Florida State Women's Soccer - 2008 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Soccer - 2008 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Mark Krikorian, Head Coach
Eric Bell, Associate Head Coach
Dwan Riggins, Strength and Conditioning
Paul Rogers, Assistant Coach
Lydia Vandenbergh, Volunteer Assistant

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2008 Soccer

Sarah Wagenfuhr and Katrin Schmidt

2008 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Katie Bolinsky, 5-7, F, Coral Springs

Tori Huster, 5-5, MF-D, Cincinnati, OH

Julie Lancos, 5-8, D, Middletown, NJ

Tiffany McCarty, 5-4, F, Laurel, MD

Toni Pressley, 5-10, F-D, Melbourne

Casey Short, 5-6, F-MF, Naperville, IL

Ella Stephan, 5-7, MF-D, Indian Harbor Beach

Susanna Zorn, 5-7, F-MF, Tallahassee


2008 Roster - By Name

L
T                                             PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  15 Katie Bolinsky        F       5-7   Fr        Coral Springs (Marjory Stoneman Douglas)
* 13 Amanda DaCosta        MF      5-4   So   *    Katonah, NY (Somers)
*  1 Kimmy Diaz            GK      5-8   So-R *    Boca Raton (West Boca Raton Community)
* 19 Becky Edwards         D       5-8   Jr   **   Downington, PA (Downington West)
*  9 Tori Huster           MF-D    5-5   Fr        Cincinnati, OH (Saint Ursula Academy)
* 10 Marissa Kazbour       MF      5-5   So   *    Valrico (Bloomingdale)
* 16 Julie Lancos          D       5-8   Fr        Middletown, NJ (North)
* 28 Rachel Lim            D       5-3   So   *    Boca Raton (American Heritage)
* 22 Margo McAuley         MF      5-8   So   *    Noblesville, IN (Noblesville)
* 14 Tiffany McCarty       F       5-4   Fr        Laurel, MD (Saint John's College)
  18 Erin McNulty          GK      5-10  So   *    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Glenlawn Collegiate Institute)
* 20 Kate Milstead         GK      5-7   Jr   *    Clarksburg, NJ (Peddie School/Penn State)
* 23 Toni Pressley         F-D     5-10  Fr        Melbourne (West Shore)
*  2 Jessica Price         F       5-5   Fr-R      Libertyville, IL (Vernon Hills)
*  7 Katrin Schmidt        D       5-5   Sr   ***  Schleiden, Germany (SGS)
* 11 Casey Short           F-MF    5-6   Fr        Naperville, IL (Central)
*  4 Annie Stalzer         F       5-5   Jr   **   Palm Harbor (Palm Harbor)
* 17 Ella Stephan          MF-D    5-7   Fr        Indian Harbor Beach (Satellite)
*  6 Erika Sutton          MF      5-5   Sr   *    Arvada, CO (Ralston Valley/San Diego State)
*  8 Lauren Switzer        MF      5-9   Jr   *    Saint Charles, IL (Saint Charles/UCLA)
* 25 Sanna Talonen         F       5-6   So   *    Tampere, Finland
*  5 Sarah Wagenfuhr       D       5-3   Sr   ***  Colorado Springs, CO (Pine Creek)
* 21 Susanna Zorn          F-MF    5-7   Fr        Tallahassee (Leon)

2008 Roster - By Number

L
T                                             PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  1 Kimmy Diaz            GK      5-8   So-R *    Boca Raton (West Boca Raton Community)
*  2 Jessica Price         F       5-5   Fr-R      Libertyville, IL (Vernon Hills)
*  4 Annie Stalzer         F       5-5   Jr   **   Palm Harbor (Palm Harbor)
*  5 Sarah Wagenfuhr       D       5-3   Sr   ***  Colorado Springs, CO (Pine Creek)
*  6 Erika Sutton          MF      5-5   Sr   *    Arvada, CO (Ralston Valley/San Diego State)
*  7 Katrin Schmidt        D       5-5   Sr   ***  Schleiden, Germany (SGS)
*  8 Lauren Switzer        MF      5-9   Jr   *    Saint Charles, IL (Saint Charles/UCLA)
*  9 Tori Huster           MF-D    5-5   Fr        Cincinnati, OH (Saint Ursula Academy)
* 10 Marissa Kazbour       MF      5-5   So   *    Valrico (Bloomingdale)
* 11 Casey Short           F-MF    5-6   Fr        Naperville, IL (Central)
* 13 Amanda DaCosta        MF      5-4   So   *    Katonah, NY (Somers)
* 14 Tiffany McCarty       F       5-4   Fr        Laurel, MD (Saint John's College)
  15 Katie Bolinsky        F       5-7   Fr        Coral Springs (Marjory Stoneman Douglas)
* 16 Julie Lancos          D       5-8   Fr        Middletown, NJ (North)
* 17 Ella Stephan          MF-D    5-7   Fr        Indian Harbor Beach (Satellite)
  18 Erin McNulty          GK      5-10  So   *    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Glenlawn Collegiate Institute)
* 19 Becky Edwards         D       5-8   Jr   **   Downington, PA (Downington West)
* 20 Kate Milstead         GK      5-7   Jr   *    Clarksburg, NJ (Peddie School/Penn State)
* 21 Susanna Zorn          F-MF    5-7   Fr        Tallahassee (Leon)
* 22 Margo McAuley         MF      5-8   So   *    Noblesville, IN (Noblesville)
* 23 Toni Pressley         F-D     5-10  Fr        Melbourne (West Shore)
* 25 Sanna Talonen         F       5-6   So   *    Tampere, Finland
* 28 Rachel Lim            D       5-3   So   *    Boca Raton (American Heritage)

2008 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Amanda DaCosta           Nat Soccer Coaches Assoc of America - 1st Team All-American
                         SoccerBuzz - 1st Team All-American
                         Soccer America - 2nd Team All-American

Becky Edwards            Nat Soccer Coaches Assoc of America - 1st Team All-American

Tori Huster              SoccerBuzz - 3rd Team Freshman All-American

Tiffany McCarty          Soccer America - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         SoccerBuzz - 1st Team Freshman All-American

Casey Short              Soccer America - 2nd Team Freshman All-American

Sanna Talonen            Soccer America - 1st Team All-American
                         SoccerBuzz - 1st Team All-American
                         Nat Soccer Coaches Assoc of America - 2nd Team All-American

Sarah Wagenfuhr          Nat Soccer Coaches Assoc of America - 2nd Team All-American
                         SoccerBuzz - 2nd Team All-American

All-Americans -  7

2008 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
08/25
Ref
H
CENTRAL FLORIDA W 5-0
08/29
Ref
A
PENN STATE W 4-1
08/31
Ref
N
CONNECTICUT
University Park, Pa
W 3-0
09/05
Ref
H
FL INTERNATIONAL W 5-0
09/07
Ref
H
FLORIDA L 0-1
09/12
Ref
A
AUBURN W 3-0
09/14
Ref
N
SOUTH CAROLINA
2OT, Auburn, Al
T 3-3
09/21
Ref
H
FLORIDA GULF COAST W 4-0
09/25
Ref
H
VIRGINIA L 0-1
09/28
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH W 3-1
10/02
Ref
A
MARYLAND
OT
W 1-0
10/05
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE W 1-0
10/12
Ref
A
MIAMI W 2-0
10/16
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST W 5-0
10/19
Ref
H
DUKE W 5-2
10/23
Ref
H
CLEMSON W 4-0
10/30
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
2 OT
T 2-2
11/02
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 5-2
11/05
Ref
N
VIRGINIA TECH
2OT, 4-2 PK, Virginia Tech advances, ACC, Cary, NC
T 0-0
11/14
Ref
N
MISS VALLEY STATE
NCAA, Auburn, Al
W 7-0
11/16
Ref
A
AUBURN
NCAA
W 1-0
11/22
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE
Sweet 16, NCAA
W 1-0
11/28
Ref
A
NOTRE DAME
Elite Eight, NCAA
L 0-2
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   17- 3-3   8- 2     7- 1-1   2- 0-2


2008 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  NORTH CAROLINA        9- 0-1  25- 1-2
 2  FLORIDA STATE         8- 1-1  17- 3-3
 3t VIRGINIA              6- 3-1  15- 5-3
 3t BOSTON COLLEGE        6- 3-1  15- 6-2
 5t DUKE                  4- 3-3  15- 6-3
 5t WAKE FOREST           5- 5    13- 8 
 7  VIRGINIA TECH         4- 4-2  10- 9-4
 8  MIAMI                 3- 5-1  10- 9-3
 9  MARYLAND              3- 7     7-10-1
10  CLEMSON               1- 8-1   5-11-1
11  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  0-10     8-12 

2008 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Cary, NC
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
11/05/2008  (1)NORTH CAROLINA 1, (8)MIAMI 0                     Round 1
11/05/2008  (4)BOSTON COLLEGE 1, (5)DUKE 0                      Round 1
11/05/2008  (2)FLORIDA STATE 0, (7)VIRGINIA TECH 0              Round 1, 2OT, 4-2 PK, Virginia Tech advances               
11/05/2008  (3)VIRGINIA 3, (6)WAKE FOREST 2                     Round 1, OT                                                
11/07/2008  (1)NORTH CAROLINA 2, (4)BOSTON COLLEGE 0            Round 2
11/07/2008  (3)VIRGINIA 1, (7)VIRGINIA TECH 1                   Round 2, 2OT, 2-1 PK, Virginia Tech advances               
11/09/2008  (1)NORTH CAROLINA 3, (7)VIRGINIA TECH 0             Round 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
ACC Championship, Cary, NC                                                                                                                                                                              
11/5/2008 - North Carolina 1, Miami 0                                                                                                                                                                   
            Boston College 1, Duke 0                                                                                                                                                                    
            Virginia Tech 0(4), Florida State 0(2)(PK)                                                                                                                                                  
            Virginia 3, Wake Forest 2 (2 OT)                                                                                                                                                            
11/7/2008 - North Carolina 2, Boston College 0                                                                                                                                                          
            Virginia Tech 1(2), Virginia 1(1)(PK)                                                                                                                                                       
11/9/2008 - North Carolina 3, Virginia Tech 0                                                                                                                                                           

2008 EOY Stats

Offensive Stats Name GP GS Min G A Pts Sh Sh% SOG SOG% YC RC GW PK ATT =============================================================================== Sanna Talonen 21 18 1278 16 4 36 50 0.320 29 0.580 1 0 6 0 0 Tiffany McCarty 23 20 1282 11 6 28 73 0.151 39 0.534 0 0 2 0 0 Lauren Switzer 23 4 1140 5 9 19 25 0.200 11 0.440 1 0 1 0 0 Sarah Wagenfuhr 23 23 1960 4 8 16 19 0.211 11 0.579 0 0 1 3 3 Amanda DaCosta 23 23 1813 4 6 14 43 0.093 19 0.442 0 0 2 0 0 Tori Huster 22 22 1610 4 5 13 34 0.118 14 0.412 0 0 2 0 0 Jessica Price 22 6 924 3 6 12 32 0.094 16 0.500 0 0 1 0 0 Rachel Lim 23 10 910 3 6 12 31 0.097 12 0.387 0 0 0 0 0 Marissa Kazbour 21 6 677 4 3 11 17 0.235 12 0.706 1 0 1 0 1 Casey Short 23 18 1546 2 6 10 39 0.051 15 0.385 0 0 0 0 0 Toni Pressley 23 4 835 4 1 9 45 0.089 18 0.400 3 0 1 0 0 Katrin Schmidt 23 23 2007 2 2 6 19 0.105 11 0.579 0 0 0 0 0 Becky Edwards 17 12 1325 1 1 3 14 0.071 9 0.643 0 0 0 0 0 Julie Lancos 9 1 350 1 1 3 4 0.250 3 0.750 0 0 0 0 0 Erika Sutton 19 19 1701 0 1 1 17 0.000 6 0.353 1 0 0 0 0 Annie Stalzer 6 0 124 0 1 1 5 0.000 3 0.600 0 0 0 0 0 Ella Stephan 21 21 1820 0 0 0 3 0.000 0 0.000 1 0 0 0 0 Kate Milstead 23 23 1993 0 0 0 1 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 Margo McAuley 2 0 9 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 Susanna Zorn 5 0 66 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 Kimmy Diaz 5 0 144 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 ========================================================= FSU 23 64 66 194 471 0.136 228 0.484 8 0 17 3 4 Opp 23 15 12 42 230 0.065 96 0.417 23 0 3 1 1 Defensive Stats Name GP GS Minutes GA Avg Saves Pct W L T Sho Faced ============================================================================= Kimmy Diaz 5 0 144:25 0 0.00 2 1.000 0 0 0 0 9 Kate Milstead 23 23 1992:35 15 0.68 74 0.831 17 3 3 10 215 Team 0:00 0 0.00 5 1.000 0 0 0 4 0 ======================================================= FSU 23 2137:00 15 0.63 81 0.844 17 3 3 14 224 Opp 23 2137:00 64 2.70 164 0.719 3 17 3 4 459

FLORIDA STATE 5, CENTRAL FLORIDA 0
08/25/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Blanks UCF 5-0 In Season Opener.

The Seminoles set the school record for the most goals scored on opening day.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It was well worth the wait. After three days of non-stop rain courtesy of Tropical Storm Fay which resulted in a pair of cancellations, the 2008 season finally got under way as No. 4 Florida State blanked UCF 5-0 Monday afternoon at the Seminole Soccer Complex. With five goals on Monday, the Seminoles set the school record for the most goals scored on opening day surpassing the previous mark of four set on three separate occasions.

Sophomore Amanda DaCosta and freshman Casey Short each tallied two goals to start the year, while junior Lauren Switzer tied a career-high with four points on a goal and two assists. Kate Milstead and Kimmy Diaz combined for the shutout as it was the fifth time in 10 meetings that the Seminoles have held the Knights without a goal.

"Overall it was a good performance for us, particularly the first half where we were pretty solid in our defending," explained head coach Mark Krikorian. "We created some great counter attack opportunities. It's nice to be able to put the ball into the back of the net. Again, we have a lot of young players that we are integrating into the team. It seems like the transition for many of them was pretty smooth."

"It was brutal," added Krikorian on waiting until Monday to kick-off the season. "The last few days we have all been sitting around...and I'm sure for UCF it was tough too. You're just waiting and waiting and waiting and you want to get the game in; fortunately Mother Nature finally smiled at us and gave us a little window to get the game in before more rain and wind hit the area."

As was the case in last year's home opener against Francis Marion, DaCosta notched the first goal of the game in the 12th minute of action scoring off a UCF turnover inside the Knight's zone. The reigning Soccer Buzz Freshman of the Year stole a pass from inside 25 yards, beat a Knight defender and blasted a shot into the upper left corner for the first Florida State goal of the year.

"It was a solid way to start," said DaCosta. "I had a goal for myself...I really wanted to get after it today. Overall, the team looked really good. I was so impressed with everybody, the way we were clicking, the way we were attacking. We just got after it. I thought it was a tremendous start for us."

The Seminoles would break the game wide open late in the first half scoring three goals in a seven minute span. Switzer made the Knights pay for yet another costly turnover stealing a pass from inside the box and connecting on a cross from about eight yards out to push the score to 2-0.

Less than three minutes later, DaCosta would add her second goal of the game one-timing a shot just inside the left post from 20 yards. Off a goal kick, Switzer went high and won the ball with a header directing the ball to the left side of the pitch. DaCosta out raced a Knight defender and sent a low kick past a diving Aline Reis to find the back of the net for her first career multi-goal game. Switzer was credited with an assist on the play, the first of two on the day.

FSU added to its lead in the 39th minute as Short registered her first collegiate goal to push the Seminole lead to 4-0. Annie Stalzer began the play sending a cross into the middle of the field where Rachel Lim redirected the pass after being tied up with a UCF defender. Short gathered the loose ball, made a quick turn towards the goal and fired a shot from 12 yards out finding the inside left portion of the net for the fourth Seminole goal of the first half.

The Seminoles almost added to their lead in the waning seconds of the first half, but a header by Stalzer off a pass from Switzer sailed just wide of the net.

Out of the locker room, UCF got the first scoring chance of the second half as Brianna Schooley fired a shot on goal. Milstead made a great save as she climbed the ladder and punched away the ball headed just inside the crossbar to keep the Knights off the scoreboard.

In the 56th minute, Becky Edwards and Tiffany McCarty combined on a great scoring opportunity for the Seminoles, but Reis was there making an outstanding diving save on a shot by McCarty.

FSU would increase its lead to 5-0 in the 66th minute on Short's second goal of the afternoon. Switzer sent a shot on goal from just outside the box where it was blocked by a UCF player. Short collected the rebound and one-timed a shot into the right corner for the score.

Along with tying her career-high in points on Monday afternoon, Switzer set a career-high with two assists in the win over the Knights. The junior midfielder tallied four points on two goals in the Seminoles' semifinal victory over Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament a season ago. Switzer came within one point of matching her total season output of five points in 2007.

"It was exciting; it's always good to start off with a good first game," explained Switzer. "It definitely helps build the confidence for the rest of the season."

Short led all players with four shots on Monday including a game-high three shots on goal.

"It was a good start," added Short. "We were all very excited to play and yeah, we are very happy with the win."

With the win, Florida State improved to 8-5-1 on opening day including a mark of 6-1-1 when opening the season at home. FSU is now 3-1-0 on opening day under head coach Mark Krikorian.

The Seminoles out shot the Knights 20-7, while maintaining a 7-2 advantage on corner kicks. Reis finished the contest with a game-high four saves for the Knights. Milstead registered a pair of saves in over 73 minutes of action. Diaz closed out the game in goal for the Seminoles playing the final 16 minutes.

"I think it was very good for us to have this game before we head off to State College," said Krikorian. "It gave us a chance to see some of the things that we need to continue to work on to develop.

"UCF is going to win their share of games. Again, you need to have special players make big plays and I thought DaCosta showed that a couple of times today. Overall, it was a solid performance by the whole team."

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  20 Kate Milstead                  0   0  0  0                
F    2 Jessica Price                  0   0  0  0                
MF   5 Sarah Wagenfuhr                0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton                   2   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt                 1   0  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                    0   0  0  0                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour                1   1  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta                 3   2  2  0        1       
F   14 Tiffany McCarty                3   2  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan                   0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards                  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     1 Kimmy Diaz                     0   0  0  0                
     4 Annie Stalzer                  3   1  0  1                
     8 Lauren Switzer                 2   1  1  2                
    11 Casey Short                    4   3  2  0                
    16 Julie Lancos                   0   0  0  0                
    21 Susanna Zorn                   0   0  0  0                
    22 Margo McAuley                  0   0  0  0                
    23 Toni Pressley                  0   0  0  0  1             
    28 Rachel Lim                     1   0  0  1                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 20  10  5  4  1     1       
       Opp                        90  7   2  0  0  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kate Milstead               73:38  0    2  1       
Kimmy Diaz                  16:22  0    0          
Team                         0:00  0    0         1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    2  1      1
Opp                         90:00  5    5    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  11:37 FSU  Amanda DaCosta                                      off steal upper left side                                                  
  2.  31:54 FSU  Lauren Switzer                                      off turnover cross into top left                                           
  3.  34:07 FSU  Amanda DaCosta            Lauren Switzer            one-timed from 20 yards                                                    
  4.  38:35 FSU  Casey Short               Rachel Lim                inside left post                                                           
                                           Annie Stalzer
  5.  65:10 FSU  Casey Short               Lauren Switzer            rebound off block one-timed into right corner                              


  1 2 Total
CENTRAL FLORIDA
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
4
1
5

FLORIDA STATE 4, PENN STATE 1
08/29/2008, UNIVERSITY PARK, PA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Passes Early Road Test With 4-1 Win Over Penn State.

Freshman Tiffany McCarty registers two goals and an assist to pace the Seminoles in the win.

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - In a clash of two top 10 teams, the advantage went to the Seminoles. No. 4 Florida State (2-0-0) went on the road for the first time in 2008 and recorded a 4-1 victory over No. 9 Penn State (1-1-0) on Friday afternoon at Jeffrey Field. In just the second all-time meeting between the two schools, the Seminoles built an early lead connecting on three first half goals in the first 11 minutes of play. Freshman Tiffany McCarty led the way for the Seminoles in the win with two goals and an assist.

Making her second career start in goal for the Garnet and Gold, FSU keeper Kate Milstead came up with some huge point blank saves in the game en route to posting career-highs in saves (7) and minutes played (90). It was a sweet return for Milstead who began her collegiate career at Penn State in 2006 before transferring to play at Florida State in the spring of 2007.

"It was definitely interesting, but I just tried to think of it as just another game," added Milstead. "The way I like to say it is that I was more emotional at the end of the game when we won. Anytime you come back and beat a team you played for or that you were part of at one point, there is always some satisfaction but it's satisfying just like every other win."

The Seminoles quickly stole the momentum from the hometown team scoring two goals in the first three minutes and two seconds of action. Jessica Price got the Seminoles on the board first putting away a cross from McCarty for her first goal of the season with 2:02 on the clock.

Exactly one minute later, sophomore Marissa Kazbour found the back of the net off a deflection to increase the Seminole lead to 2-0. Kazbour's blast from the top of the box caromed off a group in the middle and into the top left corner for the goal.

A Penn State turnover proved costly for the Nittany Lions in the 11th minute leading to the third Seminole goal of the first half. Tori Huster chased down the loose ball and dribbled down the right side of the pitch. With the freshman midfielder nearing the end line, Huster sent a beautiful cross to Price, who made a quick pivot toward the inside where she found a wide open McCarty in front of the net for her first collegiate goal.

"It was really excited," explained Price on the play of the Seminoles in the first half. "We came out, we went hard and just created a lot of opportunities which led to some goals. It was a good start to a very tough weekend. Tonight everything came together for us."

Price came within inches of adding to the Seminole lead in the 15th minute as her bender from 14 yards sailed just high over the crossbar.

The redshirt freshman was at it again in the 25th as she found the crossbar for the second time in the first half. McCarty made a nice inside move down in the left corner freeing up enough space to send a cross into the middle of the box where Price's header ricochet off the crossbar.

Penn State looked to cut into the Florida State lead in the 34th minute. Katie Schoepfer's shot from inside the box was deflected off the foot of Erika Sutton and out of bounds. On the ensuing corner kick, the Nittany Lions' Zoe Bouchelle got a header on goal but Milstead was there for the save. With the ball loose in the zone, a foul by Penn State ended the threat.

"I thought the first half we played very well and created a lot of chances," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "We had good movement off the ball and good attacks. Overall it was quite good. In the second half I thought we dropped our level some, but credit Penn State, they made some adjustments and put the pressure on us. The good news was that after they scored we came back and responded with a goal of our own to ice the game."

The Seminoles came out of the locker room looking to add to their three goal lead with shots by Price and Toni Pressley in the first six minutes of play. Price sent a cross into the box where a streaking Pressley came sliding in pushing the ball just wide of the right post. Minutes later, Katrin Schmidt sent a long pass into Price who out raced the Nittany Lion defense and struck a shot high over the crossbar.

Milstead thwarted away a point blank shot in the 61st minute to keep the shutout intact. The junior goalkeeper came out of the box and made an outstanding save on a shot by Danielle Toney. With the ball bouncing around in the Florida State box, Becky Edwards cleared the ball preventing any further damage.

In the 65th minute, Milstead came up big once again deflecting a dangerous cross out of the box off the leg of Nikki Watts.

Penn State finally got on the board in the 77th minute on a goal by Watts. The play started when Toney sent a long pass down the left side of the pitch. Watts collected the ball, made a quick move to get in front of a Seminole defender and one-timed a shot past a diving Milstead to cut the Seminole lead to 3-1.

The Nittany Lions looked to build on the momentum in the 79th minute but Katrin Schmidt came up with a big defensive save on the right post kicking away a shot by Bouchelle.

Less than three minutes later, the Seminoles pushed their lead back to three on McCarty's second goal of the evening. Amanda DaCosta lofted a pass to McCarty who put away the pass from point blank range giving Florida State a 4-1 advantage.

Price led the Seminoles with a career-high six shots against the Nittany Lions while McCarty became the third Seminole in just the second game of the year to register multiple goals.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  20 Kate Milstead                  0   0  0  0                
F    2 Jessica Price                  6   1  1  1        1       
MF   5 Sarah Wagenfuhr                0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton                   0   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt                 0   0  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                    0   0  0  1                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour                1   1  1  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta                 1   1  0  1                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty                2   2  2  1                
D   17 Ella Stephan                   0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards                  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     4 Annie Stalzer                  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer                 0   0  0  0                
    11 Casey Short                    0   0  0  0                
    23 Toni Pressley                  1   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                     1   1  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 12   6  4  4        1       
       Opp                        90 23   9  1  1  2             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kate Milstead               90:00  1    7  1       
Team                         0:00  0    1          
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  1    8  1       
Opp                         90:00  4    2    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   2:02 FSU  Jessica Price             Tiffany McCarty           off cross                                                                  
  2.   3:02 FSU  Marissa Kazbour                                     from right side - partial deflection                                       
  3.  10:54 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Tori Huster               point blank from left side                                                 
                                           Jessica Price
  4.  77:39 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                                                                                             
  5.  80:33 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Amanda DaCosta            cross in box - shot point blank from left                                  


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

FLORIDA STATE 3, CONNECTICUT 0
08/31/2008, University Park, Pa

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Wraps-Up Successful Weekend With 3-0 Victory Over Connecticut.

Sophomore Sanna Talonen scores her first two goals of the season in the win.

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - Three ranked opponents, three big victories to start the season. Fourth-ranked Florida State (3-0-0) continued its torrid start with a 3-0 victory over No. 12 Connecticut (1-2-0) at Jeffrey Field on the campus of Penn State University. Sanna Talonen scored twice and Lauren Switzer added another as the Seminoles evened the all-time series against the Huskies at two games apiece.

The Seminoles dominated the offensive flow for a majority of the game registering 13 shots each half en route to out shooting Connecticut 26-5. With the win, Florida State improved to 20-21-6 all-time in neutral site contests. In the first three games, FSU has out scored the opposition 12-1.

"Overall it was a great weekend for us," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "To come up here and walk away after playing both Penn State and Connecticut with two wins is a good weekend. We got a lot of players a lot of quality minutes and a lot of young players in some big game situations. To walk out of here with two good results is very favorable."

In her first game back since returning from Finland after playing two games with the Finnish National Team, Talonen added career goals number 19 and 20 in Sunday's victory over the Huskies. The Tampere, Finland native proved once again to be too much for Connecticut as she broke a scoreless tie with the game's first goal in the 49th minute. She added her second goal with 63:32 on the clock as Talonen has now accounted for five of the last six goals that Florida State has scored against Connecticut in the last two games.

Freshman Tori Huster recorded the first shot of the game sailing the ball high and wide off a cross by Tiffany McCarty in the fourth minute of play.

Huster and McCarty tried to team up once again in the 14th minute but Huskie keeper Stephanie Labbe came diving in to break up Huster's pass before McCarty could get a touch.

Connecticut got its first good scoring chance in the 24th minute as Florida State was called for a foul just outside the box. Elizabeth Eng took the free kick sending the ball right into the arms of keeper Kate Milstead from about 20 yards out.

On Florida State's third corner of the first half, Lauren Switzer sent the kick into the six yard box where Julie Lancos sent a header just over the crossbar.

A turnover by the Huskies in the 39th minute almost proved costly but Sanna Talonen's blast from 15 yards out went wide of the right post to keep the game tied at zero.

The Seminoles went into the locker room out shooting the Huskies 13-3 while maintaining a 3-0 corner kick advantage.

Florida State came roaring out of the gates with a barrage of shots in the first 10 minutes to start the second half. The Seminoles broke the scoreless tie in the 49th minute courtesy of Talonen's first goal of the season. Huster picked up an assist on the play as she sent a long pass in between two Huskie defenders, right to Talonen. Talonen took a quick dribble to her right and one-timed a low cross inside the left post to give the Seminoles a 1-0 lead.

The goal for Talonen was her seventh career game-winning goal moving her into a tie for seventh place all-time. The assist was Huster's second of the season as she recorded her first collegiate assist in the win over Penn State on Friday. It was her first career game-winning assist.

The shots kept coming for the Seminoles with five more in a span of four minutes. Talonen, Casey Short and Huster all put shots on goal forcing saves from Labbe. Talonen got a great look on goal with 52:11 on the clock but sailed the shot high over the crossbar. Just over a minute later, Toni Pressley sent a rocket shot from about 30 yards out high and out of play.

The Seminoles added to their lead in the 64th minute on Talonen's second goal of the game. Short began the scoring play dribbling down the left side of the pitch. She sent a cross into the box where Talonen put away the ball from short range. The assist for Short was the first of her career.

McCarty nearly gave the Seminoles a three-goal lead as she split right through the Huskie defense knocking a shot off the right post. The ricochet went right to Marissa Kazbour who hammered a shot toward the crossbar forcing Labbe to deflect the ball out of bounds.

Florida State pushed its lead to 3-0 on a nice combination play following a far side throw-in. Red-shirt freshman Jessica Price unleashed a deep throw-in from about 35 yards out into the goal box where Tiffany McCarty headed the ball back towards the front. Switzer got to the ball and one-timed a shot into the upper right corner for her second goal of the year. Price and McCarty were credited with assists on the play.

Short and Talonen finished with a game-high five shots each. Huster was credited with a career-high four shots including two on goal.

Milstead played all 90 minutes in goal as the junior goalkeeper posted her first career shutout in a Seminole uniform. Milstead finished the game with three saves.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  20 Kate Milstead                  0   0  0  0                
F    2 Jessica Price                  1   0  0  1                
MF   5 Sarah Wagenfuhr                0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton                   1   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt                 0   0  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                    4   2  0  1                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour                1   1  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta                 0   0  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty                1   0  0  1                
D   17 Ella Stephan                   0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards                  2   2  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     4 Annie Stalzer                  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer                 2   1  1  0                
    11 Casey Short                    5   2  0  1                
    16 Julie Lancos                   1   0  0  0                
    21 Susanna Zorn                   0   0  0  0                
    22 Margo McAuley                  0   0  0  0                
    23 Toni Pressley                  2   1  0  0                
    25 Sanna Talonen                  5   3  2  0        1       
    28 Rachel Lim                     1   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 26  12  3  4        1       
       Opp                        90  5   3  0  0  2             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kate Milstead               90:00  0    3  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    3  1      1
Opp                         90:00  3    9    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  48:40 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Tori Huster               long pass into the box - cross into the net                                
  2.  63:32 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Casey Short               cross and shot from point blank                                            
  3.  72:41 FSU  Lauren Switzer            Jessica Price             header top of key from throw in                                            
                                           Tiffany McCarty


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

FLORIDA STATE 5, FL INTERNATIONAL 0
09/05/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Remains Unbeaten With 5-0 Victory Over FIU.

Lauren Switzer and Tori Huster each tallied a goal and an assist in the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fourth-ranked Florida State (4-0-0) remained undefeated on the year blanking Florida International (0-4-0) 5-0 Friday evening at the Seminole Soccer Complex in front of a crowd of 1,014. Five different student-athletes scored for the Seminoles including Lauren Switzer and Tori Huster who each tallied a goal and an assist. Huster and fellow freshman Toni Pressley knocked in their first collegiate goal in the win.

FSU posted its third shutout of the season as the Seminole defense held the Golden Panthers without a shot in the first half and just three shots overall. On the offensive side, the Seminoles recorded a season-high 27 shots while nine different players registered a point. The victory pushed Florida State's regular season, non-conference winning streak to 13 straight games.

"Overall it was a good performance," added head coach Mark Krikorian. "I give Florida International an awful lot of credit. They came out, worked hard and are very well coached. They were very organized. We had some difficulty breaking them down but over the course of time we cleared some decent changes."

"It was a game for us that we wanted to come out and establish the tempo," added Krikorian. "We wanted to maintain control, keep the ball and attack as we wanted. I thought for the most part we did that tonight."

Switzer got the Seminole offense going in the 31st minute scoring off a beautiful cross from senior Katrin Schmidt. Schmidt, dribbling down the left side of the pitch, sent a cross inside the box where Switzer timed her jump perfectly putting away a header into the upper right corner for her third goal of the season. The assist for Schmidt was her first of the season and 17th of her career moving her into sole possession of ninth place all-time in the Seminole record books.

Over five minutes later, the Seminoles pushed their lead to 2-0 on the first goal of the season by Rachel Lim. Becky Edwards started the play sending a great ball between two FIU defenders to a streaking Erika Sutton down the right side of the pitch. Sutton made an inside move finding Sanna Talonen at the top of the goal box. Talonen redirected the ball to Lim, who one-timed a low blast under a diving Melanie Raimo. Raimo barely got a hand on the shot, but it wasn't enough as the ball trickled over the goal line and into the back of the net. The assists for Talonen and Sutton were their first of the season.

With a two-goal lead at halftime, the Seminoles quickly added to their lead in the 47th minute on Huster's first collegiate goal. Marissa Kazbour recorded an assist on the play finding a streaking Huster on the right side of the pitch. The freshman midfielder chipped a shot from 14 yards out over the out stretched arms of Raimo for the score.

"We came out after the half wanting to keep the momentum going and score early and we did," said Huster. "It was nice to get that first one out of the way. It was pretty exciting. It definitely helped calm me down a little bit."

In the 66th minute, Huster added to her team leading third assist of the season as she found Pressley for her first collegiate goal to increase the Florida State lead to 4-0. Pressley scored on a header as Huster sent a cross from the far end line into the box.

"It felt really good to score my first goal," explain Pressley. "It was a relief to finally get one and hopefully I can keep it going and score some more."

Less than three minutes later, the Seminoles would tack on their fifth goal of the evening on a header by Tiffany McCarty. Off a great corner kick by Switzer, McCarty redirected the kick into the right side of the net for her third goal of the season.

McCarty and Pressley led all players with six shots.

Kate Milstead made her fourth straight start in goal of the Seminoles and moved to 4-0-0 as she played over 51 minutes. Kimmy Diaz tallied a career-high 38 minutes between the posts Friday night as she kept the shutout in tact making a brilliant diving save in the 70th minute.

Florida State remained undefeated against FIU running its all-time record to 6-0-0. With five more goals on Friday, the Seminoles have now outscored the opposition 17-1 this year.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  20 Kate Milstead                  0   0  0  0                
MF   5 Sarah Wagenfuhr                1   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton                   2   0  0  1                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt                 0   0  0  1                
MF   9 Tori Huster                    3   1  1  1                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour                1   1  0  1                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta                 1   0  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty                6   3  1  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan                   0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards                  2   1  0  0                
F   23 Toni Pressley                  6   3  1  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     1 Kimmy Diaz                     0   0  0  0                
     4 Annie Stalzer                  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer                 1   1  1  1        1       
    11 Casey Short                    1   1  0  0                
    16 Julie Lancos                   0   0  0  0                
    21 Susanna Zorn                   0   0  0  0                
    25 Sanna Talonen                  1   0  0  1                
    28 Rachel Lim                     2   1  1  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                           27  12  5  6        1       
       Opp                            3   1  0  0  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kate Milstead               51:57  0    0  1       
Kimmy Diaz                  38:03  0    1          
Team                         0:00  0    0         1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    1  1      1
Opp                         90:00  5    7    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  30:07 FSU  Lauren Switzer            Katrin Schmidt            header upper right off cross                                               
  2.  35:21 FSU  Rachel Lim                Sanna Talonen             blast from 20 yards under keeper                                           
                                           Erika Sutton
  3.  46:07 FSU  Tori Huster               Marissa Kazbour           chip over keeper from 14 yards                                             
  4.  65:44 FSU  Toni Pressley             Tori Huster               header off cross from far endline                                          
  5.  68:29 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Lauren Switzer            header off corner                                                          


  1 2 Total
FL INTERNATIONAL
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
2
3
5

FLORIDA 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
09/07/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls To Florida 1-0.

The Seminoles suffer their first loss of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fourth-ranked Florida State (4-1-0) suffered its first loss of the season falling to 23rd-ranked Florida (3-1-1) 1-0 Sunday afternoon at the Seminole Soccer Complex in front of a season-high crowd of 1,732. It was the first regular season loss at home for the Seminoles against a non-conference opponent since 2004, a span of 13 games, when UCF defeated FSU 3-2.

Despite FSU's advantage on the stat sheet, the Seminoles could not find the back of the net for the first in 2008. The Seminoles out shot the Gators 16-5 on Sunday while maintaining a 15-0 corner kick advantage.

"Sometimes that's the way the game goes," said head coach Mark Krikorian on the Seminoles getting good looks against the Gators on Sunday. "But give credit to Florida, they played well. Their goalkeeper came up big for them a number of times and they capitalized on a good chance. We weren't precise enough in the final third. We certainly created enough opportunities but at the end of the day it's about finishing those chances."

The lone goal came in the 20th minute when the Gators' Tahnai Annis hit a low shot just inside the left post for the goal. Ashlee Elliott was credited with an assist on the play as she blasted a kick from about 35 yards out that ricochet off a Seminole defender. Annis was first to the ball one-timing a shot passed a diving Kate Milstead and into the net for her third goal of the season.

The Seminoles had their scoring chances throughout the game but their first great look came in the sixth minute on a shot by sophomore Amanda DaCosta. Freshman Tiffany McCarty sent a cross into the box where DaCosta sent a shot on goal but Gator goalkeeper Katie Fraine made a diving save.

Over two minutes later, McCarty once again was in the middle of the action sending a header high over the crossbar on a cross from the far side of the field by Marissa Kazbour.

In the 35th minute, Toni Pressley was denied a goal as her bender towards the far post was punched away on another diving save by Fraine. Erika Sutton began the play serving a long ball down the right side of the pitch to sophomore Sanna Talonen who dribbled the ball to the end line. With two Gator defenders closing in, Talonen sent a pass back into the box where Pressley one-timed a shot from about 8 yards. The ball was headed on goal but Fraine was there for her fourth save of the half.

After both teams exchanged a trio of shots through the first 29 minutes of the second half, the Seminoles got a great scoring chance on a header by freshman Casey Short with 77:49 on the clock. Off a Florida State corner, Lauren Switzer sent a low drive into the box where Short's header deflected off Fraine's hands and out of play. The ensuing corner was kicked out of the Seminole offensive third by the Gator defense.

With just under six minutes remaining, the Gators once again thwarted away another great scoring opportunity by the Seminoles to maintain the one goal advantage. Jessica Price made a nice inside redirection and with Fraine diving in to make a stop on the ball, Price sent a low shot just wide of the right post.

The Seminoles would continue to mount pressure as Pressley came within inches of tying the score when her second shot of the game hit off the crossbar. Short was there for the rebound but her shot caromed off a Gator defender and out of bounds.

Florida State had two more corner kicks late in the waning minutes but couldn't find the back of the net.

"With any rivalry especially against Florida, there is a lot of emotion," added DaCosta. "Any time we play each other it's going to be a battle. I thought we played well today and proved ourselves to be a worthy opponent. We played 90 minutes of good soccer. We had our chances and sometimes the ball doesn't bounce your way. Our heads are in a good place right now and we're just ready to take the road against Auburn."

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  20 Kate Milstead                  0   0  0  0                
F    2 Jessica Price                  1   0  0  0                
MF   5 Sarah Wagenfuhr                1   1  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton                   1   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt                 3   2  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                    1   0  0  0                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour                0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta                 2   2  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty                1   0  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan                   0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards                  1   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     8 Lauren Switzer                 0   0  0  0                
    11 Casey Short                    2   1  0  0                
    16 Julie Lancos                   0   0  0  0                
    23 Toni Pressley                  3   1  0  0                
    25 Sanna Talonen                  0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                     0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 16   7  0  0                
       Opp                        90  5   2  1  1  1     1       

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kate Milstead               90:00  1    1    1     
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  1    1    1     
Opp                         90:00  0    7  1      1
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  19:10 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  off rebound                                                                


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

FLORIDA STATE 3, AUBURN 0
09/12/2008, AUBURN, AL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Blanks Auburn 3-0.

Sophomores Sanna Talonen and Amanda DaCosta provide the goal scoring for the Seminoles in the win.

AUBURN, AL - Seventh-ranked Florida State (5-1-0) extended its win steak to seven over Auburn (2-4-1) with a 3-0 shutout on Friday night in game two of the Auburn Soccer Classic. The Seminoles registered two goals from Sanna Talonen and one from Amanda DaCosta to improve their road record to 3-0-0 on the season.

The Seminoles rebounded nicely following last weekend's loss to Florida posting its second road shutout of the yeear. FSU has now outscored the opposition 10-1 away from Tallahassee this year.

"It was a solid performance," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "I thought that early we developed a nice rhythm, a nice tempo in the game. We had pretty good control, particularly in the first 30 minutes of the first half.

"I thought Auburn did a very good job of coming back into the game and taking over part of it," added Krikorian. "We scored three goals against a very good team that is going to win a lot of games this year. Overall, it was a good performance for us. It's always satisfying to go on the road and find a way to get results. After our game with Florida the other day, when we had good looks and couldn't put the ball in the net, it's nice to come back and score three tonight."

Seminole keeper Kate Milstead had a tremendous outing between the posts to pick up her second career shutout. The junior from Clarksburg, N.J., finished the game with four saves but made three outstanding stops during the 90 minutes of action to help preserve the shutout. With the win, Milstead improved to 5-1-0 on the year.

"For a keeper, you just have to be ready for what ever comes your way," explained Milstead. "The number of saves doesn't matter, but when you come up big it matters and that's what happened tonight. I'm just happy that it was only three. The team played well tonight. It is also a credit to my defenders that they kept it out as well."

Talonen once again came up big on the road scoring the first two goals for the Seminoles on Friday night. The Finnish native broke a scoreless tie in the 23rd minute and then solidified the victory for Florida State with her second goal in the 66th minute.

The two-goal performance was her seven multi-goal game of her career becoming the Florida State all-time leader in that category. Talonen also moved into a tie for fourth all-time as she notched her eighth career game-winner.

All four goals by Talonen in 2008 have come on the road as she now has 22 for her career.

"It was a relief to get that first goal," explained Talonen. "It was a perfect pass from AD (Amanda DaCosta) inside the box and I just needed to finish. On the second goal, it was just a perfect corner from Switzer. That was where we wanted the ball and I was able to get a header on it for the score."

Lauren Switzer assisted on a pair of goals as she matched her career point total in the win over the Tigers. The junior midfielder now has a team-high 11 points and five assists in 2008. In her freshman season at UCLA, Switzer tallied six points on a goal and four assists. After transferring to Florida State in the spring of 2007, Switzer followed with two goals and assist in her first season with the Garnet and Gold.

Auburn registered back-to-back corners in the early going but it was to no avail as the Seminoles thwarted away both opportunities. The two corners were the first allowed by Florida State since game three of the season against Connecticut, a span covering 196:55.

A foul by the Tigers in the 11th minute set up a free kick opportunity for the Seminoles from about 40 yards out. Junior Becky Edwards took the kick firing a shot on goal, but it was easily handled by Auburn keeper Allison Whitworth.

Tori Huster got a good look on goal from just inside the goal box in the 15th minute. The freshman midfielder fired a shot with her left foot off the back side of a Tiger defender, but Auburn was able to clear the ball and keep the game scoreless.

Just over three minutes later, Switzer got in behind the Auburn defense sending a cross into the box. Whitworth made a diving stab at the ball but was unable to control it. DaCosta came sliding in for the rebound redirecting the ball towards the left post. The ball looked as though it would find the back of the net but the Tigers' Jenn Johnson came swooping in with a nice foot save.

Florida State registered the first goal of the game as Talonen went five-hole to give the Seminoles a 1-0 advantage. DaCosta assisted on the play as she split the middle defenders and found Talonen streaking from the right. With Whitworth charging, the Finnish native juked to her right and found an open space right between the keeper's legs for her third goal of the year.

Milstead kept the Seminole lead intact with a nice diving save in the 30th minute. Kara Kasten got in behind the Seminole defense off a cross and one-timed a shot but Milstead was there for the save.

Moments later DaCosta registered her third shot of the half placing a header on goal off a throw-in by Jessica Price.

Auburn picked up its offensive attack late in the first half with four shots in the final 14 minutes. The first three shots were blocked by the Seminole defense, while the fourth shot by Kasten was saved by Milstead. The junior keeper made a first class save coming out on the ball and making a tremendous stop with her foot as the ball caromed out of the zone.

The two teams went into the locker room tied in both shots (7-7) and corner kicks (3-3). Whitworth tallied four saves with Milstead recording three.

FSU widen its lead in the 66th minute off the first corner kick for the Seminoles in the second half. After just coming into the game off a substitution, Switzer took the corner and placed a beautiful ball into the box where Talonen came charging in with a header for her second goal of the evening.

Auburn looked to cut into the lead in the 69th minute but Milstead came up with another tremendous save. On a questionable foul call on the Seminoles, the Tigers were awarded a free kick from about 23 yards out. Kasten sent a low liner to the far post but it was Milstead who made a diving save to keep Auburn off the scoreboard.

The Seminoles increased their lead to 3-0 in the 72nd minute on a goal by DaCosta. Tiffany McCarty started the play as she sent a shot off the crossbar. Switzer kept the play alive tracking the ball down on the end line. She passed back out to McCarty who found DaCosta streaking toward the top of the goal box. DaCosta took a few dribbles to her left and struck a hard shot into the upper left corner for her third goal of the season. McCarty and Switzer were credited with assists on the play.

The Tigers had another great look off a corner but a header by Mary Nicholson went wide right of the net.

The Seminoles out shot the Tigers 15-13 for the game, while Auburn held the advantage on corner kicks (6-5).

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  20 Kate Milstead              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            72  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton               90  1   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  1   1  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                38  2   0  0  0                
MF  11 Casey Short                48  1   1  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             66  4   3  1  1                
D   17 Ella Stephan               90  0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  1   1  0  0                
F   23 Toni Pressley              51  0   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              52  2   2  2  0        1       
       ---Substitutes---
     2 Jessica Price              39  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             52  0   0  0  2                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            42  0   0  0  0                
    14 Tiffany McCarty            38  1   0  0  1                
    16 Julie Lancos               18  0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 24  2   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 15   8  3  4        1       
       Opp                        90 13   4  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kate Milstead               90:00  0    4  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    4  1      1
Opp                         90:00  3    5    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  22:49 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Amanda DaCosta            split defenders, through keepers legs                                      
  2.  66:00 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Lauren Switzer            header off corner                                                          
  3.  72:00 FSU  Amanda DaCosta            Tiffany McCarty           top of the 18, upper 90                                                    
                                           Lauren Switzer


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

FLORIDA STATE 3, SOUTH CAROLINA 3
09/14/2008, 2OT, Auburn, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State, South Carolina Battle To 3-3 Tie.

The Seminoles erase a two-goal deficit scoring three unanswered goals in Sunday's draw.

AUBURN, AL - Seventh-ranked Florida State (5-1-1) wrapped up its non-conference, road schedule with a 3-3 tie against South Carolina (5-0-2) at the Auburn Soccer Complex on Sunday afternoon. In what was a classic match-up between two schools facing each other for the first time, the Seminoles erased a two-goal deficit thanks to a strong second half performance.

Freshman Tiffany McCarty tied a career-high with two goals, while Rachel Lim tallied the other. Senior captain Sarah Wagenfuhr also tied a career-high with two assists in the tie as Florida State extended its road unbeaten streak to four (3-0-1) in 2008.

"I don't think we were nearly sharp enough today," explained head coach Mark Krikorian. "But a lot of the credit has to go to South Carolina. They were very organized and disciplined. They created some good chances and were a difficult team to play against. I thought it was your typical Sunday game, but we have to be better than that in the future."

After the first 25 minutes, the Seminoles were faced with their largest deficit of the season trailing 2-0 to South Carolina on a warm and humid day in Alabama. But Florida State roared back with three unanswered goals to take its first lead of the game in the 62nd minute on McCarty's second goal of the afternoon.

"Obviously, that will be a positive that we will take out of this game," said Krikorian on FSU erasing South Carolina's two goal lead. "We dug ourselves a bit of a hole and were able to scrap our way back out of it.

The lead lasted just over 13 minutes as the Gamecocks knotted the score at three courtesy of Idana DeCecco's first goal of the season.

The two teams combined for just three shots during the overtime periods as the game ended in a 3-3 tie.

FSU's Kate Milstead finished the game with six saves including four in the second half. South Carolina's Mollie Patton recorded eight saves in the tie.

Florida State posted the first shot of the game as Toni Pressley went wide right of the net with 3:32 on the clock. Katrin Schmidt flicked a cross into the box from the right side where Pressley redirected the pass just wide.

In the 11th minute, Casey Short gave the Seminoles a great scoring chance sending a cross into the box from the left side of the pitch. Pressley one-timed the shot from about 14 yards out but Patton made a diving save to keep the game scoreless.

South Carolina struck early with a goal by Kim Miller in the 16th minute. Maria Petroni redirected a pass to the top of the 18 box where Miller one-timed a shot into the upper left corner for her third goal of the season. The goal by the Gamecocks marked just the second time in seven games that Florida State has trailed this year.

The Gamecocks added to their lead in the 26th minute as Kayla Grimsley found the inside right post for a 2-0 South Carolina advantage. Danila Monteiro sent a pass from the top of the box to Grimsley out on the left side, who squeezed a cross passed a diving Milstead and into the net for a two-goal lead.

Florida State cut the USC lead in half right before the half on Rachel Lim's second goal of the season. Marissa Kazbour sent a low cross into the box from the left side where Lim one-timed a shot from 8 yards out for the score.

The Seminoles continued to pour on the offensive pressure against the Gamecocks in the waning minutes of the first half forcing Patton into a pair of couple tough saves. The first shot by McCarty was saved off the hands of Patton and out of bounds. On the ensuing Florida State corner, Amanda DaCosta sent a blast from 35 yards out where Patton just got her fingers on the ball tipping the shot over the crossbar and preserving the one-goal lead for the Gamecocks.

Florida State opened the second half with the same offensive intensity as it showed to close out the first. The Seminoles missed on two near chances in the 48th minute. McCarty crafted her way through several Gamecock players and into the box where she fired a shot off the right post. Kazbour raced on for the rebound and found the opposite post from about 16 yards out.

The Seminoles would find the equalizer on the second of back-to-back corners in the 49th minute. McCarty finished a beautiful corner by Sarah Wagenfuhr finding the back of the net on a header for her fourth goal of the season.

McCarty would follow-up with her second goal of the afternoon with 61:20 on the clock to give the Seminoles their first lead of the game. The freshman midfielder connected on another header off a long pass from Wagenfuhr. Short got the play started as her initial shot was blocked by a Gamecock defender. Wagenfuhr came charging in for the rebound and sent a nice long ball into the box where McCarty out jumped everyone for the goal.

In the 75th minute, South Carolina took advantage of a loose ball in the offensive zone off a corner to tie the game at 3-3. Off a blocked shot by the Gamecocks' Monteiro, DeCecco put away the ball from 16 yards out for her first goal of the season.

DaCosta almost gave the Seminoles their second lead of the game but Patton came through with yet another save. Schmidt sent a long pass to McCarty down the left side of the pitch. The freshman midfielder made a nice inside move freeing up enough space to find DaCosta at the top of the box. DaCosta took a few dribbles to her left and blasted a shot from just inside the 18 where Patton deflected the ball out of bounds.

Neither team could muster a goal in the final five minutes forcing the game into overtime.

The first great scoring opportunity of the first overtime went to the Seminoles. Following a South Caroline foul, Becky Edwards sent a long ball from about 45 yards into the box where Erika Sutton sent a header with her back towards the goal just wide of the left post.

The only other shot of the first overtime went to South Carolina as Petroni's shot sailed high.

In the second 10-minute overtime, only one shot was recorded that coming from the Seminoles. Short got in near the end line passing a cross inside the box where Switzer's one-touch went high over the crossbar.

FSU State finished the game out shooting South Carolina 20-14. The Seminole also held the advantage in corner kicks at 12-4. The three goals scored against the Gamecocks on Sunday eclipsed the total number of goals they had allowed this year. It was the most given up by USC since a 3-2 overtime loss at Tennessee on September 27, 2007.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  20 Kate Milstead             110  0   0  0  0                
MF   5 Sarah Wagenfuhr           110  0   0  0  2                
D    6 Erika Sutton               92  2   1  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             88  0   0  0  0                
MF   8 Lauren Switzer             79  2   0  0  0                
MF  11 Casey Short                72  1   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             94  3   2  0  0                
D   16 Julie Lancos               73  1   1  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan              110  0   0  0  0                
F   23 Toni Pressley              44  3   2  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              60  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     2 Jessica Price              50  0   0  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            36  2   1  0  1                
    14 Tiffany McCarty            22  5   3  2  0                
    19 Becky Edwards              83  0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 44  1   1  1  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                       110 20  11  3  3                
       Opp                       110 14   9  3  3  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kate Milstead              110:00  3    6      1   
                          =========================
FSU                        110:00  3    6      1   
Opp                        110:00  3    8      1   
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  15:36 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  top of the 18, upper 90                                                    
  2.  25:47 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  8 yards out, opposite post                                                 
  3.  41:52 FSU  Rachel Lim                Marissa Kazbour           one touch from 8 yards out                                                 
  4.  49:47 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Sarah Wagenfuhr           header off corner                                                          
  5.  61:20 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Sarah Wagenfuhr           header off cross                                                           
  6.  74:22 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  16 yards out, rebound off blocked shot                                     


  1 2 OT O2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
1
2
0
0
3
SOUTH CAROLINA
2
1
0
0
3

FLORIDA STATE 4, FLORIDA GULF COAST 0
09/21/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Shuts Down Florida Gulf Coast 4-0.

Three first half goals pace the Seminoles in Sunday's win over the Eagles.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Eighth-ranked Florida State (6-1-1) closed out its regular season non-conference schedule with a 4-0 victory over Florida Gulf Coast (5-2-0) on Sunday afternoon at the Seminole Soccer Complex. In the first meeting between both schools, FSU registered goals from four different Seminoles including a goal and an assist from both Sanna Talonen and Tori Huster.

"Florida Gulf Coast gave us a good fight this afternoon," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "Some of their players I know and they are good players. That's why you play these games, you go out and try and measure yourself against any one and every one.

"I thought we came out hard and we didn't against South Carolina last time out. We kind of felt that we didn't bring our 'A' game against the Gamecocks...I think overall today, we came out and fought hard. We limited their chances while creating a number of good ones on our end. If we can do that against everybody then we will be successful."

The Seminoles grabbed the early lead in the eighth minute of play as Talonen recorded her fifth goal of the season. The goal was set up as a result of a double combination play by Huster and Amanda DaCosta in the middle third of the offensive attack. DaCosta found Talonen open inside the left box. After a dribble towards the middle of the goal, the Finnish native finished the play scoring inside the left post from 15 yards out to give FSU a 1-0 lead.

The goal was the first scored against FGCU in four games, a span covering over 367 minutes of action.

FSU added to its lead exactly three minutes later on Tiffany McCarty's team leading sixth goal of the season. Marissa Kazbour began the play sending a long pass down the right side of the pitch for Talonen who over ran the ball as she went one-on-one with an Eagle defender. Talonen was able to recover and gain possession of the ball sending a cross into the box for McCarty. The freshman forward gathered the pass, took two dribbles to her left and sent a cross inside the right post beating a diving Stephanie Powers from 13 yards out to give the Seminoles a two-goal advantage.

Florida State would add one more goal before halftime as red-shirt freshman Jessica Price scored on an assist from Rachel Lim. Lim began the scoring play taking the ball down the left side of the pitch. As she neared the end line, the sophomore from Boca Raton, Fla., sent a beautiful cross into the goal area where Price one-timed a shot for her second goal of the season. The assist was the second of the year for Lim.

FGCU recorded its first shot with just under two minutes to play in the first half. Kelli Heammelmann was credited with the shot but it was blocked by the Seminole defense.

"We did very well today," added Price. "We held it together and held the ball for a good portion of the game. We are always working to get better."

The Seminoles had two great scoring opportunities just minutes into the start of the second half courtesy of McCarty and DaCosta. The Laurel, Md., native nearly missed on her second goal of the afternoon as she ricochet a shot off the left post in the 48th minute. McCarty hustled to the rebound and found DaCosta inside the box, who fired a shot wide left.

Florida State increased its lead to 4-0 on a goal by Huster with 1:28 left to play. The freshman midfielder fired a blast from just outside the box putting away a failed clear attempt by the Eagle defense. The goal was Huster's second of the season and second multi-point performance in 2008.

The Seminoles out shot the Eagles 26-4 in the game while maintaining the advantage in corner kicks at 6-0.

Talonen's goal in the first half would stand as the game-winner, her third of the season and ninth of her career moving her into sole possession of fourth place all-time at Florida State. Huster and DaCosta each tallied their second game-winning assist of the season on the play to lead the team in that category.

Kate Milstead and Kimmy Diaz split time in goal on Sunday as both keepers tallied 45 minutes between the posts. Diaz was credited with the lone save preserving the shutout with a nice deflection in the second half on a kick from about 23 yards out by the Eagles' Amanda Goble.

The Seminoles were credited with their fifth shut out of the season as the defense did a fabulous job limiting Florida Gulf Coast to just one shot on goal all game.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  20 Kate Milstead              45  0   0  0  0                
D    5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            90  2   1  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton               75  0   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             45  1   1  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                90  5   2  1  1                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour            38  1   1  0  0                
MF  11 Casey Short                72  1   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             57  2   0  0  1                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            55  4   2  1  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan               45  0   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              60  2   1  1  1        1       
       ---Substitutes---
     1 Kimmy Diaz                 45  0   0  0  0                
     2 Jessica Price              35  3   2  1  0                
     4 Annie Stalzer               8  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             36  0   0  0  0                
    16 Julie Lancos               45  0   0  0  0                
    19 Becky Edwards              58  1   1  0  0                
    21 Susanna Zorn                3  0   0  0  0                
    22 Margo McAuley               0  0   0  0  0                
    23 Toni Pressley              40  3   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 48  1   0  0  1                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 26  11  4  4        1       
       Opp                        90  4   1  0  0  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kate Milstead               45:00  0    0  1       
Kimmy Diaz                  45:00  0    1          
Team                         0:00  0    0         1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    1  1      1
Opp                         90:00  4    7    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   7:59 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Amanda DaCosta            inside left post                                                           
                                           Tori Huster
  2.  10:59 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Sanna Talonen                                                                                        
  3.  37:40 FSU  Jessica Price             Rachel Lim                                                                                           
  4.  88:32 FSU  Tori Huster                                         failed clear                                                               


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA GULF COAST
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
3
1
4

VIRGINIA 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
09/25/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls To Virginia 1-0.

The Seminoles were out shot 21-9 on Thursday night.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Eighth-ranked Florida State (6-2-1) fell to No. 13 Virginia (7-1-1) 1-0 on Thursday night in the ACC opener for both schools. The Cavaliers broke a scoreless tie in the 77th minute on a goal by Meghan Lenczyk, her seventh of the season, to extend UVa's unbeaten steak over FSU to 17 games.

The Cavaliers, who registered 21 shots including 10 shots on goal, held the Seminoles to a season-low nine shots in the game. UVa also held the advantage in corner kicks at 7-1.

"Overall, I thought the result was probably a fair result," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "Over the course of 90 minutes, Virginia was better than us. We are going to have to be a little more precise when we have the ball and when we have chances we are going to have to capitalize on them."

Virginia quickly set the offensive tempo as Lenczyk took her first shot just 24 seconds into the start of the game but FSU keeper Kate Milstead was there for the save.

Milstead came up with an amazing save in the 14th minute to keep the game scoreless. Sarah Senty got off a shot from the left corner from about 16 yards out, but Milstead made a great diving stab on a ball headed for the inside right post.

Florida State recorded its first shot of the match at the 15:58 mark on a blast from Amanda DaCosta. The sophomore midfielder would finish the game with a team-high four shots, tying a career-high set earlier this year on September 12 against Auburn.

Virginia threatened with another great scoring opportunity in the 34th minute when Jess Rostedt sent a dangerous shot on goal from about 25 yards out. Milstead once again came up with another big save diving to her right just getting enough on the ball to deflect it out of bounds.

Rostedt wasn't finished as she unloaded on consecutive shots in the 37th minute of play. The first was blocked by the Seminole defense, but the Cavalier midfielder collected her own rebound and ricochet her second shot off the crossbar.

The Seminoles were awarded their first and only corner kick of the game with 25 seconds remaining in the first half, but the ball played by junior Lauren Switzer was deflected off a Cavalier defender as time expired.

UVa ended the first half with a 12-2 shot advantage.

"In the first half, we didn't bring the energy that we needed to have," added Krikorian. "We weren't as competitive as they were. But I thought our second half was significantly better and I thought the chances came for us. We have a lot of young kids and the question now is whether we learned our lesson. If we do learn our lessons, we'll be better as the season progresses."

Florida State picked up the offensive intensity in the second half with seven shots getting the squad's first good look in the 51st minute. Freshman Toni Pressley began the play streaking down towards the left side of the pitch. After flying past a Cavalier defender, Pressley sent a cross into the box just out of the reach of on coming Jessica Price. But Switzer came sliding in from behind Price directing the ball just wide of the far post.

The Seminoles came within inches of taking the lead in the 59th minute when DaCosta's shot caromed off the post. Switzer set up the play with a long ball down the right side of the pitch where Price out ran the Cavalier defense to gain possession of the ball near the end line. Price averted a pair of defenders with a quick move back up towards the field and then took a few dribbles inside the box before sending a cross up front. DaCosta came sliding in redirecting the ball off the left post.

Lenczyk would break the scoreless tie with just under 14 minutes to play finding the back of the net on a header off a cross by Lauren Alwine. The goal was Lenczyk's team leading seventh of the season.

The Cavaliers narrowly increased their lead to two in the 78th minute off a shot by Rostedt. The ball went through the hands of Milstead, but the junior keeper recovered in time to keep the ball out of the net for her ninth save of the evening, a new career-high.

The Seminoles would get two more chances in the waning minutes but it was to no avail. DaCosta's fourth shot went wide left, while a header from sophomore Sanna Talonen with 10 seconds to play sailed wide to the left as well.

The loss was the fourth straight for Florida State in league openers while dropping the Seminoles to 4-10-0 all-time in opening ACC play.

"Every game in the ACC is going to be a battle," explained Krikorian. "I don't think in the first half we were as prepared for it as we should have been. But in the second half, I thought we brought a whole lot more fight and ambition into tackling in the midfield and we were rewarded for it with getting a few good chances. But you have to bring it for 90 minutes in this league; you can't just play 45 minutes."

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  20 Kate Milstead              90  0   0  0  0                
D    5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            90  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton               90  0   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  0   0  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                90  0   0  0  0                
MF  11 Casey Short                    2   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             84  4   1  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            51  0   0  0  0                
G   17 Ella Stephan               80  0   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              58  1   0  0  0                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 32  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     2 Jessica Price              48  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             48  2   0  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            19  0   0  0  0                
    23 Toni Pressley              42  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90  9   1  0  0                
       Opp                        90 21  10  1  1        1       

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kate Milstead               90:00  1    9    1     
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  1    9    1     
Opp                         90:00  0    1  1      1
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  76:28 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  header left corner off cross                                               


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

FLORIDA STATE 3, VIRGINIA TECH 1
09/28/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Bounces Back With 3-1 Win Over Virginia Tech.

Senior Sarah Wagenfuhr tallied a goal and an assist in the win on Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Eighth-ranked Florida State (7-2-1, 1-1-0 ACC) got back on the winning track with a 3-1 victory over Virginia Tech (5-4-1, 0-1-1 ACC) on Sunday afternoon at the Seminole Soccer Complex. Senior Sarah Wagenfuhr tallied a season-high three points on a goal and an assist as the Seminoles moved to 6-0-0 all-time against the Hokies.

"While I thought following Thursday night's game against Virginia was a fair result, we certainly had our chances but just couldn't convert," said head coach Mark Krikorian on his team bouncing back after the loss to the Cavaliers. "For us it's about creating quality chances and we did that this afternoon. We will continue to put the ball in dangerous situations, attack and look to put the ball in the back of the net. As long as we continue to have good, solid defending and create chances when we gain the ball, we are going to get our share of wins."

Sunday's contest was a physical battle as the two teams combined for 27 fouls including 19 from the visiting Hokies. Penalty kicks also came into play on Sunday as both teams were each awarded one, successfully converting on each attempt.

Making her second career start for Florida State on Sunday and second in as many games, sophomore Rachel Lim gave the Seminoles the early lead scoring in the 16th minute of play. Freshman Casey Short began the scoring play sending a cross into the box from the left side of the pitch. Lim perfectly timed her run down the middle of the box, one-timing her shot into the lower left corner for her third goal of the season.

"I just held my run and waited for Shorty," added Lim. "Shorty's crosses are very good, they are of great quality. When I ran in, I made a hard run, the defender didn't know where I was and I kept it on the ground for the goal."

Sophomore Sanna Talonen came within inches of adding to the Florida State lead in the 21st minute as her shot caromed off the right post. The Finnish native had a one-on-three break following a Hokie turnover in the Florida State offensive side of the field. After drawing two defenders deep into the box on the left side, Talonen made a fantastic move to her right allowing enough space to send a bending ball which hit off the post. Tiffany McCarty followed the rebound and sent a shot high and out of play.

Virginia Tech would draw even in the 34th minute when Emily Jukich drew a questionable foul inside the 18-yard box leading to a penalty kick. Jennifer Harvey stepped in and converted the kick to tie the game at 1-1. The goal was the third pk of the season for the Hokies as Virginia Tech remained a perfect 3-for-3 in that category in 2008.

The goal was just the second scored by the Hokies against the Seminoles in six games.

After both teams went into the locker room tied at one, Florida State picked up its offensive intensity in the second half scoring two goals within a two minute window.

The first goal came on a penalty kick in the 61st minute. Freshman Tiffany McCarty was tripped up in the box by a Hokie defender as she made a move towards the inside. Wagenfuhr was called on to take the kick sending the ball into the upper right corner for a 2-1 Seminole advantage.

Florida State would add an insurance goal a minute and 45 seconds later scoring off a corner kick. Talonen was on the receiving end of a beautifully played ball out of the corner by Wagenfuhr, flicking a header into the back of the net for her sixth goal of the season. The assist was the third of the season for Wagenfuhr.

"We set goals before today's game that we wanted to score off a set piece," added Wagenfuhr. "We haven't been precise enough as we would like to be this year. It was a good job by Sanna to get on the end of it (the corner kick) and score."

The three goals scored by Florida State on Sunday tied for the most scored in the series. In 2005, FSU went on the road to Blacksburg for the first time in school history and beat the Hokies 3-0.

Florida State finished the game with a season-high 32 shots while the Seminole defense did a phenomenal job limiting the Hokies to 11 shots including just three in the first half. Of the 11 shots, only three were on goal including the penalty kick in the first half. The Seminoles also held the advantage in corner kicks at 10-2.

"The key to any defensive unit is to be tough and strong and do whatever it takes to not let your opponents get shots off," explained Wagenfuhr. "I think it's important that we do that to generate an attack because the first line of an attack is the defense."

Seminole keeper Kate Milstead picked up her seventh win of the season as she made two saves in 90 minutes of action. Virginia Tech's Kristin Carden also played all 90 minutes in goal recording 10 saves.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  20 Kate Milstead              90  0   0  0  0                
D    5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            90  1   1  1  1        1       
D    6 Erika Sutton               90  0   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  2   0  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                70  0   0  0  0                
MF  11 Casey Short                48  2   0  0  1                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             90  1   0  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            57  8   4  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan               74  0   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              57  4   3  1  0                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 48  4   2  1  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     2 Jessica Price              33  1   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             42  2   0  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            42  1   0  0  0                
    19 Becky Edwards              36  1   0  0  0                
    23 Toni Pressley              33  5   4  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 32  14  3  2        1       
       Opp                        90 11   3  1  0  2             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kate Milstead               90:00  1    2  1       
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  1    2  1       
Opp                         90:00  3   11    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  15:11 FSU  Rachel Lim                Casey Short               one-timed cross                                                            
  2.  33:56 Opp  Opponent                                            penalty kick                                                               
  3.  60:14 FSU  Sarah Wagenfuhr                                     penalty kick                                                               
  4.  61:59 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Sarah Wagenfuhr           off corner kick                                                            


  1 2 Total
VIRGINIA TECH
1
0
1
FLORIDA STATE
1
2
3

FLORIDA STATE 1, MARYLAND 0
10/02/2008, COLLEGE PARK, MD, OT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Talonen's Golden Goal Gives FSU 1-0 Victory Over Maryland.

The Seminoles extend their road unbeaten streak to five games in 2008.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - Eleventh-ranked Florida State (8-2-1, 2-1-0 ACC) registered a golden goal by sophomore Sanna Talonen in the first overtime period to give the Seminoles a 1-0 victory over Maryland (4-6-1, 0-3-0 ACC) on a cold, crisp Thursday evening in College Park. The win extended the Seminoles current road unbeaten streak to five game (4-0-1) in 2008, while it was the fourth straight victory for FSU over the Terrapins.

The goal was setup when sophomore Amanda DaCosta was fouled just outside the box on the left side of the pitch. Before Maryland could organize its defensive scheme, senior captain Sarah Wagenfuhr took a quick free kick bending the ball to the far post where Talonen flicked a header into the upper right corner for the goal.

"I noticed that the wall wasn't looking," explained Wagenfuhr. "I played the ball in and Sanna had a great finish."

"We had the free kick and Wags was ready to go," added Talonen. "She played the ball pretty quickly and I was separated from my defender. The ball was perfectly on its way and this time I headed it on frame."

The goal was the seventh of the season for Talonen who moved into sole possession of sixth place all-time with 25 career goals. The goal was also her fourth game-winner in 2008 and tenth of her career. Wagenfuhr was credited with an assist on the play, her fourth of the year to establish a season-high for assists in a single season.

Talonen was on the receiving end of the last golden goal victory for the Seminoles back in 2007 when a header by the Finnish native gave Florida State a 3-2 victory in double overtime over Connecticut in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. Of the seven goals scored by Talonen this year, five have come on the road. She also led all players on Thursday night with a season-high six shots.

The first scoring chance for either team in the first overtime period came from the Seminoles as Talonen came sliding in on pass from McCarty pushing the ball wide to the left.

Then Sutton came within inches of scoring her first goal of the season as she sent a bending ball from the right out about 30 yards. But the ball sailed wide and out of play.

Florida State dominated the overtime period taking four shots while holding the Terps to zero offensive chances. The Seminoles ended the game out shooting the Terrapins 24-11. FSU also held the edge in corner kicks at 8-3.

"I felt we played pretty well," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "I keep talking about creating chances, and we keep creating chances but I think we are at a point now where we need to start putting some of those chances away."

"Maryland was very organized; they were disciplined and fought hard," added Krikorian. "They pressed us to the limit. The good news for us is that we found a way to win a very tough game on a very tough road trip."

Jessica Price recorded the first Seminole shot of the game in the third minute of action blasting a shot from the left corner of the box. Maryland keeper Mary Casey was up for the early test covering the near post for the save.

The Seminoles had another great scoring chance in the 13th minute as Talonen sent a pass from the end line into an open spot in the box. Freshman Tiffany McCarty came rushing in and got a shot off but the ball ricocheted off the Terrapin defense. The loose ball remained in the zone before Casey came charging in to gain possession to end the threat.

Three minutes later McCarty sent a beautiful cross into the box from the right side where Casey Short came running on and one-timed a shot wide of the right post.

Later in the first half, Florida State was called for a foul in the Maryland offensive third as Jasmyne Spencer was tripped up by a Seminole defender. Nataly Arias took the free kick from about 25 yards out bending a ball towards the right post but FSU goalkeeper Kate Milstead was there for the save.

Both teams went into the locker room knotted at zero. Florida State out shot Maryland 10-3, while holding the advantage in corner kicks at 2-0. Short and McCarty led the team with two shots apiece.

Talonen had a great scoring chance in the 46th minute but Casey made an outstanding diving save to keep the game scoreless. Rachel Lim started the play with a long run down the left side of the pitch. With several Maryland players closing in, Lim dumped off to Short who one-timed a cross to Talonen. The Finnish native collected the ball and fired a shot on goal but Casey made a tremendous diving save to her right.

Minutes later Lim forced Casey into another save situation sending a low liner towards the right post. The Maryland keeper just got a hand on it sending the ball out of bounds for the first Seminole corner of the second half.

In the 60th minute, Lim had another great look from the right side off a pass from McCarty. The Laurel, Md., native made a few nice moves in the box before finding Lim open on the right side. Lim one-timed a shot just over the cross bar and out of play.

Casey once again thwarted away another great scoring opportunity for the Seminoles in the 66th making a point blank save on a shot by Talonen. Erika Sutton sent a lofty cross from the right side where McCarty redirected the ball inside the box to Talonen, who got the shot off from about five yards out.

Maryland threatened just over a minute later as Spencer went stride for stride with Seminole defender Sarah Wagenfuhr down the left side of the pitch. Wagenfuhr did a nice job of keeping Spencer in check as the Terrapin forward was forced to send a shot towards the left post as it was easily handled by Milstead.

Talonen narrowly missed on a header in the 69th minute. Lauren Switzer sent a pass from about 35 yards out into the box where Talonen flicked the header just wide of the right post.

Maryland was awarded its first corner of the game with 15:01 left to play in the second half. The Terps followed with a pair of shots as Caitlin Mcdowell and Kaila Sciascia both sailed balls wide right of the net.

With just under a minute remaining, Switzer slipped in behind the Maryland defense redirecting a shot from the right side towards the left post. But Terrapin defender Sadie Ayinde made a great save pushing the ball out of play as Price came running on to take a shot.

Milstead finished the game with two saves while picking up her third shutout of the season. Maryland's Casey set a career-high with eight saves against the Seminoles.

"It was a key win for us," said Wagenfuhr. "Maryland came out strong, put up a really good game and played good defense. They saved a ball off the line; the keeper had some awesome saves. But we just kept pushing and were persistent and it finally paid off."

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  20 Kate Milstead              97  0   0  0  0                
MF   2 Jessica Price              43  1   1  0  0                
D    5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            97  1   1  0  1  1             
D    6 Erika Sutton               97  2   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             97  1   1  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                86  1   0  0  0                
MF  11 Casey Short                97  5   1  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             89  1   0  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            69  2   1  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              97  0   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              83  6   3  1  0        1       
       ---Substitutes---
     8 Lauren Switzer             40  1   1  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour             8  0   0  0  0                
    23 Toni Pressley              35  1   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 32  2   1  0  0                
       Team                           0   0  0  0  1             
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        97 24  10  1  1  2     1       
       Opp                        97 11   2  0  0  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kate Milstead               97:00  0    2  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         97:00  0    2  1      1
Opp                         97:00  1    9    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  97:00 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Sarah Wagenfuhr           free kick from 20 yards, left side, cross to far post                      


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

FLORIDA STATE 1, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
10/05/2008, CHESTNUT HILL, MA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Completes Road Swing With 1-0 Victory Over Boston College.

Freshman Tori Huster's goal in the 39th minute holds up as the game-winner.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - Eleventh-ranked Florida State (9-2-1, 3-1-0 ACC) completed its northeast road trip in fine fashion with a 1-0 victory over No. 12 Boston College (8-2-2, 2-1-1 ACC). Freshman Tori Huster scored the lone goal on Sunday afternoon as the Seminoles improved to 4-0-2 all-time against Boston College. The loss was the first of the season for the Eagles in league play, while the win moved Florida State into sole possession of third place in the ACC.

The win extended Florida State's road unbeaten streak to six games in 2008 as the Seminoles moved to 5-0-1 this year. The Seminoles kept the Eagles off the scoreboard yet again as FSU has not allowed BC to score in the series, a span covering 580 consecutive scoreless minutes.

After three consecutive Florida State corners from the left side were thwarted away by the Eagles, the Seminoles finally came through with the first and only goal of the game converting on their fourth corner of the first half in the 39th minute. This time from the right side, senior captain Sarah Wagenfuhr sent a beautiful ball to the far post where Huster timed her jump perfectly finding the inside right corner for the goal. It was Huster's third goal of the season and first career game-winner.

The assist for Wagenfuhr was her third in as many games while it was the second straight game that she recorded an assist off the game-winning goal. The Colorado Springs, Colo., native has five points (1 goal, 3 assists) in her last three games.

Rachel Lim registered the first shot for Florida State sailing a pass from Erika Sutton high over the cross bar in the seventh minute.

The Eagles had a questionable foul go in their favor in the 19th minute when BC's Julia Bouchelle tripped over her own feet. But the referee saw it differently calling a foul on Becky Edwards in the Eagles' offensive third from about 22 yards out. Hannah Cerrone took the free kick and sailed a cross just out of reach of an oncoming Brooke Knowlton streaking in from the left.

Lim fired off her second shot of the first half from just inside the right box but Eagle keeper Jillian Mastroianni was there for the save.

In the 24th minute, freshman Tiffany McCarty had a one on two break-away down the middle of the field. After a great move toward the inside opened up some space, McCarty blasted a shot on goal but it was deflected away by the Eagle defense.

The Seminoles got a trio of shots in the 30th minute including back-to-back close range shots by McCarty and Sanna Talonen. Both shots by the Seminole forwards were blocked, while Sutton's long range shot was cradled by Mastroianni near the right post.

With less than three minutes remaining, BC's Alaina Beyar got a good look on goal but Kate Milstead was there with her fourth save of the half.

Both teams entered the locker room with eight shots a piece.

Florida State controlled the offensive tempo for a good portion of the second half out shooting the Eagles 11-5. The Seminole defense did an outstanding job limiting the Eagles to two corners and just one shot on goal.

It took just over three minutes into the second half for the Seminoles to get their first great scoring opportunity. Huster sent a long pass over the Eagle defense and right to Talonen running on goal from the left. The Finnish native had trouble with her first touch but quickly gained possession firing a shot high over the cross bar.

In the 53rd minute, Talonen received a great feed inside the box from McCarty but the BC defense came up huge deflecting Talonen's shot out of bounds on the end line.

McCarty forced Mastroianni into a leaping save in the 57th minute as the freshman forward blasted a shot from the top of the box.

Boston College made some noise with consecutive corners in the 76th minute but the Seminole defense did the job limiting the Eagles to just one shot that coming off the foot of Gina Dimartino that sailed high and out of play.

McCarty came within inches of giving the Seminoles a two goal lead as the Laurel, Md., native curled a shot off the crossbar with just over two minutes to play.

Milstead finished the game with five saves while registering her fourth career shutout. Mastroianni finished with nine saves on Sunday afternoon.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  20 Kate Milstead              90  0   0  0  0                
D    5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            90  1   1  0  1                
D    6 Erika Sutton               90  2   2  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  0   0  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                90  3   2  1  0        1       
MF  11 Casey Short                90  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             90  1   0  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            59  6   4  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  0   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              78  3   0  0  0                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 48  1   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     2 Jessica Price              31  2   1  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             42  0   0  0  0                
    23 Toni Pressley              12  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 19  10  1  1        1       
       Opp                        90 13   5  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kate Milstead               90:00  0    5  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    5  1      1
Opp                         90:00  1    9    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  38:44 FSU  Tori Huster               Sarah Wagenfuhr           off a corner kick - header into the upper corner                           


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

FLORIDA STATE 2, MIAMI 0
10/12/2008, CORAL GABLES, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Posts Third Consecutive Shutout With 2-0 Victory Over Miami.

The Seminoles defeated the Hurricanes for the ninth straight time.

CORAL GABLES, FL - Ninth-ranked Florida State (10-2-1, 4-1-0 ACC) moved into a tie for second place in the ACC with a 2-0 blanking of Miami (7-6-2, 0-4-1 ACC) on a warm South Florida Sunday. FSU recorded a goal in each half as the Seminoles extended their win streak over their intra-state rival to nine straight including a 5-0 mark since the Hurricanes joined the ACC in 2004.

The win extended Florida State's road unbeaten streak to seven games in 2008 as the Seminoles moved to 6-0-1 on the year. The shutout was the third straight for the Seminoles and eighth of the season. FSU has not allowed a goal in over 294 consecutive minutes.

"Anytime in the ACC you can go on the road and get three points is a good result," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "We didn't play as sharp as we should have and need to, but our team came in, adjusted to the conditions of the game, fought hard and found a way to get a good result. Now we move forward and start looking towards Wake Forest next week."

Freshman Tiffany McCarty and sophomore Sanna Talonen accounted for the Seminole goals on Sunday afternoon, while Casey Short and Sarah Wagenfuhr picked up assists. McCarty's first half goal ended as the game-winner her first of the season. Wagenfuhr's second half assist extended her point streak to four straight games as she matched her career point total with her eighth point of the season in Sunday's victory.

The first shot of the game was registered by the Seminoles in the fourth minute as sophomore Amanda DaCosta sailed a shot high over the crossbar after collecting a clear off a corner from Hurricane keeper Vikki Alonso.

Minutes later Talonen got a great look on goal sending a low line drive towards the left post but Alonso was there for the save to keep the game knotted at zero.

McCarty gave the Seminoles an early 1-0 lead beating Alonso with a low ball inside the right post in the 11th minute. Freshman Casey Short got the play started sending a pass beyond the reach of the Hurricane backline where McCarty timed her run perfectly. The freshman midfielder made a move to her right and bent a shot inside the right post for her seventh goal of the season.

Florida State had a great chance to increase its lead in the 28th on back-to-back shots by DaCosta and Talonen. DaCosta took a pass from Becky Edwards and made a nice move to get inside the middle of the pitch where she one-timed a shot towards the right corner. Alonso was there for the save but couldn't control the shot. Talonen was there for the rebound sailing a shot high over the crossbar.

With just over a minute left to play in the first half, sophomore Marissa Kazbour just missed adding to the Seminole lead bending a shot from the left side of the pitch wide of the right post.

The Seminoles closed out the first half out shooting the Hurricanes 7-1, while FSU took the lone corner.

Florida State opened the second half with barrage of shots on goal including two off the foot of Rachel Lim. Lim's second shot came in the 53rd minute as she fired just left of the goal.

Miami got a great scoring chance off its first corner of the game as Julianne Rickers redirected the corner on goal but FSU keeper Kate Milstead was there for the save on the left post.

The Seminoles got some breathing room in the 66th minute as Wagenfuhr found Talonen for a 2-0 Florida State advantage. Wagenfuhr lofted a deep pass into the box from about 40 yards out where Talonen found the back of the net on a header for her team leading eighth goal of the year.

Wagenfuhr came within inches of adding to the Seminole lead following a Miami foul deep in the Florida State final third. The senior defender took the free kick from just outside the box and clipped the crossbar. FSU was called for a foul seconds later to end the threat.

The Hurricanes got the same scoring chance just over a minute later as the Seminoles were called for a foul deep in Miami's offensive third. Brittney Macdonald sent a lower liner on goal from about 20 yards out, but Milstead was there for her second save of the game.

Florida State out shot Miami 15-5 on Sunday, while the Seminoles held the advantage in corner kicks at 4-1. Milstead finished the game with two saves as she recorded her fifth career shutout.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  20 Kate Milstead              90  0   0  0  0                
D    5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            90  1   0  0  1                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  0   0  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                90  0   0  0  0                
MF  11 Casey Short                65  0   0  0  1                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             80  2   1  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            45  2   1  1  0        1       
D   17 Ella Stephan               90  0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  1   1  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              45  3   2  1  0                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 36  2   1  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     2 Jessica Price              45  1   1  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             54  1   1  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            35  2   0  0  0                
    23 Toni Pressley              45  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 15   8  2  2        1       
       Opp                        90  5   2  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kate Milstead               90:00  0    2  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    2  1      1
Opp                         90:00  2    6    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  10:11 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Casey Short               played ahead, one vs one from in front inside right post                   
  2.  65:09 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Sarah Wagenfuhr           long entry into box, header into right side of net                         


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

FLORIDA STATE 5, WAKE FOREST 0
10/16/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Takes Down Wake Forest 5-0.

Four Seminoles tally multi-point performances in the victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Eighth-ranked Florida State (11-2-1, 5-1-0 ACC) defeated No. 16 Wake Forest (9-5-0, 2-4-0 ACC) 5-0 at the Seminole Soccer Complex in a game paying tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness. Sporting pink jerseys for the cause in Thursday's night victory, the Seminoles tied a season-high with five goals while four different Seminoles posting multi-point performances.

After taking a 1-0 lead into the half, the Seminoles broke the game open with four more goals in the second half. It marked the second straight game that Florida State has scored five goals against Wake Forest as the Seminoles defeated the Deacs 5-2 in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., a season ago.

Sophomore Marissa Kazbour recorded a career-high two goals, while Becky Edwards notched a goal and an assist for her first points on the year. Rachel Lim also connected on a career-high two assists in the win.

"I thought our team came out and defended very well," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "We established a nice tempo in the game. It was nice for Toni Pressley to come off the bench and knock that first one in for us. I thought our attacking play was quite good. We created some good chances and it was nice that we were actually able to finish them. Wake Forest is a good team and for us to be able to get a result like that is very good for our team."

Freshman Toni Pressley got the ball rolling on Thursday night connecting on a header inside the left post in the 32nd minute to give Florida State the early lead. Lim fought hard to maintain possession for the Seminoles deep in the offensive zone finding Edwards open in the slot. The junior defender sent a beautiful ball into the box where Pressley timed her jump perfectly redirecting the ball into the net for her second goal of the season. Lim and Edwards combined for the double assist on the play.

Sanna Talonen began the second half scoring by notching her team leading ninth goal of the season in the 57th minute. Off a set piece following a Wake Forest foul, senior Sarah Wagenfuhr sent a deep ball into the box where Talonen flicked a header just beyond the out stretched arms of Demon Deacon keeper Laura Morse to give the Seminoles a two-goal advantage.

The assist for Wagenfuhr pushed her consecutive point streak to five games as the senior defender has now posted an assist in the last five ACC games. With the assist, Wagenfuhr set the single-season school record for assists in league play with five.

In the 75th minute, Edwards gave Florida State a 3-0 lead knocking in a goal from five yards out. Once again off a set piece, Lauren Switzer took the free kick from about 45 yards out. Wake Forest keeper Amanda Barasha, who entered the game in the 60th minute, came out to punch away the free kick. But Talonen was there for the rebound lofting a high pass from inside the box where Edwards redirected the shot into the back of the net for her first goal of the season and fifth of her career.

Kazbour finished off the scoring on Thursday night netting the final two goals of the game. The first goal came in the 83rd minute as the sophomore midfielder one-timed a rebound off a Deacon defender for her second goal of the season. Lim fired off back-to-back shots with the first ricocheting off the Wake Forest defense. The Boca Raton, Fla., native pounced on the rebound firing a second shot on goal. Barasha came up with a diving save to her right but couldn't hold on to the ball. Kazbour ran on to the loose ball on the left side and blasted a shot off the leg of a Wake Forest defender and into the net for a 4-0 lead.

With less than two minutes remaining, Switzer and Kazbour connected on the final goal of the evening. Switzer sent a long ball into the box from the right side of the pitch. Kazbour got inside a Wake Forest defender from about 12 yards out, redirecting the ball inside the left post with her right foot for her second goal of the evening.

The Seminoles finished the game out shooting the Demon Deacons 24-6, while Wake Forest held the advantage in corner kicks at 2-0. Seminole keeper Kate Milstead recorded her sixth career shutout extending her streak of consecutive shutout minutes to 384:04. The Clarksburg, N.J., native registered one save on the night.

With a shutout of the Demon Deacons on Thursday night, the Seminoles posted their fourth consecutive shutout victory in ACC play. It marked the first time in school history that the Seminoles have put together such a streak in league action. Florida State also remained perfect in the month of October outscoring the opposition 9-0 while not allowing a goal in 367 consecutive minutes.

"A streak like that is pretty cool, especially with different people in and out," said Edwards. "I just think it's the mentality that we need to have. Everyone in the backline has done a great job of keeping up the intensity and getting into tackles and limiting shots. I think we will only continue to improve."

In an effort to raise awareness for breast cancer research, the Seminoles raised over $800 on Thursday night at the Seminole Soccer Complex. Fans still have a chance to donate to the cause by logging on to Seminoles.com and placing a bid on the pink jerseys that were worn in tonight's game. The auction will last until Tuesday, October 21 at 4:00 p.m. Proceeds from Thursday night's game and from the online auction will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  20 Kate Milstead              90  0   0  0  0                
D    5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            90  0   0  0  1                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  3   2  0  0                
MF   8 Lauren Switzer             76  2   0  0  1                
MF   9 Tori Huster                80  3   1  0  0                
MF  11 Casey Short                90  1   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             80  3   0  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            60  2   0  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan               90  0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  1   1  1  1                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              60  3   1  1  1                
       ---Substitutes---
     2 Jessica Price              30  1   0  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            11  2   2  2  0                
    23 Toni Pressley              30  1   1  1  0        1       
    28 Rachel Lim                 25  2   1  0  2                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 24   9  5  6        1       
       Opp                        90  6   1  0  0  2             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kate Milstead               90:00  0    1  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    1  1      1
Opp                         90:00  5    4    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  31:50 FSU  Toni Pressley             Becky Edwards             header into left corner off cross                                          
                                           Rachel Lim
  2.  56:35 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Sarah Wagenfuhr           header 7 yards off set piece                                               
  3.  74:31 FSU  Becky Edwards             Sanna Talonen             header off high ball                                                       
  4.  82:39 FSU  Marissa Kazbour           Rachel Lim                put away off rebound                                                       
  5.  88:12 FSU  Marissa Kazbour           Lauren Switzer            one-timed off cross into lower left corner                                 


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

FLORIDA STATE 5, DUKE 2
10/19/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Wins Sixth Straight With 5-2 Victory Over Duke.

Freshman Tiffany McCarty tallies two goals and an assist in the Seminole victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Eighth-ranked Florida State (12-2-1, 6-1-0 ACC) wrapped up an offensive powered week scoring five goals for the second straight game in defeating No. 9 Duke (11-3-1, 3-2-1 ACC) 5-2 on Sunday in front of 1,026 fans at the Seminole Soccer Complex. Freshman Tiffany McCarty led the offensive attack for the Seminoles as she tied a career-high with five points on two goals and an assist.

Florida State continued its recent success at home against the Blue Devils notching its fourth straight victory. The last time the Seminoles fell to Duke at home came in 1999. With seven goals on Sunday afternoon, the two teams combined for the most goals scored in the series. Florida State's five goals were the most scored against the Blue Devils eclipsing the previous record of three set twice before with both games coming in Tallahassee (2003 - FSU, 3-0; 2001 - FSU, 3-2 ot). It also marked the most goals given up by the Blue Devils this year.

"We came out and established a good tempo to today's game," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "Duke is a good team. For us to come away and get a quality win here at home is great for us."

The Seminoles jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half complements of McCarty and sophomore Sanna Talonen.

McCarty notched her first goal of the afternoon and eighth of the season in the ninth minute. The freshman from Laurel, Md., took a long pass down the left side of the pitch from fellow freshman Tori Huster. At the end line, McCarty made a beautiful inside out move getting inside a Duke defender and leaving her one-on-one versus Blue Devil keeper Cassidy Powers. McCarty one-timed her shot just inside the left post and beyond the outstretched leg of Powers giving FSU the early 1-0 advantage.

FSU would increase its with just over 15 minutes remaining in the first half on Talonen's team-leading 10th goal of the season. McCarty sent a pass over the Blue Devil backline where Talonen was first to the ball. After a quick first touch and with Powers charging out to make a play on the ball, Talonen slipped a low shot past the keeper and inside the right post for the score. McCarty was credited with her fourth assist on the play.

The Seminoles out shot the Blue Devils 8-3 in the first half, while both teams took one corner a piece.

It didn't take long for Duke to cut the Florida State lead in half scoring a minute and four seconds into the start of the second half, the quickest goal allowed by FSU to start the second stanza in school history. Ironically, the previous record was set by Duke in 2006 when Rebecca Moros scored a minute in eight seconds into the start of the second half.

Following a Florida State foul deep in the Blue Devils' offensive third, Jane Alukonis took a quick free kick from about 15 yards out on the left side. KayAnne Gummersall found an opening in the box and redirected the kick inside the left corner for the score, her eighth of the season.

The goal was the first allowed by the Seminoles since September 28 when Virginia Tech successfully converted a penalty kick in the first half. The consecutive scoreless streak came to an end at 430:08, the third longest streak in school history.

FSU answered right back just over five minutes later on Amanda DaCosta's fourth goal of the season. The Katonah, N.Y. native made a nice move inside the box from the left side freeing up enough space to spot the ball inside the left post from 13 yards out. The goal was DaCosta's fourth of the season, while freshman Casey Short picked up an assist on the play.

In the 58th minute, Jessica Price and Toni Pressley combined for the fourth Seminole goal of the afternoon to give Florida State a three goal advantage. Price feed Pressley running in from the left side and the Melbourne, Fla., native put the finishing touches on the ball scoring on a cross for her third goal of the season.

Duke would not go away quietly as Gummersall notched her second goal of the afternoon one-timing a cross into the left side of the net off a pass from Lorraine Quinn with just under 20 minutes to play.

With the momentum seeming to shift in the Blue Devils favor, McCarty put to sleep any chances of a Duke come back notching her second goal of the afternoon in the 79th minute. Off a long pass from Rachel Lim, McCarty out ran the Blue Devil defense and once again found herself one-on-one with Powers. McCarty took one dribble and fired a shot off the right post and into the net for her third multi-goal game of the season.

Florida State scored five goals in back-to-back ACC regular season games for the first time in school history. Before this week, the Seminoles had tallied just one five-goal game in league play that coming in 2002 when FSU defeated NC State 5-1 in Raleigh.

The Seminoles finished the game out shooting the Blue Devils 21-12. Talonen led all players with four shots on Sunday. FSU also held the corner kick advantage at 3-2.

"We are pretty pleased with where we are at," added Krikorian. "We are getting better. We feel as though we have quality depth and our kids are fighting and playing well every time out.

"We have been saying all along that we have been creating the chances to score enough goals, but we were missing those chances early on. Now maybe these young players are coming of age. We talked about the fact that creating the chances isn't enough; we need to start putting the ball into the back of the net. Fortunately, we are starting to get that from everyone on the team."

Kate Milstead picked up her 12th win of the season as she recorded four saves for the Seminoles. Powers finished the game with three saves in over 83 minutes of action. Emily Nahas closed out the game in goal for Duke making three saves. The win for Milstead moved her to 6-1 in the ACC placing her into a tie for third all-time for career victories in league play with Erin McNulty (2007).

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  20 Kate Milstead              90  0   0  0  0                
D    5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            90  1   1  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  0   0  0  0                
MF   8 Lauren Switzer             56  0   0  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                90  3   2  0  1                
MF  11 Casey Short                82  1   0  0  1                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             80  1   1  1  0        1       
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            52  2   2  2  1                
D   17 Ella Stephan               90  0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  2   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              62  4   1  1  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     2 Jessica Price              38  3   2  0  1                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            10  0   0  0  0                
    23 Toni Pressley              28  2   1  1  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 42  2   1  0  1                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 21  11  5  5        1       
       Opp                        90 12   6  2  2                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kate Milstead               90:00  2    4  1       
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  2    4  1       
Opp                         90:00  5    6    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   8:51 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Tori Huster               inside out move in box lower left post                                     
  2.  29:21 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Tiffany McCarty           out ran defense one-timed past keeper right post                           
  3.  46:04 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  redirect off free kick left side                                           
  4.  51:26 FSU  Amanda DaCosta            Casey Short               inside left post                                                           
  5.  57:28 FSU  Toni Pressley             Jessica Price             run in from left side cross into right side                                
  6.  70:06 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  one-timed cross                                                            
  7.  78:16 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Rachel Lim                off right post                                                             


  1 2 Total
DUKE
0
2
2
FLORIDA STATE
2
3
5

FLORIDA STATE 4, CLEMSON 0
10/23/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Wraps Up Home Slate With 4-0 Victory Over Clemson.

Seniors Sarah Wagenfuhr and Katrin Schmidt score in their final home game of the regular season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sixth-ranked Florida State (13-2-1, 7-1-0 ACC) notched its seventh straight victory blanking Clemson (5-8-1, 1-5-1 ACC) 4-0 Thursday evening on a cold and rainy evening at the Seminole Soccer Complex. FSU registered goals by four different Seminoles including a goal a piece by a pair of fourth-year seniors in Sarah Wagenfuhr and Katrin Schmidt in what was their final home game of the regular season.

The Seminoles pushed their win streak to three straight over the Tigers while remaining unbeaten in the series in the last 10 games (8-0-2). The shutout was the Seminoles 10th of the season and fifth in the last six games.

"This was a hard night to play," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "A good hard opponent coupled with a tough night with the weather and all. I was pleased to come away from tonight with a shutout, a good result and no injuries."

It took just two minutes and 48 seconds for Florida State to take the early lead courtesy of Sanna Talonen's team leading 11th goal of the season. Casey Short found some open space in the Seminoles' offensive third and dumped a pass off to Talonen who found the back of the net from six yards out. It marked the fourth straight game and six in the last seven that Talonen has registered a goal. The goal was her sixth in league play tying her with Cindy Schofield (2002) and Mami Yamaguchi (2007) for the single-season school record. Talonen also moved into a tie for third place all-time with her 29th career goal at Florida State.

The Tigers threatened in the 14th minute on their first corner of the evening. Katie Vogel sent a bending ball into the box but FSU keeper Kate Milstead was there to punch the ball away to maintain the one-goal lead for the Seminoles.

Less than five minutes later, freshman Tiffany McCarty sent a blast on goal from the right side of the box, but Clemson keeper Paula Pritzen made an outstanding diving save as she deflected the ball out of bounds with her lower left hand.

In the 21st minute, Amanda DaCosta drew a foul inside the 18-yard box leading to a penalty kick opportunity. A Clemson defender came charging in on the sophomore midfielder, bumping her from the side and taking her down without making a play on the ball. Wagenfuhr got the call to take the kick and successfully converted the pk for her second goal of the season. The senior defender is now a perfect 2-for-2 in penalty kick opportunities in 2008.

"We have been working on penalty kicks in practice," said Wagenfuhr. "I just knew that I had to put it away to continue the positive momentum that my team had in the game."

McCarty got another great look on goal in the 24th minute off a pass from Short down on the end line. The Laurel, Md., native collected the ball and flicked a no look shot with her back to the goal. Pritzen was there for the save to keep the Seminole lead at two.

The Seminoles would add to their lead in the 37th on a goal by Lauren Switzer. Jessica Price fed a beautiful ball towards the right post where Switzer came sliding in redirecting the ball into the lower left corner for her fourth goal of the season. Price showed great patience in letting the play develop as she took the ball from the left side of the pitch and dribbled into the middle of the field before sending a low pass into Switzer for the goal.

Florida State went into the locker room with a three-goal advantage out shooting Clemson 11-3 while maintaining the lead in corner kicks at 3-1.

With the rain continuing to pour down on the Seminole Soccer Complex for a good portion of the second half, the Seminoles continued to bring their offensive intensity firing four shots in the first 10 minutes.

In the 56th minute, Talonen was denied her second goal of the evening as her redirect went into the arms of Pritzen. McCarty started the play by sending a cross into the box from the end line where Talonen put a shot on goal.

Clemson came within inches of scoring its first goal of the evening off a corner kick opportunity in the 66th minute. Jennifer Flicken took the corner sending a long ball to the top of the box where Molly Johnson one-timed a cross to the right post. Wagenfuhr held her line and was there for the save as she booted the ball out of the zone to maintain the shutout.

Toni Pressley made some noise with a 25-yard blast in the 76th minute. The freshman forward came streaking in from the left side of the pitch and fired a shot on goal with her left foot forcing Pritzen to deflect the ball out of play for the save.

The fourth goal of the evening came with 2:21 left to play as Schmidt found the back of the net for her first goal of the season. DaCosta sent a great ball into the box from the right side where Schmidt came sliding in from the left to redirect the ball into an open net for a 4-0 Seminole advantage.

"It was a great ball that AD played," explained Schmidt. "I was able to get my foot on it and finish it."

"It was pretty cool that we both scored," added Wagenfuhr on the two four-year seniors scoring on Thursday night.

The Seminoles finished the game out shooting the Tigers 21-10 while Clemson held the advantage in corner kicks at 7-6. Milstead picked up her seventh shutout of the season and fifth in league play as the junior keeper registered three saves in the win. Pritzen concluded the evening with 10 saves for Clemson.

Before the start of Thursday's game, Florida State honored its four graduating student-athletes in Wagenfuhr, Schmidt, Erika Sutton and Milstead. Wagenfuhr and Schmidt will graduate at the conclusion of the fall semester, while Sutton and Milstead will earn their degrees following the spring semester in 2009.

"Those kids have had some great careers here," added Krikorian on the play on the graduating student-athletes in their final home game of the regular season. "It was nice for Katrin and Sarah to go out with a goal."

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  20 Kate Milstead              90  0   0  0  0                
D    5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            90  1   1  1  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton               90  0   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  4   1  1  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                90  0   0  0  0                
MF  11 Casey Short                55  0   0  0  1                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             90  4   2  0  1                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            52  4   3  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan               80  0   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              52  2   2  1  0        1       
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 37  1   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     2 Jessica Price              38  1   1  0  1                
     8 Lauren Switzer             53  3   3  1  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            35  0   0  0  0                
    16 Julie Lancos               10  0   0  0  0                
    23 Toni Pressley              38  1   1  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 21  14  4  3        1       
       Opp                        90 10   4  0  0  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kate Milstead               90:00  0    3  1      1
Team                         0:00  0    1          
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    4  1      1
Opp                         90:00  4   10    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   2:48 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Casey Short               dribble into box                                                           
  2.  20:28 FSU  Sarah Wagenfuhr                                     penalty kick                                                               
  3.  36:52 FSU  Lauren Switzer            Jessica Price             sliding shot into lower left corner                                        
  4.  87:39 FSU  Katrin Schmidt            Amanda DaCosta                                                                                       


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

FLORIDA STATE 2, NORTH CAROLINA 2
10/30/2008, CHAPEL HILL, NC, 2 OT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Erases Two-Goal Deficit To Claim 2-2 Tie Against North Carolina.

Sophomore Sanna Talonen scores both Seminole goals on Thursday night.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Sixth-ranked Florida State (13-2-2, 7-1-1 ACC) erased a two-goal deficit to register a hard fought 2-2 tie against second-ranked North Carolina (15-1-2, 8-0-1 ACC) on a clear, cold night inside Fetzer Field. Sophomore Sanna Talonen recorded both goals for the Seminoles as Florida State remained unbeaten on road in 2008 pushing its season streak to eight (6-0-2) in a row.

Thursday night's result marked the second time this season that Florida State has come back from two goals down to record a tie on the road. It also marked the second time in eight visits to Chapel Hill that the Seminoles earned a tie.

"Carolina brings so much pressure when you play against them," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "Even if you think you're prepared for them you're probably not. I thought early on we weren't quite as prepared for the quickness that they had and the amount of pressure that they brought to the field. But as the game went on, I thought we did a good job of making the necessary adjustments and settling the game down.

"Overall, I thought for our kids to fight back from being down 2-0 here at Carolina and getting a tie was favorable for us."

Talonen recorded her third multi-goal game of the season and eighth of her career as the Finnish native scored a goal in each half. Of the 13 goals scored by Talonen in 2008, eight have come on the road.

Freshman Tiffany McCarty recorded the first shot of the game one-timing a cross from the right side of the pitch from about 25 yards out that sailed wide of the left post. Tori Huster began the play sending a quick pass to Amanda DaCosta in the middle of the pitch. DaCosta made a long run straight down the middle of the field before passing off to McCarty who was coming on from the right side.

The Tar Heels found the back of the net in the 10th minute on Allie Long's fifth goal of the season. The score came off the first Tar Heel corner as Yael Averbuch sent a bending ball into the box where Long flicked a header over a crowd of players and into the net for the goal.

Less than two minutes later, DaCosta sent a blast from about 40 yards out that sailed just high over the crossbar. UNC keeper Ashlyn Harris had come out to play a ball out of the box and the play almost cost the Tar Heels as the ball found DaCosta at midfield. With Harris retreating back to the net, the sophomore midfielder took a few dribbles and tried to sneak one over the head of Harris but the ball sailed high.

McCarty came right back with another great scoring chance for the Seminoles but Harris made an outstanding diving save to her right. Lauren Switzer sent a pass into the box to Talonen. With her back towards the goal, the Tampere, Finland native made a quick pass back up the field where McCarty one-timed a shot.

The Tar Heels pushed their lead to 2-0 as Tobin Heath took advantage of a failed Seminole clear deep in North Carolina's offensive third. Off a Meghan Klingenberg cross from the end line, the ball bounced of the head of Seminole defender and right to Heath who flicked the ball inside the left post for her seventh goal of the season.

Florida State cut into the Tar Heel lead right before halftime as Talonen registered her team leading 12th goal of the season with 40 seconds left on the clock. Following a UNC goal kick, Talonen received the ball and dribbled a good 35 yards beating Harris with a low liner inside the left post for the score. It marked the fifth straight game that Talonen has scored a goal and the seventh in the last eight games. The goal was also her seventh in league play setting the single-season school record for goals in the ACC. The previous record was held by both Cindy Schofield and Mami Yamaguchi who tallied six goals in league play in 2002 and 2008, respectively.

"That goal was awesome," explained Talonen. "Kaz told me to watch out for the second ball. The ball was dropped right to her feet and she made a nice pass. I was fortunate enough to score before half. We knew we could play much better than we did; that first goal was very important as it helped build momentum for us in the second half."

North Carolina went into the locker room with a 10-5 shot advantage as the Tar Heels' Casey Nogueira led all players with four shots.

Like the first half, the Seminoles recorded the first shot of the second half. In the 55th minute, McCarty and Talonen fired back-to-back shots forcing new Tar Heel keeper Anna Rodenbough into a pair of save situations.

It wasn't until the 61st minute before North Carolina got off its first shot of the second half when Nogueira sailed a shot wide right.

Florida State evened the game at two on Talonen's second goal of the evening in the 69th minute. Talonen timed her run perfectly as Short sent a cross that cleared the Tar Heel backline. After a couple dribbles down the right side of the pitch, Talonen sent a low shot passed the diving Rodenbough for the goal. The assist for Short was her third in as many games and fourth in the last five. She tied the single-season school record for assists in ACC play, set earlier this season by Sarah Wagenfuhr, with her fifth on Thursday night.

"I was running down the field and I saw Sanna making that sharp run," added Short. "I put a good kick on the ball and Sanna did the rest."

In the 71st minute, Talonen narrowly missed on her third career hat trick. McCarty flicked a no look, behind the back pass to Talonen inside the box. Talonen took one dribble to her right and fired a shot on goal but Rodenbough was there for the save.

North Carolina threatened in the 80th minute as Jessica McDonald sent a blast from just inside the box. Kate Milstead cradled the ball for her fifth save of the game.

McDonald had another great look less than two minutes later but her shot went wide right.

The Seminole backline of Sarah Wagenfuhr, Ella Stephan, Katrin Schmidt and Erika Sutton did an outstanding job on the Carolina offense in the second half and overtime session limiting the Tar Heels to just seven shots. The Seminoles equaled that shot total with seven during the same stanza. Florida State out shot UNC 6-4 in the second half as all six Seminole shots went on goal.

"Our group competed tonight," added Krikorian. "We worked hard and limited some of their opportunities on goal. But I also thought that there were a couple chances that we had that if we were more precise with the ball that we sneak out of town with a win."

In the first overtime session, Milstead made the save of the game on a blast off the foot of Nogueira. The Tar Heel forward sent a shot on goal in the 93rd minute but Milstead was there with a fantastic save tipping the ball over the crossbar and out of play.

Milstead finished the game with six saves, while Harris and Rodenbough combined for five saves for the Tar Heels.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  20 Kate Milstead             110  0   0  0  0                
D    5 Sarah Wagenfuhr           110  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton              110  0   0  0  0  1             
D    7 Katrin Schmidt            110  0   0  0  0                
MF   8 Lauren Switzer             58  0   0  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                56  1   0  0  0                
MF  11 Casey Short               104  0   0  0  1                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta            110  1   0  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            88  5   3  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan              100  0   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen             100  4   4  2  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     2 Jessica Price              22  0   0  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour             6  0   0  0  1                
    19 Becky Edwards              54  0   0  0  0                
    23 Toni Pressley              10  1   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 52  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                       110 12   7  2  2  1             
       Opp                       110 17   8  2  1  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kate Milstead              110:00  2    6      1   
                          =========================
FSU                        110:00  2    6      1   
Opp                        110:00  2    5      1   
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   9:27 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  header off corner                                                          
  2.  39:03 Opp  Opponent                                            header inside left post off of FSU header                                  
  3.  44:20 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Marissa Kazbour           inside left post on the ground past keeper                                 
  4.  68:11 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Casey Short               low drive inside right post after one-on-one with keeper                   


  1 2 OT O2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
1
1
0
0
2
NORTH CAROLINA
2
0
0
0
2

FLORIDA STATE 5, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 2
11/02/2008, RALEIGH, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Five Unanswered Goals Lead Florida State To 5-2 Win Over NC State.

Sarah Wagenfuhr scores twice, Tiffany McCarty ties a career-high with four points.

RALEIGH, NC - Sixth-ranked Florida State (14-2-2, 8-1-1 ACC) closed out the regular season with a 5-2 victory over NC State (8-12-0, 0-10-0). After trailing by as many as two goals on Sunday afternoon, the Seminoles scored five unanswered goals in the second half to cap the come-from-behind victory and finish the regular season on a nine-game (8-0-1) unbeaten streak. Senior Sarah Wagenfuhr registered a career-high two goals, while freshman Tiffany McCarty tied a career-high with her third four-point game of the season to pace the Seminoles in the win.

"Overall, I thought we played okay," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "Even though we were down 1-0 at halftime, it felt like the goals might come if we just continued to be persistent. To give up an early goal in the second half was a little bit troubling, but to answer less than a minute later was the appropriate response from our group. But I think our depth and movement off the ball created some good chances for us as the game wore on."

It seemed like deja vu on Sunday as the Seminoles found themselves down two goals for the second straight game. After battling back on Thursday evening to earn a 2-2 tie against North Carolina, Florida State turned up the offensive intensity in the second half against NC State and scored five goals for the fourth time this season. It tied the largest come-from-behind victory in school history as the only other time the Seminoles erased a two-goal deficit to come back to win a game was 2001 when FSU defeated Duke 3-2 in overtime. This is the third time this season that Florida State has been down a pair of goals to only battle back and get a positive result. The first came against South Carolina as the Seminoles and Gamecocks battled to a 3-3 tie.

"We have a nice mentality," explained Krikorian. "I feel our kids are committed to working hard for each other. Once we get down by two goals, we seem to take it to another level. I thought our pressure was quite good both on the attacking side and on the defending side."

Sunday's road victory was also significant as the Seminoles extended their road unbeaten streak to nine games (8-0-1), tying the school record for the longest such streak in school history. The previous school record was set over two seasons from 2004 to 2005 when FSU posted a record of 7-0-2.

The win was the Seminoles eighth in a row in the series as it extended their unbeaten steak over the Wolfpack to 10 games (8-0-2). Florida State improved to 5-8-1 in closing out the regular season.

Florida State had the game's first scoring opportunity on a header by Jessica Price in the fifth minute. The shot came off the first corner of the game as the ball was served into the box by senior defender Sarah Wagenfuhr.

Making her fourth start of the season, Toni Pressley unloaded on a blast from just outside the box as Wolfpack keeper Kim Kern was there for the save along the left post.

For the third time in the last four games in the series, Florida State found itself trailing 1-0 to the Wolfpack in the first half as NC State struck first in the 25th minute on a goal by Lindsay Vera. The senior forward received a pass off a short corner from Katie Ruiz, turned and fired a blast across the pitch into the upper left corner of the net for her ninth goal of the season.

"We knew that NC State was going to pose some challenges for us," added Krikorian. "We knew they had Lindsay Vera, who is a pretty special player for that team. She did a good job of getting around the penalty box and making a quality finish."

The Seminoles got a great look on goal with less than six minutes remaining as Lauren Switzer sent a beautifully played ball into the box. Marissa Kazbour timed her run perfectly as she placed a header on goal but Kern was there for the point blank save.

Despite holding the advantage in both shots and corner kicks following the first 45 minutes, Florida State went in to the locker room trailing for just the fourth time this season.

It took all of three minutes and 18 seconds for the Wolfpack to add to their lead as Paige Dugal one-timed a shot passed a diving Kate Milstead to give NC State a two-goal advantage. Off a free kick following a Florida State foul, the ball floated into the Wolfpack's offensive third. Katrin Schmidt got a head on it, but the ball caromed off the side of her head and into the box where Dugal collected the rebound and found the back of the net for her fourth goal of the season.

Florida State answered with its first goal of the game just 29 seconds later to cut the Wolfpack lead in half. Schmidt received a throw ball from McCarty and found herself one-on-one with Kern beating the Wolfpack keeper near post for her second goal on the year.

The Seminoles received the equalizer in the 61st minute on a penalty kick by Wagenfuhr. Sanna Talonen was grabbed from behind in the box by a Wolfpack defender following a break away opportunity. Wagenfuhr stepped up and hammered the pk into the left corner for her third goal of the season. She remained perfect on the season in penalty kick opportunities connecting on her third try in as many chances.

Talonen gave Florida State its first lead of the afternoon putting away a wide open header off a short cross on the end line from Lauren Switzer with just under seven minutes to play. McCarty also picked up an assist on the play as she found Switzer open on the left flank.

The goal was Talonen's team leading 14th of the season as the Finnish native has now scored a goal in six straight games and in eight of her last nine. She finished the regular season with nine goals in ACC play, while nine of her 14 goals have come on the road in 2008.

The goal by Talonen would register as the eventual game-winner, her sixth of the season. In just two seasons at Florida State, she now holds the school record for career game-winning goals with 12.

The Seminoles tacked on their fourth goal of the afternoon following a Wolfpack foul deep in the Seminole offensive third. After Tori Huster was cut down from behind, Wagenfuhr took the direct free kick from about 23 yards and bent a beautiful ball into the upper left corner for her first multi-goal game of her career.

McCarty sealed the deal in the waning minutes scoring her 10th goal of the season with 43 seconds left in the game. The Laurel, Md., native came off the bench in Sunday's victory and added a much needed spark to the Seminole offense as she had a hand in three of the five Seminole goals.

"I thought Tiff McCarty was absolutely magnificent today," explained Krikorian. "I felt she came in and made a tremendous impact in the game, not just scoring a goal and adding an assist or two, but I thought her movements with and without the ball were fantastic."

Switzer was credited with the assist on the play her third double assist game of the season and fourth multi-point performance on the year.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  20 Kate Milstead              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   2 Jessica Price              40  1   1  0  0                
D    5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            90  5   3  2  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  1   1  1  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                72  2   1  0  0                
MF  11 Casey Short                72  3   1  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             77  1   1  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan               90  0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  2   2  0  0                
F   23 Toni Pressley              40  2   1  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              74  3   3  1  0        1       
       ---Substitutes---
     8 Lauren Switzer             38  0   0  0  2                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            26  1   1  0  0  1             
    14 Tiffany McCarty            50  4   2  1  2                
    28 Rachel Lim                 50  1   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 26  17  5  4  1     1       
       Opp                        90  5   3  2  1  4             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kate Milstead               90:00  2    1  1       
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  2    1  1       
Opp                         90:00  5   12    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  24:03 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  off corner kick - turned and fired into far upper left corner              
  2.  48:18 Opp  Opponent                                            deflection off defender                                                    
  3.  48:47 FSU  Katrin Schmidt            Tiffany McCarty           through ball to one-on-one                                                 
  4.  60:42 FSU  Sarah Wagenfuhr                                     penalty kick                                                               
  5.  82:51 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Lauren Switzer            header off short cross in front of goal                                    
                                           Tiffany McCarty
  6.  87:36 FSU  Sarah Wagenfuhr                                     direct kick into upper left                                                
  7.  89:17 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Lauren Switzer                                                                                       


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
5
5
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
1
1
2

FLORIDA STATE 0, VIRGINIA TECH 0
11/05/2008, 2OT, 4-2 PK, Virginia Tech advances, ACC, Cary, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls To Virginia Tech In Penalty Kick Shootout.

The Seminoles eliminated from the first round of the ACC Tournament for the first time since 2004.

CARY, NC - Fifth-ranked Florida State (14-2-3, 8-1-1 ACC) was eliminated from the first round of the ACC Soccer Championship after falling to Virginia Tech (10-7-3, 4-4-2 ACC) 4-2 in penalty kicks Wednesday evening at WakeMed Park. Both teams played to a scoreless tie following 110 minutes of action forcing the game to be decided in a shootout.

In the first round of the shootout, both players successfully converted on their attempts as Virginia Tech's Stephanie Hylton and Florida State's Lauren Switzer found the back of the net. In the second round, both goalkeepers came up with a huge save. First it was Kimmy Diaz, who came off the bench to take part in the shootout, making a big diving save to her left off a shot by Jennifer Harvey. Tech's Kristin Carden followed that with a knee save on a shot by Amanda DaCosta. The Hokies gained the advantage in the third round with Laurie Beth Puglisi connecting on her kick, while Katrin Schmidt ricochet her pk off the right post. Kelly Lynch and Rachel Lim exchanged goals in the fourth round, before the Hokies sealed the victory on a successful attempt by Kim Hickey.

The Seminoles fell to 7-12-5 all-time in the ACC Tournament, while it was the second loss in five penalty kick opportunities in the league tournament. The last time Florida State was eliminated from the first round of the tournament was in 2004 when FSU and Clemson battled to a 0-0 tie before the Tigers won 4-3 in pks.

Florida State held a slight advantage in both shots (14-13) and corners (8-7) in the game as the Seminoles were held without a goal for just the third time this year.

"I think in the end it was justice," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "I thought Virginia Tech played with much more heart, played with more enthusiasm throughout the game. I thought our kids came in and weren't able to impose our style of game, which is to get the ball on the ground and pass the ball. We didn't compete well enough for fifty-fifty balls, while Virginia Tech did.

"You have to credit Virginia Tech for finding a way to move on and advance. We wish them the best of luck for the remainder of the tournament."

The game was a physical battle throughout with the Hokies committing seven more fouls than FSU. Following the first half of action, Virginia Tech held a 12-5 advantage in fouls while limiting the Seminoles to just three shots.

The best scoring opportunity for either team in the first half came in the first minute of play following a Virginia Tech throw-in. Julian Johnson heaved a throw deep in the Hokies offensive third where Harvey flicked a pass into the box. Emily Jukich put a header on goal, but freshman Tiffany McCarty was there on the far post to kick the ball out of harms way.

In the early portion of the second half, the Seminoles came up with another team save to keep the game deadlocked at zero. Johnson sent a dangerous cross on goal from the right side of the pitch where senior captain Sarah Wagenfuhr came up with the save on the line.

Wagenfuhr came within inches of putting the Seminoles on the board in the 70th minute. Following a near side throw-in by Jessica Price, Toni Pressley headed the ball down inside the box where Wagenfuhr collected the ball and one-timed a windmill kick just wide from about eight yards out.

The Seminoles picked up the offensive intensity in the final 20 minutes of the second half out shooting the Hokies 4-1. The biggest chance came off the leg of Erika Sutton who caromed a shot off the crossbar in the 74th minute.

Just over two minutes later, Price put a header on goal that was saved by a Hokie defender positioned directly in front of the goal.

Neither team could find the back of the net over the final 14 minutes of regulation sending the game into overtime.

The Seminoles registered the first shot in overtime as a header by McCarty sailed wide. Less than four minutes later, the Laurel, Md., once again came up with another huge team save on a header by Brittany Michels. Following a Hokie corner, Michels out jumped the competition for the ball but it was McCarty hugging the left post that got a body on the ball for the save. The ball hung around in the Hokies offensive zone for what seemed like eternity before a foul was called on Virginia Tech to end the threat.

In the second overtime period, Marissa Kazbour had the best scoring for either team as her shot from inside 15 yards was saved by Carden. Sanna Talonen tracked down the rebound and dribbled along the end line blasting a shot off the hands of Carden bringing up a last chance corner for the Seminoles with 30 seconds left in the game. Wagenfuhr's ball on the corner kick was kicked out of the zone and in a last second effort freshman Ella Stephan sent a shot high over the crossbar.

Carden finished the game with three saves, while FSU's Kate Milstead registered four.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  20 Kate Milstead             110  0   0  0  0                
D    5 Sarah Wagenfuhr           110  1   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton              110  1   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt            110  0   0  0  0           0   1
MF   9 Tori Huster                88  1   0  0  0                
MF  11 Casey Short                58  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta            110  1   0  0  0           0   1
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            83  2   0  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan              110  1   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              75  1   0  0  0                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 55  1   0  0  0           1   1
       ---Substitutes---
     1 Kimmy Diaz                  0  0   0  0  0                
     2 Jessica Price              35  1   1  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             68  0   0  0  0           1   1
    10 Marissa Kazbour            40  2   2  0  0                
    19 Becky Edwards              22  0   0  0  0                
    23 Toni Pressley              27  2   1  0  0  1             
                          =======================================
11     FSU                       110 14   4  0  0  1        2   4
       Opp                       110 13   7  0  0           4   5

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kate Milstead              110:00  0    4      1  1
Team                         0:00  0    3          
                          =========================
FSU                        110:00  0    7      1  1
Opp                        110:00  0    4      1  1
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================

Penalty Kicks
Opponent                    Good
Lauren Switzer              Good
Opponent                    No Good
Amanda DaCosta              No Good
Opponent                    Good
Katrin Schmidt              No Good
Opponent                    Good
Rachel Lim                  Good
Opponent                    Good


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

FLORIDA STATE 7, MISS VALLEY STATE 0
11/14/2008, NCAA, Auburn, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Blanks Mississippi Valley State 7-0 In Opening Round Of NCAA Tournament.

Freshman Julie Lancos registers her first career goal and assist of the season in the win.

AUBURN, AL - Florida State (15-2-3) opened the 2008 NCAA Tournament in fine fashion with a 7-0 victory over Mississippi Valley State (10-11-2) on Friday afternoon in Auburn, Ala. Six different Seminoles scored in the first round including two goals from sophomore Sanna Talonen. With Friday's win, the Seminoles remained unbeaten in the first round of the NCAA Tournament moving to 8-0-1, while improving to 22-7-2 all-time including a mark of 8-7-2 on the road.

With seven goals on Friday afternoon, Florida State set the school record for goals in a postseason game. The previous record was six set against the Jacksonville Dolphins back in 2006.

The win extended Florida State's school record road unbeaten streak to 11 games in 2008. FSU is 8-0-3 away from home on the year outscoring the opposition 31-8.

"Our kids came out and played hard against a hard working Mississippi Valley State team," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "I am satisfied with our kids and our performance. I have a lot of respect for our opponent and the effort they put in today. Overall, I am very pleased with the way we came out and played today."

"I thought we came out and played hard," said Lauren Switzer. It was a good first win for us and hopefully we can continue to progress from here."

Talonen registered two first half goals to stake the Seminoles to a 3-0 lead. It marked her third career multi-goal game in the postseason. In just seven postseason games, the Finnish native now stands as the Florida State career leader in points (21) and goals (10).

Talonen led all players with five points on two goals and an assist as she had a hand in the first three goals of the game. Three Seminoles, including Lauren Switzer, Julie Lancos and Toni Pressley, all notched a goal and an assist, while Tiffany McCarty and Marissa Kazbour accounted for the other Seminole goals in the win.

The goal and an assist for Lancos were her first points of the season. The Belford, N.J. native set a season-high for minutes played with 74. Jessica Price notched a career-high with two assists.

Mississippi Valley State looked to capitalize right from the start recording the game's first corner kick in the second minute of play. But FSU keeper Kate Milstead came out and maintained possession of the ball to end the threat.

Despite a heavy down pour before the start of Friday's first game, Florida State worked around the wet and slippery conditions to grab the early lead in the seventh minute of action on a goal by ACC Freshman of the Year Tiffany McCarty. Off a Devilette goal kick, sophomore Amanda DaCosta gained possession of the ball for the Seminoles off a header winner. After two quick dribbles to her left, DaCosta sent a pass out wide to Talonen. The sophomore forward took the ball down towards the end line sending a cross into the box to a wide open McCarty for the first goal of the game.

The Seminoles increased their lead to 2-0 just over four minutes later. Talonen registered her team leading 15th goal of the season one-timing a shot from about six-yards out. Katrin Schmidt and Rachel Lim picked up assists on the play. Talonen one-timed a shot off a chest pass from Lim. Schmidt started the scoring play sending a long cross into the box from the left side.

The assist for Schmidt was her seventh in 16 career postseason games.

Talonen gave the Seminoles a 3-0 lead in the 26th minute knocking in a header from about five yards out off a nice ball by Lancos. The freshman defender sent a bending ball into the box from just outside the 18-yard mark for her first assist of the season.

"The conditions were hard for the goalkeepers, so we wanted to go after every ball aggressively," said Talonen. "It was key for us to get a couple goals early and set the momentum."

The Seminoles took a three-goal lead into the half out shooting the Devilettes 16-0, while maintaining a 9-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Florida State benefited from the first Mississippi Valley State foul of the game in the early part of the second half to increase its lead to 4-0. Switzer took the free kick and played the ball back to Lancos at the top of box. Lancos one-timed a shot on goal off the hands of Devilette goalkeeper Kristin Swanson and into the back of the net for her first collegiate goal of the season. The assist was Switzer's team leading ninth of the season.

"I'm kind of excited about that," said Lancos on scoring her first goal of the season. "Switzer played a quick ball back off a foul and I was able to get a great look on goal."

The Seminoles exploded for three goals in a span of three minutes and one second to take a commanding 7-0 lead. Switzer was credited with her fifth goal of the season in the 61st minute. Price started the play as she blasted a shot from about 16 yards out off the hands of Swanson. Switzer collected the loose ball and put away the rebound to give FSU a five-goal lead. Price was credited with her fifth assist of the season on the play.

Pressley added to the Florida State lead in the 63rd minute to increase the Seminole lead to 6-0. Pressley dribbled a good 35 yards, weaving in and out of MVSU players, before finishing the play with a low line drive passed a diving Swanson for her fourth goal of the year.

The final Seminole goal came off a header by Kazbour for her second career postseason goal. Off a near side throw-in by Price, the red-shirt freshman hurled a deep pass into the box where Pressley flicked a header back towards the middle of the field where Kazbour one-time a header just inside the crossbar for the seventh goal of the game.

For the first time in 31 career postseason games, Florida State limited the opposition to zero shots. The Seminoles also set a tournament record for corner kicks in a postseason game with 13.

Milstead and Kimmy Diaz split time in goal as each keeper accumulated 45 minutes between the posts. The shutout for the Seminoles was their 11th in postseason action.

The Seminoles advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament where they will await the winner of Auburn/Belmont. Second round action will take place on Sunday, November 16 at 3:00 p.m. EST in Auburn, Ala.

NOTES: Senior Katrin Schmidt made her 97th career appearance on Friday afternoon tying the school record for all-time appearances, a record set by India Trotter from 2003 to 2006.

Florida State set the school record for goals in a postseason game with seven in the first round against Mississippi Valley State. The previous record was six set against the Jacksonville Dolphins back in 2006.

With two goals in the first half, Sanna Talonen registered her third career multi-goal game in the NCAA Tournament. The Finnish native became the school's all-time career leader in postseason points (21) and goals (10) accomplishing the feat in just seven career games.

Florida State posted team tournament records for corner kicks (13) and fewest shots taken (0).

Florida State improved its all-time postseason record to 22-7-2 including a mark of 8-7-2 on the road. The Seminole remained unbeaten in the first round of the NCAA Tournament moving to 8-0-1 all-time.

Freshman Julie Lancos registered her first career goal and assist on Friday in the win over Mississippi Valley State.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  20 Kate Milstead              45  0   0  0  0                
D    5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            16  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton               73  1   1  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             52  2   2  0  1                
MF   9 Tori Huster                64  0   0  0  0                
MF  11 Casey Short                43  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             36  2   1  0  1                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            28  3   2  1  0        1       
D   17 Ella Stephan               90  0   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              28  3   3  2  1                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 63  0   0  0  1                
       ---Substitutes---
     1 Kimmy Diaz                 45  0   0  0  0                
     2 Jessica Price              62  5   3  0  2                
     4 Annie Stalzer              41  2   2  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             66  1   1  1  1                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            66  2   1  1  0                
    16 Julie Lancos               74  2   2  1  1                
    21 Susanna Zorn               36  0   0  0  0                
    23 Toni Pressley              62  5   1  1  1                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 28  19  7  9        1       
       Opp                        90  0   0  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kate Milstead               45:00  0    0  1       
Kimmy Diaz                  45:00  0    0          
Team                         0:00  0    0         1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    0  1      1
Opp                         90:00  7   12    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   6:55 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Amanda DaCosta            inside the six off cross                                                   
                                           Sanna Talonen
  2.  10:56 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Rachel Lim                inside the six, one-timer off chest pass                                   
                                           Katrin Schmidt
  3.  25:51 FSU  Sanna Talonen             Julie Lancos              header off cross                                                           
  4.  49:25 FSU  Julie Lancos              Lauren Switzer            after free kick                                                            
  5.  61:00 FSU  Lauren Switzer            Jessica Price             just outside the six, after save                                           
  6.  62:12 FSU  Toni Pressley                                       one vs one with keeper inside the six                                      
  7.  64:01 FSU  Marissa Kazbour           Toni Pressley             header off throw-in                                                        
                                           Jessica Price


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
3
4
7
MISS VALLEY STATE
0
0
0

FLORIDA STATE 1, AUBURN 0
11/16/2008, AUBURN, AL, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Advances To The Round of 16 With 1-0 Victory Over Auburn.

The Seminoles eliminate the Tigers from postseason play for the fourth time.

AUBURN, AL - Behind a goal by Jessica Price, Florida State (16-2-3) advanced to the third round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament with a 1-0 victory over Auburn (12-9-2) on a cold, brisk afternoon in Auburn, Ala. Price was responsible for the only goal on Sunday as the red-shirt freshman found the back of the net in the 39th minute to extend the Seminoles unbeaten streak to 12 games (10-0-2).

The win over Auburn was the eighth straight victory in the series for the Seminoles while it marked the fourth time that Florida State has eliminated the Tigers from the NCAA Tournament in nine postseason appearances. Three of those four victories have all come in the second round.

Florida State advances to the third round of the NCAA Tournament for the fourth consecutive year and for the seventh time since 2000.

"I thought that we were really sharp in the first half and controlled the game really well," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "We had some good chances, obviously finishing one off with Jess Price. There were a number of chances in the first half and in the second as well. The quality of some of the finishing wasn't quite good enough. Maybe some of the passes weren't good enough as well. We were consistent through the game in eliminating their chances and that's always the goal. Auburn threatened a couple of times, but it wasn't anything too severe."

"I'm proud of our kids," added Krikorian. "They did what they had to do. We came on the road and advanced in the tournament. We thought that we had earned the right to play at home to start the tournament. It just shows how strong our kids' character is to come to Auburn twice in one season and come out with two wins."

Both teams alternated shots in the third minute of action as Amanda DaCosta sent the first Seminole shot wide of the left post. Auburn came right back with its first shot seconds later as Rebecca Howell sent a shot on goal but it was easily handled by FSU keeper Kate Milstead for her first save of the game.

With 14:15 left in the first half, the Seminoles put their first shot on goal on a header by freshman Tori Huster. Following an Auburn foul in FSU's offensive third, Sarah Wagenfuhr sent a free kick into the box where Huster won the ball flicking a shot on goal. AU goalkeeper Allison Whitworth kept the game scoreless with one of her 12 saves on the day.

The Tigers had a dangerous scoring opportunity in the 33rd minute as a shot by Gabi Rivera ricocheted off the Seminole defense and on goal, but Milstead was there once again for the save to keep the game knotted at zero.

The Seminoles broke the scoreless tie in the 39th minute on goal by red-shirt freshman Jessica Price. Price received a pass from Amanda DaCosta just beyond the midfield stripe and ran a good 40 yards down the right side of the pitch with an Auburn defender marking her stride for stride. Price did a fantastic job of keeping the defender to her left as she went one on one with Tiger keeper Allison Whitworth. With Price closing in on the goal, the Libertyville, Ill., native sent a low lining cross clearing the outstretched arms of a diving Whitworth and inside the left post to give FSU an early 1-0 advantage.

"I laid a ball off to Amanda and she played it back to me," explained Price. I got inside the back line and was able to get the ball into the back of the net.

Price's goal was her third of the season and first since finding the back of the net against Florida Gulf Coast back on September 21. The assist for DaCosta was her second of the postseason. It also marked her second game-winning assist in as many games.

"It's been awhile," added Price on registering her first goal in almost two months. "I'm just thankful that it happened."

Florida State went into the locker room with the advantage in both shots (9-4) and corners (3-1).

The Seminoles opened the second half with a barrage of shots, unleashing seven in the first 15 minutes. Price had another great opportunity as she send a bending ball on goal from down on the end line which Whitworth made a diving save.

In the 63rd minute, Auburn's Katy Frierson sent blast wide from just outside the box for the first solid scoring opportunity of the second half for the Tigers.

Casey Short and Lauren Switzer made a couple long runs in the 66th minute. Short dribbled down the right side of the pitch before making a sharp cut inside between two Auburn defenders forcing Whitworth into a save situation. Switzer then countered with a long dribble right down the middle of the pitch unleashing on a blast from 25 yards out that caromed off the right post and out of bounds.

DaCosta got a great look on goal in the 72nd minute blasting a shot from the top of the box after receiving a pass from freshman forward Tiffany McCarty.

Auburn registered its first scoring threat in the 79th minute following a Florida State foul just outside the box. On the ensuing free kick, Frierson sailed a shot high over the crossbar and out of play.

The Tigers kept the pressure on in the closing minutes with Frierson once again leading the charge. The freshman midfielder sent a dangerous cross into the Seminole's defensive third just out of the reach of Rivera who came sliding in from the left post.

With just under four minutes remaining, Auburn's Caitlin King sent the final Tiger shot on goal from about 22 yards but Milstead was there for her sixth save of the day.

Florida State finished the game out shooting Auburn 26-10, while the Tigers held the edge in corners at 5-3. Milstead picked up her ninth shutout of the season as she made six saves in 90 minutes of action.

"I think that our team did a really good job today," explained Price. "Everybody fought hard, both teams did, and we pulled out the victory. I think our midfield really dominated on the ground. We do a really good job of holding the ball and switching it."

The Seminoles advance to the Round of 16 where they will host the Boston College Eagles. The Eagles defeated Northeastern earlier today by the score of 4-0. The date and time for the third round match is yet to be determined. Stay tuned to www.seminoles.com for further updates.

NOTES: Senior Katrin Schmidt made her 98th career appearance on Sunday becoming the all-time school leader in appearances, surpassing the previous record of 97 set by India Trotter from 2003 to 2006.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  20 Kate Milstead              90  1   0  0  0                
D    5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            90  3   1  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton               90  0   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  0   0  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                90  2   1  0  0                
MF  11 Casey Short                74  4   3  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             90  4   2  0  1                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            59  3   3  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan               90  0   0  0  0  1             
F   25 Sanna Talonen              66  0   0  0  0                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 36  3   1  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     2 Jessica Price              31  3   2  1  0        1       
     4 Annie Stalzer               0  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             54  2   0  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            16  0   0  0  0                
    15 Katie Bolinsky              0  0   0  0  0                
    23 Toni Pressley              24  1   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 26  13  1  1  1     1       
       Opp                        90 10   6  0  0  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kate Milstead               90:00  0    6  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    6  1      1
Opp                         90:00  1   12    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  38:46 FSU  Jessica Price             Amanda DaCosta            beat defender, one vs one with keeper                                      


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

FLORIDA STATE 1, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
11/22/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Sweet 16, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Downs Boston College 1-0 To Advance Into NCAA Quarterfinals.

Freshman Tori Huster scored the lone goal in the 65th minute to pace the Seminoles.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A goal by freshman Tori Huster in the 65th minute was all Florida State (17-2-3) needed as the Seminoles blanked Boston College (15-6-2) 1-0 on Saturday afternoon to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament for the fourth consecutive year and for the fifth time in school history.

With the win, Florida State extended its school record unbeaten streak to 13 games (11-0-2), while the Seminoles remained undefeated at home in postseason play running their all-time record to 15-0-0.

For the second time this year, it was a goal by Huster that was the difference maker against Boston College as the freshman midfielder scored the lone goal on a header back on October 5 in Chestnut Hill in a 1-0 Florida State victory.

On Saturday, Huster redirected a loose ball off her body from about four yards out to give the Seminoles a one-goal lead. Following a Florida State corner, senior captian Sarah Wagenfuhr put a shot on goal that Boston College keeper Jillian Mastroianni could not handle cleanly. The ball squirted to her left where Huster was there for the redirect finding the back of the net for her fourth goal of the season.

"The BC keeper looked a little shaky because she called the defender off late so I just went in and was hoping she would bobble it a little bit which she did," added Huster. "Then it was easy to get something on it after she bobbled it."

"I just played it in and I saw a lot of commotion and somebody won it out," explained Wagenfuhr who picked up an assist on the play. "Then I saw Tori [Huster] head it in and all I did was jump up and down and scream. I'm not really sure what happened but it was a great finish."

The score was indicative of how the series has played out in the past as six of the seven games in the series have been decided by a goal or less. Florida State remains unbeaten against Boston College all-time moving to 5-0-2, while the Seminoles have not allowed the Eagles to score in the series, a span covering 670 minutes.

"We thought that it would be very similar to this that they might have the ball a little more but we might with our athleticism be able to turnover some good opportunities if we could high press their backs," said Boston College head coach Alison Kulik. "We went in with the approach to put some pressure on their back line. I thought we did that and that created a couple of opportunities but I think that Florida State had more chances than we did. And they capitalized on one as we all know."

The Seminoles dominated the offensive possession in Saturday's third round action out shooting the Eagles 27-10, while maintaining a +6 advantage in corner kicks (9-3).

"We talked a little bit to our players about being patient and recognizing the moment when it's time to move the ball forward quickly and when it's time to slow the game down and drag our outside players into the game," said head coach Mark Krikorian on the adjustments his team made in the second half. "I thought we were a bit rushed in the first half in the attack and in the back a little hesitant so one of the things we talked about was making sure that we tightened up a little in our defending."

Florida State forced the offensive tempo right from the start as sophomore Rachel Lim one-timed a shot off a cross from senior Katrin Schmidt forcing a diving save from Mastroianni in the third minute of action.

Less than four minutes later, it was freshman Ella Stephan sending a header wide right of the goal on the Seminoles first corner of the game.

Boston College threatened with a great scoring opportunity by Stephanie Wirth in the 19th minute but Kate Milstead came charging out of the box to make a diving save. The Clarksburg, N.J. native went to her knees to deflect the shot back towards the corner. Schmidt was the first to reach the deflection sending the ball down the field and out of harms way.

Freshman Tiffany McCarty then put together a string of three shots in a matter of three minutes and 13 seconds in the first half. Her first came on a long run down the right side of the pitch after a beautiful ball off a header by Amanda DaCosta. McCarty took the Eagle defender down towards the end line sending a bending ball on goal the caromed off the crossbar.

In the 27th minute, McCarty fired back-to-back shots as her first was blocked by a BC defender. The freshman forward followed the rebound and one-timed a shot on frame forcing Mastroianni to deflect the ball over the crossbar and out of bounds.

On the ensuing corner, the Seminoles had two great looks on goal thanks to shots by Jessica Price and Stephan but the Eagles came up with a pair of blocks to keep the game knotted at zero.

In the second half, Toni Pressley provided the offensive fire power for the Seminoles registering three of the first four shots. The freshman forward forced Mastroianni into a diving save on a ball headed inside the far post after blasting a shot through the legs of an Eagle defender.

"We had a lot of combination plays with our team and I received a lot of good passes from my teammates," said Pressley. "[Katrin] Schmidt had some really good through-balls and I was able to get on the end of them, but unfortunately none of them were in the back of the net."

Casey Short had a great look following another Seminole corner as her header was saved on the line by the Eagles' Kelly Henderson.

After Huster's goal in the 65th minute broke a scoreless tie, Boston College countered with back-to-back corner kicks. Henderson was on the receiving end of both Eagle corners as both her shots were blocked by the Seminole defense. Following the second blocked shot, Kerri McNicholas fired a shot high and out of play to end the threat.

Lauren Switzer almost gave the Seminoles a two-goal lead in the 75th minute as her free kick from almost 45 yards out found the back of the net. Switzer sent a low liner on goal that Mastroianni kept backing up on until controlling the ball just outside the goal line.

Erika Sutton got in on the offensive action just over two minutes later one-timing a shot from about 14 yards out on the right side forcing Mastroianni into another diving save.

The BC keeper was up for the challenge yet again in the 79th minute making a save from point blank range of a shot from Switzer. McCarty sent a beautiful ball into the middle of the box to Switzer who one-timed a shot right into the arms of Mastroianni for the save.

The Eagles would put together one more scoring opportunity late in the second half on a shot by Brooke Knowlton but Milstead was there for the save to maintain the one-goal Seminole lead.

Florida State posted its third shutout of the postseason, tying a school record set last year for shutouts in the NCAA Tournament. It marked the Seminoles 14th shutout of the year tying the school record for the most shutouts in a single-season set back in 2006.

Milstead finished the game with three saves, while the Eagles' Mastroianni was credited with nine.

The Seminole defense has been nothing short of stellar over the last four and a half games as they have not allowed a goal in over 421 minutes of action. The last goal allowed came at the 48:18 mark in the second half against NC State.

Florida State moves on to the quarterfinals of the 2008 NCAA Tournament where they will face top-ranked and undefeated Notre Dame.

"I think it has become the standard for our program to make it this far," added Wagenfuhr on Florida State advancing to play in the quarterfinals. "We are never guaranteed anything and I think we've done a great job of fighting hard and taking every opportunity and making the most of it. I know we're excited to play Notre Dame again."

The last loss for the Fighting Irish came at the hands of the Seminoles in the semifinals of the 2007 College Cup in College Station, Texas, a game Florida State won 3-2. The date and time for the game has yet to be determined. Stayed tuned to www.seminoles.com for further updates on when the quarterfinal match between the Seminoles and the Fighting Irish will be played.

NOTES: Saturday's contest marked game No. 100 for Mark Krikorian as head coach of the Florida State women's soccer team. Krikorian is 73-16-11 all-time at Florida State, good for an overall winning percentage of .785.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  20 Kate Milstead              90  0   0  0  0                
D    5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            90  0   0  0  1                
D    6 Erika Sutton               90  2   2  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  0   0  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                90  3   2  1  0        1       
MF  11 Casey Short                76  3   1  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             84  0   0  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            56  5   1  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan               90  2   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              78  2   1  0  0                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 59  1   1  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     2 Jessica Price              18  1   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             37  4   2  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            14  0   0  0  0                
    23 Toni Pressley              28  4   1  0  0                
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11     FSU                        90 27  11  1  1        1       
       Opp                        90 10   3  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kate Milstead               90:00  0    3  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    3  1      1
Opp                         90:00  1   10    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
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  1.  64:32 FSU  Tori Huster               Sarah Wagenfuhr           redirect off mishandle                                                     


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BOSTON COLLEGE
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FLORIDA STATE
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NOTRE DAME 2, FLORIDA STATE 0
11/28/2008, SOUTH BEND, IN, Elite Eight, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State's Season Ends With A 2-0 Loss To Notre Dame.

The Seminoles played into the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament for the fourth year in a row.

SOUTH BEND, IN - The quest for a fourth straight College Cup appearance came to an end on Friday evening as sixth-ranked Florida State (17-3-3) fell to Notre Dame (25-0-0) 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the 2008 NCAA Tournament. The Seminoles battled the top-ranked team in the nation for the full 90 minutes but couldn't manage a goal for just the fourth time all season.

The loss was the first for the Seminoles since falling 1-0 to Virginia back on September 25, a span of 14 games. It also marked the first time this season that Florida State dropped a contest on the road as the Seminoles finished the year 9-1-3 away from Tallahassee.

Despite the frigid temperatures and poor field conditions on Friday night, the game was a physical battle throughout as the Seminoles hung with the lone undefeated team in the nation. The Irish finished the game with a narrow advantage in both shots (12-11) and corner kicks (6-4), while holding a +5 advantage in fouls.

Freshman Casey Short had an outstanding game for the Seminoles as she led the team with three shots. Tiffany McCarty, Rachel Lim and Toni Pressley each contributed with two shots a piece.

Notre Dame recorded the first scoring opportunity of the game in the ninth minute on a miscue by the Seminole defense at midfield. Kerri Hanks took the turnover and dribbled down the middle of the field before sending a low liner towards the left post. FSU goalkeeper Kate Milstead made a diving save poking the ball out of bounds.

Short registered the first two shots of the game for the Seminoles. Her second blast from the left forced Irish keeper Kelsey Lysander into a diving save as the ball trickled away. Sanna Talonen was there for the rebound finding the back of the net but the goal was taken off the board as the sophomore forward was called for offside.

Rachel Lim got a shot on goal in the 16th minute unloading on a long drive from 30 yards out but Lysander was there for the save.

Notre Dame took advantage of its second corner of the game in the 19th minute as Julie Schuveiller headed in the bending ball from Hanks for her first goal of the season to give the Irish a 1-0 lead.

"We know that Notre Dame is pretty good on set pieces," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "That is one of their strengths. We addressed it during our training and preparation, but it was a quality service by Hanks and good timing of the run on the finish."

It was the first goal given up by the Seminoles in the postseason and the first allowed in over 439 minutes. The last goal scored on Florida State came at the 48:18 mark in the second half against NC State in the final game of the regular season.

For the first time this postseason and the fifth time in 2008, the Seminoles entered the locker room trailing at the half. The two teams went into intermission taking five shots a piece, while the Irish held the advantage in corner kicks at 4-1.

At the start of the second half, Jessica Price took the opening kickoff and weaved her way down the middle of the field before dumping off to Amanda DaCosta. DaCosta fired a shot off the Irish defense before Notre Dame was able to clear the ball out of the zone.

Courtney Rosen posted the first Irish shot of the second half knuckling a shot on goal that Milstead had to go up high for to make the save.

The Irish had a great scoring opportunity in the 62nd minute following another Notre Dame corner. The ball remained in the Irish offensive third for several seconds before Hanks sent a dangerous cross into the box from the left side. Michelle Weissenhofer redirected the pass on goal, but Milstead was there for the diving save to keep the deficit at one.

In the 72nd minute, Notre Dame was called for a foul late in the Seminole offensive third leaving a direct kick from just outside the 18 yard box for senior defender Katrin Schmidt. Schmidt sent a ball into the box, but the Irish defense was able to clear the ball out of the zone.

With less than 14 minutes remaining in the game, the Irish added to their lead on a goal by Taylor Knaack for a two-goal advantage. Hanks was credited with the assist as she send a pass into the box from the end line where Knaack timed her run perfectly finding the back of the net for her fifth goal of the season.

Down two, Florida State turned up the offensive pressure with a pair of shots by freshman Tiffany McCarty. The first was blocked from inside the box by an Irish defender leading to a Seminole corner.

The second shot came off a Seminole throw-in deep in the zone. Toni Pressley headed the ball into the box to McCarty who sent a shot on goal but the Irish's Carrie Dew came running on to head the ball off the line saving what would have been a goal by McCarty.

"I thought that we had enough that we probably could have scored one or two," explained Krikorian on the offensive opportunities in Friday's match. "Again, I felt that there were a couple McCarty put over the backline but Notre Dame did a nice job of keeping the ball out of their net. I felt there were some situations that we created that were pretty dangerous but we just weren't good enough in the final third. I didn't think we were able establish any type of rhythm in the game that we wanted to. There were a lot of fouls and stoppage of the game but that's the game."

The Seminoles continued to force the issue in the closing minutes but it was to no avail as the Irish held on for a two-goal victory.

"It's always a goal at Florida State to give yourself a chance to compete for a national championship," added Krikorian. "We played a lot of quality teams along the way and got some positive results. It was a great season for our team but we just came up a little too short in the end. You also have to credit our seniors, they had quite a run. Our entire team should be proud of the way they played this year."

Florida State closed out the year with at least 17 victories for the fourth consecutive year and for the fifth time in school history. On the opposite end, the Seminoles finished 2008 with just three losses, the fewest recorded in school history.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  20 Kate Milstead              90  0   0  0  0                
D    5 Sarah Wagenfuhr            90  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Erika Sutton               90  0   0  0  0                
D    7 Katrin Schmidt             90  0   0  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                90  0   0  0  0                
MF  11 Casey Short                90  3   1  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             90  1   0  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            51  2   1  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan               77  0   0  0  0                
F   25 Sanna Talonen              63  1   0  0  0  1             
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 38  2   1  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     2 Jessica Price              47  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             39  0   0  0  0                
    23 Toni Pressley              46  2   0  0  0  1             
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 11   3  0  0  2             
       Opp                        90 12   5  2  3  2     1       

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kate Milstead               90:00  2    3    1     
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  2    3    1     
Opp                         90:00  0    3  1      1
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
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  1.  18:10 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  header from corner kick                                                    
                                           Opponent
  2.  76:06 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                                                                                             


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FLORIDA STATE
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NOTRE DAME
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