Florida State Women's Soccer - 2009 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Soccer - 2009 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Mark Krikorian, Head Coach
Eric Bell, Associate Head Coach
Mike Bristol, Assistant Coach
Sarah Wagenfuhr, Volunteer Assistant

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2009 Soccer


2009 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Tiana Brockway, 5-6, MF, Tacoma, WA

Alex Crown, 5-4, MF, Orlando

Breezy Hupp, 5-5, F-D, Fort Walton Beach

Ines Jaurena, 5-5, MF-D, Charenton-le-Pont, France

Niki Mercier, 5-6, F, Fairfax, VA

Tifani Mullen, 5-5, MF, Tampa

Kelsey Wys, 5-9, GK, Coral Springs


2009 Roster - By Name

L
T                                             PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  7 Katie Bolinsky        F       5-7   Fr-R      Coral Springs (Marjory Stoneman Douglas)
* 15 Tiana Brockway        MF      5-6   Fr        Tacoma, WA (Stadium)
*  5 Alex Crown            MF      5-4   Fr        Orlando (Olympia)
* 13 Amanda DaCosta        MF      5-4   Jr   **   Katonah, NY (Somers)
*  1 Kimmy Diaz            GK      5-9   Jr-R **   Boca Raton (West Boca Raton Community)
* 19 Becky Edwards         D-MF    5-8   Sr   ***  Downington, PA (Downington West)
* 12 Breezy Hupp           F-D     5-5   Fr        Fort Walton Beach (Choctawhatchee)
*  9 Tori Huster           MF      5-5   So   *    Cincinnati, OH (Saint Ursula Academy)
*  2 Ines Jaurena          MF-D    5-5   Fr        Charenton-le-Pont, France (Lycee Louis Bascan)
* 10 Marissa Kazbour       MF      5-5   Jr   **   Valrico (Bloomingdale)
* 28 Rachel Lim            MF      5-3   Jr   **   Boca Raton (American Heritage)
* 14 Tiffany McCarty       F       5-4   So   *    Laurel, MD (Saint John's College)
* 18 Erin McNulty          GK      5-11  So-R *    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Glenlawn Collegiate Institute)
* 24 Niki Mercier          F       5-6   Fr        Fairfax, VA (Woodson)
* 11 Tifani Mullen         MF      5-5   Fr        Tampa (Alonso)
* 23 Toni Pressley         F-D     5-10  So   *    Melbourne (West Shore)
*  6 Jessica Price         F       5-5   So-R *    Libertyville, IL (Vernon Hills)
*  3 Casey Short           MF      5-6   So   *    Naperville, IL (Central)
* 17 Ella Stephan          D       5-7   So   *    Indian Harbor Beach (Satellite)
*  8 Lauren Switzer        MF      5-9   Sr   **   Saint Charles, IL (Saint Charles/UCLA)
  16 Kelsey Wys            GK      5-9   Fr        Coral Springs (Marjory Stoneman Douglas)
* 21 Susanna Zorn          F       5-7   So   *    Tallahassee (Leon)

2009 Roster - By Number

L
T                                             PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  1 Kimmy Diaz            GK      5-9   Jr-R **   Boca Raton (West Boca Raton Community)
*  2 Ines Jaurena          MF-D    5-5   Fr        Charenton-le-Pont, France (Lycee Louis Bascan)
*  3 Casey Short           MF      5-6   So   *    Naperville, IL (Central)
*  5 Alex Crown            MF      5-4   Fr        Orlando (Olympia)
*  6 Jessica Price         F       5-5   So-R *    Libertyville, IL (Vernon Hills)
*  7 Katie Bolinsky        F       5-7   Fr-R      Coral Springs (Marjory Stoneman Douglas)
*  8 Lauren Switzer        MF      5-9   Sr   **   Saint Charles, IL (Saint Charles/UCLA)
*  9 Tori Huster           MF      5-5   So   *    Cincinnati, OH (Saint Ursula Academy)
* 10 Marissa Kazbour       MF      5-5   Jr   **   Valrico (Bloomingdale)
* 11 Tifani Mullen         MF      5-5   Fr        Tampa (Alonso)
* 12 Breezy Hupp           F-D     5-5   Fr        Fort Walton Beach (Choctawhatchee)
* 13 Amanda DaCosta        MF      5-4   Jr   **   Katonah, NY (Somers)
* 14 Tiffany McCarty       F       5-4   So   *    Laurel, MD (Saint John's College)
* 15 Tiana Brockway        MF      5-6   Fr        Tacoma, WA (Stadium)
  16 Kelsey Wys            GK      5-9   Fr        Coral Springs (Marjory Stoneman Douglas)
* 17 Ella Stephan          D       5-7   So   *    Indian Harbor Beach (Satellite)
* 18 Erin McNulty          GK      5-11  So-R *    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Glenlawn Collegiate Institute)
* 19 Becky Edwards         D-MF    5-8   Sr   ***  Downington, PA (Downington West)
* 21 Susanna Zorn          F       5-7   So   *    Tallahassee (Leon)
* 23 Toni Pressley         F-D     5-10  So   *    Melbourne (West Shore)
* 24 Niki Mercier          F       5-6   Fr        Fairfax, VA (Woodson)
* 28 Rachel Lim            MF      5-3   Jr   **   Boca Raton (American Heritage)

2009 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Becky Edwards            Nat Soccer Coaches Assoc of America - 1st Team All-American
                         Soccer America - 2nd Team All-American

Ines Jaurena             Soccer America - 2nd Team Freshman All-American

Tiffany McCarty          Nat Soccer Coaches Assoc of America - 1st Team All-American
                         Soccer America - 1st Team All-American
                         Top Drawer Soccer - 1st Team All-American
                         NCAA - Consensus All-American

All-Americans -  3

2009 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
08/21
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE W 7-0
08/28
Ref
H
SOUTH ALABAMA W 8-0
08/30
Ref
A
STETSON W 3-0
09/04
Ref
H
PENN STATE W 2-1
09/06
Ref
H
WASHINGTON STATE W 4-1
09/10
Ref
A
CENTRAL FLORIDA
2 OT
L 0-1
09/13
Ref
H
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM W 8-0
09/18
Ref
A
FLORIDA
OT
W 1-0
09/24
Ref
H
MARYLAND W 2-1
09/27
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE W 3-2
10/04
Ref
H
MIAMI W 4-1
10/08
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST L 0-3
10/11
Ref
A
DUKE
2 OT
T 0-0
10/15
Ref
A
CLEMSON W 5-1
10/22
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
2 OT
W 3-2
10/25
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 2-0
10/30
Ref
A
VIRGINIA L 0-1
11/01
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH W 2-1
11/04
Ref
N
DUKE
ACC, Cary, NC
W 2-0
11/06
Ref
N
VIRGINIA TECH
ACC, Cary, NC
W 2-0
11/08
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
ACC, Cary, NC
L 0-3
11/13
Ref
H
SOUTHEASTERN LA
NCAA
W 4-1
11/15
Ref
H
CALIFORNIA
NCAA
W 3-0
11/20
Ref
H
TEXAS A&M
2 OT, NCAA, Sweet 16
W 2-1
11/27
Ref
H
NOTRE DAME
NCAA, Elite 8
L 0-2
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   19- 5-1  13- 1     4- 4-1   2- 0


2009 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1t FLORIDA STATE         7- 2-1  19- 5-1
 1t BOSTON COLLEGE        7- 2-1  18- 4-2
 3  NORTH CAROLINA        7- 3    23- 3-1
 4  VIRGINIA TECH         6- 4    16- 8 
 5  WAKE FOREST           5- 3-2  15- 6-2
 6t MARYLAND              4- 4-2  14- 6-2
 6t VIRGINIA              4- 4-2  10- 6-6
 6t DUKE                  4- 4-2   8- 9-4
 9  MIAMI                 3- 6-1   8-10-1
10  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  2- 7-1   8- 9-2
11  CLEMSON               0-10     3-15 

2009 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Cary, NC
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
11/04/2009  (1)FLORIDA STATE 2, (8)DUKE 0                       Round 1
11/04/2009  (4)VIRGINIA TECH 1, (5)WAKE FOREST 0                Round 1, OT                                                
11/04/2009  (7)VIRGINIA 0, (2)BOSTON COLLEGE 0                  Round 1, 2OT, 3-2 PK, Boston College advances              
11/04/2009  (3)NORTH CAROLINA 3, (6)MARYLAND 0                  Round 1
11/06/2009  (1)FLORIDA STATE 2, (4)VIRGINIA TECH 0              Round 2
11/06/2009  (3)NORTH CAROLINA 1, (2)BOSTON COLLEGE 0            Round 2, 2OT                                               
11/08/2009  (3)NORTH CAROLINA 3, (1)FLORIDA STATE 0             Round 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
ACC Championship, Cary, NC                                                                                                                                                                              
11/4/2009 - Florida State 2, Duke 0                                                                                                                                                                     
            Virginia Tech 1, Wake Forest 0 (OT)                                                                                                                                                         
            Boston College 0 (3), Virginia 0 (2) (PK)                                                                                                                                                   
            North Carolina 3, Maryland 0                                                                                                                                                                
11/6/2009 - Florida State 2, Virginia Tech 0                                                                                                                                                            
            North Carolina 1, Boston College 0 (2 OT)                                                                                                                                                   
11/8/2009 - North Carolina 3, Florida State 0                                                                                                                                                           

2009 EOY Stats

Offensive Stats Name GP GS Min G A Pts Sh Sh% SOG SOG% YC RC GW PK ATT =============================================================================== Jessica Price 25 24 1820 16 10 42 59 0.271 36 0.610 1 0 8 0 0 Tiffany McCarty 25 25 1819 17 7 41 67 0.254 48 0.716 0 0 3 0 0 Becky Edwards 25 25 2182 5 8 18 46 0.109 23 0.500 1 0 1 1 1 Amanda DaCosta 24 22 1762 3 7 13 33 0.091 10 0.303 0 0 0 0 0 Lauren Switzer 25 6 1379 2 9 13 26 0.077 13 0.500 0 0 0 0 0 Rachel Lim 24 21 1245 5 2 12 36 0.139 9 0.250 0 0 2 0 0 Tori Huster 23 22 1427 4 3 11 31 0.129 14 0.452 1 0 0 0 0 Toni Pressley 25 25 2301 2 6 10 31 0.065 15 0.484 0 0 1 0 0 Ines Jaurena 25 25 2326 3 3 9 15 0.200 8 0.533 0 0 2 0 0 Ella Stephan 16 14 1354 3 1 7 9 0.333 5 0.556 0 0 1 0 0 Breezy Hupp 22 1 431 2 1 5 18 0.111 7 0.389 0 0 0 0 0 Marissa Kazbour 23 7 1017 1 3 5 15 0.067 7 0.467 0 0 1 0 0 Casey Short 13 7 692 0 5 5 14 0.000 4 0.286 0 0 0 0 0 Katie Bolinsky 17 0 292 2 0 4 7 0.286 5 0.714 0 0 0 0 0 Alex Crown 21 1 534 1 2 4 13 0.077 5 0.385 0 0 0 0 0 Tiana Brockway 25 22 2326 0 2 2 4 0.000 0 0.000 1 0 0 0 0 Susanna Zorn 15 0 252 0 1 1 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 Tifani Mullen 6 0 84 0 0 0 1 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 Erin McNulty 25 25 2140 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 Kimmy Diaz 6 0 186 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 ========================================================= FSU 25 66 70 202 425 0.155 209 0.492 4 0 19 1 1 Opp 25 22 19 63 233 0.094 85 0.365 12 0 5 1 1 Defensive Stats Name GP GS Minutes GA Avg Saves Pct W L T Sho Faced ============================================================================= Kimmy Diaz 6 0 185:53 1 0.48 4 0.800 1 0 0 0 19 Erin McNulty 25 25 2139:29 21 0.88 58 0.734 18 5 1 5 212 ======================================================= FSU 25 2325:22 22 0.85 62 0.738 19 5 1 5 231 Opp 25 2325:22 67 2.59 143 0.681 5 19 1 6 408

FLORIDA STATE 7, JACKSONVILLE 0
08/21/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Opens Season With 7-0 Victory Over Jacksonville.

Four Seminoles register multiple points in the season opener against the Dolphins.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sixth-ranked Florida State (1-0-0) registered a goal from five different Seminoles including a hat trick from Becky Edwards as the Garnet and Gold opened the 2009 campaign with a 7-0 victory over Jacksonville (0-1-0). The Seminoles won for the fourth straight time at home to open the season, while improving to 9-5-1 all-time on opening day.

With seven goals on Friday night, the Seminoles set the school record for the most goals scored on opening day surpassing the previous mark of five set just last year against UCF. The win was the 10th straight for Florida State over Jacksonville.

"I thought the second half was significantly better than the first," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "I thought we were a little sloppy in the first half of play. Our commitment in defending wasn't good enough. But in the second half, our team came out and responded very well. We came in and put the pressure on Jacksonville in the appropriate places. Overall, for the first game of the year, it was a pretty good outcome for us. We still have a long way to go and we have to continue to get better."

Edwards registered her first career hat trick in the win while it marked just her second career multi-goal game. With three goals in the season opener, the Downingtown, Pa., native tied her career-high for goals in a single-season as she tallied three as a sophomore in 2007. Edwards entered her senior season with just five career goals.

After leading the team in assists a year ago, senior Lauren Switzer picked up where she left off tying a career-high with her fourth, two assist game.

Sophomore Ella Stephan had a career night recording her first collegiate goal and assist. The sophomore defender picked up an assist on Edwards first goal of the evening and scored the first goal of the second half to give the Seminoles a 4-0 lead.

Junior Amanda DaCosta got in on the scoring as well picking up a goal and an assist against JU. DaCosta has thrived in home openers in her career recording 11 points on four goals and three assists in her first three seasons.

With Stephan the only returning player from last year's backline, the new look defense which included Toni Pressley, Ines Jaurena and Tiana Brockway held Jacksonville to just three shots all night including one shot on goal which came in the first half.

"Jacksonville definitely came after us tonight," Stephan said. "We struggled a little bit early on to stay organized. We realize it was our first game and there is definitely room for improvement. It wasn't perfect but we did come away with the shutout which was what we were looking for. It can only go up from here."

Erin McNulty got the start in goal and made one save in over 74 minutes of action. Kimmy Diaz played the rest of the way as she was faced with just one shot.

"We are interested in making sure we limit our opponent's chances at our goal," added Krikorian. "We certainly don't want to give up goals. All the players that played tonight helped contribute to tonight's shutout."

The Seminoles converted on their first shot of the game scoring in the seventh minute off a long free kick played into the box by Switzer. Stephan headed the ball across the box to Edwards who finished the play with a header from about 4 yards out to give FSU the early 1-0 lead.

Sophomore Tiffany McCarty pushed the Seminole lead to 2-0 scoring in the 16th minute. After some crafty moves down the middle of the field by DaCosta, the junior midfielder found McCarty streaking down the right side of the pitch. The reigning ACC Freshman of the Year took the pass in stride, dribbled into the box and beat JU keeper Alexa Rooney with a low cross inside the left post for her first goal of the season.

Jessica Price set up the third Florida State goal of the evening as the Seminoles were awarded a penalty kick after Price was taken down from behind inside the Dolphin box. Edwards stepped up and converted the penalty kick for her second goal of the evening.

The Seminoles threatened once more with just under 10 minutes remaining in the first half but an outstanding diving save by Rooney off a flick from McCarty from 16 yards out kept the Seminole lead at three.

Florida State stormed out of the gates to open the second half firing a shot on goal in the 47th minute. Off a corner kick from Switzer, Edwards put a header on goal from just inside the box but the ball went right into the arms of Rooney for the save.

The Seminoles would convert on their second corner of the half less than nine minutes later to push their lead to 4-0. Switzer played a long ball to the far post where Stephan was there for the header recording her first collegiate goal.

"It was really exciting," said Stephan. "To come away tonight with a goal and an assist is really cool."

DaCosta made it 5-0 Florida State in the 67th minute as a series a nifty moves inside the Seminoles' offensive third got her behind the JU defense to set up the goal. DaCosta beat the JU keeper with a lower liner inside the left post from 12 yards out for her first goal of the season.

Edwards notched her third goal of the evening in the 81st minute bending a free kick from outside the box inside the right post for the goal. Edwards became the first Seminole to record a hat trick since Sanna Talonen scored three times in FSU's 3-2 victory over Connecticut in the quarterfinals of 2007 NCAA Tournament. It also marked the fifth time a Seminole tallied a hat trick against Jacksonville and first since Katrin Schmidt performed the feat in the first round of the 2006 NCAA Tournament.

Just over a minute later, freshman Alex Crown notched her first collegiate goal lofting a shot under the crossbar from 23 yards out to round out the Seminole scoring on Friday night.

FSU outshot Jacksonville 26-3 in the season opener, while holding an 8-0 advantage in corner kicks.

"Coming a way with a win tonight was a good start," added Edwards. "It gives us some confidence for the rest of our journey."

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               75  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena               90  0   0  0  0                
F    6 Jessica Price              72  2   2  0  0                
MF   8 Lauren Switzer             40  1   0  0  2                
MF   9 Tori Huster                45  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             81  2   1  1  1                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            66  6   3  1  0                
D   15 Tiana Brockway             90  0   0  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan               90  2   1  1  1                
MF  19 Becky Edwards              81  6   5  3  0        1       
D   23 Toni Pressley              90  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     1 Kimmy Diaz                 15  0   0  0  0                
     5 Alex Crown                 45  4   2  1  0                
     7 Katie Bolinsky             18  1   0  0  0                
    11 Tifani Mullen              10  0   0  0  0                
    12 Breezy Hupp                24  1   0  0  0                
    21 Susanna Zorn               10  0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 50  1   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 26  14  7  4        1       
       Opp                        90  3   1  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                74:53  0    1  1       
Kimmy Diaz                  15:07  0    0          
Team                         0:00  0    0         1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    1  1      1
Opp                         90:00  7    7    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   6:19 FSU  Becky Edwards             Ella Stephan              consecutive headers off long free kick                                     
                                           Lauren Switzer
  2.  15:22 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Amanda DaCosta            long run cross inside left post from 10 yards                              
  3.  24:58 FSU  Becky Edwards                                       penalty kick                                                               
  4.  55:54 FSU  Ella Stephan              Lauren Switzer            header off corner                                                          
  5.  66:33 FSU  Amanda DaCosta                                      inside left post 12 yards                                                  
  6.  80:30 FSU  Becky Edwards                                       off free kick from 21 yards cross inside right post.                       
  7.  81:40 FSU  Alex Crown                                          lofted shot under crossbar from 23 yards                                   


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

FLORIDA STATE 8, SOUTH ALABAMA 0
08/28/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Blanks South Alabama 8-0.

The Seminoles register their second consecutive shutout as seven different players score on Friday night.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (2-0-0) posted its second consecutive shutout defeating South Alabama (1-1-0) 8-0 Friday evening at the Seminole Soccer Complex. Seven different Seminoles contributed with a goal, while junior Rachel Lim set a career-high by scoring twice against the Jaguars. Sophomore Jessica Price tallied five points on a goal and three assists setting a career-high for points in a game, while tying the single-game school record for assists.

In just two games, Florida State has outscored its opponents 15-0 while 10 different Seminoles have tallied at least one goal so far this year. The 15 goals in the first two games are the most scored by a Seminole team to open a season.

On the defensive end, the Seminoles held South Alabama to just one shot on Friday night and have allowed just four shots in the first two games including one shot on goal.

"I thought we had a good level of intensity throughout most of the 90 minutes," head coach Mark Krikorian said. "Our focus was pretty good. Our concentration was pretty good for the most part. The collective defending I thought was very good. Our players are starting to show the concepts of defending that we are looking for.

"The transition of our attack came in several ways and it was nice to see us score on a couple of set pieces again."

The Seminoles grabbed a 3-0 first half lead thanks to Price who had a hand in all three goals. The Libertyville, Ill., native posted back-to-back assists before closing out the half with her first goal of the season.

The first assist came off a throw-in in the 11th minute as Price heaved a long ball into the box where Toni Pressley flicked a header to the far post to freshman Ines Jaurena who finished the play with a header of her own for her first collegiate goal.

Price used her speed to give the Seminoles a 2-0 lead in the 23rd minute of play beating two defenders to the end line before sending a low lining cross back towards the top of the box to a wide open Lim. Lim one-timed the pass into the back of the net for her first goal of the season.

Less than four minutes later, Price was at it again scoring her first goal of the season as she beat South Alabama keeper Katie Berry one-on-one from about 12 yards out. Alex Crown and Amanda DaCosta were credited with an assist on the play.

"Jessica is a handful," Krikorian added. "She is athletic as can be. She is elusive, she is tricky, and in some ways is deceptive in the way she plays."

The Seminoles went into the locker room with a 16-0 shot advantage.

Florida State broke the game open with five goals in less than nine minutes in the second half. Lim began the scoring in the 54th minute blasting a shot from 25 yards out inside the left post. The goal was Lim's second of the game and first career multi-goal game.

"I was concentrating on getting quality serves in and making attacking chances for our forwards," added Lim. "I kept taking shots and was fortunate enough to have two find the back of the net."

In the 58th minute, Becky Edwards added her team leading fourth goal of the season on a header off the only Seminole corner of the second half. Marissa Kazbour sent the corner into the box where Price out jumped everyone heading the ball right to Edwards who finished the play with a header from 10 yards out.

The assist for Price was her third of the game tying the single-game school record set just twice before by Erin Grimsley (at Jacksonville in 1996) and Mami Yamaguchi (vs. Kennesaw State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in 2007).

"I think we all collectively had a good game," said Price. "I think we all wanted to come out strong and set the tone early, and I think we did that."

Over two minutes later, Tori Huster was credited with her first goal of the season sending a shot off the Jaguar keeper and into the net to give FSU a 6-0 lead. Tiffany McCarty assisted on the play as she dribbled the ball towards the net before passing back to Huster for the goal.

McCarty added to the Seminole lead a minute and 16 seconds later flicking a cross for close range that skimmed off the arms of USA keeper Cassie Lythjohan and into the left side of the net for her second goal of the season.

Freshman Breezy Hupp closed out the scoring on Friday night one-timing a shot from 22 yards out off a pass from Pressley for her first collegiate goal. Pressley picked up the assist on the goal her second of the game setting a career-high. The Melbourne, Fla., native doubled her assists from last year in just one night with two against the Jaguars.

The defensive unit, which consisted of Pressley, Tiana Brockway, Ines Jaurena and Marissa Kabour, was solid once again for the Seminoles limiting South Alabama to just one shot which came with just over 18 minutes left to play in the game.

"Defensively, it was a collective effort," Pressley said. "It started with our forwards putting pressure on their defenders which trickled down to the midfield. The play up top made it easier for our back line to decipher where the ball was going."

Erin McNulty and Kimmy Diaz combined for the shutout in goal.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               62  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena               90  3   3  1  0        1       
F    6 Jessica Price              52  2   1  1  3                
MF   9 Tori Huster                43  4   3  1  0                
D   10 Marissa Kazbour            90  0   0  0  1                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             31  0   0  0  1                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            52  5   4  1  1                
D   15 Tiana Brockway             90  0   0  0  0                
MF  19 Becky Edwards              65  1   1  1  0                
D   23 Toni Pressley              90  1   0  0  2                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 42  5   2  2  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     1 Kimmy Diaz                 28  0   0  0  0                
     5 Alex Crown                 48  1   0  0  1                
     7 Katie Bolinsky             38  2   1  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             68  1   1  0  0                
    11 Tifani Mullen              24  0   0  0  0                
    12 Breezy Hupp                38  4   3  1  0                
    21 Susanna Zorn               39  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 29  19  8  9        1       
       Opp                        90  1   0  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                61:15  0    0  1       
Kimmy Diaz                  28:45  0    0          
Team                         0:00  0    0         1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    0  1      1
Opp                         90:00  8   11    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  10:57 FSU  Ines Jaurena              Jessica Price             put away off throw-in far post                                             
                                           Toni Pressley
  2.  22:11 FSU  Rachel Lim                Jessica Price             put away cross from 4 yards                                                
  3.  25:59 FSU  Jessica Price             Amanda DaCosta            low shot beat keeper to the right                                          
                                           Alex Crown
  4.  53:38 FSU  Rachel Lim                                          blast from 25yards out inside left post                                    
  5.  57:43 FSU  Becky Edwards             Marissa Kazbour           header 10 yards off corner                                                 
                                           Jessica Price
  6.  59:59 FSU  Tori Huster               Tiffany McCarty                                                                                      
  7.  61:15 FSU  Tiffany McCarty                                     flick cross inside left post from 2 yards                                  
  8.  62:31 FSU  Breezy Hupp               Toni Pressley             one-timed from 22 yards                                                    


  1 2 Total
SOUTH ALABAMA
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
3
5
8

FLORIDA STATE 3, STETSON 0
08/30/2009, DELAND, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Downs Stetson 3-0.

Jessica Price scores twice in leading the Seminoles to their first road victory of the season.

DELAND, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (3-0-0) registered its third consecutive shutout with a 3-0 victory over Stetson (2-2-0) Sunday afternoon in DeLand, Fla. After playing to a scoreless first half, the Seminoles came out with three goals in the second 45 minutes to run their regular season road unbeaten streak to 12 (9-0-3) straight games.

"Stetson did a good job of frustrating our attack in the first half." said head coach Mark Krikorian. "They defended well and defended hard. They had good organization and we weren't quite clean enough in and around the penalty box.

"We always talk about creating chances and if you create enough chances the odds are with you sooner or later that one of those shots will end up in the back of the net. Fortunately in the second half we were able to knock in a few. Stetson gave us everything we could handle. Give credit to them, they showed today what a hard working team can do."

Redshirt sophomore Jessica Price recorded two goals including the game winner in the 47th minute to keep the Garnet and Gold unbeaten on the year. The two goals by Price capped an outstanding weekend in which the Libertyville, Ill., native registered nine points on three goals and three assists. Sunday's two-goal performance was the first of her career.

"Jess continues to grow and develop," added Krikorian. "Obviously her two goals were very important to us today. I thought her performance in the run of play was very good as well. She kept the ball for us; she created chances and had a good, solid performance for us today."

Tiffany McCarty scored in the middle of Price's two goals connecting on her third goal of the season in the 72nd minute. Three different Seminoles registered assists on Sunday including Amanda DaCosta, Becky Edwards and Susanna Zorn. The assist for Zorn was her first collegiate point.

Florida State has outscored the opposition 17-0 to start the year tying the school record for the most goals scored through the first three games joining the 2007 squad who outscored opponents 17-3.

The Seminole defense continues to limit their opponents' chances on goal since the start of the season giving up a total of seven shots through the first three games. Three of those shots have been on goal as all three shots have resulted in saves.

Redshirt sophomore Erin McNulty was credited with the shutout against the Hatters playing all 90 minutes while recording a pair of saves.

Florida State registered the first scoring chance of the afternoon as DaCosta forced Stetson keeper Andrea Garavaglia into a diving save near the left post. DaCosta one-timed a shot from 20 yards out following a failed clear by the Hatter defense.

Rachel Lim had a great look following a Seminole throw-in firing a shot just wide of the left post in the 12th minute.

FSU forced the Hatters into yet another diving save as Garavaglia made a great stop on a shot by McCarty from point blank range. Toni Pressley sent a beautiful cross into the box from near the end line, where McCarty made a nice inside out move to draw a close range shot.

Neither team was able to find the back of the net through the first 45 minutes of play as the Seminoles outshot the Hatters 10-1, while maintaining a 7-0 advantage in corner kicks. Lim led all players with four shots.

The scoreless tie did not last long as the Seminoles broke through just a minute and 32 seconds into the second half on a great goal by Price. Following a through ball by DaCosta, Price made a long run down the left side. Keeping the Hatter defender behind her through the run of play, Price drew the Stetson goalkeeper out of the box and fired a beautiful cross inside the right post for her second goal of the season.

"The quick goal coming out of the half was very important," said Price. "The longer they stayed in the game, the more confidence they would continue to gain."

Stetson's best scoring opportunity came in the 68th minute on a long shot from the left side by Heather Berg, but McNulty was there for the save on the near post.

Price came within inches of scoring her second goal of the afternoon as a header by the forward sailed just high over the crossbar following a corner by Lauren Switzer.

On the ensuing goal kick, Edwards won the ball with a nice header that traveled past the SU defense and right to McCarty. The Laurel, Md., native gathered the ball and made a nice chip over the charging Hatter keeper and into the goal to give FSU a 2-0 lead.

The Seminoles pushed their lead to 3-0 as this time Price connected on her second goal of the afternoon. Zorn played a beautiful ball into the box where Price out jumped the competition heading the ball into the lower right corner of the net in the 77th minute of action.

"I think that everything is finally starting to come together for me after being injured for a while," added Price on recording nine points in two games this weekend. "Things are finally getting on track."

FSU finished the game out shooting Stetson 25-3, while holding the advantage in corner kicks with an 11-1 edge.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena               90  0   0  0  0                
F    6 Jessica Price              72  5   2  2  0        1       
MF   9 Tori Huster                55  2   1  0  0                
D   10 Marissa Kazbour            90  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             40  1   1  0  1                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            70  4   3  1  0                
D   15 Tiana Brockway             90  0   0  0  0                
MF  19 Becky Edwards              80  5   2  0  0                
D   23 Toni Pressley              90  2   0  0  0                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 82  4   1  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     5 Alex Crown                 30  1   1  0  0                
     7 Katie Bolinsky             18  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             51  1   0  0  0                
    11 Tifani Mullen               7  0   0  0  0                
    12 Breezy Hupp                20  0   0  0  0                
    21 Susanna Zorn               15  0   0  0  1                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 25  11  3  2        1       
       Opp                        90  3   2  0  0  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  0    2  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    2  1      1
Opp                         90:00  3    8    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  46:32 FSU  Jessica Price             Amanda DaCosta            through ball long run cross inside right post                              
  2.  71:27 FSU  Tiffany McCarty                                     chip over keeper from 16 yards following Stetson goal kick                 
  3.  76:36 FSU  Jessica Price             Susanna Zorn              header from 8 yards off long cross                                         


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
3
3
STETSON
0
0
0

FLORIDA STATE 2, PENN STATE 1
09/04/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Clips Penn State 2-1.

Rachel Lim nets game-winner with less than 10 minutes in the match.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (4-0-0) kept its unbeaten streak alive in 2009 with a thrilling 2-1 victory over 10th-ranked Penn State (2-2-0) Friday evening in front of a packed crowd of 1,388 at the Seminole Soccer Complex. Junior Rachel Lim registered the game-winner with less than 10 minutes left in the second half to give the Seminoles the victory.

The win was FSU's second straight over Penn State and first over a ranked opponent this year. With a record of 4-0, Florida State starts the season with four straight victories for the fourth time in school history, all coming under the direction of head coach Mark Krikorian.

"We had two strong teams coming out here facing off against each other," Krikorian said. "We feel good to come away with a result tonight and get the victory. We were certainly pushed and tested and we have some things we have to get back and work on."

After a scoreless first half in which both teams combined for six shots, the two teams came out of the locker room and turned up the offensive intensity.

Florida State struck first in the 58th minute on a goal by sophomore Tori Huster. Following a throw-in by Jessica Price, Becky Edwards won the ball with a nice header flicking a pass inside the left box where Huster collected the ball and one-timed a shot passed Penn State keeper Alyssa Naeher and inside the left post for her second goal of the season.

Less than four minutes later, the Nittany Lions were on the attack but FSU goalkeeper Erin McNulty came up with a diving save on a shot by Danielle Toney. Toney used her speed to separate herself from the Seminole defense, but a smart, diving play by McNulty kept the Seminole lead intact.

A brilliant save off the line by a Penn State defender kept the lead at one in the 69th minute. Price got in behind the Nittany Lion defense off a long pass down the left side of the pitch by Toni Pressley. Price dribbled towards the end line beating a couple defenders before shooting a pass back towards the top of the box to Amanda DaCosta. DaCosta one-timed a shot from about 17 yards out but the shot was saved off the left post by a PSU defender.

Penn State came up with another team save in the 77th minute denying a header by Lauren Switzer off a Seminole corner.

The Nittany Lions finally found the back of the net with just over 10 minutes to play to tie the game at 1-1. Following a series of touch passes by Katie Schoepfer and Christine Nairn from the top of the 18 yard box, Toney went down the left side towards the end line before chipping a shot from 6 yards outs into the back of the net for her third goal of the season.

The goal was the first allowed by the Seminoles this year snapping the consecutive scoreless minutes streak at 349:17.

The lead was short lived as the Seminoles went right back in front just 58 seconds later. Following a Seminole corner kick, Penn State attempted to clear the ball out of the zone. The ball went right to Lim, who collected the pass and drilled a brilliant shot from 25 yards out inside the right corner for the goal. The score was Lim's third of the season and second career game-winning goal.

"Not exactly," she answered to whether or not she knew she had scored. "Everything happened in slow motion."

"The fact that they came back and scored and then we came back and responded was big," Krikorian added. "Limmy's goal was magnificent. A quality strike in a difficult situation; we are pleased that our team responded as they did."

Switzer had a good look on goal in the 82nd minute but her shot went just wide of the right post.

Penn State had one last chance to tie the game for the second time on Friday but McNulty came up with another big save tipping a shot by Nikki Watts off the crossbar and out of bounds. The ensuing corner by the Nittany Lions went by the way side.

Florida State finished the game out shooting Penn State 16-9. The Seminoles also held a 12-3 advantage in corner kicks. McNulty played all 90 minutes in goal to pick up her fourth win of the season.

"When you play good teams your goalkeeper is going to have to come out and do a good job for you to steal a ball out of the net or two," Krikorian said of his keeper Erin McNulty. "I thought Penn State put some decent chances at her and she handled them pretty well."

"I think it was good for me to see where I am at and what I need to work on," McNulty said.

Tiffany McCarty led the Seminoles with four shots on Friday night as all four shots were on frame.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena               90  1   0  0  0                
F    6 Jessica Price              79  1   1  0  1                
MF   9 Tori Huster                68  2   1  1  0  1             
D   10 Marissa Kazbour            90  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             90  2   1  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            78  4   4  0  0                
D   15 Tiana Brockway             90  0   0  0  0                
MF  19 Becky Edwards              90  1   0  0  1                
D   23 Toni Pressley              90  0   0  0  0                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 66  2   1  1  0        1       
       ---Substitutes---
     5 Alex Crown                 14  0   0  0  0                
     7 Katie Bolinsky             12  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             32  2   1  0  0                
    12 Breezy Hupp                11  1   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 16   9  2  2  1     1       
       Opp                        90  9   3  1  2  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  1    2  1       
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  1    2  1       
Opp                         90:00  2    7    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  57:18 FSU  Tori Huster               Jessica Price             one-timed inside left post off throw-in                                    
                                           Becky Edwards
  2.  79:18 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  6 yards chipped in from left side                                          
                                           Opponent
  3.  80:16 FSU  Rachel Lim                                          corner kick one-timed blast 25 yards inside right post                     


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

FLORIDA STATE 4, WASHINGTON STATE 1
09/06/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Defeats Washington State 4-1.

Jessica Price and Tiffany McCarty pace the Seminoles with five points a piece.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (5-0-0) scored twice in each half to post a 4-1 victory over Washington State (3-2-0). Jessica Price and Tiffany McCarty were responsible for all the Seminole goals on Sunday afternoon to keep FSU unbeaten on the year.

"I thought it was a good solid performance," head coach Mark Krikorian said of the win. "Sunday games are often a challenge and sometimes the quality of the games aren't as good because of the fatigue of the team. I thought this (game) was a good job of battling through and finding a way to get a result."

In what was the first meeting between both schools, Price and McCarty proved to be too much to handle as the forward duo each tallied two goals and an assist against the Cougars. The striking pair now shares the team lead in goals with five, while Price is the out right leader in points with 15.

"They are so explosive," Krikorian said. "They are so hard to deal with. Their pace is exceptional. They have enough craft to be able to set up the defenders and find a seam or find some space. I think it is one of those things where if you take the space away centrally and force them outside and create a one on one, sooner or later they are going to break you down."

With the win, Florida State improved to 45-27-4 all-time when facing an opponent for the first time, while stretching its unbeaten streak against first-time opponents to nine (8-0-1).

Price began the scoring on Sunday with a goal in the 13th minute. Following a WSU foul just inside the Seminole zone, Marissa Kazbour took the free kick and lofted the ball from 40 yards out into the 18-yard box. Becky Edwards out jumped the competition to win the header flicking the ball to the feet of Price. The Libertyville, Ill., native one-timed a shot off the hands of Cougar goalkeeper Stephanie Phillips and off the crossbar. Price collected the rebound and went top shelf for the goal. Kazbour and Edwards were both credited with an assist on the play.

In the 25th minute, FSU's Ines Jaurena just missed on her second goal of the season as her header off a corner sailed high over the crossbar.

Less than four minutes, the Seminoles increased their lead to 2-0 on McCarty's first goal of the afternoon. Following a throw-in by Price, Toni Pressley put a header on goal that caromed off the crossbar. Jaurena flicked the rebound to the feet of McCarty who found the back of the net to give FSU a two-goal advantage.

Katie Bolinsky forced Phillips into a diving save in the 35th minute blasting a shot on goal from just inside the box.

Washington State had a golden opportunity to cut into the deficit just before the half, but FSU keeper Erin McNulty made an outstanding save to maintain the Seminoles two-goal lead. In the 40th minute, Elysse Van Leer got behind the Seminole defense and found herself one-on-one with McNulty. Leer tried to go far post from about 15 yards out on the left side but McNulty was there for the diving save.

It took just three minutes and four seconds into the second half for the Garnet and Gold to add to their lead. McCarty made a beautiful inside out move following a pass back into the box by Price for the score. McCarty made a quick turn to her left and beat the Cougar keeper with a low shot inside the right post.

The Cougars got on the scoreboard in the 65th minute on Kiersten Dallstream's team leading sixth-goal of the season. Dallstream created the goal on her own making a long run down the left side of the pitch before turning the Seminole defense around with a nice inside out move. Down on the end line, Dallstream chipped a shot from about four yards out that found the back of the net for the score.

Just over five minutes later, the Seminoles pushed their lead back to three on Price's second goal of the afternoon. After running onto a pass from McCarty from the left side, Price sent a crossing shot inside the right post from seven yards out for the goal.

"I think it took a while to get used to each other, but now we know how each other plays," Price explained on the relationship she has with McCarty. "We know each other's strengths and weaknesses."

"We have developed our relationship as frontrunners together," McCarty added. "We played last year too, but this year we have been really linking up. I think we are a good pair."

Florida State finished the game out shooting Washington State 22-9. The Seminoles also held a 7-0 advantage in corner kicks. McNulty played all 90 minutes in goal for the third straight game to pick up her fifth win of the season. The win also moved McNulty into sole possession of fourth place all-time for victories with 23.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena               90  2   0  0  1                
F    6 Jessica Price              67  5   4  2  1                
MF   9 Tori Huster                57  0   0  0  0                
D   10 Marissa Kazbour            90  0   0  0  1                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             81  1   0  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            67  3   2  2  1        1       
D   15 Tiana Brockway             90  0   0  0  0                
MF  19 Becky Edwards              90  2   1  0  1                
D   23 Toni Pressley              90  4   2  0  1                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 49  1   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     5 Alex Crown                 33  1   1  0  0                
     7 Katie Bolinsky             23  1   1  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             46  2   1  0  0                
    12 Breezy Hupp                23  0   0  0  0                
    21 Susanna Zorn                4  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 22  12  4  6        1       
       Opp                        90  9   3  1  0  3             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  1    2  1       
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  1    2  1       
Opp                         90:00  4    8    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  12:53 FSU  Jessica Price             Marissa Kazbour           one-time 5 yards off header via free kick                                  
                                           Becky Edwards
  2.  28:35 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Toni Pressley             putaway after initial shot saved                                           
                                           Ines Jaurena
  3.  48:04 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Jessica Price             inside out move 11 yards inside right post                                 
  4.  64:09 Opp  Opponent                                            chip from left side 4 yards                                                
  5.  69:37 FSU  Jessica Price             Tiffany McCarty           crossing shot from left 7 yards                                            


  1 2 Total
WASHINGTON STATE
0
1
1
FLORIDA STATE
2
2
4

CENTRAL FLORIDA 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
09/10/2009, ORLANDO, FL, 2 OT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls To UCF.

The Seminoles suffer their first loss of the season.

ORLANDO, FL - Fourth-ranked Florida State (5-1-0) dropped its first game of the season falling to UCF (4-1-1) 1-0 in double overtime. The Knights Courtney Whidden notched the golden goal with just over five minutes left in the second overtime to lead UCF to victory.

The loss was the first on the road for the Seminoles since 2007 snapping a 12-game road unbeaten streak. It also marked the first loss to UCF since dropping a 3-2 contest in Tallahassee back in 2004.

In the second overtime, the Seminoles were called for a foul near the end line deep in the Knight's offensive third. On the kick, Becca Thomas bent a cross into the box where Whidden redirected a shot inside the far post for the game-winner.

Florida State finished the game with a slight advantage in shots at 18-17, while UCF held a 10-7 advantage in corner kicks. Redshirt sophomore Erin McNulty registered a season-high five saves in net for the Seminoles on Thursday night.

"Credit to UCF," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "They came in, had a great game plan and were very organized. They were disciplined in their defending and limited our chances. I would say it was a fair result for the game. I was disappointed that we didn't do the things we needed to do to win the game but realistic enough to know that if you don't play your best that you're not going to win."

The first scoring opportunity came from UCF in the ninth minute as Emily Maynard forced FSU keeper Erin McNulty into a diving save. Less than four minutes later, McNulty came through with another great save this time robbing Christina Petrucco on a header from point blank range off a corner.

Following a UCF foul inside the Seminole offensive third, Becky Edwards fired a free kick on goal from 20 yards out but the shot was cradled by Knight keeper Aline Reis, who finished the game with nine saves.

Both teams went into the locker room tied at 0-0. UCF outshot FSU 8-6, while holding a 4-3 corner kick advantage. McNulty finished the first half recording a season-high four saves.

Toni Pressley unloaded on the first shot of the second half blasting a shot from 35 yards out that went high over the crossbar.

Pressley once again provided the offensive pressure in the early portion of the second half making a long run down the left side of the pitch. Nearing the end line, Pressley sent a beautiful cross into the box where McCarty redirected the shot on goal but Reis was there for the save.

The Knights had a great look on goal in the 58th minute as Becca Thomas ripped a low liner to the far post from just inside the box. McNulty made a diving save to keep the game knotted at zero.

Switzer put a shot on goal in the 72nd minute off a throw-in by Jessica Price but Reis was there once again for the save.

Edwards came within inches of breaking the scoreless tie as her header off a Price throw-in went just high over the crossbar in the 78th minute.

A minute and 45 seconds later the Knights threatened but a shot from 14 yards out off the foot of Katie Jackson went wide.

After a series of great passing combinations from Tiffany McCarty and Amanda DaCosta, the ball found its way back to the top of the box where Lauren Switzer fired a shot on goal. As was the case all evening long, Reis came up with a diving save.

FSU outshot UCF 8-5 in the second half, while both schools registered three corner kicks.

"There was a reasonably strong wind that helped them in the first half and to be quite honest helped us in the second half," said Krikorian. "Overall the conditions had nothing to do with the outcome of the game. I thought we played much better in the second half, moving the ball better and much, much quicker."

Two minutes and 49 seconds into the second overtime, Tori Huster fired a shot wide of the right post from 20 yards. Both teams finished the overtime sessions with four shots a piece.

"We need to go back and work on a few things on both sides of the ball," added Krikorian. "We will get back to work on Friday and focus our attention on UAB."

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty              105  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena              105  1   1  0  0                
F    6 Jessica Price              97  3   0  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                59  3   1  0  0                
D   10 Marissa Kazbour           105  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             96  2   1  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            92  1   1  0  0                
D   15 Tiana Brockway            105  0   0  0  0                
MF  19 Becky Edwards             105  3   2  0  0                
D   23 Toni Pressley             105  2   1  0  0                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 70  1   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     5 Alex Crown                 11  0   0  0  0                
     7 Katie Bolinsky              8  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             78  2   2  0  0                
    12 Breezy Hupp                 8  0   0  0  0                
    21 Susanna Zorn                5  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                       105 18   9  0  0                
       Opp                       105 17   6  1  1  1     1       

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty               104:59  1    5    1     
                          =========================
FSU                        104:59  1    5    1     
Opp                        104:59  0    9  1      1
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1. 104:59 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  header inside box off free kick from end line                              


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

FLORIDA STATE 8, ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 0
09/13/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Blanks UAB 8-0.

Three different Seminoles register two goals a piece in the win over the Blazers.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fourth-ranked Florida State (6-1-0) avenged Thursday night's loss to UCF by slaying No. 24 UAB (6-1-0) 8-0 Sunday evening at the Seminole Soccer Complex. The Seminoles tied a season-high with eight goals while Katie Bolinsky, Rachel Lim and Tiffany McCarty scored two goals a piece in the win.

FSU handed UAB its first loss of the season as the Blazers were off to their best start in school history. Entering Sunday's contest, UAB had given up just three goals in six games but allowed eight to the Seminoles including five in the first half.

Lim and McCarty tied a career-high for goals in a game while Bolinsky recorded her first two goals of her collegiate career. Toni Pressley picked up two assists for the second time on the year and Lauren Switzer tied a career-high with four points on a goal and two assists. The multi-assist game for Switzer was her second of the season and fifth of her career.

"I thought it was a very good performance tonight," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "Our attacking was very good, we were a little more patient, a little more deliberant in the attack. In recent games, we were a little too quick to go forward. Tonight, we slowed the game down a little bit and attacked in different manners."

After being held scoreless against UCF, Florida State wasted little time getting on the scoreboard against the Blazers as Lim found the back of the net just a minute and 18 seconds into the game. Freshman Tiana Brockway sent a beautiful ball into the box that Lim came charging in on and headed into the back of the net for the goal. The assist was Brockway's first of her collegiate career.

"Getting that first goal was very important," said Lim. "It provided us with the momentum and relaxed us a bit."

In the 10th minute, McCarty increased the Florida State lead to 2-0 as she bent a shot from just outside the 6-yard box on the left side for her sixth goal of the season. Switzer picked up the assist as she out jumped the competition on a goal kick flicking the ball down the field. McCarty collected the ball and dribbled toward the end line before changing directions back up field and smashing a shot into the back of the net for the goal.

The Seminoles broke the game open with three goals in a span of eight minutes and seven seconds. Lim began the scoring spree blasting a shot from 19 yards out inside the crossbar for her second goal of the evening and second two-goal performance of the season. Jessica Price and Switzer were credited with an assist on the play.

Just over four minutes later, McCarty tallied her second goal of the game to give FSU a 4-0 lead. McCarty took a pass from Pressley and made a long run down the middle of the field before finding the upper right corner from 14 yards out.

Bolinsky rounded out the scoring in the first half with her first collegiate goal in the 33rd minute. In similar fashion to McCarty's second goal, the redshirt freshman from Coral Springs, Fla., made a long run down the middle of the pitch and beat UAB keeper Kate Blankenship with a shot inside the right post from 16 yards out for the goal. Breezy Hupp assisted on the play.

The Seminoles continued to pour on the offensive pressure at the start of the second half as Switzer recorded her first goal of the season in the 51st minute. On a long pass into the box from Pressley, Price jumped up for a would be header but could not reach the ball. Blankenship lost sight of the ball on Price's jump and Switzer was there to one-time the shot from four yards out for the score.

Price gave the Seminoles a 7-0 lead in the 63rd minute as she beat a couple Blazer defenders with a long run down the right side before sending a cross passed a diving Blankenship and inside the left post for the score. Ines Jaurena played Price the ball to set up the goal.

The scoring concluded in the 84th minute on Bolinsky's second goal of the evening. Off a pass from Tori Huster, Bolinsky made a nice move towards the middle of the pitch to beat a defender setting up a one-on-one versus the keeper. Bolinsky finished the play sending a low liner inside the left post passed UAB keeper Alexis Braziel for the goal.

"I was pretty excited," added Bolinsky. "It was great to come out and score a couple goals tonight. I had a lot of good balls played by my teammates to get me in behind their backline, the rest was up to me to finish."

The Seminole backline dominated in the win allowing the Blazers just one shot all evening long. UAB was held without a shot until the 78th minute when Carolyn Polcari sent a shot on goal. Kimmy Diaz, who entered the game in the 64th minute, was there for the save.

"I thought it was very good," Krikorian said of his defenders efforts. "We are going to continue to experiment and try to get it right by the NCAA Tournament if we are fortunate enough to get there. These steps along the way are opportunities for us to evaluate and look at different players in different situations."

Erin McNulty picked up the win in goal as she finished the game with over 62 minutes of action.

Casey Short saw action for the first time in 2009 after suffering a foot injury during the pre-season. Short started the second half and played 15 minutes.

FSU finished Sunday's contest with a season-high 31 shots. The Seminoles also held a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               62  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena               90  0   0  0  1                
F    6 Jessica Price              46  2   2  1  1                
MF   8 Lauren Switzer             63  5   3  1  2                
MF   9 Tori Huster                90  2   0  0  1                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour            56  3   1  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            46  3   3  2  0                
D   15 Tiana Brockway             90  0   0  0  1                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  4   1  0  0                
D   23 Toni Pressley              65  1   0  0  2                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 47  4   2  2  0        1       
       ---Substitutes---
     1 Kimmy Diaz                 28  0   0  0  0                
     3 Casey Short                15  0   0  0  0                
     5 Alex Crown                 43  1   0  0  0                
     7 Katie Bolinsky             44  3   3  2  0                
    11 Tifani Mullen              27  0   0  0  0                
    12 Breezy Hupp                44  3   0  0  1                
    21 Susanna Zorn               44  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 31  15  8  9        1       
       Opp                        90  1   1  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                62:26  0    0  1       
Kimmy Diaz                  27:34  0    1          
Team                         0:00  0    0         1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    1  1      1
Opp                         90:00  8    7    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   1:18 FSU  Rachel Lim                Tiana Brockway            header from 6 yards off right side cross                                   
  2.   9:56 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Lauren Switzer            bent shot upper far post off header following goal kick                    
  3.  24:03 FSU  Rachel Lim                Jessica Price             blast from 19 yards inside right post                                      
                                           Lauren Switzer
  4.  28:39 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Toni Pressley             long run down middle upper left corner 14 yards                            
  5.  32:10 FSU  Katie Bolinsky            Breezy Hupp               long run down the middle found inside right post 18 yards                  
  6.  50:48 FSU  Lauren Switzer            Toni Pressley             put away from 4 yards off long pass                                        
  7.  62:26 FSU  Jessica Price             Ines Jaurena              beat defenders long run cross inside left post                             
  8.  83:16 FSU  Katie Bolinsky            Tori Huster               long pass 1 v 1 low liner inside left post                                 


  1 2 Total
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
5
3
8

FLORIDA STATE 1, FLORIDA 0
09/18/2009, GAINESVILLE, FL, OT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Golden In Win Over UF.

Toni Pressley scores the game-winner in the 93rd minute to lead the Noles to victory.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (7-1-0) got a golden goal from sophomore Toni Pressley less than three minutes into the first overtime as the Seminoles defeated No. 7 Florida (5-3-0) 1-0. The win came in front of 3,526 fans, the fifth largest crowd in UF history and the largest crowd to witness a Florida State/Florida match in Gainesville.

Following a Florida State throw-in during the first overtime session, Jessica Price made a long throw into the middle of the field where Lauren Switzer collected the ball and passed to Rachel Lim. Lim sent a shot that ricocheted off a Gator defender and right to Pressley who one-timed a shot inside the right post from eight yards out for the game-winner.

"First off Jess had a great throw," said Pressley. "It was a great team effort in keeping the ball alive. Limmy did a fantastic job of making sure the ball didn't go back into our end. When I saw the ball, I just told myself I have got to score. Actually at first I didn't think it was going to go in, but it did."

The goal and assist by Pressley and Lim, respectively were the first of the season for the Seminole duo.

With the win, the Garnet and Gold snapped a two-game losing streak to the Gators, while winning for the third time in the last four meetings in Gainesville. Tonight's game also marked the first overtime contest between the two schools in series history.

"What a great night for college soccer in Florida," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "Fantastic crowd, great opponent, super environment, Florida put on a heck of a show for us and our kids responded in kind. It was good to leave here with a win; it was good to leave here with no injuries. It was a hard fought win with good chances by both teams, but a great finish by Toni at the end."

The two schools finished with nine shots a piece, while the Gators held a slight edge in corners at 6-5.

The Seminole defense was once again up for the task on Friday night limiting the Gators to just two shots on goal. Erin McNulty made both saves en route to posting her second shut out of the season. The shut out was the fifth of the season for the Garnet and Gold.

"Our defensive effort was awesome tonight," said McNulty. "I think we are getting better every game. We are playing really smart and communicating very well with each other. We are doing a great job of keeping our opponents chances to a minimum."

Florida State registered the first shot of the contest in the ninth minute of play as Tiffany McCarty blasted a shot off a Gator defender from just outside the box.

Florida strung together three consecutive corner kick opportunities in the 13th minute but came up empty as the Seminole defense did not allow a shot.

The Gator defense denied the Seminoles a goal in the 22nd minute as Becky Edwards sent a low lining shot on goal but it was kicked out of the box by Lauren Hyde. Jessica Price sent a throw-in into the box, where the ball bounded around before Edwards was able to send a shot on goal.

Off a Florida throw-in, Erika Tymrak put a header on goal from 12 yards out but McNulty was there for the save to keep the game knotted at zero.

In the 35th minute, Edwards sent a free kick on goal from the right side of the 18-yard box as the ball went through the hands of Gator keeper Katie Fraine. But the UF goal minder recovered in plenty of time to collect the ball before it crossed the plane of the goal.

On the ensuing goal kick, Fraine booted the ball into the Gator offensive third where Lindsay Thompson collected the punt and took a few dribbles before sending a shot just wide of the right post.

The first half came to a close with the Gators out shooting the Seminoles 5-3, while maintaining a 6-2 corner kick advantage.

The first shot of the second half came off the foot of the Seminoles as McCarty made a long run towards the end line before making a nice cut back towards the top of the box. After a few dribbles to her right, McCarty bent a shot wide of the right post.

Twenty minutes into the second half, Lim sent a long pass down the right side where Switzer collected the ball and redirected the pass to Price. Price took one dribble to her right before forcing Fraine into a diving save.

Just over seven minutes later, Tori Huster sent a header wide of the far post off a corner kick from Edwards.

Tiana Brockway sent a shot from about 45 yards out that went just high over the crossbar in the closing minutes of regulation.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               93  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena               93  0   0  0  0                
F    6 Jessica Price              82  1   1  0  0                
MF   8 Lauren Switzer             64  0   0  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                93  1   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             93  0   0  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            78  2   0  0  0                
D   15 Tiana Brockway             93  1   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              93  1   1  0  0                
D   23 Toni Pressley              93  3   3  1  0        1       
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 56  0   0  0  1                
       ---Substitutes---
     3 Casey Short                44  0   0  0  0                
     5 Alex Crown                 21  0   0  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            14  0   0  0  0                
    12 Breezy Hupp                11  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        93  9   5  1  1        1       
       Opp                        93  9   2  0  0  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                92:35  0    2  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         92:35  0    2  1      1
Opp                         92:35  1    4    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  92:35 FSU  Toni Pressley             Rachel Lim                8 yards off deflected shot inside right post                               


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

FLORIDA STATE 2, MARYLAND 1
09/24/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Holds Off Terps 2-1.

The Seminoles open ACC play with a win for the first time since 2004.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (8-1-0, 1-0-0 ACC) opened ACC play Thursday night with a 2-1 victory over No. 9 Maryland (8-1-0, 0-1-0 ACC) handing the Terps their first loss of the 2009 season.

Florida State remains perfect on the year against ranked opponents moving to 4-0-0 including three victories against teams ranked in the top 10.

The win extended the Seminoles' win streak to five straight over the Terrapins, while snapping a four-game losing streak in ACC openers. The last win for the Garnet and Gold to open league play came in 2004 at home in a 2-1 victory over Clemson.

"I'm proud of our kids," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "I thought they fought hard and found a way to win.

"As I said before the game, we expected to have a heck of a battle on our hands," Krikorian said. "Maryland is a much improved team and gave us all we could handle. I give a lot of credit to them. We scored and they came back and equalized, but we were able to respond and find the second one which proved to be the game winner."

All the scoring on Thursday night occurred in the first half as Florida State's Tiffany McCarty broke the scoreless tie in the 18th minute on her team leading eighth goal of the season. Off a Maryland goal kick, sophomore Casey Short won the ball advancing it behind the Terrapin defense and right to McCarty, who timed her run perfectly to advance the ball down field. After a couple dribbles down the middle of the pitch, the Laurel, Md., native snuck a low liner past a diving Mary Casey and inside the right post for the goal.

"Shorty got up and won the ball," explained McCarty. "I ran on to it and placed it in the back of the net. It was a great solid effort from Casey."

The assist for Short was her first of the season as the Naperville, Ill., native made her first start of the year.

The lead was short lived as Maryland would find the equalizer over four minutes later. Jasmyne Spencer scored on a chip from just inside the box lofting a high shot beyond the out stretched arms of Seminole goalkeeper Erin McNulty, who charged out of the box looking to gain possession of the ball. The ball took one bounce inside the 6-yard box and into the net for the score tying the game at a goal a piece. Lydia Hastings was credited with an assist on the play, while the goal by Spencer was her team leading sixth of the season.

The goal by Maryland was the first allowed by the Seminoles in the first half of play this year.

The Seminoles would regain the lead in the 35th minute on a header by Marissa Kazbour off a set piece. Following a Terrapin foul at midfield, Becky Edwards sent a beautiful strike into the box where Kazbour timed her run perfectly from outside the right wing flicking a header into the upper left corner of the net to give FSU the one-goal advantage. The goal for Kazbour was her first of the season and second career game-winner.

"It was a set piece and Becky put the ball exactly where she needed to," Kazbour said. "It was all about timing and just to get a little flick on the ball to put it past the keeper."

The assist by Edwards was her fourth in 2009 and eighth career game-winning assist. Edwards now moves into a tie for fourth place all-time with Maren Vik Edvardsen (1998-01) and Jez Ratliff (2001-04) for career game-winning assists.

Florida State finished the game out shooting Maryland 13-7, while maintaining a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks.

McNulty finished the game with two saves as she played all 90 minutes between the posts. In the process, McNulty earned career win number 26, moving her into a tie for second place all-time for career victories with Joy McKenzie (2001-04) and Melissa Juhl (1995-98).

"It felt really good to come out here and open ACC play with a win," added McCarty. "Maryland is a great team. It was a great win for us to start conference play."

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena               90  0   0  0  0                
MF   3 Casey Short                90  3   1  0  0                
F    6 Jessica Price              78  2   0  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                62  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             90  0   0  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            78  4   3  1  1                
D   15 Tiana Brockway             90  0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  1   1  0  1                
D   23 Toni Pressley              90  1   1  0  0                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 52  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     5 Alex Crown                 12  1   0  0  0                
     7 Katie Bolinsky             12  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             42  0   0  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            25  1   1  1  0        1       
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 13   7  2  2        1       
       Opp                        90  7   3  1  1                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  1    2  1       
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  1    2  1       
Opp                         90:00  2    5    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  17:03 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Casey Short               pass off goal kick lonf runlow liner inside post 12 yards                  
  2.  21:52 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  chip shot from 18 yards off long pass                                      
  3.  34:51 FSU  Marissa Kazbour           Becky Edwards             header off long free kick upper left corner                                


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

FLORIDA STATE 3, BOSTON COLLEGE 2
09/27/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Tops BC 3-2.

The Seminoles defeat their third straight top 10 opponent with Sunday's victory over the Eagles.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (9-1-0, 2-0-0 ACC) handed No. 3 Boston College (9-1-0, 1-1-0 ACC) its first loss of the season with a 3-2 victory Sunday afternoon at the Seminole Soccer Complex. Redshirt sophomore Jessica Price gave the Seminoles the lead for good breaking a 2-2 tie in the 73rd minute on her seventh goal of the season.

For the third game in a row, FSU knocked off a top 10 opponent and is now 5-0-0 against ranked teams in 2009 including a mark of 4-0-0 against top 10 teams.

With the victory, FSU extended its win streak to five straight against BC, while remaining unbeaten in eight all-time meetings (6-0-2).

The five combined goals on Sunday were the most goals scored between the two teams as the two schools had scored just eight goals in seven previous meetings. In fact, the Eagles had never scored a goal against the Seminoles until today.

"Well, it was exactly what we expected," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "We know Boston College is a very, very good team. They came in here and pushed us to the limit. The good thing for us is that we found a way to win. It's not always going to be pretty but it's about finding a way to win and again our team proved to be resilient. In the end, we had to defend a little. I thought that our group hung in there at the end."

FSU struck first in the 10th minute of action as Tori Huster found the back of the net from 18 yards out to give the Seminoles the early 1-0 lead. On a Boston College corner, Toni Pressley sent a header from inside the box to a wide open Casey Short. Short made a long run down the middle of the field and with three Eagle defenders converging quickly sent a pass off to her right to an on coming Huster. Huster took one dribble and sent a blast from the top of the box into the left side of the net for the goal.

The goal was Huster's third of the season and third career tally against the Eagles as she scored both goals in a pair of 1-0 victories over BC in 2008.

The lead was short lived as the Eagles tied the game less than four minutes later on a goal by Victoria DiMartino. BC pushed the offensive tempo following the goal by the Seminoles stringing together three shots in just over two minutes before DiMartino scored the equalizer in the 13th minute. Off a pass from Kristen Mewis, DiMartino slotted her team leading 10th goal of the season inside the right post from 15 yards.

The goal for BC was the first in eight games against the Seminoles. It closed the book on FSU's consecutive scoreless minute's streak against the Eagles at 592 minutes and 40 seconds.

The Seminoles would retake the lead in the 23rd minute on Tiffany McCarty's ninth score of the season. Off a Florida State throw-in, Becky Edwards redirected the ball with her back to the goal off a BC player and right to a wide open McCarty, who put away the loose ball from five yards to give the Garnet and Gold a 2-1 advantage at the end of the first half.

In the 56th minute, the Eagles would tie the game for the second time on Sunday this time on a goal by Amy Caldwell. After two nice passes from Victoria DiMartino and Julia Bouchelle inside the Eagles attacking third, Caldwell found the back of the net from eight yards out one-timing her shot inside the left post for her second goal of the season.

For the next 15 minutes, both teams would go back and forth with some quality scoring chances but both goalkeepers were up to the challenge keeping the ball out of the net.

In wasn't until the 73rd minute, when McCarty and Price combined to give the Seminoles the lead for good. McCarty created the scoring chance making a long run down the field before finding Price on a chip pass in the box. Price made a nice move to get around a pair of Eagles defenders before sending a low liner with her left foot underneath a diving Jillian Mastroianni and inside the right post from 11 yards out for the eventual game winner.

"That goal was pretty good," added Krikorian. "I thought Tiff McCarty did a heck of a job corralling the ball, holding the ball under a great deal of pressure and then finding Jess. Jess is pretty illusive; she created enough space for herself and put together a quality finish."

BC would not give up as the Eagles countered with a barrage of shots in the final 15 minutes of action. Erin McNulty made a nice poke save in the 76th minute on a blast from Kristen Mewis from about 24 yards out. The ensuing corner was to no avail as the Seminoles were able to clear the ball down the field.

The best scoring opportunity came from Brooke Knowlton with under four minutes to play as her shot from 15 yards out caromed off the left post. Lauren Switzer was there to coral the rebound sending the ball out of the Eagles offensive third.

McCarty and Short finished the game with a team-high three shots a piece, while McNulty played all 90 minutes in goal and registered three saves.

"We fought really hard today," added McCarty. "BC was a good team; we knew we had to fight until the very end. We got the result; 2-0 in the ACC is a pretty good start."

Boston College finished the game out shooting Florida State 16-13, while the Seminoles held a 7-5 advantage in corner kicks.

"It was a really hard fought game," said Price. "We just tried to work the ball around and make them work hard. I felt we did a good job of that today."

Entering Sunday's contest, the Eagles had allowed just one goal through the first nine games. The three goals scored by the Seminoles were the most scored on BC since October 9, 2008 when the Eagles fell 3-2 to North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena               90  0   0  0  0                
MF   3 Casey Short                76  3   1  0  1                
F    6 Jessica Price              79  1   1  1  0        1       
MF   9 Tori Huster                75  2   1  1  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             90  1   1  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            78  3   2  1  1                
D   15 Tiana Brockway             90  0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  1   0  0  1                
D   23 Toni Pressley              90  0   0  0  1                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 53  1   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     5 Alex Crown                 18  0   0  0  0                
     7 Katie Bolinsky              6  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             39  0   0  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            25  1   1  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 13   7  3  4        1       
       Opp                        90 16   5  2  3                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  2    3  1       
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  2    3  1       
Opp                         90:00  3    4    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   9:17 FSU  Tori Huster               Casey Short               18 yards cross into left side from top right box                           
                                           Toni Pressley
  2.  12:40 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  15 yards slotted inside right post                                         
  3.  22:32 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Becky Edwards             put away from 5 yards following throw in                                   
  4.  55:43 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  one-time from 8 yards inside left post off pass from left side             
                                           Opponent
  5.  72:37 FSU  Jessica Price             Tiffany McCarty           low liner inside right post 11 yards                                       


  1 2 Total
BOSTON COLLEGE
1
1
2
FLORIDA STATE
2
1
3

FLORIDA STATE 4, MIAMI 1
10/04/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Clips Miami 4-1.

The Seminoles are off to their best start in the ACC since 2001.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (10-1-0, 3-0-0 ACC) remained undefeated at home in 2009 thanks to a 4-1 victory over intra-state rival Miami (6-6-0, 1-2-0 ACC) on Sunday afternoon at the Seminole Soccer Complex.

Sporting pink jerseys to raise awareness for breast cancer and breast cancer research, the Seminoles scored three first half goals including two in the first five minutes and seven second to record their 10th straight victory over the Hurricanes. The win also moved FSU to 3-0-0 in the ACC tying the school record for the best start in league play set back in 2001.

"We got a great result against a very good ACC team," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "I felt like in the first half we had pretty good control of the game. It was great to jump out to a two-goal lead. Of course, I would much rather start a game up two, then down two. But credit to Miami, they came back in the second half and fought. It was one heck of a game this afternoon."

The three-goal victory on Sunday extended FSU's home winning streak to 13 straight games, the longest streak in school history.

Florida State wasted little time getting on the scoreboard as Tori Huster found the back of the net with just over three minutes into the start of the game on the Seminoles first shot. Off a throw-in from Jessica Price, the ball floated into the box untouched taking two bounces right to Huster, who one-timed a cross from five yards out for her fourth goal of the season. The assist for Price was her team leading seventh of the season.

The Seminoles extended their lead exactly two minutes later on a goal from defender Ines Jaurena. Following another FSU throw-in by Price, Casey Short blasted a shot that was blocked by the Miami defense. Short gathered the rebound and sent a quick pass to Jaurena who one-timed a shot inside the left post from about eight yards out for her second goal of the season.

Short was credited with the assist as the sophomore midfielder has now registered an assist in FSU's first three league contests. She became FSU's all-time assist leader in conference play in just 13 league games as eight of her nine career assists have come during ACC play.

FSU keeper Erin McNulty was forced to leave the game in the 30th minute after she was kicked in the mouth by a Hurricane player. On a loose ball in the 18-yard box, McNulty came sliding in to retrieve the ball but was met square in the mouth by a cleat from a sliding attacking player from Miami. McNulty left the game to receive stitches, but was back on the sideline to see the end of the game. The red shirt sophomore keeper finished the game with one save.

Twenty-three seconds later, the Seminoles took a 3-0 lead on Tiffany McCarty's 10th goal of the season. The sophomore forward scored on a put away from five yards out as she collected her own rebound off an initial shot from inside the box.

Miami cut into the Seminole lead right before halftime as Julianne Rickers found the back of the net for her second goal of the season. Rickers sent a blast from 30 yards out that went top shelf just beyond the outstretched arms of FSU keeper Kimmy Diaz.

The second half was very physical as both teams combined for 12 fouls. The Hurricanes came close to drawing within one of the FSU lead in the 56th minute but a blast off the leg of Brittney Steinbruch from 24 yards out caromed off the crossbar.

"This was by far one of the most physical games that we have played in so far this season," added Krikorian. "It's part of the game. You have to be able to adjust to those conditions and play through it."

The Seminoles pushed their lead back to three as Price and McCarty combined on a goal to give FSU a commanding 4-1 advantage. On a strong run toward the end line, McCarty made a quick move back up the field sending a shot off a UM defender. The ball skied over two Miami players and right to a wide open space where Price ran on and one-timed a shot from close range for the score, her eighth goal of the season.

Florida State finished the game out shooting Miami 20-11, while both schools record two corner kicks a piece.

Diaz, who registered a career-high 60:34 in goal on Sunday, finished the game with one save.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               29  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena               90  1   1  1  0        1       
MF   3 Casey Short                85  1   0  0  1                
F    6 Jessica Price              77  2   1  1  1                
MF   9 Tori Huster                67  2   1  1  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             85  2   0  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            71  2   2  1  1                
D   15 Tiana Brockway             90  0   0  0  0                
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  2   1  0  0                
D   23 Toni Pressley              90  1   0  0  0                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 56  4   1  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     1 Kimmy Diaz                 61  0   0  0  0                
     5 Alex Crown                 19  1   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             30  0   0  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            32  2   0  0  0                
    12 Breezy Hupp                 5  0   0  0  0                
    17 Ella Stephan                5  0   0  0  0                
    21 Susanna Zorn                8  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 20   7  4  3        1       
       Opp                        90 11   3  1  0  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Kimmy Diaz                  60:34  1    1          
Erin McNulty                29:26  0    1  1       
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  1    2  1       
Opp                         90:00  4    3    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   3:07 FSU  Tori Huster               Jessica Price             put away cross 5 yards off throw-in                                        
  2.   5:07 FSU  Ines Jaurena              Casey Short               inside left post from 8 yards                                              
  3.  29:49 FSU  Tiffany McCarty                                     put away own rebound 5 yards                                               
  4.  44:21 Opp  Opponent                                            blast from 30 yards top shelf                                              
  5.  77:03 FSU  Jessica Price             Tiffany McCarty           one-time from 3 yards off shot deflection                                  


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

WAKE FOREST 3, FLORIDA STATE 0
10/08/2009, WINSTON-SALEM, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls At Wake Forest.

The Seminoles drop their first ACC contest of the season.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Fifth-ranked Florida State (10-2-0, 3-1-0 ACC) suffered its first ACC loss of the season falling to No. 9 Wake Forest (10-2-1, 2-1-1 ACC) 3-0 Thursday night at Spry Stadium.

Jill Hutchinson scored twice for the Demon Deacons as it was the first loss for the Seminoles against a nationally ranked opponent this year. FSU entered Thursday night's contest 5-0-0 against ranked teams including a 4-0-0 mark against teams ranked in the top 10.

The three goals were the most given up by FSU this year. The last time the Seminoles allowed three goals in a game was in a 3-3 tie to South Carolina back on September 14, 2008. It also marked the second time this year the Garnet and Gold was held without a goal.

"You have to give credit to Wake Forest," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "I thought they were the better team tonight. They played harder than we did and they took advantage of their chances."

Jessica Price led the way for Florida State with four shots including two shots on goal in 69 minutes of action.

Wake Forest broke a scoreless tie with just over three minutes remaining in the first half on a goal from Kaley Fountain. Fountain took a pass from Ally Berry and fired a shot inside the right post from 17 yards out for her eighth goal of the season.

Florida State managed just four shots in the first 45 minutes as three of those shots came off the foot of Price. The Libertyville, Ill., native registered the first shot of the game for both teams in the third minute of action but it was blocked by the Demon Deacon defense. Her second shot was on frame in the 22nd minute, but Wake keeper Amanda Barasha was there for the save.

Seminole keeper Erin McNulty kept the Deacs off the scoreboard in the 15th minute recording a save off a shot by Bianca D'Agostino.

The Deacs outshot the Seminoles 7-4 in the first half, while also holding a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks. The one-goal deficit marked the first time the Seminoles trailed at the half all season.

Florida State came out of the locker room looking for the equalizer with three shots in the first nine minutes, but could not find the back of the net.

Wake extended its lead to 2-0 in the 57th minute on its first shot of the second half. Hutchinson received a through ball from Sadow and then beat a charging McNulty, who came out to make a play on the ball, slipping a shot inside the right post for her ninth goal of the season.

Less than four minutes later, the Demon Deacons almost made it a three-goal lead but Fountain's shot caromed off the crossbar.

In the 70th minute, the Seminoles were kept off the scoreboard as a shot by Tiffany McCarty ricocheted off the post.

Hutchinson gave the Deacs a 3-0 lead in the 77th minute as she scored her second goal of the evening. The senior forward one-timed a shot into the back of the net off a cross from Jordan Feger.

"I felt we were a little naive in the way we played tonight, but the good news is we get a chance to come back and compete again in a few days," explained Krikorian.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena               90  0   0  0  0                
MF   3 Casey Short                 7  0   0  0  0                
F    6 Jessica Price              69  4   2  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                75  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             56  1   0  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            66  2   0  0  0                
D   15 Tiana Brockway             90  0   0  0  0  1             
D   19 Becky Edwards              90  0   0  0  0                
D   23 Toni Pressley              90  0   0  0  0                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 52  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     5 Alex Crown                 31  0   0  0  0                
     7 Katie Bolinsky             14  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             75  1   0  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            31  0   0  0  0                
    12 Breezy Hupp                21  1   1  0  0                
    17 Ella Stephan               31  0   0  0  0                
    21 Susanna Zorn               12  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90  9   3  0  0  1             
       Opp                        90 11   4  3  3        1       

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  3    1    1     
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  3    1    1     
Opp                         90:00  0    3  1      1
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  41:39 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  turned and shot from 17 yards out, inside right post                       
  2.  56:42 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  thru ball from 11, 4 got around charging keeper, inside right post         
  3.  76:17 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  cross from left, one-touch finish into net                                 


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

FLORIDA STATE 0, DUKE 0
10/11/2009, DURHAM, NC, 2 OT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU, Duke Play To Scoreless Tie.

The Seminoles move to 3-1-1 in the ACC in 2009.

DURHAM, NC - Fifth-ranked Florida State (10-2-1, 3-1-1 ACC) wrapped up its weekend swing to the state of North Carolina with a 0-0 tie against Duke (4-5-4, 0-2-2 ACC) Sunday afternoon inside Koskinen Stadium. The Seminoles outshot the Blue Devils 18-9 en route to their first tie of the season.

With the tie, Florida State keeps pace with Virginia Tech and North Carolina who currently sit atop the ACC standings with 12 points a piece. The Seminoles are in sole possession of third place with 10 points.

Toni Pressley and Amanda DaCosta led the Seminoles with three shots each, while both Tiffany McCarty and Ella Stephan fired a pair of shots on goal.

FSU goalkeeper Erin McNulty played all 110 minutes between the posts to pick up her third shutout of the season. The redshirt sophomore finished the game with two saves.

Sunday's contest marked the seventh overtime game in series history, while four times the game has finished in a tie. FSU's overtime record against Duke moved to 2-1-4 all-time.

"I thought our effort was good today," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "He had a number of good scoring chances, but we just were not precise enough in the box. Duke came out and defended very well. Opposing teams are doing a nice job of respecting our pace of play."

Both teams played to a scoreless first half as the Seminoles outshot the Blue Devils 4-3. FSU also maintained the advantage in corner kicks at 4-0.

Duke supplied the offensive tempo early recording three shots in the first 23 minutes forcing the Seminoles into a couple saves including a team save in the 22nd minute off a shot from Chelsea Canepa.

The Seminoles' first shot wasn't recorded until the 27th minute when freshman Ines Jaurena forced the Blue Devils into a team save to keep the game knotted at zero. DaCosta, Pressley and Breezy Hupp supplied the other shots in the first half for the Garnet and Gold.

FSU outshot Duke 12-5 in the second half but neither team could find the back of the net forcing overtime.

The Seminoles fired four shots in the first 12 minutes and four seconds of the second half including shots on goal from Pressley and Becky Edwards.

Stephan put a shot on frame off a header following a Seminole corner in the 65th minute but Duke keeper Tara Campbell was there for the save. Less than three minutes later, McCarty fired a shot on a goal that was also saved by Campbell.

The Seminoles would get two more looks on goal late in the game but Campbell denied both shots from Stephan and DaCosta.

Duke took control of the offensive play in the final 10 minutes of regulation outshooting FSU 4-0. The Seminole defense was up for the challenge as three of the four shots were blocked.

In the overtime session, FSU held a 2-1 shot advantage while both teams recorded one shot a piece in the first 10 minutes.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty              110  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena              110  1   1  0  0                
MF   5 Alex Crown                 35  2   0  0  0                
F    6 Jessica Price              88  1   0  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                52  1   0  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            82  2   2  0  0                
D   15 Tiana Brockway            110  0   0  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan              110  2   2  0  0                
MF  19 Becky Edwards             110  1   1  0  0                
D   23 Toni Pressley             110  3   1  0  0                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 61  1   1  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     7 Katie Bolinsky              5  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             49  0   0  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            53  0   0  0  0                
    12 Breezy Hupp                23  1   0  0  0                
    13 Amanda DaCosta             85  3   1  0  0                
    21 Susanna Zorn                8  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                       110 18   9  0  0                
       Opp                       110  9   3  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty               110:00  0    2      1  1
Team                         0:00  0    1          
                          =========================
FSU                        110:00  0    3      1  1
Opp                        110:00  0    9      1  1
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================


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

FLORIDA STATE 5, CLEMSON 1
10/15/2009, CLEMSON, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Pounds Clemson 5-1.

The Seminoles score four second half goals in defeating the Tigers on the road.

CLEMSON, SC - Ninth-ranked Florida State (11-2-1, 4-1-1 ACC) got back in the win column Thursday night with a 5-1 road victory over Clemson (3-11-0, 0-6-0 ACC) at historic Riggs Field. FSU's Tiffany McCarty led the offensive attack with a career-high six points on two goals and two assists, while Jessica Price tied a career-high with two goals.

The Seminoles recorded their fourth straight victory over the Tigers and third straight on Clemson's home turf. With the win, FSU extended its unbeaten streak in the series to 11 (9-0-2) in a row.

"It was a solid road victory in the ACC," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "No games are easy in the ACC and to come to Clemson during the mid-week and leave with three points is what we needed. It was a good, solid performance by our team tonight."

After taking a 1-0 lead into halftime, Florida State erupted with four second half goals en route to a four-goal victory. The five goals were the most scored by the Seminoles in the series.

"I thought in the first half we were a little causal with our attacking," explained Krikorian. "But in the second half, we came out with a little more intensity and played a whole lot quicker. As we varied our attack and played a little more possession, it was effective as the second half progressed."

Florida State snapped its scoreless streak just three minutes and 31 seconds into Thursday night's contest against Clemson as McCarty found the back of the net for the first of her two goals on the evening. McCarty ran on to a pass from Amanda DaCosta down the right side of the pitch in the Tigers' offensive third. The sophomore forward beat a Clemson defender to the end line before making a run back into the box. After a nice move around Tiger keeper Paula Pritzen, McCarty chipped the ball into a wide open net from 12 yards out for the first goal of the game.

The goal marked the first for the Seminoles since Price scored in the 78th minute against Miami back on October 4. With 11 goals on the year, McCarty tied her goal output from her freshman campaign.

Price was denied a goal in the 11th minute on a nice diving save by Pritzen. Toni Pressley sent a chip pass into the box where Price put a header on goal.

Clemson threatened to tie the game at one in the 16th minute but was denied on an outstanding diving save by Seminole goalkeeper Erin McNulty. Samantha Fortier sent a blast from the top of the box but McNulty was there to save the shot near the left post.

McNulty kept the Tigers off the scoreboard in the 23rd minute saving a shot from about 22 yards out off the foot of Molly Franklin.

In the 33rd minute, a sliding shot by Price from close range on a cross from Pressley went just wide of the net.

The Seminoles finished the first half out shooting the Tigers 7-4, while both schools registered one corner a piece. Price and DaCosta led the Garnet and Gold with two shots each.

Florida State added to its lead right out of gates to start the second half as Price put away a loose ball from right in front of the net in the 48th minute. McCarty generated the scoring threat making a nice move around Pritzen. After collecting the ball, the Laurel, Md., native sent a shot on goal but it was saved on the line by a Clemson defender. With the ball sitting just outside the goal line, Price out ran the competition to the ball knocking it over the line for her ninth goal of the season.

"It was good to score some goals tonight," said Price. "I really have to give credit to Tiff for both my goals tonight. She did all the work and I just happened to be there at the right time to put away a few goals."

Florida State increased its lead to 3-0 in the 54th minute off a Seminole corner. The ball came flying out of the box right to Ines Jaurena who one-timed a shot from the top of the 18 for her third goal of the season.

Price and McCarty hooked up for the second time Thursday night to increase the Seminole lead to 4-0. In the 61st minute, McCarty once again found Price for her second goal of the game. It marked the third multi-goal game of the season for Price, while the second assist from McCarty tied a career-high set back on November 2, 2008 at NC State.

McCarty picked up her second goal of the game in the 70th minute to give the Seminoles a 5-0 lead. On a pass from Tori Huster, McCarty took a couple dribbles down the right side of the pitch before slipping a shot under a diving Pritzen and inside the left post for the goal.

Clemson answered with its first goal of the game just 38 seconds later to cut the Seminole lead to 5-1. Maddy Elder one-timed a shot from 10 yards out off a cross from Fortier to notch her team leading 10th goal of the season. Katie Vogel was also credited with an assist on the play.

Florida State out shot Clemson 15-7, while the Seminoles held a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks. McNulty played all 90 minutes between the posts to earn the victory. The redshirt sophomore finished the game with four saves.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena               90  1   1  1  0                
F    6 Jessica Price              60  4   3  2  0        1       
MF   9 Tori Huster                62  0   0  0  1                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             68  2   0  0  1                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            58  3   3  2  2                
D   15 Tiana Brockway             90  0   0  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan               90  1   0  0  0                
MF  19 Becky Edwards              90  1   0  0  0                
D   23 Toni Pressley              90  1   1  0  0                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 42  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     5 Alex Crown                 34  1   1  0  0                
     7 Katie Bolinsky             11  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             37  0   0  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            38  0   0  0  0                
    12 Breezy Hupp                27  1   0  0  0                
    21 Susanna Zorn               11  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 15   9  5  4        1       
       Opp                        90  7   5  1  2                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  1    4  1       
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  1    4  1       
Opp                         90:00  5    4    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   3:31 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Amanda DaCosta                                                                                       
  2.  47:34 FSU  Jessica Price             Tiffany McCarty                                                                                      
  3.  53:07 FSU  Ines Jaurena                                                                                                                   
  4.  60:35 FSU  Jessica Price             Tiffany McCarty                                                                                      
  5.  69:12 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Tori Huster                                                                                          
  6.  69:50 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                                                                                             
                                           Opponent


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

FLORIDA STATE 3, NORTH CAROLINA 2
10/22/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, 2 OT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Upsets UNC 3-2 In OT.

The Seminoles record just their second win all-time against the Tar Heels.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - In what was a game for the ages, seventh-ranked Florida State (12-2-1, 5-1-1 ACC) got a game-winning goal from sophomore Ella Stephan off a corner with just 12 seconds left in double overtime to register a 3-2 victory over No. 2 North Carolina (12-2-1, 5-2-0 ACC).

In front of a sell out crowd of 2,000 fans, the second largest crowd in school history, the Seminoles snapped the Tar Heels 14-game unbeaten streak in the series while recording just their second win all-time against UNC.

The last win in the series for FSU also came in dramatic fashion back in 2000 as Kristin Boyce tallied the game-winner in double overtime to give the Garnet and Gold a 3-2 win.

"That was a heck of a performance by our kids," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "We knew it would be a very challenging game and it sure was. All the fans that were here tonight helped to contribute to a great night of soccer in Tallahassee; the good news for us is that we found a way to get a result in the end."

With the seconds ticking down in double overtime, Tori Huster earned a hard fought corner which led to the eventual game-winning goal. Lauren Switzer took the corner sending the ball to the far post where Stephan out jumped the competition and found the back of the net on a header from short distance.

"I thought we managed that last shot pretty well," explained Krikorian. "We made sure that there would be no counter-attack by North Carolina. Switzer took her time on the corner so if we don't score, the game was going to end in a draw. It was a heck of a serve and Ella is pretty darn good in the air. It was a first-class finish."

"I was just telling myself to chill out and get a good service in," said Switzer. "Ella just flew in, it was like Jess Price flying 10 feet in the air, it was awesome! She did a great job of winning that ball, it was awesome."

"That was awesome," said Stephan. "To be able to finish the game with the final goal is a great feeling. I didn't even see the ball go in. I went up, came down and before I knew it everyone was on top of me screaming."

The golden goal by Stephan was the first of her career and second of the season. It was the second time this year that Florida State has won a game in overtime. The win was also significant as it kept the Seminoles undefeated at home on the year (9-0-0) while extending their home winning streak to a school record 14 in a row.

"It feels really good to come out with that win," said junior midfielder Amanda DaCosta. "We have been working so hard to prepare for them...they are a special team. It was a lot of hard work; we did not stop even when things got hard there in the second half. We kept fighting. It showed a lot of character about our team which is going to be important towards the end of the season."

Florida State did not allow a shot by the Tar Heels in either overtime session out shooting UNC 2-0 in extra periods.

Florida State took a 1-0 halftime lead on a goal by Becky Edwards in the seventh minute of action. Following a Seminole throw-in, the Tar Heels attempted to clear the ball out of the zone, but Huster tracked the ball down just outside the 18-yard box to maintain possession for the Noles. Huster sent a pass to Jessica Price out on the flat, who sent a cross to a wide open Edwards. Edwards timed her run inside the box perfectly as she one-timed her shot inside the upper right part of the net for the score.

The Seminoles kept the Tar Heel offense at bay in the first 45 minutes of action limiting UNC to six shots including just two shots on goal. FSU went into the locker room with an 8-6 advantage in shots, while holding a 6-2 edge in corner kicks.

It took North Carolina all of one minute and 23 seconds to release the air out of an energetic Seminole Soccer Complex as the Tar Heels registered two quick goals by Meghan Klingenberg and Jessica McDonald to take a 2-1 lead.

In the 66th minute, Klingenberg found the upper right corner from 12 yards off a cross from the right side by Lucy Bronze to tie the game a one goal a piece.

Moments later, McDonald gave the Tar Heels their first lead of the game on an outstanding header. Off a pass from the right side of the pitch by Courtney Jones, McDonald sent a header on goal that sneaked just inside the right post from eight yards out.

But the Seminoles would not go away finding the equalizer off the foot of Amanda DaCosta with just over five minutes remaining in regulation to force overtime for the fifth time in the last seven meetings between these two schools.

Freshman Tiana Brockway sent a long pass to DaCosta, who fended off two Tar Heel defenders while making a run down the middle of the pitch. With UNC keeper Ashlyn Harris charging on the play, DaCosta slipped a shot between Harris' legs and into the back of the net to tie the match at 2-2. The goal by DaCosta was her second of the season.

"The timing of the run on that play was vital," added Krikorian. "Tiana picked her head up and played a nice weighted ball behind the back line and AD is quick. She is pretty clever and crafty and she timed her run nicely. It was a great finish."

FSU's Erin McNulty finished the game with four saves, while Harris made six stops. McDonald led the way for the Tar Heels with four shots including three shots on goal. Price was the shot leader for the Seminoles with four including three on goal.

Florida State returns to action at home for the final time during the regular season on Sunday, October 25 as the Seminoles host NC State at 1:00 p.m. It is Senior Day at the Complex as the Seminoles will honor their three graduating seniors in 2009: Kimmy Diaz, Becky Edwards and Lauren Switzer. Admission to the game is free.

"For us to get a result over a senior-laden Carolina team with our young group of kids is an outstanding victory," added Krikorian. "I think our kids are coming of age."

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty              110  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena              110  0   0  0  0                
F    6 Jessica Price              95  4   3  0  1                
MF   9 Tori Huster                81  2   1  0  1                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta            110  2   1  1  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            95  0   0  0  0                
D   15 Tiana Brockway            110  0   0  0  1                
D   17 Ella Stephan              110  1   1  1  0        1       
MF  19 Becky Edwards             110  1   1  1  0                
D   23 Toni Pressley             110  1   1  0  0                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 76  3   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     5 Alex Crown                 12  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             36  0   0  0  1                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            26  1   0  0  0                
    12 Breezy Hupp                17  1   1  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                       110 16   9  3  4        1       
       Opp                       110 13   6  2  2  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty               109:48  2    4  1       
                          =========================
FSU                        109:48  2    4  1       
Opp                        109:48  3    6    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   6:49 FSU  Becky Edwards             Jessica Price             one-time cross from 16 yards upper right                                   
                                           Tori Huster
  2.  65:01 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  one-time upper right corner 12 yards                                       
  3.  66:24 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  header inside right post 8 yards                                           
  4.  84:53 FSU  Amanda DaCosta            Tiana Brockway            low-liner between keeper's legs 14 yards                                   
  5. 109:48 FSU  Ella Stephan              Lauren Switzer            header off corner                                                          


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

FLORIDA STATE 2, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 0
10/25/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Downs NC State 2-0.

The Seminoles scored a pair of second half goals to down the Wolfpack on Senior Day.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Seventh-ranked Florida State (13-2-1, 6-1-1 ACC) closed out its regular season home schedule undefeated with a 2-0 victory over NC State (7-8-2, 2-6-1 ACC) on Senior Day at the Seminole Soccer Complex. The Noles scored a pair of second half goals in a span of two minutes and 32 seconds to down the Wolfpack for the ninth time in a row.

With a victory on Sunday, Florida State maintained its lead a top the ACC standings with 19 points.

"I didn't think we came out sharp enough," head coach Mark Krikorian said. "That's a credit to NC State. They were organized, disciplined, they had a good game plan and they followed their game plan. Maybe today was a sign of the youth of our team."

Jessica Price and Tiffany McCarty were responsible for the goals on Sunday scoring in the same game for the eighth time this season.

"We definitely started off a little slow," said Price. "We were sluggish but were fortunate to find a way to get a result."

Price broke the scoreless tie in the 63rd minute putting away a header from five yards out that went through the hands of NC State goalkeeper Kim Kern and into the back of the net. Senior Lauren Switzer and freshman Ines Jaurena were credited with an assist on the play.

"Switzer was working really hard, she got into a tackle and got the ball out to Ines," explained Price. "Ines served a great ball in and I just got up in the air, won the ball and it went in."

Switzer started the scoring play sending a pass out to Jaurena, who lofted a cross from the right side to the far post. Price one-timed the pass with a header as the ball went through the out stretched hands of Kern for the goal.

"I was able to get in their first and get the ball back out to Ines," said Switzer. "It was a good ball by Ines and Jess Price once again did her thing."

The goal by Price was her 11th of the season and fourth game-winner to lead all Seminoles.

Minutes later, Price and McCarty combined on the second goal of the afternoon to give FSU a 2-0 advantage. Off a throw-in, Price heaved the ball to McCarty in the box, who then took a few dribbles and slipped a low-liner inside the far post for her team leading 13th goal of the season.

The Seminole backline of Jaurena, Tiana Brockway, Ella Stephan and Toni Pressley were outstanding in the second half as they held the Wolfpack without a shot. NC State managed just three shots in 90 minutes of action as both shots that came on goal in the first half were fired from long range.

The two schools played to a scoreless first half with FSU outshooting NC State 7-3. Junior Rachel Lim registered the first scoring threat for the Seminoles in the sixth minute sending a low-liner from about 14 yards on goal but it was blocked by the Wolfpack defense.

Tori Huster, who finished the game with a team-high four shots, had two good looks in the first half both on blasts from the top of the box forcing Kern into a couple saves.

NC State's Gia Cipollini almost slipped a long range shot under the cross bar in the 25th minute, but Seminole keeper Erin McNulty came up with the save tipping the ball over the crossbar to keep the game knotted at zero.

The Seminoles almost broke through with a goal in the waning minutes of the first half as Marissa Kazbour one-timed a pass from Switzer down on the end line but Kern was there for the save.

McNulty picked up the win in goal as she made two saves in over 81 minutes of action. Kimmy Diaz saw action in between the posts playing over eight minutes on Senior Day.

This year's senior class, which includes Becky Edwards, Diaz and Switzer, have posted a career record to date of 66-15-11, good for an overall winning percentage of .777. They have made two trips to the College Cup including a berth in the national championship game in 2007. They have also played in two ACC Championship games in 2006 and 2007 and have compiled an NCAA Tournament record of 12-3-0 over the last three seasons.

"It was cool," said Edwards on getting the win on Senior Day. "Having my parents here was nice too, in our last guaranteed home game, so I am thankful for all that and glad that we were able to pull out the win."

"I am thrilled with them and happy for them," Krikorian said of his seniors. "They have had great careers. Kimmy Diaz has been as great of a teammate as it gets. She has always been there when we need her. Lauren Switzer transferred in and had three very good years for us. Becky Edwards, what can you say about her? She has matured from a shy, young lady into our captain here."

Sunday's victory was also significant as it marked just the second time in school history that FSU finished the regular season undefeated at home going a perfect 10-0-0. Florida State extended its home winning streak to a school record 15 wins in a row. The Seminoles' first undefeated season at home came back in 2001 when the Garnet and Gold went 8-0-0.

"It was exciting to get the win," added Switzer. "Hopefully we will be able to come back and play in front of our home fans again. If not, it was our last game so it was a pretty big deal to get a win."

"Now we need to go on the road for a Friday and Sunday game - Virginia and Virginia Tech," Krikorian said of the upcoming challenges. "Neither of those teams will be easy to beat, especially in their back yard. So we will go up there and measure ourselves against two of the best teams in the conference. Virginia, I know their record doesn't look good, but believe me they are very talented. Virginia Tech - their record speaks for itself."

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               81  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena               90  0   0  0  1                
F    6 Jessica Price              53  3   3  1  1        1       
MF   9 Tori Huster                67  4   4  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             57  1   1  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            53  2   1  1  0                
D   15 Tiana Brockway             90  0   0  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan               90  0   0  0  0                
MF  19 Becky Edwards              88  0   0  0  0                
D   23 Toni Pressley              90  1   0  0  0                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 63  1   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     1 Kimmy Diaz                  9  0   0  0  0                
     5 Alex Crown                 40  0   0  0  0                
     7 Katie Bolinsky             13  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             62  3   1  0  1                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            29  1   1  0  0                
    11 Tifani Mullen               0  0   0  0  0                
    12 Breezy Hupp                13  0   0  0  0                
    21 Susanna Zorn                2  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 16  11  2  3        1       
       Opp                        90  3   2  0  0  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                81:07  0    2  1       
Kimmy Diaz                   8:53  0    0          
Team                            0  0    0         1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    2  1      1
Opp                         90:00  2    9    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  62:57 FSU  Jessica Price             Ines Jaurena              header beats keeper off cross from right 5 yards                           
                                           Lauren Switzer
  2.  65:29 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Jessica Price             slips low-liner far post off throw-in                                      


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

VIRGINIA 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
10/30/2009, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls At Virginia.

Erin McNulty tied a season-high with five saves as the Seminoles fall to the Cavaliers.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Third-ranked Florida State (13-3-1, 6-2-1 ACC) could not overcome a late first half goal by Virginia (8-5-4, 3-4-2 ACC) as the Seminoles fell 1-0 to the Cavaliers Friday night on a cool, brisk evening in Charlottesville.

Virginia's Sinead Farrelly scored the game's only goal in the 44th minute to keep the Garnet and Gold winless all-time against the Cavaliers in 18 chances. It also marked the fourth time this year the Seminoles were held without a goal.

Tiffany McCarty and Becky Edwards led the Seminoles with a team-high three shots a piece, while keeper Erin McNulty tied a season-high with five saves. Friday night's 1-0 decision marked the 14th time these two schools played a game decided by a goal or less.

"Credit to Virginia," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "They held serve and won on their home field. It was a just result on the night. We will have to regroup and get ready for Virginia Tech in a couple of days."

Rachel Lim recorded the first shot of the game in the third minute of action sending a blast just wide of the left post from outside the 18-yard box. Jessica Price created the offensive attack freeing herself from a Cavalier defender down toward the end line. She then sent a pass back towards the top of the box to a wide open Lim.

On a Seminole throw-in, Price sent a quick pass down the sideline to McCarty who made a nice run inside the attacking third. The Laurel, Md., native got between a pair of Cavalier defenders and sent a bender just wide of the right post.

"I thought we started off very, very well," added Krikorian. "We came out and had two big chances and probably should have done a little better with at least one of them, maybe both of them. Then the game settled down and I thought Virginia established a good rhythm."

Virginia's Meghan Lenczyk recorded the first Cavalier shot of the game sending a shot from about 20 yards toward the left post but McNulty was there for the save.

Farrelly came within inches of scoring the first goal of the game in the 43rd minute as her header off a chip pass from Erica Hollenberg was tipped over the crossbar by McNulty.

On the ensuing corner, the Cavaliers found the back of the net on a goal by Farrelly. The Seminoles were attempting to get the ball out of the zone but the clear went right to Farrelly, who sent a blast from the top of the box just beyond the outstretched arms of McNulty and into the back of the net for her sixth goal of the season.

The Seminoles had one last scoring chance in the half as FSU earned a corner kick in the waning seconds. Lauren Switzer played a quick ball into the box that Marissa Kazbour headed high over the crossbar as time expired.

Virginia outshot Florida State 6-5 in the first half, while the Cavaliers held a 6-2 advantage in corners. McNulty made three saves.

In the 77th minute, Chantel Jones made a nice diving save on a breakaway down the middle of the field by McCarty. Switzer sent a long pass to McCarty who ran on to the ball beating a pair of UVa defenders. With Jones running out to make a play on the ball, McCarty tried to sneak a low shot past the Cavalier keeper but the ball caromed off Jones' leg and out of harms way.

A minute later Becky Edwards forced Jones into a save on a free kick from 22 yards out following a Virginia foul. The Downingtown, Pa., native would get another chance on a free kick moments later, but her shot sailed high.

"I thought we came out with much more energy in the second half," explained Krikorian. "It was a solid performance by our group (in the second 45 minutes) as we were willing to take more risks being down a goal. I thought we created enough to maybe get a goal, but we didn't and we will have to move on."

Virginia threatened to extend its lead with under five minutes remaining as Jess Rostedt received a nice give-and-go but her point blank shot went right into the arms of McNulty.

The Seminoles finished the game outshooting the Cavaliers 12-11.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena               90  0   0  0  0                
F    6 Jessica Price              72  0   0  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                79  1   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             90  0   0  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            72  3   1  0  0                
D   15 Tiana Brockway             90  2   0  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan               90  0   0  0  0                
MF  19 Becky Edwards              90  3   1  0  0                
D   23 Toni Pressley              90  0   0  0  0                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 66  1   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     5 Alex Crown                 18  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             35  0   0  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            18  2   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 12   2  0  0                
       Opp                        90 11   6  1  0  1     1       

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  1    5    1     
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  1    5    1     
Opp                         90:00  0    2  1      1
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  43:05 Opp  Opponent                                            blast from top of 18 off clearance                                         


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

FLORIDA STATE 2, VIRGINIA TECH 1
11/01/2009, BLACKSBURG, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Hangs On To Beat The Hokies.

The Seminoles claim their first ACC regular season title with a victory over the Hokies.

BLACKSBURG, VA - Third-ranked Florida State (14-3-1, 7-2-1 ACC) closed out the regular season with a 2-1 victory over No. 17 Virginia Tech (13-6-0, 6-4-0 ACC) on a cold, overcast Sunday afternoon in Blacksburg. With the win, the Seminoles claimed their first ACC regular season title in school history.

The Seminoles become just the second school outside the state of North Carolina to claim the ACC regular season title. FSU joins Clemson, who finished first in the league standings with a 5-1-1 record in 2000.

"This was a tough victory," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "Virginia Tech is a good team and this is a hard place to play. I give our kids a great deal of credit for having the fight to come in and compete. We knew what was at stake this afternoon and to find a way to get the result and end up with the No. 1 seed is a compliment to our team.

"It means a lot in a lot of different reasons," explained Krikorian on claiming the school's first ACC regular season title. "The body of work we put together over the course of the season is pretty good and coming in first in the ACC is meaningful for all of us. More importantly, it will help us with our NCAA seed."

Sophomore Tiffany McCarty accounted for both Florida State goals in the win as it marked her fourth multi-goal game of the season and seventh of her career. She moved into second place all-time at FSU for career multi-goal games just two behind school record holder Sanna Talonen, who finished her career with nine.

"Tiff took her chances well," added Krikorian. "She was outstanding and is getting better and better as each game goes by. She trains hard and wants to be good. I think she was rewarded for her efforts this afternoon."

FSU remained unbeaten all-time against the Hokies moving to 7-0-1, while the Seminoles recorded their seventh win in eight chances against a ranked opponent in 2009.

Florida State struck first on Sunday with a goal by McCarty in the 18th minute. Off a Seminole throw-in, Jessica Price sent a ball inside the 18-yard box that bounced around for a couple seconds before Becky Edwards sent a shot on frame that was blocked by a Hokie defender. The ball remained in the zone until McCarty found the back of the net from six yards out for her team leading 14th goal of the season. Edwards assisted on the play, her sixth of the season.

Price made nice run down toward the end line in the 28th minute that created a great scoring chance for the Seminoles. After closing in on the near post, the redshirt sophomore sent a shot on goal that was blocked by Virginia Tech keeper Kristin Carden. The ball bounced back to the top of the box where Amanda DaCosta one-timed a shot high.

Following a Seminole foul in the Hokies attacking third, Robin Chidester bent a cross to the far post where Jennifer Harvey sent a header high over the cross bar in the 36th minute.

FSU closed out the first half with an 8-2 advantage in shots.

Virginia Tech's Julia Goldsworthy registered the first shot of the second half sending a blast towards the near post from about 23 yards out that was easily handled by FSU keeper Erin McNulty.

A failed clear by the Hokies in the Seminole attacking third led to FSU's second goal of the game in the 51st minute. Rachel Lim tracked down the loose ball sent out by Carden and immediately sent the ball back up field finding McCarty. The Laurel, Md., native slipped a defender just outside the 18-yard box, made a couple dribbles to her left and fired a shot inside the right post for her second goal of the afternoon and 15th of the season.

In the 61st minute, Marika Gray got behind the Seminole defense on a run toward the end line. The junior forward sent a dangerous cross into the box that Edwards was able to get a header on by Edwards went to #22 who one timed the shot from 16 yards but was saved by McNulty.

Virginia Tech scored on a bizarre play in the 83rde minute as Kelly Lynch sent a long ball down the field from just inside midfield. With McNulty coming out to retrieve the ball, the ball skimmed off the wet turf and took a crazy bounce, skipping over McNulty's head. The FSU keeper tipped the ball but could not recover in time for the save as the ball snuck inside the crossbar for the goal.

The Hokies fought hard to come up with the equalizer in the waning minutes of regulation but the Seminoles held strong to come away with the one-goal victory.

"I think it gives us a lot of momentum headed in to the ACC Tournament," added DaCosta. "We worked really hard this afternoon to get this victory; we definitely deserved to come out on top."

With Sunday's victory, the Garnet and Gold wrapped up the regular season in first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference for the first time in school history. It marks the ninth year in a row that the Seminoles have finished no lower than fourth place in the league. Florida State will now turn their attention to the ACC Tournament which begins Wednesday, November 4 at WakeMed Park in Cary, N.C. The time and opponent for the Seminoles will be determined on Monday morning as announced by the league office.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena               90  0   0  0  0                
F    6 Jessica Price              85  0   0  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                90  1   0  0  0  1             
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             90  3   0  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            81  3   3  2  0        1       
D   15 Tiana Brockway             90  0   0  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan               90  1   0  0  0                
MF  19 Becky Edwards              90  1   0  0  1                
D   23 Toni Pressley              90  1   1  0  0                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 60  1   0  0  1                
       ---Substitutes---
     5 Alex Crown                  3  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             30  0   0  0  0                
    12 Breezy Hupp                11  1   1  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 12   5  2  2  1     1       
       Opp                        90  7   3  1  0  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  1    2  1       
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  1    2  1       
Opp                         90:00  2    3    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  17:06 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Becky Edwards             19 blocked, 14 netted rebound, wide open net                               
  2.  50:06 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Rachel Lim                changed direction to lose defender, crossed into net                       
  3.  82:16 Opp  Opponent                                            chipped over keeper from beyond 18                                         


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

FLORIDA STATE 2, DUKE 0
11/04/2009, ACC, Cary, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Blanks Duke 2-0.

The Seminoles advance to Friday's semifinal match for the seventh time in school history.

CARY, NC - Third-ranked Florida State (15-3-1) registered a pair of second half goals including the game-winner from Tiffany McCarty in the 71st minute as the Seminoles went on to post a 2-0 victory over Duke (8-8-4) in the opening game of the ACC Women's Soccer Championship.

FSU moved to 2-0-0 all-time against Duke in the ACC Tournament while pushing its unbeaten streak to five straight over the Blue Devils.

McCarty, the ACC Offensive Player of the Year, broke a scoreless tie half way through the second half timing her run perfectly on a through ball by Amanda DaCosta. With Duke keeper Tara Campbell charging on the play, McCarty made a nice move to her left to beat the Blue Devil net minder before slotting a low liner inside the right post for her team leading 16th goal of the season.

The goal was McCarty's fourth in the last four games as she has now been responsible for the last four Florida State goals dating back to the Seminoles 2-0 victory over NC State on October 25.

"The quality of the ball was very good," said McCarty. "I ran on to it, composed myself and finished it. The pass from Amanda was a higher ball so I wasn't surprised to see their keeper charging on the play. I expected her to be there. When I saw her, I took a touch around her and made sure to find the back of the net."

The Seminoles extended their lead in the 86th minute thanks to an own goal. Off a Florida State throw-in, Jessica Price send a long pass into the box that deflected off the head of a Duke defender and into the back of the net giving FSU a 2-0 lead.

"Obviously a hard fought game," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "In the first half, I felt we had pretty good possession of the ball while maintaining good rhythm. We had some pretty good chances but just couldn't finish. Overall, I felt the first half was a good half for us. The second half was a little more sluggish for us; we didn't have as much rhythm as I would have liked to have seen."

Duke had its scoring chances in the second half but had them thwarted away by FSU goalkeeper Erin McNulty.

"T-Mac timed her run nicely on a ball by DaCosta and eluded the goalkeeper for a nice finish. Erin was strong in the goal and I felt she held us together quite well."

Elisabeth Redmond had a one-on-one opportunity against McNulty in the 59th minute, but the Seminole keeper made a diving save on a low-liner to keep the game knotted at zero.

In the 84th minute, the Blue Devil's Kendall Bradley sent a dangerous cross into the box that McNulty went up to grab but was knocked to the ground by a Duke player trying to make a play on the ball. With no foul called on the play, Carey Goodman ran on to the loose ball and sent a shot wide of the net from 10 yards out.

McNulty made her final save of the game with exactly two minutes remaining in the game on a shot by Nicole Lipp to record her fourth shutout of the season.

FSU's first scoring chance came in the 15th minute as Toni Pressley fired a shot on goal that was tipped over the crossbar by Campbell. Pressley made a long run down the middle of the field to create the scoring opportunity off a pass from Ines Jaurena.

In the 17th minute, McCarty made a great move sliding the ball in between the legs of a Duke defender before a sending a shot that ricocheted off the far post.

Off a Florida State corner, Casey Short sent a header on goal that was poked out by Campbell on the far post. The rebound went to Price as her shot was saved off the line by a Duke defender.

Duke looked as though they would take the lead into the break as Goodman went top shelf to find the back of the net. But after a brief discussion with the sideline official, the head referee disallowed the goal as the ball did not cross the plane of the goal line before time expired.

"We had some opportunities throughout the first half and unfortunately, couldn't finish," added Krikorian. "Duke played aggressively. At halftime, they probably felt they were very much in the game, which they were. I can't say that I was nervous, I was more concerned with our defending and our positioning."

Florida State finished the game outshooting Duke 22-11, while maintaining an 11-3 advantage in corner kicks. McCarty and Rachel Lim led the Seminoles with four shots a piece.

The Seminoles advance to the semifinals of the conference tournament for the seventh time in school history and for the fourth time in the last five years. FSU evened its record to 6-6-3 all-time in first round action of the tournament while moving to 8-12-5 all-time.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena               90  1   0  0  0                
F    6 Jessica Price              71  3   3  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                12  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             90  3   1  0  1                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            80  4   3  1  0        1       
D   15 Tiana Brockway             90  0   0  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan               90  0   0  0  0                
MF  19 Becky Edwards              90  2   1  0  0                
D   23 Toni Pressley              90  2   1  0  0                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 65  4   1  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     3 Casey Short                27  2   1  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             78  0   0  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            22  0   0  0  0                
    12 Breezy Hupp                 4  1   0  0  0                
       Team                               1  1  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 22  12  2  1        1       
       Opp                        90 12   4  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  0    4  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    4  1      1
Opp                         90:00  2   10    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  70:36 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Amanda DaCosta            long run beats defending keeper - shot 14 yards inside far post            
  2.  85:21 FSU   Team                                               own goal                                                                   


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

FLORIDA STATE 2, VIRGINIA TECH 0
11/06/2009, ACC, Cary, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Downs Virginia Tech, Advances To ACC Final.

Jessica Price tallies three points on a goal and an assist in the win.

CARY, NC - For the fifth time in school history, Florida State (16-3-1) is headed to the ACC Championship final. The third-ranked Seminoles earned the right to play for the conference title after recording a 2-0 victory over Virginia Tech (14-7-0) Friday evening in the first semifinal game of the 22nd ACC Women's Soccer Championship at WakeMed Park.

The Seminoles were the beneficiary of two second half goals for the second game in a row and will advance to play the winner of the second semifinal game featuring North Carolina and Boston College on Sunday, November 8 at 2:00 p.m.

"It was a hard fought game," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "I thought our kids played hard and created some good chances through the flow of play. Virginia Tech was hard to break down and gave us all that we could handle this evening."

Redshirt sophomore Jessica Price had a hand in both goals on Friday evening registering a goal and an assist including her team leading fifth game-winner in the 67th minute of play to break a scoreless tie. It marked her eighth multi-point performance of the season.

"It was nice, definitely a complete team effort tonight by our entire team," said Price on the team advancing to the championship final. "It was a really great win for us tonight."

"Anytime you are in a one-goal game with any of these top 25 teams, they are not just going to let you win the game," added Krikorian. "Each team is going to put their best effort forth, so you know it is coming especially with (Jillian) Johnson's throw-in which is a heck of a weapon for them."

Price scored the game's first goal putting away a rebound from five yards out off an initial shot from down on the end line from Marissa Kazbour. Kazbour fired a shot from close range that Virginia Tech keeper Kristin Carden got a hand on for the save but was unable to control the ball. Price collected the rebound and fired the ball into the back of the net for her 12th goal of the season. Kazbour was credited with an assist on the play.

"Kaz served a ball in and the goalkeeper tipped with her hands," added Price. "I shot it on frame and it went in."

In the 78th minute, the Hokies threatened with a series of shots including a long distance shot from Robin Chidester that ricocheted off the crossbar. Kelly Cohneeney ran down the loose ball and sent a shot on frame that was blocked by a Seminole defender.

Off a Virginia Tech throw-in, Jennifer Harvey registered a header in the 86th minute but Seminole defender Tiana Brockway blocked the shot and booted the ball out of harms way.

Amanda DaCosta sealed the victory for the Seminoles scoring a late goal in the 89th minute to give FSU a two-goal advantage. Casey Short sent a pass down the right side to Price, who beat a Hokie defender toward the end line. The Seminole forward sent a beautiful pass back towards the top of the 18-yard box where DaCosta took a dribble to her left and sent a blast into the upper left corner for her third goal of the season. Tiffany McCarty caused a little confusion on the play as she deked the Hokie defense making a strong run into the box. McCarty looked as though she would fire a shot on frame but she leapt over the ball leaving it for DaCosta.

"I thought the ball from Casey Short was outstanding," added Krikorian. "Jess is a handful; she has been all season long. She continues to create scoring chances. She took her chances well this evening and created a great goal there at the end."

"That was a great play," explained DaCosta. "Tiff read it really well. It was a good combination and a great goal."

Kimmy Diaz, who entered the game in the second half and played all 45 minutes, registered a pair of saves to pick up her first career victory in goal.

Both teams were unable to get much going in terms of offensive production in the first half as the Seminoles and Hokies registered four shots a piece. The best scoring chance for Florida State came in the 40th minute as Price sent a header on goal from eight yards out off a cross from the right wing by Susanna Zorn.

Erin McNulty played all 45 minutes in the first half making one save.

The Seminoles recorded their second shutout of the tournament and ninth of the season. Virginia Tech finished the game with the advantage in both shots (13-10) and corner kicks (4-1).

"We are definitely excited to be playing in the championship game," explained Price. "We are hungry and really want to win."

FSU will look for its first ACC title on Sunday. The Seminoles last played for the conference crown back in 2007 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., when the Garnet and Gold fell 1-0 to the Tar Heels. Three of the five championship appearances for the Seminoles have come in Cary.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               45  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena               90  0   0  0  0                
MF   3 Casey Short                57  1   0  0  1                
MF   8 Lauren Switzer             90  1   0  0  0                
MF  10 Marissa Kazbour            59  2   2  0  1                
F   12 Breezy Hupp                38  1   0  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            62  0   0  0  0                
D   15 Tiana Brockway             90  0   0  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan               90  0   0  0  0                
MF  19 Becky Edwards              68  0   0  0  0  1             
D   23 Toni Pressley              90  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     1 Kimmy Diaz                 45  0   0  0  0                
     6 Jessica Price              52  2   2  1  1        1       
     7 Katie Bolinsky             15  0   0  0  0                
    13 Amanda DaCosta             52  2   1  1  0                
    21 Susanna Zorn               25  0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 22  1   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 10   5  2  3  1     1       
       Opp                        90 13   3  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                45:00  0    1  1       
Kimmy Diaz                  45:00  0    2          
Team                            0  0    0         1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    3  1      1
Opp                         90:00  2    3    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  66:32 FSU  Jessica Price             Marissa Kazbour           put away off rebound from 5 yards                                          
  2.  88:24 FSU  Amanda DaCosta            Jessica Price             blast upper 90 inside left corner                                          
                                           Casey Short


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

NORTH CAROLINA 3, FLORIDA STATE 0
11/08/2009, CHAPEL HILL, NC, ACC, Cary, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls To UNC In ACC Final.

Next up for the Seminoles is the NCAA Tournament which begins Friday, November 13.

CARY, NC - Two early goals by fourth-ranked North Carolina (17-3-1) proved to be too much to overcome as third-ranked Florida State (16-4-1) fell 3-0 to the Tar Heels in the ACC Championship game Sunday afternoon in Cary.

The Tar Heels received a pair of goals from Casey Nogueira in the first 13 minutes of play to give UNC its 20th league title in 22 years.

"The better team won today," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "Carolina was better from the start and took it to us pretty well. They created good chances early on and throughout the course of the game. We just were not sharp enough today."

Sunday's contest was a mirror opposite from the regular season meeting between these two schools back on October 22 in Tallahassee in which the Seminoles won 3-2 in double overtime. In that game, the Garnet and Gold held the advantage in both shots (16-13) and corners (8-3).

On Sunday, it was a different story as the Tar Heels forced the offensive tempo for a majority of the contest with UNC finishing the game outshooting FSU 26-8. Sixteen of those shots came in the first half, while Nogueira, who was named Tournament MVP, finished the game with a game-high eight shots.

"We didn't have the energy we needed to bring to the game today to compete against them at an elite level," added Krikorian. "They are a high energy team and very talented. They were better; I would say it was a fair result."

Becky Edwards led Florida State with two shots, while six other Seminoles recorded a shot. Erin McNulty finished with five saves and moved into second place all-time in the FSU record books with 21 career saves in ACC Tournament competition.

North Carolina wasted little in cracking the scoreboard as Nogueira found the back of the net in the third minute of action to give the Tar Heels the early 1-0 lead. Off a double assist from Jessica McDonald and Kristi Eveland, Nogueira got between a pair of Seminole defenders and slipped a low-liner inside the left post from about 16 yards out for the goal.

In the 13th minute of play, the Seminoles were called for a questionable foul inside the 18-yard box which led to a penalty kick and the second goal of the afternoon for the Tar Heels and Nogueira. Toni Pressley made a play on the ball with UNC's Courtney Jones attacking on the play. Jones fell down on the tackle and the referee called a foul leading to a penalty kick situation for UNC. Nogueira stepped in and took the kick, slipping a low shot inside the left post for her second goal of the half.

Tiffany McCarty had a great scoring chance for the Seminoles in the 21st minute but her shot from inside the box on the right wing was saved by Ashlyn Harris.

Thirty-seven second after checking into the game, Marissa Kazbour made her presence felt in the 30th minute of play sending a shot on goal that was saved on the near post by a Tar Heel defender. Following a Florida State throw-in, Jessica Price sent the ball into the 18-yard box that deflected off a few bodies before landing to the feet of Kazbour. The junior midfielder one-timed a shot on goal for the Seminoles.

North Carolina extended its lead in the 70th minute on a goal by Sterling Smith, her first of the season. Smith made a great run on a ball played out to the right wing by Tobin Heath. The senior forward took a quick dribble inside and sent a cross inside the left post for the goal. Brittani Bartok was also credited with an assist on the play.

Representing the Seminoles on the ACC All-Tournament team were Price, McCarty, Amanda DaCosta and Becky Edwards.

Florida State will next await its fate in the upcoming NCAA Tournament and where they will be seated among the field of 64 teams.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena               90  1   0  0  0                
MF   3 Casey Short                65  1   0  0  0                
F    6 Jessica Price              66  1   0  0  0                
MF   8 Lauren Switzer             74  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             61  0   0  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            78  1   1  0  0                
D   15 Tiana Brockway             90  0   0  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan               90  0   0  0  0                
MF  19 Becky Edwards              45  2   0  0  0                
D   23 Toni Pressley              90  1   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     7 Katie Bolinsky             23  0   0  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            61  1   1  0  0                
    12 Breezy Hupp                24  0   0  0  0                
    21 Susanna Zorn               42  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90  8   2  0  0                
       Opp                        90 26   8  3  4        1       

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  3    5    1     
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  3    5    1     
Opp                         90:00  0    2  1      1
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   2:25 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  low-liner inside left post from 16 yards                                   
                                           Opponent
  2.  12:48 Opp  Opponent                                            penalty kick                                                               
  3.  69:16 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  cross inside left post from 12 yards                                       
                                           Opponent


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
NORTH CAROLINA
2
1
3

FLORIDA STATE 4, SOUTHEASTERN LA 1
11/13/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 1 Seed FSU Beats Southeastern Louisiana, 4-1.

Florida State moves to 16-0-0 in postseason home games in program history.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The fifth-ranked Florida State soccer team opened the 2009 NCAA Tournament with a 4-1 win over Southeastern Louisiana Friday night at home.

Boasting the first No. 1 seed in program history, the Seminoles (17-4-1) moved to an impressive 16-0-0 all-time at home in postseason play. FSU has also now won its last 16 home games dating back to last season as the team advanced out of the first round for the ninth time in 10 postseason tries as a program.

Jessica Price's fourth multi-goal game of the season helped propel an FSU team that was unlike anything the Lions (13-5-2) had seen all season.

Southeastern Louisiana entered the game on the heels of a regular season that saw it allow just nine goals all year and no more than two scores in any match. But Price, who now has a team-best six game-winning goals to her credit this season, scored twice in the first 15 minutes of the match and the Seminoles didn't even need to score in the second half to keep their season alive.

In addition to Price, Ella Stephan and Breezy Hupp both registered scores in the FSU victory.

Lauren Switzer contributed two assists while Alex Crown and Becky Edwards both had one apiece.

Defensively, the 'Noles limited a Lions attack that entered the evening ranked fourth in the entire nation with an impressive per-game goals average of 2.89. FSU ranked sixth in the country at 2.76 goals per game.

Maiya Cooper scored the lone Lions goal.

At the goalkeeper positions, FSU's Erin McNulty had one save and Southeastern Louisiana's Lacey Bockhaus had two.

The Seminoles certainly didn't wait long to get on the board for the first time in the postseason.

Following a team-saved ball of a shot by Switzer, Price collected it and scored from eight yards out to give FSU an early 1-0 advantage 57 seconds into the contest.

Interestingly enough, as fast as the speedy Seminole score was Friday night, it wasn't the program's quickest in postseason history. The 2007 squad actually scored just 15 seconds into its match against Notre Dame in the College Cup that season.

A little less than 13 minutes later, Price scored her second goal of the night and 14th of the season on another assist from Switzer.

The 'Noles 2-0 lead wouldn't last, though, as a miscue in the backfield led to a Lions score in the 20th minute. FSU's Ines Jaurena tried to clear the ball to McNulty but the pass brought her out of the net and Southeastern Louisiana's Cooper knocked in her 14th goal of the season to trim her team's deficit to 2-1.

But the slip-up by the Seminoles didn't slow them down.

In the game's 28th minute, Florida State regained its two-point lead as Stephan's header off Edwards' corner kick found the inside of the south goal.

After what was Stephan's third score of the year, Hupp scored on a pass from Crown in the 44th minute to give the 'Noles a 4-1 lead just before halftime. The scoring play marked the second goal of the year for Hupp and the second assist of the year for Crown.

For the game, the Seminoles outshot the Lions 22-5. FSU had 14 corner kicks compared to just one by Southeastern Louisiana.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena               90  0   0  0  0                
MF   3 Casey Short                44  2   1  0  0                
F    6 Jessica Price              54  4   3  2  0        1       
MF   8 Lauren Switzer             69  2   1  0  2                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             45  1   0  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            54  1   0  0  0                
D   15 Tiana Brockway             90  0   0  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan               90  2   1  1  0                
MF  19 Becky Edwards              64  4   1  0  1                
D   23 Toni Pressley              90  2   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     5 Alex Crown                 47  0   0  0  1                
     7 Katie Bolinsky             26  0   0  0  0                
     9 Tori Huster                14  1   0  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            40  1   0  0  0                
    11 Tifani Mullen              12  1   0  0  0                
    12 Breezy Hupp                36  1   1  1  0                
    21 Susanna Zorn               22  0   0  0  0                
    28 Rachel Lim                 13  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 22   8  4  4        1       
       Opp                        90  5   2  1  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  1    1  1       
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  1    1  1       
Opp                         90:00  4    4    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   0:57 FSU  Jessica Price             Lauren Switzer            put away off team rebound 6 yards out                                      
  2.  13:39 FSU  Jessica Price             Lauren Switzer            redirect 8 yards off free kick following foul                              
  3.  19:16 Opp  Opponent                                            shot from 17 yards off failed clear                                        
  4.  27:46 FSU  Ella Stephan              Becky Edwards             header off corner kick from 6 yards                                        
  5.  43:21 FSU  Breezy Hupp               Alex Crown                one-touch upper right corner from 18 yards                                 


  1 2 Total
SOUTHEASTERN LA
1
0
1
FLORIDA STATE
4
0
4

FLORIDA STATE 3, CALIFORNIA 0
11/15/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Blanks Cal 3-0.

The Seminoles advance to the Third Round of the NCAA Tournament for the fifth year in a row.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (18-4-1) defeated California (11-9-1) 3-0 Sunday afternoon in front of a great crowd of over 900 at the Seminole Soccer Complex to advance into the Third Round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament.

FSU registered a pair of first half goals from sophomore forwards Jessica Price and Tiffany McCarty to give the Seminoles their 17th consecutive victory at home, while moving to 17-0-0 all-time in postseason games played inside the Seminole Soccer Complex.

Amanda DaCosta tied a career-high with two assists on Sunday, while Price scored for the third time in two NCAA Tournament games this year. For the second straight game, Price recorded the game-winner and now leads FSU with seven game-winning goals in 2009.

With the win, FSU improved to 3-0-0 all-time against California with all three victories coming in the NCAA Tournament in Tallahassee. The Garnet and Gold also improved to 8-1-0 all-time in second round action and have now advanced into the third round for the fifth year in a row.

The Seminoles withstood early pressure from California through the first 15 minutes of the game thanks in large part to the outstanding work by redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Erin McNulty.

A miscue by the Seminole defense in the second minute of action almost cost the Garnet and Gold as California's Alex Morgan sent a cross from the left wing inside the box that Lisa Kevorkian one-timed wide of the right post.

In the ninth minute, McNulty made an outstanding diving save to her right off a blast from about 16 yards off the foot of Morgan. Morgan tried to sneak a low liner inside the far post, but McNulty extended her arms for the save and then recovered in time to pounce on the loose ball.

Less than six minutes later, McNulty came through with another big save on a shot from Emily Shibata from point blank range. Kevorkian sent a cross into the box where Shibata timed her run perfectly and one-timed a shot right into the arms of the Seminole goalkeeper.

From that point forward, the Seminoles took control of the offensive tempo scoring two goals in the final 11:57 of the first half.

Price broke the scoreless tie finding the back of the net in the 34th minute to give the Seminoles a 1-0 lead. DaCosta assisted on the play as she sent a beautiful pass inside the box to Price. The Seminole forward took one touch before sending a sliding shot on frame that deflected off Cal keeper Gina Pellegrini and trickled inside the left post for the score. The goal was Price's third of the tournament and 15th of the season.

Less then five minute before the half, the Seminole would strike again increasing their lead to 2-0 on McCarty's team leading 17th goal of the season. DaCosta picked up her second assist of the afternoon sending a pass down field to McCarty, who got behind the Golden Bear defense. With a defender running in to her left, the sophomore forward made a terrific inside, out move to cross up the defender leaving enough space to bend her shot inside the near post from 12 yards to give FSU a two-goal lead.

Florida State did a good job of maintaining possession for a majority of the second half limiting Cal to just three shots although all three shots were on goal. But as she did all afternoon, McNulty continued to make save after save to keep Cal off the scoreboard.

In the 83rd minute, Morgan once again sent a dangerous shot on goal that forced McNulty into a diving save. With the ball loose inside the 6-yard box, Seminole defender Tiana Brockway ran on and kicked the ball out of harm's way.

Cal's Samantha Walker tried to go top shelf from about 22 yards out with 27 seconds remaining in the game, but McNulty came through with yet another outstanding save tipping the ball over the crossbar to preserve the shutout.

McNulty finished the game tying a season-high with five saves while registering her fifth shutout of the season. In the process, she also became FSU's all-time leader for postseason shutouts recording her third.

FSU increased its lead off a set piece in the 74th minute as Toni Pressley headed home a pass that was redirected from Becky Edwards off a corner to give the Seminoles a commanding 3-0 advantage. Lauren Switzer was credited with an assist on the play, her ninth of the season and third of the NCAA Tournament.

Florida State will return to action on Friday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m., when the Seminoles take on Texas A&M in third round action of the NCAA Tournament.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena               90  0   0  0  0                
F    6 Jessica Price              72  2   1  1  0        1       
MF   9 Tori Huster                55  1   1  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             73  1   0  0  2                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            81  2   2  1  0                
D   15 Tiana Brockway             90  0   0  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan               90  0   0  0  0                
MF  19 Becky Edwards              85  0   0  0  1                
D   23 Toni Pressley              90  1   1  1  0                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 38  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     3 Casey Short                40  0   0  0  0                
     5 Alex Crown                 12  0   0  0  0                
     7 Katie Bolinsky              6  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             47  0   0  0  1                
    10 Marissa Kazbour             4  0   0  0  0                
    11 Tifani Mullen               4  0   0  0  0                
    12 Breezy Hupp                17  1   0  0  0                
    21 Susanna Zorn                5  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90  8   5  3  4        1       
       Opp                        90  8   5  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  0    5  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    5  1      1
Opp                         90:00  3    2    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  33:03 FSU  Jessica Price             Amanda DaCosta            shot deflected off keeper, slipped inside left post 10 yards               
  2.  40:18 FSU  Tiffany McCarty           Amanda DaCosta            long run off deflected pass upper left cornwer 12 yards                    
  3.  73:12 FSU  Toni Pressley             Becky Edwards             header off redirect off corner kick                                        
                                           Lauren Switzer


  1 2 Total
CALIFORNIA
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
2
1
3

FLORIDA STATE 2, TEXAS A&M 1
11/20/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, 2 OT, NCAA, Sweet 16

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Price's Golden Goal Sends FSU Into Quarterfinals Of NCAA Tournament.

The Seminoles fight back after falling behind in the second half to advance to their fifth straight quarterfinal appearance.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fifth-ranked Florida State (18-4-1) and No. 22 Texas A&M (15-7-3) battled for nearly 108 minutes on Friday night in front of a packed crowd at the Seminole Soccer Complex but in the end the 'Price' was right! Jessica Price sealed the Seminoles' ticket into the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament scoring the golden goal with 2:01 left in double overtime to give Florida State a 2-1 victory.

Price took a pass from Tiffany McCarty and made a strong run into the box. With three Aggie defenders crowding the space in front of the net, Price made a series of moves to her left running toward the far sideline before slotting a low-liner inside the right post from about four yards out. The goal was her fourth of the tournament and third game-winning tally this postseason.

After both teams played to a scoreless first half, Texas A&M broke through with the game's first goal in the 55th minute as Rachel Shipley belted a shot from the top of the box which caromed off the left post and into the back of net for her ninth goal of the season. Nora Skelton began the scoring chance for the Aggies as her initial shot from 20 yards hit of the crossbar. The Seminoles tried to clear the loose ball with a series of headers but the ball found the foot of Shipley who one-timed the shot to give A&M the one-goal lead.

The Seminoles evened the game at a goal a piece in the 65th minute as Lauren Switzer capitalized on a beautiful header from five yards out. The senior midfielder timed her run perfectly on great ball played by Casey Short from the left side of the pitch. Short sent a deep cross toward the right post where Switzer was able to redirect the shot past Aggie keeper Kristin Arnold and inside the left post for her second goal of the season.

McCarty tried to give the Seminoles the lead in the 70th minute taking on a slew of Aggie defenders. The sophomore forward made a series of crafty moves in the Seminoles attacking third before bending a shot toward the near post from 17 yards out that was saved by Arnold.

Switzer and McCarty tried to hook up for the go ahead goal with just over five minutes left in regulation. Switzer attempted to bend a shot inside the left post from about the same distance as her first goal, but Arnold dove to her right and deflected the ball just enough before an Aggie defender rushed in and kicked the ball out of harms way.

That would be the final scoring chance for either team as the game would go to overtime. McCarty came within inches of closing out the game in the first overtime period but sent a shot just wide of the right post. Tori Huster generated the scoring chance sending a ball off a Texas A&M defender that deflected back towards the net. McCarty got to the ball first, took a quick touch to her right and tried to beat Arnold to the far post but her shot slipped wide.

Becky Edwards sent a header on goal with just seconds remaining in the first overtime off a Florida State throw-in, but a save by Arnold sent the game into a second overtime period.

The Seminoles finished the game with the advantage in both shots (21-8) and corners (10-3) on Friday night. The FSU defense did its part to limit Texas A&M's chances in overtime by not allowing the Aggies to register a shot in both periods.

Price's goal was the third golden goal scored by the Seminoles this year and the first in the NCAA Tournament since Sanna Talonen's diving header in double overtime beat Connecticut 3-2 in a 2007 quarterfinal match-up in Tallahassee.

Friday night's victory kept FSU perfect at home in the NCAA Tournament improving to 18-0-0 all-time. The win also extended the Seminoles school record home winning streak to 18 straight. Friday night's win also marked the first time this year the Seminoles won a game in which their opponents scored first (1-4-0).

Florida State advances to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament for the fifth year in a row and for the sixth time in school history. The Seminoles will face Notre Dame next week. The Fighting Irish defeated Oregon State on Friday 1-0.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty              108  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena              108  0   0  0  0                
F    6 Jessica Price              98  3   1  1  0        1       
MF   9 Tori Huster                98  2   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             18  1   0  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty           100  6   4  0  1                
D   15 Tiana Brockway            108  0   0  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan              108  0   0  0  0                
MF  19 Becky Edwards             108  3   2  0  0                
D   23 Toni Pressley             108  1   0  0  0                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 35  1   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     3 Casey Short                80  0   0  0  1                
     5 Alex Crown                  8  0   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             82  4   3  1  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour            10  0   0  0  0                
    12 Breezy Hupp                10  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                       108 21  10  2  2        1       
       Opp                       108  8   2  1  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty               107:59  1    1  1       
                          =========================
FSU                        107:59  1    1  1       
Opp                        107:59  2    8    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  54:49 Opp  Opponent                                            ball off left post                                                         
  2.  64:48 FSU  Lauren Switzer            Casey Short               header inside far post from 5 yards                                        
  3. 107:59 FSU  Jessica Price             Tiffany McCarty           long run to left post shot 4 yards                                         


  1 2 OT O2 Total
TEXAS A&M
0
1
0
0
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
0
1
2

NOTRE DAME 2, FLORIDA STATE 0
11/27/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA, Elite 8

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Fall To Irish 2-0.

The Seminoles' season comes to an end with a loss to the Irish in the NCAA Quarterfinals.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - As the classic saying goes, 'All good things must come to end,' and unfortunately for the Seminoles that day happened to come on Friday in the quarterfinals of the 2009 NCAA Women's Soccer Championship. In front of a sold out crowd of 2,000, sixth-ranked Florida State (19-5-1) saw its season come to close with a 2-0 loss to fifth-ranked Notre Dame (21-3-1).

In a game in which Florida State dominated the flow of play, all it took was 51 seconds for Notre Dame to get the result they wanted. Late in the first half, the Irish capitalized on a defensive miscue and a header off a corner to grab a 2-0 lead right before the half.

Notre Dame's Melissa Henderson scored the game's first goal putting away a loose ball from close range off a failed clear by the Seminole defense in the 39th minute. The shot by the sophomore forward deflected off the outstretched arm of FSU goalkeeper Erin McNulty and inside the right post for her team leading 18th goal of the season.

Before the Seminoles could catch their breath, the Irish struck again just 51 seconds later to push their lead to 2-0. Off a Notre Dame corner, Haley Ford found the back of the net on a header inside the right post for her third goal of the season. Rose Augustin was credited with the assist on the play.

Both teams finished the game equal in shots (14-14) and corners (5-5).

Florida State had its chances early but could not find the back of the net as Irish keeper Nikki Weiss finished the game with five saves in earning her seventh shutout of the season.

In the eighth minute, Weiss was there for the save from close range on a shot from Tiffany McCarty. Rachel Lim began the play slipping a pass to Jessica Price. Holding off a pair of Irish defenders, Price made a quick move toward the inside of the 18 before slotting a pass to McCarty. The sophomore forward one-timed the pass toward the upper right corner, but Weiss was there for the save.

Following a Seminole throw-in in the 27th minute, the ball was played out to the top of the box where Ines Jaurena came rushing on and blasted a shot on frame. But Weiss was there for the save on the near post.

Toni Pressley sent a header into the box off a Seminole throw-in in the 60th minute of action, but Weiss made a nice play securing the ball by going over the top of a leaping Price from eight yards out.

Jaurena led the Seminoles tying a career-high with three shots.

The loss saw the Seminoles' 18-game home winning streak come to an end which dates back to last season. It also marked the first time that FSU has ever lost a postseason game on its home turf. Entering Friday's contest, Florida State was a perfect 18-0-0 all-time at home in the NCAA Tournament.

Florida State wraps-up the season with the second most wins in school history (19), while claiming a share of its first ACC regular season title.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  18 Erin McNulty               90  0   0  0  0                
D    2 Ines Jaurena               90  3   1  0  0                
F    6 Jessica Price              84  2   0  0  0                
MF   9 Tori Huster                28  0   0  0  0                
MF  13 Amanda DaCosta             90  2   0  0  0                
F   14 Tiffany McCarty            81  1   1  0  0                
D   15 Tiana Brockway             90  1   0  0  0                
D   17 Ella Stephan               90  0   0  0  0                
MF  19 Becky Edwards              90  1   1  0  0                
D   23 Toni Pressley              90  2   2  0  0                
MF  28 Rachel Lim                 29  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     3 Casey Short                62  1   0  0  0                
     8 Lauren Switzer             62  1   0  0  0                
    10 Marissa Kazbour             9  0   0  0  0                
    12 Breezy Hupp                 6  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 14   5  0  0                
       Opp                        90 14   3  2  1        1       

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Erin McNulty                90:00  2    1    1     
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  2    1    1     
Opp                         90:00  0    5  1      1
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  38:35 Opp  Opponent                                            put away off loose ball from close range                                   
  2.  39:26 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  header off corner inside right post                                        


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NOTRE DAME
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0
2
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0