a shot by Caitlin Miskel but it was blocked off the body of Gianeskis. The Cavaliers would pile on two more shots with no avail. A header shot by Kelly Quinn went wide, while Julie Falk's shot from eight yards out went wide left.

With less than 10 minutes remaining in the first half, Florida State had another great scoring chance, once again by Peltzer. Junior Mami Yamaguchi sent a nice ball down the right side of the pitch to a streaking Peltzer. After two touches, the Lake Mary, Fla., native sent a shot on goal that was saved by Cavalier keeper Chantel Jones.

In the 39th minute, Virginia was called for a foul as Yamaguchi was tripped from behind from about 25 yards out. The Tokyo, Japan native took the kick and sent a bending ball to the left post but Jones made a fantastic diving save to keep the Florida State lead at 1-0.

The Cavaliers outshot the Seminoles 7-4 in the first half, while maintaining the advantage in corner kicks at 5-0.

Virginia came out of the lockerrom on the offensive controlling the flow of play through the first 15 minutes. The Cavaliers managed just one shot, but it was a big one as Sarah Senty tied the match at one on her first goal of the season. The junior defender had taken just seven shots all season but was able to get behind the Seminole defense with a few nice dribbles before firing a cross into the right side of the net to knot the match at one.

The Cavaliers held the Seminoles without a shot in the second half as Virginia outshot Florida State 6-0. Four of the six shots by UVa were taken in the final 10 minutes of play with three going on goal. Two of the three shots were blocked by the Seminole defense while McNulty saved the other sending the game into overtime.

Virginia had the first good scoring opportunity of the first overtime as a shot by Meghan Lenczyk was blocked by the Seminole defense and trickled out of bounds. On the ensuing Cavalier corner, Alli Fries sent a header shot off a Seminole defender for yet another corner. But the third corner would go unharmed. For the second straight period, the Seminoles were held without a shot while Virginia managed just two. Neither team was able to score sending the game into a second overtime period. It marked just the second time all season that the Seminoles played a second extra session.

The second overtime period was a duplicate of the first with two shots by the Cavaliers and no goals. After 110 minutes of play, the game ended in a tie with both teams earning a point in the ACC standings.

"We were ready for the game," continued Peltzer. "We fought hard and sometimes the result doesn't come out the way you want it to, but we all worked as a team and played really well. A tie is a great result for us tonight especially with it so early in league play."

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty              110  0   0  0  0                
MF   6 Erika Sutton              110  0   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt            110  1   1  0  0                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour            97  0   0  0  0                
MF  11 Mami Yamaguchi            110  1   1  0  0                
D   12 Libby Gianeskis           110  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta            100  0   0  0  0                
F   16 Holly Peltzer              96  2   2  1  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards             110  0   0  0  0                
D   23 Rachel Brown               96  0   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              65  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     4 Annie Stalzer              14  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             23  0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 50  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                       110  4   4  1  0                
       Opp                       110 17   4  1  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty               110:00  1    2      1   
Team                         0:00  0    1          
                          =========================
FSU                        110:00  1    3      1   
Opp                        110:00  1    3      1   
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  17:51 FSU  Holly Peltzer                                       far post                                                                   
  2.  52:39 Opp  Opponent                                            stole ball, far post                                                       


  1 2 OT O2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
1
0
0
0
1
VIRGINIA
0
1
0
0
1

FLORIDA STATE 1, VIRGINIA TECH 0
10/07/2007, BLACKSBURG, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Registers ACC Road Win, Downs Virginia Tech 1-0.

Junior Mami Yamaguchi scores the game-winner in the 75th minute to lead the Seminoles.

BLACKSBURG, VA - No. 15 Florid State (7-3-2, 2-1-1) recorded its second road win of the season with a 1-0 victory over Virginia Tech (4-5-2, 0-3-1) Sunday afternoon in Blacksburg at the Virginia Tech Soccer Complex. Junior Mami Yamaguchi, the nation's leading scorer, tallied the game-winner in the 75th minute off an assist from freshman Sanna Talonen to wrap-up a solid week for FSU that saw the Seminoles collect four points in the ACC standings (1-0-1).

It was the second win in as many tries for the Seminoles in Blacksburg, while Florida State ran its record to 5-0-0 all-time against the Hokies. Florida State shut out Virginia Tech for the fourth time in the series including both times on the Hokies home turf. FSU has now outscored VT 4-0 in two trips to the Virginia Tech Soccer Complex.

"I thought it was a very professional performance by both teams," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "We knew coming into this game that it was going to be a hard fought game. Virginia Tech is a tough, physical team and they battled hard today. They have definitely improved themselves from last year. They are going to beat some ACC teams this year. Overall, I am very satisfied with today's result. Again, I thought our defending was very good limiting their chances on goal."

After watching her consecutive point streak come to an end at 10 games following Thursday's contest at Virginia, Yamaguchi picked up where she left off scoring a goal in her ninth contest of the season. She now has 36 points on the season.

Florida State looked to score an early goal off the foot of senior Kirsten van de Ven but her shot caromed off the right post. Freshman Amanda DaCosta collected the rebound and fired a shot but it ricochet off the Hokie defense and cleared out of the zone by Virginia Tech.

In the 12th minute, van de Ven once again created a scoring chance for the Seminoles as she found a streaking Sanna Talonen down the middle of the field. Talonen's first touch went a little too far ahead of her allowing Hokie goalkeeper Ashley Owens to slide in and collect the loose ball.

Virginia Tech registered its first shot of the game in the 33rd minute. Owens took a goal kick and after a few bounces beyond the midfield line and a couple headers, freshman Marika Gray gathered the loose ball and fired a shot high and wide of the net.

Four minutes later, the Hokies' Robin Chidester fired a shot from the right side of the pitch from about 15 yards but FSU goalkeeper Erin McNulty was there for a diving save to keep the score tied at zero.

Florida State would get its final scoring chance of the first half in the 40th minute as a kick by Mami Yamaguchi went high over the crossbar. DaCosta began the scoring opportunity taking a long pass down the right side of the pitch. She made a nice cut towards the inside from the endline where she fed Rachel Lim. Lim then sent a pass to Yamaguchi who one-timed a shot high over the crossbar.

The Seminoles outshot the Hokies 7-4 in the first half, while both teams took one corner.

"Virginia Tech was definitely a great team," added sophomore Becky Edwards. "We definitely give them a lot of credit for their fight. I think we had our fair chances in the first half but unfortunately we missed. We kept fighting and were mentally tough in the back today."

The Seminoles got the first good scoring opportunity of the second half in the 50th minute. Yamaguchi sent a cross into the Hokie box from the right side where Holly Peltzer collected the ball off her body and sent a shot on goal which was deflected off a Virginia Tech defender.

Virginia Tech fired off a pair of shots in a span of 54 seconds. Julian Johnson's shot was saved by McNulty while Kelsey Billups sent a shot that just cleared the crossbar.

In the 64th minute, van de Ven sent a header shot on goal off a corner kick by Yamaguchi but the shot went high over the crossbar.

The Seminoles finally broke through with a goal in the 75th minute on a goal by Yamaguchi, the nation's leading scorer. The play started deep in the Seminole zone as Erika Sutton fed Lauren Switzer who found Sanna Talonen all by herself just beyond the midfield line. Talonen took advantage of the wide open space dribbling to the 18 where she sent a nice pass to Yamaguchi along the right side. The Tokyo, Japan native took one touch and fired a shot passed the diving Owens for a 1-0 advantage. The goal was Yamaguchi's team leading 15th of the season, while Talonen was credited with her fourth assist.

"I got a good ball from Sanna and knew that I had to score on that opportunity," added Yamaguchi. "It was great to finish the play with a goal."

"That goal was a nice combination through the midfield," explained Krikorian. "It was nice timing on the run. Sanna's ball was a good ball. Mami received it nicely and buried it."

FSU would get two more shots before the end of the contest from freshman Rachel Brown and Switzer, but both shots were saved by Owens.

Virginia Tech kept the offensive pressure on the Seminoles looking for the equalizer but FSU held strong keeping the Hokies off the scoreboard.

The Seminoles finished the contest out shooting the Hokies 15-12, while both teams took two corners. McNulty registered her first career ACC shutout making three saves in 90 minutes of action.

"This is a good result for us," added Krikorian. "We came in here hoping to leave Virginia with four to six points and we got four. Now we get to go back to Tallahassee and play on our own field in front of the home crowd and have some of the comforts of being at home."

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
MF   6 Erika Sutton               90  1   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  0   0  0  0                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour            47  0   0  0  0                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi             90  7   2  1  0        1       
D   12 Libby Gianeskis            90  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             85  2   1  0  0                
D   14 Kirsten van de Ven         90  2   0  0  0                
F   16 Holly Peltzer              70  1   1  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  0   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              59  0   0  0  1                
       ---Substitutes---
     4 Annie Stalzer              15  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             28  1   1  0  0                
    23 Rachel Brown               16  1   1  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 40  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 15   6  1  1        1       
       Opp                        90 12   3  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  0    3  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    3  1      1
Opp                         90:00  1    5    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  74:07 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi            Sanna Talonen                                                                                        


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
1
VIRGINIA TECH
0
0
0

FLORIDA STATE 2, MARYLAND 0
10/11/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Blanks Maryland 2-0.

Sanna Talonen, Becky Edwards tally a goal in the Seminole victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 15 Florida State (8-3-2, 3-1-1) registered its third straight win over Maryland (5-5-2, 0-4-0) Thursday night with a 2-0 shutout over the Terrapins at the Seminole Soccer Complex. Sanna Talonen and Becky Edwards each scored a goal as the Seminoles ran their ACC unbeaten streak to four games (3-0-1). The Seminole defense turned in another solid effort posting its second consecutive shutout, while blanking an opponent for the sixth time this season.

The Seminoles outshot the Terrapins 18-8 including 13-4 in the first half. FSU also held the corner kick advantage by a margin of 7-1 over the Terps.

"I thought our first half was very, very good," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "We had some nice passing plays, good movement off the ball and some nice combination plays. But credit to Maryland. They fought hard, were very well organized and hard to break down. It was good to score that first goal, to soften the game up for us. Overall, I thought our performance was very good tonight."

"I think we played pretty good soccer tonight," added Katrin Schmidt. "We did what we had to do tonight to get a very big win at home."

Florida State had its first solid scoring opportunity in the 21st minute as Erica Sutton sent a cross into the box from the right side of the pitch. Mami Yamaguchi was there with a header shot, but it was nicely saved by Terrapin keeper Yewande Balogun.

A little over nine minutes later, Talonen would get her first good look on goal on a nice pass from freshman Amanda DaCosta. Talonen slid behind the Maryland defense and made one touch towards the net before Balogun came out of the box to make a nice sliding save to end the threat.

The Seminoles cracked the scored in the 36th minute on Talonen's eighth goal of the season. Junior Katrin Schmidt made a nice dribble passed a few Maryland defenders and found Talonen along the left side of the box. The freshman from Tampere, Finland one-timed a shot into the lower right corner from 10 yards out to give FSU a 1-0 lead.

It looked as though Florida State would add another goal right before half, but the Terrapin defense came up with a solid team save. Balogun came out looking to gain possession of a loose ball to the right of the net, but freshman Rachel Lim beat her to the ball sending a pass to Annie Stalzer just inside the right corner of the box. Stalzer fired a shot on goal that ricocheted off a Terrapin defender and out of harms way.

Maryland nearly took advantage of its one and only corner kick of the game in the 40th minute. Kaila Sciascia took the corner and sent a bending ball into the box where Mary Casey put a header shot on goal. But senior midfielder Kirsten van de Ven was there on the line with her own header, a save to keep the Seminole lead at 1-0.

Florida State added to its lead in the 56th minute on Becky Edwards' third goal of the season. Yamaguchi was fouled just beyond midfield setting up a free kick for Edwards on the right side from 45 yards out. The sophomore defender fired a ball that carried beyond the entire group in the box, finding its way into the upper left corner for 2-0 Seminole lead.

"I took the free kick and was trying to get it to the far post, but I guess I got a little lucky and it went inside the side netting," explained Edwards.

The Seminoles would get one more good look in the 81st as Stalzer was fouled just outside the box. Yamaguchi took the free kick and sent a shot that avoided the Maryland wall but Balogun tracked the ball nicely making a diving save to her right.

The Seminole defensive unit of Schmidt, Edwards, Libby Gianeskis and Erika Sutton played the entire game limiting the Terrapins to just eight shots, four in each half including just three shots on goal. Freshman Erin McNulty was once again solid in net for Florida State posting her second straight shutout while making two saves.

"We did a great job of limiting their chances tonight. I thought our team defending was quite sharp," said Krikorian.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton               90  2   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  1   0  0  1                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour            45  0   0  0  0                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi             86  7   2  0  0                
D   12 Libby Gianeskis            90  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             69  1   0  0  0                
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven         68  1   0  0  0                
MF  16 Holly Peltzer              44  1   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  1   1  1  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              71  3   3  1  0        1       
       ---Substitutes---
     4 Annie Stalzer              30  1   1  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             45  0   0  0  0                
    17 Casey Lademann              9  0   0  0  0                
    23 Rachel Brown               22  0   0  0  0                
    24 Victoria Damren             4  0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 46  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 18   7  2  1        1       
       Opp                        90  8   3  0  0  2             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  0    2  1      1
Team                         0:00  0    1          
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    3  1      1
Opp                         90:00  2    5    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  35:30 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Katrin Schmidt            pass into box, one-timed shot                                              
  2.  55:37 FSU  Becky Edwards                                       direct kick upper left corner                                              


  1 2 Total
MARYLAND
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
1
1
2

FLORIDA STATE 1, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
10/14/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Wins Third Straight, Downs Boston College 1-0.

Junior Mami Yamaguchi nets the game-winner converting a penalty kick in the 83rd minute.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 15 Florida State (9-3-2, 4-1-1) notched its third straight win Sunday afternoon with a 1-0 victory over No. 7 Boston College (8-2-3, 1-2-2), tying the Seminoles' longest win streak of the season. Junior Mami Yamaguchi netted the game-winner in the 83rd minute converting on FSU's first penalty kick opportunity of the season. The win was also the first for the Seminoles over a ranked opponent this season.

"It was a great result for us today," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "We were able to impose our style of play enabling us to keep the ball which certainly played into our hands. I thought our probing play was quite good today. Our backs maintained very good composure making the right choices at the right time and not forcing too many balls down the field."

Florida State remains unbeaten against Boston College running its all-time record to 2-0-2. Both wins over the Eagles have come within the friendly confines of the Seminole Soccer Complex. With today's shutout, the Seminoles have not allowed the Eagles to score in the series.

The Seminole defensive effort was solid once again posting its third straight shutout and eighth of the season. Katrin Schmidt, Libby Gianeskis, Becky Edwards and Erica Sutton limited a Boston College team, who entered today's game averaging 17.5 shots per game, to just seven shots on Sunday. The Eagles' first shot of the game and only shot of the first half didn't come until the 34th minute off the leg of Hannah Cerrone.

Florida State controlled the offensive flow in the first half but managed just four shots. The best scoring opportunity for the Seminoles came in the 37th minute on a header shot that sailed high by senior Kirsten van de Ven. BC was called for a foul setting up a free kick for the Seminoles from about 32 yards out. Edwards took the free kick and sent a ball into the box where van de Ven was able to get a good look with a header, but the ball went high over the crossbar.

Boston College got the first good look of the second half in the 47th minute. Kelly Henderson gathered a deflection off the FSU defense took two touches to her left and went near post with her shot. Seminole goalkeeper Erin McNulty was there for the save to keep the score tied at zero.

In the 50th minute, Florida State went on the offensive as van de Ven sent a long ball down the right side of the field to freshman Sanna Talonen. Talonen dribbled toward the endline and one-timed a pass to Yamaguchi streaking inside the box. The Tokyo, Japan native blasted a shot toward the upper left corner, but Eagle goalie Sarah Buonomo made a spectacular save tipping the ball out of bounds.

On the ensuing corner, Yamaguchi sent a ball into the box where freshman Marissa Kazbour got a header shot on goal but Buonomo was there once again for the save.

Kazbour would get a second opportunity on a header shot in the 66th minute off another Florida State corner, this time taken by Sutton. Kazbour went to the far post with the shot, but an Eagle defender was there for the save as she headed the ball out of harms way.

Schmidt looked as though she would give the Seminoles the lead in the 78th minute blasting a shot from 25 yards out. The ball beat Buonomo but couldn't find the back of the net as it ricocheted off the crossbar.

Less than three minutes later, the Eagles were called for a foul in the box as a BC defender tripped freshman Amanda DaCosta from behind setting up the first penalty kick attempt of the season for the Seminoles. Yamaguchi took the pk and fired a shot into the lower left corner of the net for her team leading 16th goal of the season. The goal was also her third game-winner in 2007, tying her with Talonen for the team lead in that category.

"Amanda DaCosta's ability to turn with pressure on her back is magnificent," added Krikorian. "Her escape was fantastic and we saw it in her creating that foul which lead to the goal. Mami stepped up and put a nice finish on the ball for the goal."

"I stepped up to the ball knowing I had to make the kick," explained Yamaguchi. "I was a little nervous, but I told myself that I could score the goal."

With the goal, Florida State has now scored in 20 straight games dating back to last year's ACC Championship final against UNC in Cary, N.C. The school record for consecutive games with a goal scored is 21 set during the 2002 season.

Florida State finished the game out shooting Boston College 14-7, while maintaining an 8-1 corner kick advantage.

McNulty, who started her 14th consecutive game in goal for the Seminoles, recorded her ninth win of the season and fourth career shutout. Both marks set a new school record for wins and shutouts in a season by a Seminole freshman. The previous wins record of eight was set in 2001 by Ali Mims, while Kerry York posted three shutouts that same season. McNulty played all 90 minutes against the Eagles Sunday afternoon making three saves.

"Erin is really starting to understand the game better," said assistant coach Paul Rogers. "She has really improved her play since the North Carolina game. Erin has made some big saves, her communication has really improved and she has really shown a lot of leadership in the backfield these past few weeks."

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton               90  0   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  2   0  0  0                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour            59  2   2  0  0                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi             90  3   3  1  0        1       
D   12 Libby Gianeskis            90  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             79  1   0  0  0                
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven         90  1   0  0  0                
MF  16 Holly Peltzer              55  1   1  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  0   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              68  2   1  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     4 Annie Stalzer              18  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             38  1   0  0  0                
    17 Casey Lademann              3  0   0  0  0                
    23 Rachel Brown                3  0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 35  1   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 14   7  1  0        1       
       Opp                        90  7   3  0  0  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  0    3  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    3  1      1
Opp                         90:00  1    6    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  82:30 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi                                      penalty kick                                                               


  1 2 Total
BOSTON COLLEGE
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
1

FLORIDA STATE 4, MIAMI 1
10/21/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Three First Half Goals Leads FSU To 4-1 Victory Over Miami.

Sanna Talonen registers two goals in the final home regular season game of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 12 Florida State (10-3-2, 5-1-1) used three first half goals en route to a 4-1 victory over Miami (9-4-3, 4-2-1) Sunday afternoon on Senior Day at the Seminole Soccer Complex. Freshman Sanna Talonen scored a pair of goals, junior Mami Yamaguchi notched her nation-best 17th goal of the season and junior Erika Sutton rounded out the scoring to give the Seminoles their fourth straight win of the season and eighth consecutive victory over the Hurricanes.

"The game was really a game of two different halves today," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "I thought we had very good control on the field in the first half with great movement off the ball. Overall I was pretty satisfied with our performance. In the second half, I felt we laid back a little bit too much, but credit Miami for pressing us and scoring a goal to get back in the game. Fortunately, we were able to get that fourth goal to give us that needed cushion."

The two goals by Talonen moved her into a tie with Camie Bybee for second all-time for goals by a Seminole freshman with 10. She also moved into a tie for third all-time in points with 24 tying Kasey McCall. The multi-goal performance was her third of the season. The goal by Yamaguchi proved to be the game-winner, her fourth of the season to lead the team.

Florida State dominated the first half out shooting Miami 14-5, while holding a 5-1 corner kick advantage. Talonen got the Seminoles on the board first with a goal in the seventh minute. Junior Katrin Schmidt began the play with a throw-in to freshman Marissa Kazbour. Kazbour gave it right back to Schmidt who fed a nice pass to Talonen in the box. The freshman from Tampere, Finland beat the Hurricane defender with a touch to her left, took a pivot and one-timed a shot into the back of the net for an early 1-0 lead.

Less than 10 minutes later, Yamaguchi would increase the Seminole lead to 2-0 on her 17th goal of the season. Becky Edwards and Amanda DaCosta were credited with assists on the play. Following a Miami foul, Edwards started the play sending a free kick down the field to DaCosta. The freshman midfielder gathered the ball and dribbled down the right side sending a cross to Yamaguchi inside the box. Yamaguchi made one quick move and fired a shot into the lower left corner for the score.

Miami looked to answer a minute later as senior Sheuneen Ta blasted a shot from 20 yards out, but Seminole goalkeeper Erin McNulty was there with a huge save to keep FSU's lead at two.

FSU would take a three goal lead into the locker room on Talonen's second goal of the afternoon and 10th of the season. Yamaguchi sent a pass down the right side of the pitch to freshman Rachel Lim. Lim made a run towards the endline while avoiding a diving defender and found Talonen open at the near post where she put the ball away for a 3-0 advantage.

Miami came out of the break and immediately put the offensive pressure on the Seminoles. The Hurricanes were able to cut into the lead with their first goal of the afternoon as freshman Brittney Steinbruch notched her team-leading 16th goal of the season. Off a free kick by Lauren Singer, Steinbruch collected the ball and dribbled a good 20 yards before finding the back of the net from 10 yards outs.

Florida State pushed its lead back to three with a goal in the 65th minute by Erika Sutton. Sutton put away a loose ball inside the box from about four yards out for her fifth goal of the season. The goal followed yet another Miami foul as Edwards sent a ball into the box where senior Libby Gianeskis and Hurricane goalkeeper Lauren McAdam both went up to make a play. The ball feel to the ground, right to feet of Sutton who finished the play to give FSU a 4-1 cushion.

McNulty finished the game with four saves while earning her 10th win of the season. McAdam had three saves in the loss.

Before the game, Florida State honored its four senior members as Sunday's game marked the final home regular season contest of the season. This year's senior class which included Libby Gianeskis, Holly Peltzer, Melissa Samokishyn and Kirsten van de Ven, currently rank as the winningest, four-year senior class in school history posting a career mark to date of 60-15-11. With today's win over Miami, they became just the second, four-year class to finish all four seasons with an above .500 league mark.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton               90  1   1  1  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  3   1  0  1                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour            53  0   0  0  0                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi             86  2   1  1  1        1       
D   12 Libby Gianeskis            90  0   0  0  0  1             
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             37  2   1  0  1                
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven         90  2   1  0  0                
MF  16 Holly Peltzer              49  1   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  0   0  0  1                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              90  3   3  2  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     4 Annie Stalzer              30  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             35  2   0  0  0                
    22 Margo McAuley               5  0   0  0  0                
    23 Rachel Brown               23  0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 41  1   0  0  1                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 17   8  4  5  1     1       
       Opp                        90 12   5  1  1                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  1    4  1       
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  1    4  1       
Opp                         90:00  4    4    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   6:55 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Katrin Schmidt            touch pass one-timed lower left                                            
  2.  16:39 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi            Amanda DaCosta            cross - lower right corner                                                 
                                           Becky Edwards
  3.  37:26 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Rachel Lim                one-timed pass from endline                                                
                                           Mami Yamaguchi
  4.  49:05 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  dribbled down field scored right corner                                    
  5.  64:34 FSU  Erika Sutton                                        put away loose ball in box                                                 


  1 2 Total
MIAMI
0
1
1
FLORIDA STATE
3
1
4

WAKE FOREST 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
10/25/2007, WINSTON-SALEM, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Wake Forest Scores Late Slips By FSU 3-2.

Freshman Amanda DaCosta tallies three points on a goal and an assist in the loss.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - No. 18 Wake Forest (9-5-3, 4-2-2) scored a goal with 43 seconds remaining to down No. 10 Florida State (10-4-2, 5-2-1) 3-2, completing the come-from-behind victory Thursday night at Spry Stadium. The match, played in cold and rainy conditions throughout the game, was suspended with 2:30 remaining due to lightning in the area. When play resumed Wake's Jill Hutchinson scored the second of her two goals to hand the Seminoles just their second loss in league play this season. The defeat snapped the Seminoles' six game unbeaten streak (5-0-1) while it is just the first loss suffered by FSU in the month of October.

Florida State entered the game 4-0-2 in its last six games against Wake Forest, but Hutchinson proved to be the difference maker Thursday night scoring a pair of second half goals to lead the Demon Deacons to victory on Senior Night.

Wake Forest out shot Florida State 16-12 for the game, while holding a 4-2 corner kick advantage.

"Wake Forest is a good team," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "They play good soccer and presented some challenges for us tonight that we haven't seen very much of this year. We definitely had our chances, but were unable to put the ball away. The only thing we can do now is go back to work and get better."

Freshman Amanda DaCosta led the Seminoles with three points on a goal and an assist, while Kirsten van de Ven tallied the other Florida State goal.

"The conditions were tough to play in, especially coming back from that rain delay," added DaCosta. "We definitely had our chances tonight, but we couldn't seem to put the ball away. It was very frustrating."

Florida State countered with the game's first goal on a failed clear by the Demon Deacon defense in the 16th minute. Wake Forest goalkeeper Amanda Barasha came sliding in to pick up the loose ball but got tangled up with her own teammate. The ball trickled back towards the goal and freshman Amanda DaCosta was there for the empty netter to give the Seminoles a 1-0 lead. The goal was DaCosta's third of the season, as she has now tallied a point in back-to-back games for the second time this season.

The lead lasted all of 54 seconds as the Deacs tied the game at one on a goal by Amy Smerdzinski. Sarah Winslow started the play sending a cross into the box from the right side of the pitch. Katrin Schmidt collected the ball in the box but slipped on an attempted clear. The ball went right to Smerdzinski who found the back of the net from 10 yards out.

Both teams exchanged a pair of shots before the Seminoles recaptured the lead in the 33rd minute on a goal by senior midfielder Kirsten van de Ven. The play started as Florida State was awarded a throw in on its half of the pitch. The ball went to Schmidt, who made a quick pass to DaCosta. The freshman midfielder dribbled toward the middle of the field where she found van de Ven streaking toward the goal. The Holland native zigzagged her way through the Wake defense sneaking a goal passed Barasha for 2-1 advantage.

Wake threatened one more time before the half but the Seminoles caught a break as Winslow's shot caromed off the crossbar in the 38th minute.

Florida State came out of the locker room looking to add to its lead with a trio of shots from Schmidt, DaCosta and Mami Yamaguchi. DaCosta had the best look of the three as her shot was saved by Wake keeper Laura Morse, who entered the game at the start of the second half.

The next eight minutes belonged to the Demon Deacons as they threw a barrage of shots on goal toward Seminole goalkeeper Erin McNulty. Wake would break through yet again as they tied the game for a second time Thursday evening, this time on a goal by Hutchinson in the 61st minute. The Deacs fired a series of shots which were blocked by the Seminole defense. After bouncing around in the FSU zone, Smerdzinski tracked the ball down on the right side where she sent a cross into Hutchinson, who headed the ball into the left side of the net to knot things up at 2-2.

Less than a minute after checking into the game, freshman Rachel Lim had a great look on goal in the 75th minute but her shot went high over the crossbar to keep the game tied.

With two minutes and 30 seconds left in the second half, the game was called due lightning in the area. Following a 48 minute weather delay, play resumed at 9:32 p.m. and it took Wake Forest just one minute and 43 seconds to take its first lead of the game. Hutchinson struck again as she fired a shot from the top of the box. With McNulty diving to her right for a save, the ball took an awkward bounce deflecting off a Seminole defender and into the right side of the net for the game-winner.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton               90  1   1  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  2   0  0  0                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour            58  2   0  0  0                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi             90  2   0  0  0                
D   12 Libby Gianeskis            90  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             84  2   2  1  1                
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven         90  1   1  1  0                
MF  16 Holly Peltzer              58  0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  0   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              90  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     8 Lauren Switzer             32  1   0  0  0                
    23 Rachel Brown                6  0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 32  1   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 12   4  2  1                
       Opp                        90 16   4  3  3        1       

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  3    1    1     
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  3    1    1     
Opp                         90:00  2    2  1       
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  15:49 FSU  Amanda DaCosta                                      gk failed to clear                                                         
  2.  16:44 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  caught rebound                                                             
  3.  32:07 FSU  Kirsten van de Ven        Amanda DaCosta            outstepped keeper                                                          
  4.  60:58 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  found rebound                                                              
  5.  89:17 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  fired, caught rebound                                                      


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
2
0
2
WAKE FOREST
1
2
3

FLORIDA STATE 1, DUKE 1
10/28/2007, DURHAM, NC, 2OT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU, Duke Tie 1-1 In Durham.

Junior Mami Yamaguchi ties the single-season record for points with an assist.

DURHAM, NC - No. 14 Florida State (10-4-3, 5-2-2) wrapped up its North Carolina road trip with a 1-1 tie against No. 28 Duke (7-3-6, 2-2-4) Sunday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium. Freshman Amanda DaCosta registered the only Seminole goal, while goalkeeper Erin McNulty made a career-high eight saves in the draw. Mami Yamaguchi was credited with an assist on DaCosta's goal as she tied Cindy Schofield for the single-season school record in points with 42 (17 goals, eight assists).

"This was another tough ACC road game," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "I was happy that we were able to come away with a point this afternoon. We certainly had some pretty good chances through the run of play that if we were a little more precise around the penalty box, we may have scored a few more goals. But these road trips are tough, especially after our game against Wake Forest on Thursday night. I thought we showed some character today to get a good result on the road."

DaCosta concluded a fantastic weekend tallying five points on two goals and one assist. The assist by Yamaguchi was her team leading eighth of the season. With the tie, Florida State kept its hold on third place in the ACC standings with 17 points.

After a scoreless first half, Florida State countered with the first goal of the game by DaCosta in the 62nd minute. The Seminoles were 10 minutes away from securing their first ever victory at Duke, but Elisabeth Redmond ruined those plans with the game-tying goal in the 81st minute.

The Blue Devils outshot the Seminoles 25-14 for the game, while maintaining a 9-7 corner kick advantage.

Duke had the first great scoring opportunity of the game but freshman goalkeeper Erin McNulty made a two great saves to keep the Blue Devils off the scoreboard. Off Duke's first corner kick of the game, Christie McDonald placed a header on goal but McNulty made a diving save to her right. The loose ball found its way to Kendall Bradley in the middle of the box who had a wide open shot on goal, but McNulty was able to get back to her feet in time for the save.

The Seminoles lone scoring chance came early in the first half off a corner kick by Mami Yamaguchi. The kick was headed out of the box by the Blue Devil defense and back to Yamaguchi. The Tokyo, Japan native made a quick pass to Erika Sutton, who one-timed a shot to the right side of the goal but Duke's Allison Lipsher was there for the save.

Both teams played to a scoreless tie through the first 45 minutes of play as the Blue Devils outshot the Seminoles 10-3. Sutton led Florida State with two shots, while Annie Stalzer got off a shot in the closing seconds of the half.

The second half began much the same as the first with Duke getting the first scoring chance. Kelly Hathorn dribbled down the left side of the pitch where she found CJ Ludemann. Ludemann got a shot off on goal but McNulty was there for her fourth save of the game.

Florida State cracked the scoreboard with the game's first goal in the 62nd minute on the Seminoles first shot of the half. Yamaguchi found DaCosta with a through ball down the middle of the field. The freshman midfielder took a quick dribble, and with Lipsher coming out of the net to breakup the play, DaCosta slipped the ball under the diving goalkeeper and scored on an empty netter for her second goal in as many games and fourth of the season.

"Amanda's mobility is a great strength for us," explained Krikorian. "She does a great job of finding seems in odd places and of course Mami has fantastic vision and does a fine job of making that final pass."

In the 71st minute, Florida State caught a break as Duke's Rebecca Allen ripped a shot from 20 yards that went right through the hands of McNulty, but the freshman keeper quickly pounced on the rebound to keep the Seminole lead at one.

The Seminoles missed on a golden opportunity in the 76th minute as Rachel Lim took a shot from 12 yards out that went just high over the crossbar.

Duke would tie the game in the 81st minute on a goal by Redmond. Redmond fired a cross from the left side of the box into the upper right corner for her sixth goal of the season. Meaghan FitzGerald was credited with an assist on the play.

Both teams had one more scoring opportunity with less than two minutes in the second half. Hathorn's shot bounced off the left post and out of bounds, while Lipsher made a diving save on a shot by Yamaguchi. DaCosta made a long dribble down the middle of the field beating a couple Duke defenders before the Katonah, N.Y. native made a nice pass to Yamaguchi. But Yamaguchi's shot was saved sending the game into overtime.

The Seminoles got the first good look in extra frames as DaCosta took a nice pass from Sutton and dribbled the length of the field. DaCosta weaved to the inside and back to her right, one-timing a shot toward the right side of the net. But once again Lipsher was there with the save.

Duke was able to get two good looks before the end of the first overtime period as Hathorn's header was saved by McNulty, while Allen's shot went high over the crossbar. The save was McNulty's eighth of the game establishing a career-high for the Winnipeg, Manitoba native.

"Erin was great; she turned in a very solid performance," added Krikorian. "She did a great job of handling everything that came her way today."

Neither team was able to find the back of the net in either overtime session as the game finished in a 1-1 tie.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty              110  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton              110  2   1  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt            110  1   1  0  0                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour            73  1   0  0  0                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi            110  2   1  0  1                
D   12 Libby Gianeskis           110  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             99  2   2  1  0                
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven        110  1   0  0  0                
MF  16 Holly Peltzer              96  0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards             110  0   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              90  3   2  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     4 Annie Stalzer              28  1   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             14  0   0  0  0                
    22 Margo McAuley               4  0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 37  1   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 14   7  1  1                
       Opp                        90 25   9  1  1                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty               110:00  1    8      1   
                          =========================
FSU                        110:00  1    8      1   
Opp                        110:00  1    6      1   
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  61:58 FSU  Amanda DaCosta            Mami Yamaguchi            through ball to the middle of the goal                                     
  2.  80:12 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  shot to the upper right corner                                             


  1 2 OT O2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
0
0
1
DUKE
0
1
0
0
1

FLORIDA STATE 2, CLEMSON 0
11/01/2007, CLEMSON, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Closes Out Regular Season With 2-0 Win Over Clemson.

Junior Mami Yamaguchi tallies her fourth multi-goal game of the season in the win.

CLEMSON, SC - No. 15 Florida State (11-4-3, 6-2-2) closed out the regular season with a 2-0 victory over No. 25 Clemson (8-4-5, 1-3-5) Thursday evening at Riggs Field. The victory extended the Seminoles unbeaten streak to nine games over the Tigers, while it was the fourth win in a row for FSU on Clemson's home turf during the regular season. Junior Mami Yamaguchi accounted for both goals becoming the Seminole record holder for points and goals in a single-season with 46 and 19, respectively.

The Tigers looked to crack the scoreboard first in the 43rd minute as Nuria Zufia got a great look with a header on goal, but freshman keeper Erin McNulty was there for the save to keep the game scoreless.

It looked as though the two teams would go into the locker room tied at zero, but Yamaguchi had other plans finding the back of the net with 49 seconds left in the first half to give the Seminoles the 1-0 lead. The goal was Yamaguchi's team-leading 18th of the season. Amanda DaCosta was credited with an assist on the play, her seventh of the season. The freshman midfielder has now recorded a point in four consecutive games. With the goal, Florida State extended its streak to 24 consecutive games with a goal.

Clemson outshot Florida State 7-6 in the first half as both teams each took a corner kick and were called for three fouls apiece.

The Seminoles extended their lead to 2-0 in the 70th minute on a penalty kick goal by Yamaguchi. DaCosta set up the pk opportunity as she was tackled hard in the box by a Tiger defender. The Tokyo, Japan native stepped up to the line and successfully converted her second penalty kick attempt of the season to push her season goal total to 19.

Four of the six goals scored by Yamaguchi in league play have been game-winners. The junior forward finished the season with 15 points (6 goals, 3 assists) in 10 league games.

The Florida State defense had another great game shutting out an opponent for the eighth time this season and for the fourth time in league play. McNulty made five saves on the evening en route to earning her fifth career shutout.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton               90  0   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  1   1  0  0                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour            61  0   0  0  0                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi             90  4   2  2  0        1       
D   12 Libby Gianeskis            90  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             90  2   1  0  1                
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven         90  2   0  0  0                
MF  16 Holly Peltzer              58  1   1  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  0   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              90  3   1  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     8 Lauren Switzer             22  0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 39  1   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 14   6  2  1        1       
       Opp                        90 12   5  0  0  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  0    5  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    5  1      1
Opp                         90:00  2    3    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  44:11 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi            Amanda DaCosta                                                                                       
  2.  69:23 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi                                      penalty kick                                                               


  1 1 Total
FLORIDA STATE
1
1
2
CLEMSON
0
0
0

FLORIDA STATE 1, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
11/07/2007, ACC, Lake Buena Vista, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Downs Boston College 1-0 In First Round Of ACC Tournament.

Katrin Schmidt scores her first goal of the season in the win.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - Third seeded Florida State (12-4-3) advanced to the semifinals of the ACC Women's Soccer Championship with a 1-0 victory over the sixth seeded Boston College Eagles (11-5-3) on a cold and windy night at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex. Junior Katrin Schmidt found a great time to notch her first goal of the season scoring on a pass from Mami Yamaguchi in the 72nd minute. The Seminole have now won three straight first round games in the ACC Tournament, while running their all-time record to 5-6-2 in the first round.

It was the second time this season that FSU defeated BC 1-0, downing the Eagles in Tallahassee earlier in the year. With the win, FSU remained unbeaten against Boston College in five previous meetings. The Seminoles also have not allowed the Eagles to score in the series, a span covering 490 scoreless minutes.

The goal pushed Florida State consecutive scoring streak to 25 straight games.

"It was a very competitive game tonight," stated head coach Mark Krikorian. "I thought Boston College played us very well. They were very organized; they were committed to defending and very quick into the attack. I thought their transition was quite good.

"With our group, I thought that we had a number of quality chances. Maybe we were a little unlucky not to finish on a couple earlier, but that's the nature of the game and you just have to take them as they come."

Boston College held the offensive advantage at the start taking three shots in the first 10 minutes. The Eagles best look came from Hannah Cerrone as she fired a shot from the right side of the pitch. Freshman goalkeeper Erin McNulty made a diving save to her right as the ball trickled away from her grasp. But she quickly recovered and reached out for the loose ball to end the BC threat.

Three Seminoles took two shots a piece in the first half including two from ACC Offensive Player of the Year Mami Yamaguchi. Her first attempt came 12 minutes into the game as her shot was blocked by the Eagle defense. She took her second shot in the 40th minute off a pass from Sanna Talonen, but the ball went wide.

In the 25th minute, Schmidt blasted a shot off the crossbar from just outside the box. The ricochet went right to the feet of Talonen, who sailed a shot high.

Talonen would get another scoring opportunity off a free kick in the 35th minute. Becky Edwards played the ball quickly to Amanda DaCosta, who sent a cross off the Eagle defense. Talonen gathered the loose ball and fired a shot off a BC defender.

Less than a minute later, the Seminoles were back on the attack again as Yamaguchi sent a beautiful pass to Schmidt streaking towards the net. The Schleiden, Germany native made two quick touches before firing a shot on goal. BC keeper Sarah Buonomo was there for the save to keep the game scoreless.

Florida State outshot Boston College 7-5 in the first half, while the Seminoles took the lone corner kick.

The Seminoles were on the attack out of the locker room as their first good look came off the foot of Yamaguchi. The Tokyo, Japan native was taken down just outside the box leading to a free kick from about 20 yards out. Yamaguchi took the kick and sent a shot high over the crossbar.

In the 65th minute, Talonen continued her strong play on the evening as she had a great scoring opportunity off a nice pass from sophomore Lauren Switzer. Talonen went near post with her shot, but Buonomo was there once again with a diving save to keep the game even at zero.

Florida State broke through with a goal in the 72nd on Schmidt's first goal of the season. The play started on a Seminole corner. The ball was cleared out of the box by BC, but right to Yamaguchi, who gathered herself and sent a beautiful pass to the far post where Schmidt was there with the finish. The junior defender came sliding in and punched the ball into the back of the net for her first goal of the season. The assist for Yamaguchi was her ninth of the season.

"Mami was very composed played a great ball to the back of the post and Schmidt was there for a class finish," said Krikorian. "You can't ask for a better play than that."

"Mami couldn't have played a better ball," said Schmidt. "I was just glad I get there for the finish."

BC put the pressure on late in the game, but the Seminole defense held strong keeping the Eagles off the scoreboard.

McNulty posted her sixth shutout of the season finishing the game with three saves.

The win for the Seminoles sets up a rematch with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, who defeated the Seminoles 3-2 in Winston-Salem back on October 25. The semifinal match is schedule for Friday, November 9 at 7:30 pm.

"Now we have a quick turnaround time in preparation for Wake Forest on Friday who we know is a good team," explained Krikorian. "We saw them work hard against Duke to get a result."

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton               90  0   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  3   2  1  0        1       
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour            46  1   0  0  0                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi             90  4   0  0  1                
D   12 Libby Gianeskis            90  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             90  2   0  0  0                
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven         90  0   0  0  0                
MF  16 Holly Peltzer              46  0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  0   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              90  3   1  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     8 Lauren Switzer             44  0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 44  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 13   3  1  1        1       
       Opp                        90 11   3  0  0  2             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  0    3  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    3  1      1
Opp                         90:00  1    2    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  71:47 FSU  Katrin Schmidt            Mami Yamaguchi            long pass to far corner slid in for goal                                   


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
1
BOSTON COLLEGE
0
0
0

FLORIDA STATE 5, WAKE FOREST 2
11/09/2007, ACC, Lake Buena Vista, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Advances To Championship Final With 5-2 Win over Wake Forest.

Mami Yamaguchi and Lauren Switzer each scored two goals in the win.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - Third-seeded Florida State (13-4-3) used four second half goals en route to a 5-2 victory over second-seeded Wake Forest (12-6-3) in the second semifinal game of the 2007 ACC Women's Soccer Championship at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex. Junior Mami Yamaguchi and sophomore Lauren Switzer each scored two goals as the Seminoles advanced to the championship final for the second straight year and for the third time in the last five years.

"I am really happy with our performance tonight," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "We were pretty good in the first half and controlled the tempo of the game pretty well. In the second half, we made some adjustments, came out and were able to score a quick one. Overall, I was pleased with the performance of our team."

The win over Wake Forest on Friday night avenged a 3-2 loss to the Demon Deacons back on October 25 in Winston-Salem. The Seminoles remained perfect against the Deacs in the ACC Tournament running their all-time record to 2-0-2.

The five goal performance by the Seminoles is the most scored in a tournament game since a 7-2 victory over Maryland in the first round back in 2001.

"First of all, this felt so great to avenge a loss from earlier in the season," stated Libby Gianeskis. "It felt great to get the win over Wake Forest and get back to the ACC finals. As a senior, it's not only a personal goal, but a team goal to win an ACC Championship. Obviously, we are very pleased with the way we played today. We hope we can bring the same focus and intensity into Sunday's final against North Carolina."

Florida State struck first in the 15th minute on a goal by ACC Offensive Player of the Year Mami Yamaguchi. The play started as freshman Sanna Talonen fed Yamaguchi streaking down the middle of the field following a goal kick by Demon Deacon keeper Laura Morse. Morse came out to disrupt the break away by Yamaguchi but the Tokyo, Japan native slipped the ball behind the keeper, took a few dribbles to her left and sent a cross into the lower right corner of a wide open net for a 1-0 lead. Talonen was credited with an assist on the play, while the goal was Yamaguchi's 20th of the season.

Although Florida State held the halftime lead, Wake Forest ended the first half out shooting the Seminoles 6-3, while maintaining a 4-2 corner kick advantage. Bess Harrington led the Deacs with three shots in the first half.

It took the Seminoles less then two minutes into the start of the second half to add to their lead as Yamaguchi registered her fifth multi-goal game of the season with her second goal of the evening. Freshman Amanda DaCosta took a long dribble down the left side of the pitch and sent a beautiful cross into the box where Yamaguchi one-timed a shot into the back of the net passed Amanda Barasha, who entered the game at the start of the half. Yamaguchi made a great finish off the pass as she received it in the middle of the box from six yards out to push the Seminole lead to 2-0. The assist was DaCosta's eighth of the season.

"Tonight was great," said Yamaguchi. "We played our style of soccer and just finished our chances. It was a lot of fun out there tonight. At the beginning of the second half, AD (Amanda DaCosta) was awesome. She made a nice pass and I had to finish. I felt that goal was a huge motivator for us."

Yamaguchi and DaCosta would hook up again in the 54th minute, this time it was DaCosta with the goal. Yamaguchi sent a long pass down the right side of the pitch to DaCosta as she beat a Wake defender to the ball. The freshman midfielder made a quick move to her left and one-timed a shot from just inside the box to give FSU a 3-0 lead. Yamaguchi was credited with the assist on the play, her team-leading 10th of the season.

In a span of seven and a half minutes, the Garnet and Gold would pad their lead to 5-0 on a pair of goals by sophomore transfer Lauren Switzer. Switzer was on the receiving end of a great ball served in by senior Kirsten van de Ven. Van de Ven snuck a pass just beyond the out stretched leg of a Wake defender where Switzer was there to take care of the rest. The St. Charles, Ill., native dribbled toward the end line where she sent a shot past the diving Barasha and into the lower right corner for her first goal of the season. Annie Stalzer and van de Ven registered assists on the play.

"What a relief," stated Switzer on scoring her first two goals of the season. "I am just glad that we are starting to pick up our play here at the end of the season."

In the 71st minute, Switzer struck again looping a ball over the head of the Wake keeper from about 12 yards out.

The Seminoles made a keeper change following the fifth goal of the evening as Kate Milstead entered the game replacing starter Erin McNulty. McNulty did not allow a goal while posting three saves.

Wake Forest would add two late goals by Laura Colven and Maggie Horne, but it wasn't enough as the Seminoles will advance to Sunday's championship final where they will face top-seeded North Carolina.

"Getting into the finals is something that we are proud of," explained Krikorian. "We positioned ourselves to play for an ACC Championship and that is what we will do on Sunday. I feel very good about the result against Boston College and then again tonight. It seems like we are peaking at the right time and hopefully Sunday's game will help prepare us for the NCAA Tournament."

It marks the second straight year that these two schools will square-off for the conference title as the Tar Heels defeated the Seminoles 2-1 in overtime last year in Cary, N.C.

Earlier this season, North Carolina came back from a goal down in the second half to beat FSU 2-1 in an overtime contest played in Tallahassee.

Both Florida State and Wake Forest registered 12 shots Friday night, while Wake held the corner kick advantage at 9-2.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               71  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton               90  0   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  0   0  0  0                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour            31  0   0  0  0                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi             70  5   3  2  1                
D   12 Libby Gianeskis            90  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             63  2   2  1  1        1       
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven         74  0   0  0  1                
MF  16 Holly Peltzer              57  0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  1   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              71  0   0  0  1                
       ---Substitutes---
     4 Annie Stalzer              27  2   0  0  1                
     8 Lauren Switzer             51  2   2  2  0                
    17 Casey Lademann             10  0   0  0  0                
    20 Kate Milstead              19  0   0  0  0                
    22 Margo McAuley              19  0   0  0  0                
    23 Rachel Brown               16  0   0  0  0                
    24 Victoria Damren             9  0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 43  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 12   7  5  5        1       
       Opp                        90 12   5  2  1                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                70:52  0    3  1       
Kate Milstead               19:08  2    0          
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  2    3  1       
Opp                         90:00  5    2    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  14:16 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi            Sanna Talonen             off goal kick to open net                                                  
  2.  46:38 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi            Amanda DaCosta            cross upper right corner                                                   
  3.  53:18 FSU  Amanda DaCosta            Mami Yamaguchi            long pass once touch to left one-timed shot                                
  4.  63:30 FSU  Lauren Switzer            Kirsten van de Ven        cross into lower right corner                                              
                                           Annie Stalzer
  5.  70:52 FSU  Lauren Switzer                                      flip over keeper upper right corner                                        
  6.  74:10 Opp  Opponent                                                                                                                       
  7.  85:54 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  deflected shot off cross into lower right corner                           


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
1
4
5
WAKE FOREST
0
2
2

NORTH CAROLINA 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
11/11/2007, ACC Championship, Lake Buena Vista, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls To North Carolina 1-0 In ACC Finals.

Junior Mami Yamaguchi led the Seminoles with three shots on the afternoon.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - Third-seeded Florida State (13-5-3) fell short of its quest for an ACC Championship falling to top seeded North Carolina (17-3-1) 1-0 Sunday afternoon at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex. The title was the Tar Heels' 18th league championship in 20 opportunities.

The Seminoles managed just three shots on the afternoon all coming off the foot of ACC Offensive Player of the Year Mami Yamaguchi. The shutout was the first of the season against the Garnet and Gold, snapping FSU's 26-game scoring streak. The streak dated back to last season's ACC semifinal match as Florida State and Wake Forest played to a scoreless draw.

"A credit to Carolina," stated head coach Mark Krikorian. "They are a great program. They found a way to score a goal and win the game."

The game got off to a slow start as it took over 15 minutes for either team to record a shot. North Carolina's Yael Averbuch got off the first shot as the ball sailed wide left of the goal from 22 yards out.

Casey Nogueira tried to sneak a shot past Seminole keeper Erin McNulty in the 25th minute as McNulty made a nice save. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native was unable to control the initial shot as the ball fell loose, but senior Libby Gianeskis was there to clear the ball out of the zone.

Less than two minutes later, North Carolina countered with the first and only goal of the game as Nikki Washington deflected a cross from Meghan Klingenberg just inside the left post for a 1-0 Tar Heel advantage. The goal was Washington's fifth of the season and third of the tournament.

Florida State registered its first and only shot in the 34th minute as Mami Yamaguchi blasted a shot from about 24 yards out that deflected out off a Tar Heel defender.

Twice in the first half Florida State caught goalkeeper Anna Rodenbough out of position on plays inside the box, but the Seminoles were unable to capitalize.

North Carolina outshot the Seminoles 4-1 in the first half, while maintaining a 3-0 advantage in corner kicks.

"We played hard and fought today," said Yamaguchi. "Especially in the second half, I thought our intensity was a lot better. But credit to UNC, they played a great match today."

Unlike the first half, it didn't take long for the first shot to be recorded in the second stanza as the Tar Heels' Tobin Heath had a clear look from eight yards out. The shot went right into the chest of McNulty for the save, but the ball trickled away. The Seminole keeper was able to gain control of the ball before it crossed the line to keep the score at 1-0.

In the 57th minute, Yamaguchi tried to sneak a scissor kick on goal from inside the box but the Tar Heel defense was there once again for the deflection.

Although managing just two shots, Florida State maintained possession for a good portion of the second half putting the pressure on North Carolina. But the Tar Heels were up for the call holding the Seminoles to their fewest shots all season.

With eight minutes remaining in the game, Washington looked to give the Tar Heels a two goal advantage on a shot from the left side of the pitch. But Becky Edwards was there with a huge save heading the ball off the line.

North Carolina finished the game with a 12-3 shot advantage, while the Seminoles managed one corner kick coming in the second half. McNulty finished the game with six saves for the Seminoles.

Four Seminoles were named to the All-Tournament team as Amanda DaCosta, Katrin Schmidt, Lauren Switzer and Yamaguchi were all recognized for their efforts over the five days in Lake Buena Vista.

Yamaguchi tied UNC's Washington, who was named Tournament MVP, with six points. The Tokyo, Japan native tallied two goals and two assists in three games for the Seminoles this week. Switzer scored her first two goals of the season against Wake Forest, while DaCosta registered three points on a goal and an assist. Schmidt played outstanding defense for the Seminoles in all three games.

"Playing the schedule we play, we are battle tested," explained Krikorian on his team's chances of making the NCAA Tournament. "Playing against Carolina, playing them to a 1-0 score and giving ourselves the opportunity to hang in there and try to find a way to win is great preparation for us. Whatever the draw is and whatever ends up happening, we'll be as prepared as we can be."

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty                   0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton                   0   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt                 0   0  0  0                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour                0   0  0  0                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi                 3   0  0  0                
MF  12 Libby Gianeskis                0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta                 0   0  0  0                
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven             0   0  0  0                
MF  16 Holly Peltzer                  0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards                  0   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen                  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     8 Lauren Switzer                 0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                     0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90  3   0  0  0                
       Opp                        90 12   7  1  1        1       

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  1    5    1     
Team                         0:00  0    1          
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  1    6    1     
Opp                         90:00  0    0  1      1
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  26:43 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  deflection off cross hits off post                                         


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
NORTH CAROLINA
1
0
1

FLORIDA STATE 3, KENNESAW STATE 0
11/16/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Talonen's Hat Trick Powers Third-Seeded FSU To NCAA Tourney Win.

Seminoles improve to 11-0 at home in the NCAA Tournament and will play at 1:00 Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State remained perfect at home in the NCAA Tournament with a 3-0 first round victory over Kennesaw State Friday. The Seminoles are 11-0-0 all-time at home in the postseason and FSU has never lost a first round match. Freshman Sanna Talonen recorded a first half hat trick and Mami Yamaguchi assisted on all three goals as Florida State advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time in eight seasons. The win bolstered the Seminoles' record to 14-5-3 while the Owls finished their season at 17-4-0. Florida State will face the winner of LSU and Samford Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

"I thought we did what we needed to do to position ourselves in the second half to have a successful performance and get a result and move on to the second round," said FSU head coach Mark Krikorian. "I give an awful lot of credit to Kennesaw, they came out, they played hard, they battled. They're a good team and certainly a most worthy opponent. They should feel proud of their performance and we feel proud of our performance as well. It was a good game with two good teams and we are fortunate to be moving on."

The shutout was the 10th of the season for Florida State and snapped Kennesaw State's streak of 18 straight games with a goal. It was the eighth postseason shutout for Florida State and it is the seventh straight season that the Seminoles have blanked their opening round opponent. This is the third straight season FSU has recorded at least 10 clean sheets. Prior to Krikorian taking over the program in 2005, the Seminoles had never recorded double digit shutouts in a year.

The Seminole offense continued to roll as the offense broke the single season goal record. With three more goals Friday night, FSU raised its total to 67 this season. The previous record was 65 and set by Krikorian's first FSU team in 2005. The 190 points also broke the record of 180 set by that same group.

"Just tremendous movement off the ball," said Kennesaw State head coach Rob King when asked about the difference in the game. "They're all very comfortable on the ball, a lot of team speed and we were a little shell-shocked I think just how quick they we're able to play and move the ball around. We gave up a couple of reasonably early goals and then we had to work really hard to try to at least get our shape back and not give away too much more. I thought we did a good job in the second half of at least containing them. We didn't really get the opportunity to play our type of game but they didn't let us play. They are a very good team."

For the second year in a row, a Seminole scored three goals in the first half of an opening round match. Last season Katrin Schmidt did it versus Jacksonville and this year it was Talonen. National Player of the Year candidate Mami Yamaguchi set a school record for the most assists in the first half of a game with three as she now owns the single season record for goals (21) and assists (12) at FSU.

After spending the first ten minutes assessing one another, the Seminoles started to generate an attack and 11:00 in it paid dividends. ACC Offensive Player of the Year Yamaguchi got endline on the left side of the goal and played the ball back to the center of the box where Talonen was waiting. The freshman one-timed a shot to the back post where Kennesaw State keeper Katie Piotrowski had no chance at the save. The goal, scored at 11:02, was the 11th of the season for the Finland native and the 11th assist of the year for Yamaguchi.

Talonen got FSU back on the board at 14:50. The play started with Holly Peltzer winning a corner. Yamaguchi floated a service into the box about six yards outside of the goal mouth. Three Seminoles attacked the service but it was Talonen who got her head on the ball to put Florida State in front 2-0. The assist gave Yamaguchi the single season record to go along with her single season goal record she set earlier this year.

Talonen completed the second postseason hat trick in school history at 26:39. The freshman also set the single season record for goals by a freshman with her 13th of the year. The play started with Marissa Kazbor feeding Yamaguchi. The junior lofted a ball into the box about 12 yards from goal. With Piotrowski charging, Talonen tapped Yamaguchi's service past the keeper for the 3-0 lead.

NOTES:

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               54  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton               90  3   1  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  3   1  0  0                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour            57  0   0  0  1                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi             79  5   3  0  3                
D   12 Libby Gianeskis            90  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             50  1   1  0  0                
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven         68  1   1  0  0                
MF  16 Holly Peltzer              68  1   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  0   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              36  4   4  3  0        1       
       ---Substitutes---
     4 Annie Stalzer              40  5   1  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             41  1   0  0  0                
    17 Casey Lademann             11  0   0  0  0                
    20 Kate Milstead              36  0   0  0  0                
    22 Margo McAuley              24  0   0  0  0                
    23 Rachel Brown                4  1   1  0  0                
    24 Victoria Damren             4  0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 59  1   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 26  13  3  4        1       
       Opp                        90  6   3  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                54:10  0    0  1       
Kate Milstead               35:50  0    3          
Team                         0:00  0    0         1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    3  1      1
Opp                         90:00  3   10    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  11:03 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Mami Yamaguchi                                                                                       
  2.  14:52 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Mami Yamaguchi            header off corner                                                          
  3.  26:43 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Mami Yamaguchi            collects ball off deflection redirects ball                                
                                           Marissa Kazbour


  1 2 Total
KENNESAW STATE
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
3
0
3

FLORIDA STATE 4, LOUISIANA STATE 0
11/18/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Advances To Round Of 16 With 4-0 Win Over LSU.

Holly Peltzer nets the game-winner, Kirsten van de Ven scores twice.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - For the third consecutive year, Florida State will advance into the Round of 16 thanks to a 4-0 victory over LSU in second round action of the NCAA Tournament Sunday afternoon at the Seminole Soccer Complex. FSU got a goal from Holly Peltzer in the 21st minute and then added three second half goals in a span of eight minutes as the Seminoles remained perfect at home pushing their record to 12-0-0 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.

"We're thrilled to be advancing and having the chance to play again next weekend," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "We hit some posts throughout the game. We would have liked to have that second goal a little bit earlier than we did, but in terms of creating chances my belief is that if you create enough chances you're going to score goals. As the game went on, there were more seams and obviously Holly's goal was the big one and Kirsten coming in and knocking in a couple was vital."

Peltzer scored her third goal of the season and second career game-winner at 20:24 in the first half. The Lake Mary, Fla. native received a cross from freshman Marissa Kazbour at the top of the box, took a dribble to her right and fired a shot into the lower left corner to give the Seminoles an early 1-0 lead. The assist from Kazbour was her second in as many games and fifth of the season.

"It was definitely important," said Peltzer on getting on the board first. "We had a good build-up in the back and Kaz (Marissa Kazbour) saw an opening and I was wide opened so she gave the ball to me and I just finished it. I think it just helped our momentum, we were just trying and trying and we finally got one."

The Seminoles had their scoring opportunities in the first half but couldn't seem to find the back of the net until Peltzer's goal in the 21st minute. Freshman Sanna Talonen, who led all players with eight shots on the afternoon, saw her first shot off a header go off the left post just four minutes into the game. Amanda DaCosta had a great look from inside 12 yards, but Tiger goalkeeper Valerie Vogler made a tremendous diving save. Kirsten van de Ven one-timed the rebound into the back of the net, but the goal was negated on an offside call. The near misses continued as Mami Yamaguchi nailed a header off the crossbar.

LSU got a great scoring chance in the 16th minute as Malorie Rutledge played a long ball down the middle of the field. FSU's Erika Sutton and LSU's Roslyn Jones were battling for possession before Jones was able to get a quick kick on goal. Erin McNulty was there with diving safe to keep the Tigers off the scoreboard.

The Seminoles went into the locker room with a 1-0 lead maintaining the advantage in both shots (17-5) and corner kicks (9-0).

In the second half, Florida State once again controlled the offensive momentum out shooting LSU 13-5. The Seminoles added to their lead in the 67th minute on the first of two goals by van de Ven. The senior from Holland sent a low liner into the left corner of the net to push FSU's lead to 2-0. The play began as Talonen played a ball into the box where a Tiger defender headed the ball of the zone. Van de Ven gathered the ball and scored on the play for her sixth goal of the season.

Van de Ven would strike again in the 74th minute scoring on a play similar to her first goal of the afternoon. Yamaguchi started the play at the top of the box leaving the ball for freshman Rachel Lim. Lim fed a wide open van de Ven from 22 yards out, who one-timed a shot into the lower left corner to make the score 3-0 in favor of the Seminoles.

Van de Ven becomes the fifth Seminole to register a multi-goal game in the NCAA Tournament as her two goals come off the heels of Talonen's hat trick in the first round against Kennesaw State on Friday. As a team, Florida State has posted a school record 13 multi-goal games in 2007. The two goals on Saturday was van de Ven's first multi-goal game of her career, while her four points also set a career-high.

"I was fortunate to have them both go in (the net)," said van de Ven. "I think the whole team played very well together. We were just fortunate enough to finish our chances today. That is one of the strengths of our team; anyone can score at any time."

Just a minute and nine seconds later, Yamaguchi gave Florida State its fourth and final goal of the afternoon taking a pass from Katrin Schmidt and finding the back of the net on a cross from 12 yards out. The goal was Yamaguchi's team-leading 22nd of the season.

The three goals were the most scored in the second half by the Seminoles since netting four against Dartmouth in the first round back in 2003.

The Seminole defensive unit of Libby Gianeskis, Becky Edwards, Sutton and Schmidt once again had another outstanding performance limiting the Tigers to just 10 shots and one shot on goal. The shutout by Florida State was its 11th of the season and ninth all-time in NCAA Tournament play. McNulty earned her 15th win of the season and picked up her seventh shutout as she was credited with a save.

"We certainly don't want to overlook the quality of the team defending," added Krikorian. "We didn't give up a whole lot today, I don't know how many shots they had, but we did give a whole lot of quality chances up. I thought our group was very solid."

The win over LSU kept the Seminoles perfect against the Southeastern Conference running their all-time record to 7-0-0 in NCAA Tournament action.

Up next for Florida State is a date with the Texas Longhorns in the third round. Texas advanced following a 3-2 victory over Texas A&M on Saturday in College Station. It will be the first meeting between the two schools.

"We know that our next opponent is a most worthy opponent," explained Krikorian. "The University of Texas is going to come in here after a fantastic result Saturday night beating Texas A&M in front of an enormous crowd so we know that we're going to have our hands full next weekend."

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton               45  2   1  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  2   0  0  1                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour            52  0   0  0  1                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi             75  4   1  1  1                
D   12 Libby Gianeskis            90  1   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             71  3   2  0  0                
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven         80  5   3  2  0                
MF  16 Holly Peltzer              59  2   1  1  0        1       
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  1   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              90  8   2  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     4 Annie Stalzer              49  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             38  0   0  0  0                
    17 Casey Lademann              7  0   0  0  0                
    22 Margo McAuley              10  0   0  0  0                
    23 Rachel Brown               10  0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 38  2   0  0  1                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 30  10  4  4        1       
       Opp                        90 10   1  0  0  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  0    1  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    1  1      1
Opp                         90:00  4    6    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  20:24 FSU  Holly Peltzer             Marissa Kazbour           cross and putaway in left corner                                           
  2.  66:43 FSU  Kirsten van de Ven                                  rebound off defense deflection into lower left corner                      
  3.  73:27 FSU  Kirsten van de Ven        Mami Yamaguchi            low liner to lower corner                                                  
                                           Rachel Lim
  4.  74:36 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi            Katrin Schmidt            right corner                                                               


  1 2 Total
LOUISIANA STATE
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
1
3
4

FLORIDA STATE 4, TEXAS 0
11/23/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA, Sweet 16

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Shuts Down Texas 4-0 Advances Into NCAA Quarterfinals.

Junior Mami Yamaguchi tallies a goal and two assists in the victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State topped Texas 4-0 Friday evening at the Seminole Soccer Complex in front of a crowd of 1,091, the second largest home crowd this season. Freshman Sanna Talonen recorded her fifth game-winner of the season, while National Player of the Year candidate Mami Yamaguchi tallied her 11th multi-point game of the season with a goal and two assists. The Seminoles remained perfect at home in the postseason pushing their all-time record to 13-0-0.

It was the first meeting between the two teams and the first against a Big XII opponent in postseason play. With the win, the Seminoles advance to play in the NCAA Quarterfinals for the third straight year.

"I thought our team defended very well limiting Texas to a few chances and I thought we were quite dynamic in the attack," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "Beautiful possession plays at times, attacking a variety of ways out of the back through the midfield, up front and a combination play in a lot of areas. Overall when you're sitting here advancing to the final eight you have to feel good. We got through it without any injuries. Now we move on and wait for the results from Stanford and Connecticut and we start our preparation for them later tonight or tomorrow."

"I'm so excited to have come this far from playing the first game against Portland to now," said senior Holly Peltzer. "We've just come so far, we're so excited. We're playing well, we're playing like we would like to and that's all we can ask for."

Florida State had its chances early as Talonen sent a header off the far post 41 seconds into the game. Freshman Marissa Kazbour sent a pass into Talonen from the left side of the field. The header by Talonen beat Texas keeper Dianna Pfenninger but it caromed off the right post and was cleared out of the zone by the Longhorn defense.

After several near misses in the early goings, the Seminoles finally broke through with a goal by Talonen in the 38th minute off an assist from Katrin Schmidt. The Tampere, Finland native took a nice ball from Schmidt, dribbled two touches to her right and sent a bending ball into the right corner of the net just beyond the outreached hands of Pfenninger. The goal was Talonen's 14th of the season and fourth of the tournament.

Talonen led all players on Friday night with seven shots, followed by Schmidt with six.

The Seminoles took a 1-0 lead into halftime maintaining a 15-3 shot advantage.

Similar to their second round victory over LSU, the Seminoles came out of the locker room on fire exploding for three second half goals. Florida State took a 2-0 advantage just a minute and 47 seconds into the second period as Yamaguchi scored her team leading 23 goal of the season. Senior Holly Peltzer sent a beautiful cross to the far post that cleared the Longhorn defense and right to Yamaguchi who was there with a well placed header into the lower left corner. The assist was Peltzer's first of the season.

"That second goal I thought just killed the mood of our team," said Texas defender Kasey Moore. "I have to give them all the credit in the world, I think that's the most dynamic front line we've played against all season long. I could see them going on and winning the National Championship, they were amazing."

"I don't know, but I thought it was a good time because it was the beginning of the second half," added Yamaguchi on her goal early in the second half deflating the Longhorns. "We knew they were coming out strong because they were losing 1-0. I think my goal motivated us a lot."

In the 68th minute, Kazbour made it 3-0 Florida State has she scored on a lofted shot from five yards out. Yamaguchi fed the freshman midfielder streaking down the left side of the net. Kazbour made a few touches toward the endline and then sent a soft touch into the upper right corner for the score. The goal was Kazbour's third of the season and first since September 15 against Auburn. It was the third straight game Kazbour registered a point as she has a goal and two assists in three postseason games.

"It's just awesome to come out and play another tournament game," said Kazbour. "Just to come out every game and do what I know I have to do. If I get a goal or assist, that's great, I want to contribute to the team."

Just over two minutes later, freshman Rachel Lim gave the Seminoles a 4-0 lead putting away a cross from the right side from about four yards out. Yamaguchi contributed with her second assist of the game, while Lauren Switzer also received an assist on the play. The Tokyo, Japan native fired a cross from the left side where Lim was there to find the back post for her fourth goal of the season.

Yamaguchi has scored a point in 20 of 24 games this season and moved into third place all-time at FSU in NCAA Tournament scoring with 12 points (3 goals, 6 assists). With her two assists Friday night, Yamaguchi moved ahead of Jez Ratliff for the all-time assist lead in the NCAA Tournament.

The Seminoles defense once again came up huge limiting the Longhorns to just five shots on the evening. It tied for the fewest shots taken by Texas this season as the Longhorns took five in a 1-0 victory at Arizona State. The shutout was the third straight in the tournament setting the school record for shutouts in a postseason.

"It's definitely a great time to be coming together as a team, especially defensively in the post season, especially against a quality opponent like Texas," explained sophomore defender Becky Edwards. "It's good to see us come together and keep possession like we are doing."

"We got outplayed by a very good team tonight and I don't know if we were ever really in the game," said Texas head coach Chris Petrucelli. "They did a tremendous job of keeping the ball. We chased them. They created chances and down one-nil at halftime, but it seems like it was four or five, and certainly the early goal in the second half really sort of ended the game. Congratulations to Florida State, they were great."

Freshman Erin McNulty had another solid effort earning her 16th win in goal. She made two saves in posting her eighth shutout of the season. The shutout moved McNulty into a first place tie with Joy McKenzie, Ali Mims and Kerry York for shutouts in NCAA Tournament play.

"I just think the team is playing very well," added Erin McNulty. "I am happy with the way we are playing."

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton               90  2   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  6   2  0  1                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour            52  2   1  1  0                
D   11 Mami Yamaguchi             70  5   3  1  2                
D   12 Libby Gianeskis            90  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             82  1   1  0  0                
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven         90  1   0  0  0                
MF  16 Holly Peltzer              72  2   1  0  1                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  0   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              90  7   2  1  0        1       
       ---Substitutes---
     4 Annie Stalzer               8  1   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             38  0   0  0  1                
    28 Rachel Lim                 38  2   1  1  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 29  11  4  5        1       
       Opp                        90  5   2  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  0    2  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    2  1      1
Opp                         90:00  4    7    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  37:54 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Katrin Schmidt            bent into right side of net                                                
  2.  46:47 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi            Holly Peltzer             header into lower left off cross                                           
  3.  67:35 FSU  Marissa Kazbour           Mami Yamaguchi            lofted shot from left side                                                 
  4.  69:53 FSU  Rachel Lim                Mami Yamaguchi            put away cross from right side                                             
                                           Lauren Switzer


  1 2 Total
TEXAS
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
1
3
4

FLORIDA STATE 3, CONNECTICUT 2
11/30/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, 2 OT, NCAA, Elite Eight

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Headed Back To The College Cup With A 3-2 2OT Victory Over Connecticut.

Freshman Sanna Talonen tallies her second hat trick of the tournament Friday night.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State is headed back to the Women's College Cup for the third consecutive season and for the fourth time in five years defeating Connecticut 3-2 in double overtime Friday evening in front of a jammed back crowd of 1,703 at the Seminole Soccer Complex. Freshman Sanna Talonen capped off an incredible evening scoring the golden goal in the 104th minute for her third goal of the evening and second hat trick of the tournament.

The Seminoles fought back from a goal down twice in the match before Talonen capped off the come-from-behind victory with a diving header into the lower right corner to give Florida State its first overtime victory of the season. The win also kept the Seminoles perfect at home in the NCAA Tournament running their all-time record to 14-0-0.

The victory was the first over Connecticut in this the third meeting between the two teams. All three meetings have come in the NCAA Tournament.

Connecticut was first to strike in the quarterfinal match scoring just 3:51 into the match as Brittany Tegeler scored off a corner kick for her third goal of the season. Meghan Schnur sent a bending ball into the box where Tegeler connected from 15 yards out to give the Huskies an early 1-0 lead. The goal was the first allowed by the Seminoles in the postseason snapping FSU's scoreless streak in the tournament at 324:34 which dated back to last year's semifinal match against Notre Dame.

Florida State drew even in the 18th on Talonen's first goal of the evening. Junior Katrin Schmidt sent a cross to Mami Yamaguchi who one-timed a shot from 14 yards out. Huskie keeper Stephanie Labbe made a diving save to her left, but was unable to control the ball as Talonen was there to put away the rebound to tie the game at one. The assist was Yamaguchi's seventh of the tournament.

The Huskies took their second lead of the game on a goal from Annie Yi at 57:47 in the second half. Yi took a long dribble down the middle of the field and fired a shot from just outside the box. The ball found the back of the net for an unassisted goal to give UConn its second lead of the evening at 2-1.

With less than 10 minutes left in the game, Talonen brought the Seminoles even once again deflecting a shot into the back of the net off a pass from Schmidt. Yamaguchi and Schmidt played a give and go from the left corner of the box allowing Schmidt enough room to fire a shot on goal. With Labbe falling to her right to make a save, Talonen was there to redirect the shot for her second goal of the game.

After 90 minutes of action, the two teams would head into overtime tied at 2-2. Both teams each registered a shot on goal in the first overtime period with either team able to find the back of the net. In the second extra frame, the Seminoles outshot the Huskies 5-0 but no shot was sweeter than Talonen's diving header for the game-winner. Schmidt send a beautiful cross to the far post where Talonen came rushing in to find the lower right corner of the net for the game-winner, her team-leading sixth of the season.

The goal was Talonen's 17th of the season and seventh goal of the 2007 NCAA Tournament.

Florida State outshot Connecticut 23-12 for the game, while each team took three corner kicks apiece. Labbe made 10 saves on Friday night, while Seminole goalkeeper Erin McNulty made three saves.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty              104  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton              104  1   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt            104  0   0  0  2                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour            75  1   0  0  0                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi            104  3   2  0  1                
D   12 Libby Gianeskis           104  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta            104  1   0  0  0                
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven        101  2   2  0  0                
MF  16 Holly Peltzer              44  0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards             104  2   2  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              96  9   5  3  0        1       
       ---Substitutes---
     4 Annie Stalzer               8  1   1  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             43  2   1  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 50  1   1  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                       104 23  14  3  3        1       
       Opp                       104 12   6  2  1                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty               104:11  2    3  1       
Team                         0:00  0    1          
                          =========================
FSU                        104:11  2    4  1       
Opp                        104:11  3   10    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   3:51 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  off the corner                                                             
  2.  17:41 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Mami Yamaguchi            put away off rebound                                                       
  3.  57:47 Opp  Opponent                                            blast into right side                                                      
  4.  81:38 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Katrin Schmidt            rebound off deflection                                                     
  5. 103:56 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Katrin Schmidt            header off cross into lower right corner                                   


  1 2 OT O2 Total
CONNECTICUT
1
1
0
0
2
FLORIDA STATE
1
1
0
1
3

FLORIDA STATE 3, NOTRE DAME 2
12/07/2007, NCAA, College Cup, Final Four, College Station, TX

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Advances To National Championship Game With 3-2 Victory Over Notre Dame.

Yamaguchi, DaCosta and Talonen each register a goal and an assist in the win.

COLLEGE STATION, TX - Friday night in College Station was filled with a series of firsts for Florida State but none bigger than the Seminoles advancing to the play for the National Championship for the first time in school history. In a physical battle that featured 39 combined fouls, FSU defeated Notre Dame 3-2 in front of a crowd of 7,507, the second largest crowd to witness a soccer game at Aggie Soccer Stadium. Freshman Amanda DaCosta scored the game-winner, her third of the season, in the 72nd to propel the Seminoles into the finals where they will play the winner of UCLA and Southern California on Sunday.

Junior Mami Yamaguchi, semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, and freshmen Sanna Talonen and Amanda DaCosta was responsible for all the Florida State scoring as all three Seminoles registered a goal and an assist against the Irish.

"Well I'm really proud of our team," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "I thought that we came in, we fought hard for 90 minutes. I think overall they (Notre Dame) probably dominated the game a whole lot more than we did, but our team showed a lot of character and were pretty resilient and we took the chances when we got them. Overall of course, it's great to be going on and playing in the final for a National Championship on Sunday."

The Seminoles made the most of their scoring opportunities despite being held to just seven shots in the game as five were fired on goal.

The one-goal win was the second straight for the Seminoles as the Garnet and Gold ran their record to 5-5-0 in one-goal contests this year. Florida State has also scored three or more goals in all five tournament games this year.

"I think we were just more focused on the game today knowing that it's going to be a tough soccer game for 90 minutes," said senior defender Libby Gianeskis. "We came prepared mentally and just tried to fight the whole time."

It took Florida State all of 15 seconds to grab its first lead in four years at the College Cup on Yamaguchi's 24th goal of the season. Following an Irish turnover in the Seminole side of the field, DaCosta intercepted the ball and weaved her way through the Notre Dame defense. She fed a nice pass to Yamaguchi streaking down the middle of the field as the Tokyo, Japan native one-timed the pass into the lower right corner for the Seminole goal. DaCosta earned the assist on the play, her ninth of the season.

"When AD got the ball, I was trying to look at the space behind me, and I know she was looking for a space," added Yamaguchi on scoring the first goal of the game. "We always play off each other so we knew... I just played the ball and ran. She came and gave me such a good ball and I just needed to pass the ball into the net."

The goal was the quickest scored by the Seminoles in school history surpassing the previous record of 26 seconds set early in the season against North Florida. Freshman Sanna Talonen was credited with the goal against the Ospreys.

The record for the quickest goal scored in the NCAA Tournament by FSU came against Jacksonville in 2006 when Kelly Rowland scored three minutes and nine seconds into the first half.

The Irish's first good look came at the 9:25 mark as Amanda Cinalli sent a shot from just inside the box, but goalkeeper Erin McNulty was there for the save.

Notre Dame found the equalizer in the 15th minute off its first corner kick of game. Kerri Hanks sent a bending ball into the box where junior Carrie Dew volleyed the ball into the air. The ball redirected off a Seminole defender and into the net to tie the game at one.

The Seminoles grabbed the lead for the second time in the game on Talonen's eighth goal of the NCAA Tournament. Yamaguchi sent a beautiful ball into Talonen from the left side of the pitch. The Finland native went one-on-one with Irish keeper Lauren Karas as she came out to stop the ball on a diving attempt, but Talonen placed the ball just beyond the reach of Karas and just inside the right pole for a 2-1 advantage. The assist was Yamaguchi's team leading 18th of the season and eighth career tournament assist.

With the goal, Talonen tied the Florida State career record for goals in a postseason tournament as India Trotter tallied eight from 2004-2007. The two goals scored in the first half by Florida State were the most scored in a College Cup in school history.

Notre Dame came out of the locker room firing with six shots in the first 11 minutes of the second half. The first good look for the Irish came in the 48th minute as Hanks blasted a shot from the right side of the pitch. McNulty made a nice diving foot save to keep the Seminole lead at 2-1. In a span of two minutes, Michele Weissenhofer sent a header off a Notre Dame corner wide right and Elise Weber also followed with a header that just missed high.

The Irish tied the score for a second time as Weber, from the left side of the pitch, bent a blast from about 16 yards out into the upper left corner. With Weber looking to make a run to her left, the junior defender made a quick change to her right and one-timed a shot near post to tie the game at two.

Florida State once again took the lead on a goal by DaCosta in the 72nd minute. Talonen was credited with the assist as she sent a beautiful ball to DaCosta streaking down the middle field. Karas once again came out to disrupt the play but the freshman midfielder from Katonah, N.Y., slipped the ball underneath the diving Karas and into the lower left corner to give the Seminoles a 3-2 lead. The goal was DaCosta's sixth of the season and first since scoring in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament against Wake Forest.

"Coach told us, following the media timeout, that he doesn't want to go home tonight," said DaCosta. "I don't think anybody wanted to and he told us if we just went back in there and just fought--we had twenty minutes, he said. Just take our time and play our game, not their game. And we tried to do that as best we could."

Notre Dame had a chance to tie the game in the 84th minute but the header by Dew off an Irish corner sailed high.

Florida State controlled the flow of play for a good portion of the final five minutes hanging on to the one goal advantage and advancing to the national championship game for the first time in school history.

The Irish out shot the Seminoles 16-7, while maintaining a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks. The two teams combined for 39 fouls, three more than what the two teams registered a season ago.

"For us, we're excited to be going on to the championship finals. If we put our best effort forth for 90 minutes maybe we'll get a good result like we got today," added Krikorian.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton               90  1   1  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  1   1  0  0                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour            57  0   0  0  0                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi             90  3   1  1  1                
D   12 Libby Gianeskis            90  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             90  1   1  1  1        1       
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven         85  0   0  0  0                
MF  16 Holly Peltzer              68  0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  0   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              85  1   1  1  1                
       ---Substitutes---
     4 Annie Stalzer              10  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             33  0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 22  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90  7   5  3  3        1       
       Opp                        90 16   6  2  1  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  2    4  1       
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  2    4  1       
Opp                         90:00  3    2    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   0:15 FSU  Mami Yamaguchi            Amanda DaCosta                                                                                       
  2.  14:16 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                                                                                             
  3.  32:22 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Mami Yamaguchi                                                                                       
  4.  55:32 Opp  Opponent                                                                                                                       
  5.  71:30 FSU  Amanda DaCosta            Sanna Talonen                                                                                        


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
2
1
3
NOTRE DAME
1
1
2

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 2, FLORIDA STATE 0
12/09/2007, NCAA, College Cup Finals, College Station, TX

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls To Southern Cal 2-0 In National Championship Game.

The Trojans shut out the Seminoles for just the second time all season.

COLLEGE STATION, TX - Florida State fell to Southern California 2-0 in the national championship game of the 2007 NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament closing out the most successful year in team history. The Seminoles appearing in their first national championship game in school history could not seem to find the back of the net as the Trojans held the nation's second leading scoring team without a goal for just the second time all season. Mami Yamaguchi and Kirsten van de Ven led the Seminoles with three shots a piece.

The Trojans scored a goal in each half while out shooting the Seminoles 18-11 in the game. Florida State held the corner kick advantage at 11-7, the second most corners taken by FSU this year.

With Florida State's appearance in today's championship game, the Seminoles became the third team from the state of Florida to play for the championship joining UCF (1982) and Florida (1998).

Junior Erika Sutton got off the first shot of the national championship game sailing a header high over the crossbar in the second minute of play. Becky Edwards took the free kick for the Seminoles following a foul by USC in the Seminole zone.

The Trojans answered with their first shot off their first corner kick of the game. Ashley Nick sent a shot wide right from six yards inside the box.

In the 15th minute, freshman Marissa Kazbour sent a cross into the box as Sanna Talonen came streaking in from the middle of the field. But USC keeper Kristin Olsen intercepted the pass before Talonen could get a touch on it.

Seconds later senior Kirsten van de Ven ripped a shot wide right from just outside the 18 yard line.

The Trojans took the first lead of the game on a header by Marihelen Tomer in the 25th minute. Stacey Strong sent a dangerous cross that went untouched for a few seconds bouncing around in the box. The ball finally went off a Seminole defender toward Erin McNulty in net. The ball tipped off her gloves, caromed off the crossbar and back into the playing field where Tomer was there for the header to give USC the 1-0 lead. The goal was Tomer's fifth of the season.

Less than a minute later, Southern Cal looked to add to its lead as Tomer found a seam and nailed a shot off the right post. The Seminole defense gathered the loose ball and cleared it out of the zone.

The Seminoles entered the locker room trailing for the first time in the NCAA Tournament and for just the third time this season. FSU found themselves down at the half earlier in the season against Florida and then in the ACC Championship game against North Carolina.

Freshman Rachel Lim got the first good look out of the locker room for the Seminoles blasting a shot from 17 yards in the 47th minute. Olsen just got a hand on the ball tipping it over the crossbar and out of play. Florida State earned back-to-back corners following the play but were unable to create any chances on goal.

In the 59th minute, Katrin Schmidt sent a long ball down the left side of the pitch where Mami Yamaguchi was able to run the ball down. The Tokyo, Japan native made a quick move towards the inside beating a Trojan defender and sending a cross into box. Talonen was there for the header but the ball bounced wide right of the goal.

Amy Rodriguez had a good look from inside the left corner in the 71st minute. The Trojan forward ripped a cross wide to the right keeping the score at 1-0. Just over two minutes later, Nick sent a shot on goal but McNulty was there with her third save of the game.

Following a second half media timeout, USC earned a corner kick leading to the second goal of the game. Ashli Sandoval bent a corner inside the box where Janessa Currier redirected the ball toward the near post. McNulty made a diving save but Currier was able to collect her own rebound and find the back of the net for a 2-0 Trojan lead. The two-goal deficit was the largest the Seminoles had faced all season.

With less than eight minutes remaining in the game, Florida State went a man down as senior Libby Gianeskis was issued a red card. Sandoval got behind the Seminole defense and went on breakaway down the middle of the field before she was taken down from behind from about 30 yards out.

The Seminoles miss fired on a couple scoring chances late in the game but just could not get the ball passed Olsen who was named the tournament's Defensive Most Outstanding Player.

Yamaguchi, Talonen and freshman Amanda DaCosta were all named to the Women's College Cup All-Tournament Team for their efforts during the postseason.

Florida State closes out the year with a record of 18-6-3 while appearing in the national championship game for the first time in school history.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton               90  1   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  1   0  0  0                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour            25  0   0  0  0                
F   11 Mami Yamaguchi             90  3   0  0  0                
D   12 Libby Gianeskis            82  0   0  0  0     1          
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             84  0   0  0  0                
MF  14 Kirsten van de Ven         90  3   0  0  0                
MF  16 Holly Peltzer              49  0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  1   1  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              90  1   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     4 Annie Stalzer              19  0   0  0  0                
     5 Sarah Wagenfuhr             0  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             38  0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 54  1   1  0  0                
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11     FSU                        90 11   2  0  0     1          
       Opp                        90 18   6  2  0  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  2    4    1     
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  2    4    1     
Opp                         90:00  0    2  1      1
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
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  1.  24:45 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                                                                                             


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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
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