Florida State Women's Soccer - 2014 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Soccer - 2014 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Mark Krikorian, Head Coach
Mike Bristol, Assistant Coach
Armand Dikranian, Volunteer Assistant
Wes Hart, Assistant Coach
Nathan Minion, Director of Operations

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2014 Soccer


2014 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Caroline Brockmeier, 5-10, GK, Tallahassee

Haylie Grant, 5-6, MF, Brentwood, CA

Debbie Hahn, 5-9, F-D, Port Richey

Ari Hudson, 5-4, D-MF, Portland, OR

Morgan Kennedy, 5-9, D-MF, Denver, CO

Emma Koivisto, 5-6, D-MF, Helsinki, Finland

Cheyna Williams, 5-9, F, Hampton, GA


2014 Roster - By Name

L
T                                             PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 21 Marta Bakowska-MathewsMF      5-9   Sr   ***  Kent, England (Saint Michael's)
   1 Caroline Brockmeier   GK      5-10  Fr        Tallahassee (Chiles)
*  7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir  MF      5-11  Sr   ***  Hella, Iceland (Garoabaer)
*  6 Megan Campbell        D       5-8   Sr   *    Louth, Ireland (Institute of Technology Carlow)
* 22 Kirsten Crowley       D-MF    5-5   So-R *    Panama City Beach (Arnold)
*  3 Nickolette Driesse    MF      5-5   So   *    Wayne, NJ (Wayne Hills)
*  4 Jamia Fields          MF-F    5-5   Sr   ***  Alta Loma, CA (Los Osos)
*  2 Haylie Grant          MF      5-6   Fr        Brentwood, CA (Heritage)
* 13 Kristin Grubka        D-MF    5-10  Sr   ***  Melbourne (Melbourne)
* 31 Debbie Hahn           F-D     5-9   Fr        Port Richey (Fivay)
*  8 Michaela Hahn         MF      5-4   Jr   **   Titusville (Titusville)
*  9 Ari Hudson            D-MF    5-4   Fr        Portland, OR (Jesuit)
* 14 Morgan Kennedy        D-MF    5-9   Sr-R      Denver, CO (Mullen/Oregon State)
* 23 Emma Koivisto         D-MF    5-6   Fr        Helsinki, Finland (Makelanrinne Sport)
  50 Yulie Lopez           MF      5-7   So   *    West Palm Beach (Palm Beach Central)
* 38 Cassie Miller         GK      5-11  Fr-R      Cave Creek, AZ (Cactus Shadows)
* 18 Hikaru Murakami       MF      5-2   Sr   ***  Nagoya, Japan (Tomioka)
* 16 Carson Pickett        D-MF    5-8   Jr   **   Fleming Island (Saint Johns Country Day)
*  5 Kacy Scarpa           D       5-5   So-R *    Lakeland (Jenkins)
* 11 Isabella Schmid       MF      5-6   Jr   **   Wangen, Germany (Saint Ursula Schulen)
* 10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir
                           F-MF    5-9   So-R *    Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland (Menntaskolinn i Kopavogi)
* 19 Cheyna Williams       F       5-9   Jr        Hampton, GA (Lovejoy/Vanderbilt)

2014 Roster - By Number

L
T                                             PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   1 Caroline Brockmeier   GK      5-10  Fr        Tallahassee (Chiles)
*  2 Haylie Grant          MF      5-6   Fr        Brentwood, CA (Heritage)
*  3 Nickolette Driesse    MF      5-5   So   *    Wayne, NJ (Wayne Hills)
*  4 Jamia Fields          MF-F    5-5   Sr   ***  Alta Loma, CA (Los Osos)
*  5 Kacy Scarpa           D       5-5   So-R *    Lakeland (Jenkins)
*  6 Megan Campbell        D       5-8   Sr   *    Louth, Ireland (Institute of Technology Carlow)
*  7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir  MF      5-11  Sr   ***  Hella, Iceland (Garoabaer)
*  8 Michaela Hahn         MF      5-4   Jr   **   Titusville (Titusville)
*  9 Ari Hudson            D-MF    5-4   Fr        Portland, OR (Jesuit)
* 10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir
                           F-MF    5-9   So-R *    Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland (Menntaskolinn i Kopavogi)
* 11 Isabella Schmid       MF      5-6   Jr   **   Wangen, Germany (Saint Ursula Schulen)
* 13 Kristin Grubka        D-MF    5-10  Sr   ***  Melbourne (Melbourne)
* 14 Morgan Kennedy        D-MF    5-9   Sr-R      Denver, CO (Mullen/Oregon State)
* 16 Carson Pickett        D-MF    5-8   Jr   **   Fleming Island (Saint Johns Country Day)
* 18 Hikaru Murakami       MF      5-2   Sr   ***  Nagoya, Japan (Tomioka)
* 19 Cheyna Williams       F       5-9   Jr        Hampton, GA (Lovejoy/Vanderbilt)
* 21 Marta Bakowska-MathewsMF      5-9   Sr   ***  Kent, England (Saint Michael's)
* 22 Kirsten Crowley       D-MF    5-5   So-R *    Panama City Beach (Arnold)
* 23 Emma Koivisto         D-MF    5-6   Fr        Helsinki, Finland (Makelanrinne Sport)
* 31 Debbie Hahn           F-D     5-9   Fr        Port Richey (Fivay)
* 38 Cassie Miller         GK      5-11  Fr-R      Cave Creek, AZ (Cactus Shadows)
  50 Yulie Lopez           MF      5-7   So   *    West Palm Beach (Palm Beach Central)

2014 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dagny Brynjarsdottir     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

Kristin Grubka           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

Emma Koivisto            Top Drawer Soccer - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         Soccer America - 2nd Team Freshman All-American

Cassie Miller            Top Drawer Soccer - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         Soccer America - 2nd Team Freshman All-American

Cheyna Williams          Soccer America - 1st Team All-American
                         Nat Soccer Coaches Assoc of America - 3rd Team All-American
                         Top Drawer Soccer - 3rd Team All-American

All-Americans -  5

2014 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
08/22
Ref
H
PORTLAND W 1-0
08/24
Ref
H
MINNESOTA W 4-1
08/29
Ref
A
OKLAHOMA STATE
2OT
W 2-1
08/31
Ref
A
OKLAHOMA W 1-0
09/05
Ref
H
FLORIDA L 1-2
09/08
Ref
H
ST. JOHN'S W 4-0
09/14
Ref
H
STETSON W 7-0
09/18
Ref
A
CONNECTICUT W 3-2
09/21
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE W 2-0
09/25
Ref
H
LOUISVILLE W 6-0
09/28
Ref
H
VIRGINIA W 1-0
10/04
Ref
A
MIAMI W 3-0
10/09
Ref
H
SYRACUSE W 2-0
10/12
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH W 2-1
10/18
Ref
A
PITTSBURGH W 3-0
10/23
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
2 OT
T 1-1
10/26
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 4-0
10/31
Ref
H
DUKE W 2-0
11/07
Ref
N
NOTRE DAME
ACC, Greensboro, NC
W 3-1
11/09
Ref
N
VIRGINIA
ACC Championship, Greensboro, NC
W 1-0
11/14
Ref
H
SOUTH ALABAMA
NCAA
W 5-0
11/21
Ref
H
NORTHEASTERN
NCAA
W 3-0
11/23
Ref
H
CENTRAL FLORIDA
NCAA, Sweet 16
W 1-0
11/28
Ref
H
SOUTH CAROLINA
NCAA, Elite 8
W 5-0
12/05
Ref
N
STANFORD
NCAA, College Cup, Final Four, Boca Raton, Fl
W 2-0
12/07
Ref
N
VIRGINIA
NCAA, College Cup Finals, Boca Raton, Fl
W 1-0
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   24- 1-1  13- 1     7- 0-1   4- 0


2014 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1t FLORIDA STATE         9- 0-1  24- 1-1
 1t NORTH CAROLINA        9- 0-1  14- 3-2
 3  VIRGINIA              9- 1    23- 3 
 4  NOTRE DAME            7- 2-1  14- 5-2
 5  CLEMSON               6- 3-1  13- 3-3
 6  VIRGINIA TECH         5- 5    16- 5 
 7  DUKE                  4- 5-1   8- 9-1
 8t LOUISVILLE            3- 5-2   7- 9-2
 8t WAKE FOREST           3- 5-2   5- 9-3
10  BOSTON COLLEGE        3- 6-1  10- 8-1
11t MIAMI                 2- 7-1   5-10-4
11t SYRACUSE              2- 7-1   4-13-1
13  PITTSBURGH            2- 8     6-12 
14  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  0-10     2-15-2

2014 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Greensboro, NC
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
11/07/2014  (1)FLORIDA STATE 3, (4)NOTRE DAME 1                 Round 1
11/07/2014  (3)VIRGINIA 2, (2)NORTH CAROLINA 0                  Round 1
11/09/2014  (1)FLORIDA STATE 1, (3)VIRGINIA 0                   Round 2

2014 EOY Stats

Offensive Stats Name GP GS Min G A Pts Sh Sh% SOG SOG% YC RC GW PK ATT =============================================================================== Dagny Brynjarsdottir 23 21 1782 16 6 38 87 0.184 50 0.575 0 0 5 0 0 Cheyna Williams 26 24 1443 14 6 34 76 0.184 37 0.487 0 0 5 0 0 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir 24 2 953 12 4 28 44 0.273 23 0.523 0 0 3 0 0 Marta Bakowska-Mathews 26 7 1306 9 6 24 42 0.214 25 0.595 1 0 3 0 0 Carson Pickett 26 25 1717 2 13 17 35 0.057 16 0.457 0 0 1 0 0 Jamia Fields 25 25 1896 4 8 16 37 0.108 12 0.324 4 0 1 0 0 Megan Campbell 21 18 1639 2 12 16 9 0.222 5 0.556 1 0 2 0 0 Kristin Grubka 26 26 2345 3 5 11 33 0.091 10 0.303 1 0 2 0 0 Isabella Schmid 26 22 1607 2 6 10 32 0.063 14 0.438 0 0 1 0 0 Emma Koivisto 23 23 2025 2 6 10 15 0.133 6 0.400 0 0 1 0 0 Michaela Hahn 26 24 1931 0 6 6 35 0.000 12 0.343 0 0 0 0 0 Kacy Scarpa 11 0 179 1 2 4 2 0.500 1 0.500 0 0 0 0 0 Nickolette Driesse 20 6 700 1 1 3 14 0.071 8 0.571 0 0 0 0 0 Kirsten Crowley 26 26 2375 1 1 3 11 0.091 3 0.273 0 0 0 0 0 Ari Hudson 10 0 129 1 1 3 3 0.333 2 0.667 0 0 0 0 0 Hikaru Murakami 25 8 979 0 3 3 5 0.000 2 0.400 0 0 0 0 0 Morgan Kennedy 17 3 533 0 2 2 3 0.000 1 0.333 0 0 0 0 0 Debbie Hahn 11 0 130 0 1 1 4 0.000 2 0.500 0 0 0 0 0 Haylie Grant 8 0 85 0 1 1 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 Cassie Miller 26 26 2375 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 ========================================================= FSU 26 2375 70 90 230 487 0.144 229 0.470 7 0 24 0 0 Opp 26 2375 9 10 28 147 0.061 55 0.374 17 0 1 0 0 Defensive Stats Name GP GS Minutes GA Avg Saves Pct W L T Sho Faced ============================================================================= Cassie Miller 26 26 2375:24 9 0.34 44 0.830 24 1 1 19 Team 0 0 0:00 0 0.00 2 1.000 0 0 0 0 ======================================================= FSU 26 2375:24 9 0.34 46 0.836 24 1 1 19 0 Opp 26 2375:24 70 2.65 159 0.694 1 24 1 0

FLORIDA STATE 1, PORTLAND 0
08/22/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Blank Pilots in Season Opener.
Berglind Thorvaldsdottir scores the lone goal of the match with one second left in the first half.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - One goal and just one second on the clock was all Florida State needed Friday night as the second-ranked Seminoles opened the 2014 season with a 1-0 victory over No. 11 Portland in front of a fantastic crowd of 1,624 inside the Seminole Soccer Complex.

"I give an awful lot of credit to Portland, coming in here, playing in the heat and humidity, and battling and making it very difficult for us," Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian said. "We started off a little slow, a little bit sluggish and then as we started to play a little bit we started to get better rhythm in the run of play. But we will have to be a bit better in the penalty box and in and around the goal as we move on this season."

With the clock winding down late in the first half, Berglind Thorvaldsdottir took a pass from Morgan Kennedy and fired a long shot from about 30 yards out that beat Portland keeper Hanna De Haan for what would be the only goal of the game. The ball crossed the plain of the goal just under the crossbar with one second left in the half to give the Noles the lead heading into the locker room.

"We won the ball and I saw the goalkeeper was real ahead of the line," said Thorvaldsdottir. "I thought, hey I'm going to go for it. And I did and it scored."

"Obviously a very opportunistic goal at the end of the first half by Berglind," added Krikorian. "But overall, I think when you walk away and have a win against a top 20 team, and you have a shutout with a few good chances, I think you feel reasonably good about it."

The goal would hold up as the Seminoles extended their school-record home unbeaten streak to 36 games (35-0-1) following Friday night's victory. Florida State also improved to 14-5-1 all-time on opening day including a mark of 9-1-1 when opening at home.

"It felt great," added redshirt sophomore defender Kirsten Crowley on playing in front of the home crowd. "I mean, the crowd was awesome and it was a great atmosphere. It was easy to get motivated tonight."

Florida State has now played in 17 one-goal games dating back to the start of last year with the Seminoles claiming 15 victories including eight by a 1-0 decision.

The Seminoles finished the game out shooting the Pilots 23-8 including 16-4 in the second half. Florida State also held the edge in corner kicks at 8-3.

Florida State looked to add more in the second half but was denied by De Haan and a pair of clutch team saves by Portland's defense.

In the 52nd minute, Kristin Grubka found a streaking Cheyna Williams down the middle of the field. The junior transfer beat the keeper to the ball as her touch carried her to the end line. Williams recovered in time to put a shot on goal but a Pilot defender was there to keep the ball out of the back of the net.

Twenty minutes later another team save by Portland kept the Seminole lead at 1-0. This time it was Nickolette Driesse that beat De Haan with a low liner toward the far post but Ellie Boon came out of nowhere to make a tremendous save before the ball crossed the line.

Less than six minutes later, a header by Grubka off a corner kick from Isabella Schmid was saved off the far post by De Haan.

On the other side of the net, Cassie Miller earned her first collegiate victory and shutout as the redshirt freshman keeper made to two saves in 90 minutes of action against the Pilots.

The Seminole defense, led by Grubka, Crowley, Emma Koivisto, Schmid and Carson Pickett, was stellar on Friday night limiting the Pilots to just two shots on goal.

"I think we played really well tonight," said Crowley. "We had a bunch of chances and I think when we go back and watch the film, we will tweak a couple things. We are going to start scoring a lot of goals. Our attack is really good. Defensively, we are very organized and it is a good start to the season."

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   3 Nickolette Driesse         35  1   1  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               80  3   0  0  0                
MF   8 Michaela Hahn              90  4   1  0  0                
D   11 Isabella Schmid            71  2   0  0  0                
D   13 Kristin Grubka             90  1   1  0  0                
MF  16 Carson Pickett             69  2   0  0  0                
F   19 Cheyna Williams            50  3   1  0  0                
F   21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     82  2   1  0  0                
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  1   0  0  0                
D   23 Emma Koivisto              67  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     6 Megan Campbell             19  0   0  0  0                
     9 Ari Hudson                 10  1   1  0  0                
    10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   40  3   1  1  0        1       
    14 Morgan Kennedy             31  0   0  0  1                
    18 Hikaru Murakami            67  0   0  0  0                
    31 Debbie Hahn                10  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 23   7  1  1        1       
       Opp                        90  8   2  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  0    2  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    2  1      1
Opp                         90:00  1    6    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  44:59 FSU  Berglind Thorvaldsdottir  Morgan Kennedy            30 yard shot to close the first half                                       


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

FLORIDA STATE 4, MINNESOTA 1
08/24/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Second Half Surge Paces FSU Past Minnesota.
The Seminoles score three times in the second half to break a 1-1 tie.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Second-ranked Florida State (2-0-0) scored three second half goals en route to a 4-1 victory over Minnesota (1-1-0) on a hot, sweltering Sunday afternoon inside the Seminole Soccer Complex.

“Credit Minnesota, they came out and battled hard for 90 minutes this afternoon,” Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian said. “But in the end, I was pleased with how our players handled themselves through the all the different weather we had to play through today to get the result.”

Marta Bakowska-Mathews and Kristin Grubka led all players with three points in the win on a goal and an assist, while Carson Pickett contributed with a pair of assists for her second career multi-assist game. Cheyna Williams and Dagny Brynjarsdottir rounded out the scoring on Sunday with a goal apiece.

Both teams found the back of the net in the first half playing to a 1-1 tie after the first 45 minutes.

Williams scored her first goal as a Seminole on a beautiful move to evade a pair of Golden Gopher defenders following a long pass from Grubka in the 34th minute. The junior transfer advanced the ball forward with a touch off her body and managed to get around two defenders before slotting a low liner past a diving Tarah Hobbs and inside the left post.

Emma Koivisto looked to give the Seminoles a two-goal lead in the 43rd minute but Hobbs came through with an outstanding diving save on a ball headed toward the lower left corner of the net. The rebound went out to Williams who one-timed a shot high and out of play.

Minnesota would find the equalizer right before the half taking advantage of a Seminole foul deep in the Golden Gopher attacking third. The restart was played quickly out to Simone Kolander, who fired a shot that deflected off a Seminole player inside the 6-yard box. The rebound went right to the feet of Ashley Pafko as she one-timed the ball into the back of the net to tie the match at 1-1 with 27 seconds left in the first half.

Florida State came out to start the second half on the attack and it paid off as Bakowska-Mathews and Pickett played a little give-and-go to put the Noles on top for good. Bakowska-Mathews flared a pass to Pickett out on the left who returned the favor with a low-liner inside the 6-yard box that Bakowska-Mathews one-timed into the goal to give Florida State a 2-1 lead in the 48th minute.

“I thought it was huge,” said Krikorian on the quick goal to start the second half. “We talked about responding and we don’t like to give up goals. Certainly not here, or anywhere; I thought our kids responded very, very well. We came out and it was fairly clear in that first few minutes of the second half the focus and concentration of the group was very good. I thought the goal was quality.”

“I saw that I could create a 2v1 with Carson out wide,” said Bakowska-Mathews. “That led to her being open, so I passed her the ball. She crossed it and I was open on the run.”

Just over five minutes later, the match was halted for lightning in the area. The 45-minute weather delay seemed to energize Minnesota as the visitors from the north controlled the tempo from the restart. A few seconds after resuming play, the Golden Gophers were on the attack as Olivia Schultz sent a free kick into the 18-yard box that was headed on frame by Sydney Squires. Cassie Miller was there for the diving save, one of three stops on the afternoon for the redshirt freshman.

A little over six minutes later off a Seminole turnover in Minnesota’s attacking third, Josee Stiever stole the ball and found a streaking Squires sprinting down the right side. The Gopher forward tried to sneak a shot inside the near post but Miller was there for the save.

“We got to be better with that,” added Krikorian on how the players responded after the weather delay. “We lost our rhythm in the play, and certainly rain was coming down and it cooled off a little bit and so on. We can’t accept that. If you want to be a champion, if you want to play at an elite level, you can’t accept that as the standard that’s good enough. We’ll talk about it but much like we did at halftime, we talked about coming back after conceding a goal late and overall I thought our response was very good.”

Florida State shook off the rusty restart from the weather delay and regained the momentum in the 60th minute thanks to a Minnesota foul deep in the Seminoles’ attacking third. Pickett bent the free kick inside the goal box toward the far post. Grubka won the ball flicking a header that ricocheted off the leg of Megan Campbell but Hobbs made the save to keep the Seminole lead at 2-1.

Grubka would find the back of the net in the 67th minute to push FSU’s advantage to 3-1. Following another Minnesota foul down toward the end line, Pickett’s free kick was saved on the far post by a Golden Gopher defender. The Seminoles kept possession of the ball inside the 18 where Isabella Schmid sent a cross from the left side that was deflected by a diving Hobbs. The ball came right to Grubka who hammered the deflection into the upper left hand corner of the net for her first goal of the season.

Brynjarsdottir rounded out the scoring on Sunday in the 74th minute following a double assist from Bakowska-Mathews and Pickett. Off a Seminole corner kick, Pickett played the ball quickly to Bakowska-Mathews who sent a cross into the box. The Icelandic native was there with a header flicking the ball into the goal to give Florida State a 4-1 lead.

With the win, the Seminoles extended their school-record home unbeaten streak to 37 games (36-0-1).

Florida State finished the match on Sunday with the advantage in both shots (21-8) and corners (9-2).

“I think it’s really good that we could get two wins and six points on the board,” added Bakowska-Mathews. “It is hard to come out on a Sunday in the heat, but I think the team did well.”

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               41  1   1  0  0                
F    7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir       58  2   1  1  0                
MF   8 Michaela Hahn              57  1   1  0  0                
F   10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   44  0   0  0  0                
D   11 Isabella Schmid            60  0   0  0  1                
D   13 Kristin Grubka             90  4   1  1  1                
MF  16 Carson Pickett             74  3   3  0  2                
MF  18 Hikaru Murakami            57  0   0  0  0                
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  2   1  0  0                
D   23 Emma Koivisto              75  1   1  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     2 Haylie Grant                8  0   0  0  0                
     3 Nickolette Driesse         33  0   0  0  0                
     5 Kacy Scarpa                 5  0   0  0  0                
     6 Megan Campbell             46  1   1  0  0                
     9 Ari Hudson                 24  0   0  0  0                
    14 Morgan Kennedy             25  0   0  0  0                
    19 Cheyna Williams            46  4   2  1  0                
    21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     65  1   1  1  1        1       
    31 Debbie Hahn                 5  1   1  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 21  14  4  5        1       
       Opp                        90  8   4  1  1                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  1    3  1       
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  1    3  1       
Opp                         90:00  4   10    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  33:37 FSU  Cheyna Williams           Kristin Grubka            put away from 4 yards after winning the ball in the box                    
  2.  44:33 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  rebound off deflection                                                     
  3.  47:52 FSU  Marta Bakowska-Mathews    Carson Pickett            put away from cross into the box                                           
  4.  66:06 FSU  Kristin Grubka            Isabella Schmid           one time off deflected cross                                               
  5.  73:58 FSU  Dagny Brynjarsdottir      Marta Bakowska-Mathews    header from an entry pass off corner                                       
                                           Carson Pickett


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

FLORIDA STATE 2, OKLAHOMA STATE 1
08/29/2014, STILLWATER, OK, 2OT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Great Finnish In Stillwater.
Emma Koivisto scores the game-winner for her first career goal.

STILLWATER, OK – Freshman Emma Koivisto found a great time to score her first career goal as the Finnish native one-timed a long throw-in by Megan Campbell in the second overtime as second-ranked Florida State (3-0-0) came from behind to defeat Oklahoma State (0-3-0) 2-1 Friday evening inside the Cowgirl Soccer Complex.

“We had some late heroics to equalize and then a golden goal which is kind of a nice way to end it for us,” Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian said. “But overall, I am quite encouraged. It is always difficult to go on the road and to come here in a tough environment is a credit to our kids. They did a great job tonight.”

Trailing 1-0 after the 33rd minute, the Seminoles finally found the equalizer in the 81st minute on a goal by senior captain Dagny Brynjarsdottir. The Icelandic native one-timed a rebound off a deflected shot by Kristin Grubka inside the left post to tie the match at 1-1.

The Noles almost capped off the come-from-behind victory in regulation when a header by Brynjarsdottir was saved off the line by Cowgirl defender Lauren Reyes to force overtime between the two schools for the second straight year.

Florida State came right out of the gates to start the first overtime as a shot by Brynjarsdottir was saved by a diving Medina.

OSU got a great look in the 93rd minute when the speedy Courtney Dike got loose in the Cowgirl attacking third. Her shot from the right side of the pitch deflected off a Seminole defender and went just wide of the far post.

Moments later the Seminoles were called for a foul deep in Oklahoma State’s attacking third. But the free kick by Allie Stephenson from about 22 yards out went wide and high.

Neither team could muster much offense in the second overtime until Campbell and Koivisto connected on the golden goal in the 105th minute.

Campbell heaved a long throw just inside the six-yard box that Koivisto ran in on and one-timed the shot into the back of the net for her first goal as a Seminole.

“That throw can create a bit of chaos and we know that Megan’s throw is dangerous,” said Krikorian. “She got it in there and it was nice to see Emma come in there and finish for us.”

Florida State finished the match out shooting Oklahoma State 38-5 including 21-1 in the second half and 6-2 in overtime. The Seminoles took 10 corners to just three by the Cowgirls.

OSU keeper Rosa Medina finished with a career-high 13 saves, while Cassie Miller finished with one save in 105 minutes.

“Overall, I thought we played pretty well,” added Krikorian. “We knew from last year that Oklahoma State would be a dangerous opponent and that they would be very quick in the counter attack. But we felt we could control the tempo of the game which we did for a majority of the time tonight.”

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller             105  0   0  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               79  4   0  0  0                
F    7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir      101  8   4  1  0                
MF   8 Michaela Hahn              44  0   0  0  0                
D   11 Isabella Schmid            82  5   2  0  0                
D   13 Kristin Grubka            105  2   1  0  1                
MF  16 Carson Pickett             81  6   4  0  0                
MF  18 Hikaru Murakami            62  0   0  0  0                
F   19 Cheyna Williams            79  5   2  0  0                
D   22 Kirsten Crowley           105  0   0  0  0                
D   23 Emma Koivisto              85  2   1  1  0        1       
       ---Substitutes---
     3 Nickolette Driesse         14  0   0  0  0                
     6 Megan Campbell             73  2   0  0  1                
    10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   19  1   1  0  0                
    14 Morgan Kennedy             47  0   0  0  0                
    21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     74  3   1  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                       105 38  16  2  2        1       
       Opp                       105  5   2  1  1  2             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller              105:24  1    1  1       
                          =========================
FSU                        105:24  1    1  1       
Opp                        105:24  2   14    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  32:24 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  2-on-1, pass to shot from 8 yards to far post                              
  2.  80:06 FSU  Dagny Brynjarsdottir      Kristin Grubka            shot blocked, rebound sent in                                              
  3. 115:22 FSU  Emma Koivisto             Megan Campbell            long throw in, shot from 6 yards                                           


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

FLORIDA STATE 1, OKLAHOMA 0
08/31/2014, NORMAN, OK

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Blanks Oklahoma, 1-0.
Dagny Brynjarsdottir's first half goal holds up as the Seminoles remain undefeated on the year.

NORMAN, OK – Second-ranked Florida State received a first half goal from Dagny Brynjarsdottir as the Seminoles blanked Oklahoma (2-1-1) 1-0 Sunday afternoon inside the OU Soccer Complex in Norman, Okla.

The Seminoles completed the weekend sweep of Oklahoma State and Oklahoma to remain undefeated on the year as FSU improved to 4-0-0.

“Overall, it’s quite satisfying to go on the road and win two games against two good opponents,” Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian said. “I don’t think any of us feel great with the way we played today but to come into a tough environment and get a win is always a good thing.”

Brynjarsdottir gave the Noles the early lead finding the back of the net in the 23rd minute for her third goal of the season. The goal came off a long throw-in from Megan Campbell as the Irish native heaved the ball inside the six-yard box that skipped over a line of players and right to a wide open Brynjarsdottir who finished the play with an easy header into the back of the net.

The senior captain looked to give the Garnet and Gold a two goal advantage just a minute and 26 seconds later but her bending shot from about 16 yards out clanked off the near post.

Oklahoma was awarded a penalty kick opportunity in the 35th minute when Lizzie Luallin was taken down inside the 18-yard box. Luallin stepped up to take the kick but it was Cassie Miller that came through with a huge save to keep FSU’s one-goal lead intact. Miller read the play perfectly as Luallin tried to sneak the kick right down the middle but the Seminole keeper cradled the ball and held on while falling to her left.

OU’s only other shot on goal in the first half came on its first and only corner in the half in the 14th minute. The header by Madison Kinzer was easily handled by Miller for the save.

Florida State went into the locker room with a 12-3 shot advantage, while taking four corners to OU’s one. Berglind Thorvaldsdottir led all players with four shots in the first 45 minutes of action.

The two teams combined for just seven shots in the second half with both teams putting two on frame.

The best scoring opportunity for the Seminoles in the second half came in the 84th minute when Jamia Fields sent a low lining pass up the field to a streaking Brynjarsdottir, who tried to bend a shot inside the right post from 12 yards out but Kaitlyn Keith came up with a nice diving save.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               59  1   0  0  0                
D    6 Megan Campbell             72  0   0  0  1  1             
MF   8 Michaela Hahn              63  1   1  0  0                
F   10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   38  4   2  0  0                
D   13 Kristin Grubka             90  0   0  0  0                
MF  14 Morgan Kennedy             90  0   0  0  0                
MF  18 Hikaru Murakami            44  0   0  0  0                
MF  21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     42  1   1  0  0                
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  0   0  0  0                
D   23 Emma Koivisto              90  1   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     3 Nickolette Driesse         18  0   0  0  0                
     5 Kacy Scarpa                 1  0   0  0  0                
     7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir       70  4   2  1  0        1       
     9 Ari Hudson                 10  1   0  0  0                
    11 Isabella Schmid            37  2   1  0  0                
    16 Carson Pickett             34  0   0  0  0                
    19 Cheyna Williams            52  1   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 16   7  1  1  1     1       
       Opp                        90  6   4  0  0  2             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  0    4  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    4  1      1
Opp                         90:00  1    6    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  22:30 FSU  Dagny Brynjarsdottir      Megan Campbell            close-range shot off a long throw-in                                       


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

FLORIDA 2, FLORIDA STATE 1
09/05/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Fall to Gators, 2-1.

The Seminoles home unbeaten streak comes to a close at 37 straight matches (36-0-1).

TALLAHASSEE, FL – A pair of first half goals were too much to overcome for second-ranked Florida State (4-1-0) as the Seminoles fell to eighth-ranked Florida (4-1-0) 2-1 Friday evening in front of a packed house of 3,569, the second largest crowd in school history, inside the Seminole Soccer Complex.

The loss for the Seminoles marked their first at home since October 13, 2011 when they fell to Maryland 3-0, snapping a 37-game home unbeaten streak (36-0-1). It also marked Florida State’s first loss in regulation since falling 4-2 to Virginia in the ACC Tournament – a streak covering 38 consecutive matches.

“Everyone who had a chance to come out and watch this game was treated to a very, very good match,” Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian said. “They did a better job of finishing their chances then we did and at the end of the day this is what this game comes down to. Overall, there were some very good moments for us, but we have to be more clinical in the box.”

Florida also brought to a close FSU’s three-game winning streak in the series.

“The atmosphere could not have been better tonight, what a fantastic atmosphere to have a soccer match,” said Krikorian. “The Tallahassee community is fantastic. The first thing the coaches from Florida said to me after the game was over was how great the environment was here tonight. I’m just thrilled as can be with regards to tonight’s crowd and hope they continue to come out and support us for the remainder of the season.”

Florida State had a golden opportunity to score the game’s first goal in the 21st minute when Carson Pickett sent a beautiful cross from down on the end line. Cheyna Williams was on the receiving end of the pass one-timing her shot just over the crossbar.

Florida broke the scoreless tie in the 25th minute on a goal by Pamela Begic as she put away a cross from Tessa Andujar from about eight yards out. The goal, which was perfectly slotted into the upper right corner of the net, was her first of the season.

FSU had held the Gators without a goal for over 226 minutes before the goal by Begic.

The Seminoles came right back with a scoring opportunity in the 32nd minute following Florida State’s first corner kick of the match. The long corner kick from Pickett was tracked down by Kristin Grubka, who served the ball to Isabella Schmid back toward the top of the box. Schmid then looped a pass inside six-yards where a header from Dagny Brynjarsdottir was saved by Florida keeper Taylor Burke.

The Gators extended their lead to 2-0 just over three minutes later when Betsy Middleton and Begic played a little give-and-go combination from just outside the 18-yard box. Middleton had the finishing touch from about 20 yards slotting a lower liner inside the right post for her first goal of the season.

FSU looked to cut the deficit in half in the 38th minute when Pickett fought her way through two Gator defenders before flicking a shot over the head of an oncoming Burke but the ball caromed off the crossbar and was kicked out of harm’s way by a Gator defender.

The Seminoles finally drew within one of the lead with just under two minutes left in the half as Brynjarsdottir broke through with her fourth goal of the season. Following a Gator foul in FSU’s attacking third, Pickett’s free kick found the head of a diving Brynjarsdottir that flicked the ball inside the left post from about 16 yards out to cut the deficit to 2-1.

In the second half, Florida’s Jillian Graff got in behind the Seminole defense off a deflected 50/50 ball in the 70th minute. The senior forward one-timed a shot on goal but a charging Cassie Miller was there for the diving save.

Florida State would not go away quietly looking for the equalizer in the 80th minute when a header from Berglind Thorvaldsdottir off a cross from Jamia Fields was saved out of bounds by Burke. On the ensuing corner, a header by Grubka went just wide of the left post.

The Seminoles final scoring chance came in the 86th when a header by Marta Bakowska-Mathews was saved by Burke. Emma Koivisto sent a cross from the right flank inside of 8 yards where Bakowska-Mathews came out of nowhere with a diving header.

“Our kids fought hard until the final whistle,” added Krikorian. “There were a lot of chances in the last five minutes. We just have to be a little bit better in front of the goal.”

Florida State finished the match with the advantage in both shots (15-8) and corner kicks (6-5) but it wasn’t enough as the Gators came away with their first win in the series since downing the Seminoles 2-1 in overtime in Tallahassee back in 2010.

Both goalkeepers played all 90 minutes on Friday night. UF’s Burke finished the match with five saves, while Miller was credited with two.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               75  0   0  0  0                
F    7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir       90  4   2  1  0                
MF   8 Michaela Hahn              90  2   1  0  0                
D   11 Isabella Schmid            82  0   0  0  0                
D   13 Kristin Grubka             90  1   0  0  0                
MF  16 Carson Pickett             90  1   0  0  1                
MF  18 Hikaru Murakami            44  0   0  0  0                
F   19 Cheyna Williams            43  2   0  0  0                
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  1   0  0  0                
D   23 Emma Koivisto              85  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     3 Nickolette Driesse         33  0   0  0  0                
    10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   47  3   2  0  0                
    21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     42  1   1  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 15   6  1  1                
       Opp                        90  8   4  2  3  1     1       

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  2    2    1     
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  2    2    1     
Opp                         90:00  1    5  1       
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  24:12 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  put away from eight yards                                                  
                                           Opponent
  2.  34:06 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  from 20 yards near the top of the box                                      
  3.  43:08 FSU  Dagny Brynjarsdottir      Carson Pickett            header from 8 yards after an entry pass on free kick                       


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

FLORIDA STATE 4, ST. JOHN'S 0
09/08/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Storms Past St. John’s 4-0.
Led by two goals from Dagny Brynjarsdottir, Florida State improves to 5-1-0 on the season.
By: Scott Moriak, Assistant Sports Information Director

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Not letting Friday’s loss to Florida affect them, the No. 2 Seminoles (5-1-0) played their possession style of soccer and limited the chances of St. John’s (3-3-0) as Florida State cruised to a 4-0 win at the Seminole Soccer Complex on Monday night.

“I thought we came out with a good focus,” said head coach Mark Krikorian. “One of the things I warned the team about was that it is easy when you come out and you play against Florida in the big environment that it is easy to get excited to play in those games. But every game is meaningful. You have a team coming in here in St. John’s that came down last year and knocked Central Florida out of the NCAA Tournament on Central Florida’s turf.

“So we needed to show them the respect that they deserved and I thought our kids came out from the beginning, composed themselves into the game and created some decent chances to score some good goals.”

Florida State was active in the attacking third right from the start earning three corners in the first 14 minutes which led to the first goal of the night. Junior Cheyna Williams redirected a header attempt from senior Kristin Grubka across the goal line off a corner service from senior Marta Bakowska-Mathews. It was Williams’ second goal of the season.

“We talked about not getting into a funk after a loss and making sure we stay focused into the next game and not letting it affect us too much, and I think we did that pretty well,” said Williams.

The Seminoles continued to control the ball, suffocating the St. John’s attack and refusing to let the Red Storm put together anything offensively.

Dagny Brynjarsdottir extended Florida State’s lead to 2-0 with a header off a Carson Pickett corner in the 31st minute. The Icelandic native added her second goal of the night, and sixth goal of the season, on a one-timed shot in the box at 33:59 in the first half with assists from senior Jamia Fields and junior Isabella Schmid to extend the score to 3-0 going into the break. It was the fifth time in her career that Brynjarsdottir has scored two goals in a game.

“I have been scoring a lot of goals, but I missed two really good chances against Florida so I felt like I owed it to the team and to myself to finish my chances,” said Brynjarsdottir.

Coming out of halftime, the Seminoles continued to limit St. John’s to short possessions and missed opportunities and FSU’s combination of speed and execution proved too much for the Red Storm.

The only significant scoring chance for St. John’s came in the sixth minute when FSU allowed a corner kick which led to a header that sailed wide. That was the only shot that the Red Storm would attempt all night.

Florida State closed out the scoring in the 75th minute as Brynjarsdottir nearly had her first career hat trick as she was fouled in the box after a great cross from Pickett. Bakowska-Mathews put away the penalty kick to give FSU the 4-0 victory.

“Dagny is off to a great senior year,” added Krikorian. “She is putting herself into very dangerous positions. Fortunately, she is getting very good services and taking her chances very well.”

FSU finished with 21 shots and 10 corner kicks as Cassie Miller improved to 5-1-0 on the season. Diana Poulin took the loss for St. John’s and moved to 3-3-0.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   3 Nickolette Driesse         64  2   0  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               66  1   0  0  1                
F    7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir       59  5   3  2  0                
MF   8 Michaela Hahn              66  0   0  0  0                
D   11 Isabella Schmid            74  0   0  0  1                
D   13 Kristin Grubka             90  4   0  0  1                
D   16 Carson Pickett             90  1   1  0  1                
F   19 Cheyna Williams            56  2   2  1  0        1       
MF  21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     63  2   2  1  1                
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     2 Haylie Grant               13  0   0  0  0                
     5 Kacy Scarpa                16  1   0  0  0                
     9 Ari Hudson                 21  0   0  0  0                
    10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   46  2   0  0  0                
    14 Morgan Kennedy             24  0   0  0  0                
    18 Hikaru Murakami            52  1   1  0  0                
    31 Debbie Hahn                11  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 21   9  4  5        1       
       Opp                        90  1   0  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  0    0  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    0  1      1
Opp                         90:00  4    5    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  13:30 FSU  Cheyna Williams           Kristin Grubka            redirect from header off corner from 4 yards                               
                                           Marta Bakowska-Mathews
  2.  30:40 FSU  Dagny Brynjarsdottir      Carson Pickett            header off corner inside lower right                                       
  3.  33:59 FSU  Dagny Brynjarsdottir      Jamia Fields              one-timed inside right post off cross from right side                      
                                           Isabella Schmid
  4.  74:57 FSU  Marta Bakowska-Mathews                              penalty kick                                                               


  1 2 Total
ST. JOHN'S
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
3
1
4

FLORIDA STATE 7, STETSON 0
09/14/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Roll Past Stetson.
Marta Bakowska-Mathews records her first career hat trick as Florida State improves to 6-1-0 on the year.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Fifth-ranked Florida State (6-1-0) received a hat trick from Marta Bakowska-Mathews and the Seminoles posted their fourth shutout of the season as FSU rolled to a 7-0 victory over Stetson (1-6-1) on Sunday afternoon inside the Seminole Soccer Complex.

“We had to come out and have good concentration from start to finish,” Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian said. “And I thought for the most part we did that today.

“Stetson came in here and battled very hard; credit to them, they gave a very good effort. Our kids did what they had to do, scoring a couple goals reasonably early and then playing good, solid defense through the course of the match.”

Bakowska-Mathews scored the first two goals of the game in the seventh and 15th minute before completing the hat trick with her third goal of the afternoon in 56th minute to give the Seminoles a 4-0 advantage. The senior midfielder set career-highs for points (6) and goals (3) in the game and became the first Seminole to register a hat trick since Tiffany McCarty scored three times at Clemson on September 22, 2011.

“It feels very good, it’s my first-ever hat trick,” added Bakowska-Mathews. “I’m just glad that I could do that for my team this afternoon. The crosses that came in were good balls and it was my job to finish them.”

“I was happy for Marta,” added Krikorian. “We know that Marta has very good quality with the ball and in and around the goal. She can score a lot of goals in a lot of different ways and she proved that today.”

Jamia Fields and Kacy Scarpa finished with two assists apiece, while Cheyna Williams recorded her first multi-point game as a Seminole with a goal and an assist in the win. For Fields, it marked her fifth career two-assist game and first in 2014. The assists for Scarpa were the first of her career and first points as a Seminole.

Berglind Thorvaldsdottir scored a pair of goals, one in each half, for her third career multi-goal performance.

The seven goals by Florida State were the most in a game since matching that total in a 7-0 victory over Clemson at home on October 4, 2012.

FSU outshot Stetson 28-2 in the match as the Hatters were held without a shot until the 77th minute when Brianne Boldrin put a shot on frame but it was easily handled by Seminole keeper Cassie Miller, who picked up her fourth shutout of the year.

Dating back to the first half of Monday’s night match against St. John’s, the Seminole defense went a span of 160:09 without allowing a shot from their opponent.

“Defending starts with the highest player on the field and goes right through the goal keeper,” said Krikorian. “We have done a good job defending and when we minimize opportunities at our goal, we will be successful. Overall, we are very pleased with our team defending.”

The Seminoles wasted little time cracking the scoreboard on Sunday afternoon as Bakowska-Mathews scored the first of her three goals in the seventh minute. Nickolette Driesse began the scoring play sending a long pass that Williams caught up to right before the end line. The junior forward quickly changed her direction sending a pass back towards the top of the box where Bakowska-Mathews ran in on and one-timed a low liner inside the left post to give FSU an early 1-0 lead. Driesse and Williams were credited with an assist on the play.

Bakowska-Mathews made it 2-0 in the 15th minute putting away a header on a lofted pass from Fields after the senior from Alta Loma, Calif., made a nice move to beat a Hatter defender along the end line.

Florida State closed out the scoring in the first half on Thorvaldsdottir’s first goal of the afternoon in the 27th minute. The Icelandic native ran in on a pass from Fields, one-timing a shot from 12 yards out on the right side of the pitch into the left side of the net. Scarpa was also credited with an assist.

Bakowska-Mathews completed the hat trick in the 56th minute knocking in her own rebound from about 10 yards out. Williams sent a pass back into the box from the end line on the right side right to Bakowska-Mathews, who one-timed a shot off a Stetson defender. The rebound caromed right to the English native as she bent her second shot past a diving Hatters keeper for the goal and 4-0 Florida State lead.

The Seminoles scored 24 seconds apart in the 72nd minute to widen the margin to 6-0. Williams beat Stetson keeper Karlie Hightower on a shot inside the near post from 12 yards out after a nice feed from Carson Pickett.

On the ensuing kickoff and after a Stetson goalkeeper change that saw Ashley Ingolia come into the match, the Seminoles quickly gained possession of the ball when Isabella Schmid made a long run down the middle of the field before finishing off the play with a low lining shot inside the right corner from 16 yards for her first goal of the season.

Thorvaldsdottir closed out the scoring in the match with her second goal of the afternoon in the 80th minute. Scarpa and Ari Hudson played a give and go from the right side of the pitch with Hudson feeding a pass back to Scarpa, who lofted a high arching cross inside the six-yard box. Thorvaldsdottir out jumped the competition for the ball connecting on a header that bounced once before skipping over the goal line for the score.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   3 Nickolette Driesse         90  2   0  0  1                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               63  2   0  0  2                
MF   8 Michaela Hahn              77  4   3  0  0                
D   11 Isabella Schmid            46  1   1  1  0                
D   13 Kristin Grubka             90  1   0  0  0                
D   16 Carson Pickett             90  1   1  0  1                
MF  18 Hikaru Murakami            54  0   0  0  0                
F   19 Cheyna Williams            55  5   4  1  1                
F   21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     67  7   3  3  0        1       
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     2 Haylie Grant               27  0   0  0  0                
     5 Kacy Scarpa                53  0   0  0  2                
     9 Ari Hudson                 27  0   0  0  1                
    10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   44  3   2  2  0                
    31 Debbie Hahn                27  2   1  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 28  15  7  8        1       
       Opp                        90  2   1  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  0    1  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    1  1      1
Opp                         90:00  7    8    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   6:08 FSU  Marta Bakowska-Mathews    Nickolette Driesse        put away from 8 yards                                                      
                                           Cheyna Williams
  2.  14:44 FSU  Marta Bakowska-Mathews    Jamia Fields              header from 5 yards                                                        
  3.  26:42 FSU  Berglind Thorvaldsdottir  Jamia Fields              shot from 12 yards                                                         
                                           Kacy Scarpa
  4.  55:16 FSU  Marta Bakowska-Mathews                              knocked in a rebound from her blocked shot                                 
  5.  71:20 FSU  Cheyna Williams           Carson Pickett            shot from 12 yards                                                         
  6.  71:44 FSU  Isabella Schmid                                     long run beats keeper from 16 yards                                        
  7.  79:09 FSU  Berglind Thorvaldsdottir  Kacy Scarpa               header off a cross bounces into goal                                       
                                           Ari Hudson


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

FLORIDA STATE 3, CONNECTICUT 2
09/18/2014, STORRS, CT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Earn Dramatic 3-2 Win at UConn.
Berglind Thorvaldsdottir scores two goals for the second straight game.

STORRS, CT - Fifth-ranked Florida State (7-1-0) fought back from two goals down to claim a 3-2 victory at Connecticut (6-2-1) Thursday evening inside Joseph J. Morrone Stadium.

Berglind Thorvaldsdottir scored two goals for the second straight game and Kristin Grubka came through with the game-winner in the 71st minute on a spectacular diving header down near the goal line to give the Seminoles their third straight victory over UConn and first in Storrs.

Carson Pickett assisted on all three goals Thursday night to establish a career-high and tie a school record. The Jacksonville, Fla., native became the fifth Seminole to register three assists in a game and the first since Marta Bakowska-Mathews collected three assists against Jackson State on September 21, 2012.

After falling behind by two goals after the 33rd minute, the Seminoles scored three unanswered goals to cap their largest come-from-behind victory since falling behind by two goals in a 4-3 victory over Boston College at home on October 3, 2013. It also marked FSU's largest come-from-behind victory on the road since erasing a two-goal deficit at Minnesota on August 17, 2012.

Thorvaldsdottir started the rally scoring the first of her two goals 48 seconds after UConn took a commanding 2-0 lead in the first half. Pickett made a nice run down the middle of the pitch before finding Thorvaldsdottir cutting across the left side. The Icelandic native retrieved the ball one-timing a low lining shot just inside the right post for the goal.

Thorvaldsdottir's second goal came in the 65th minute to even the match at two goals apiece. Once again Pickett started the scoring chance sending a long cross from the left side to Jamia Fields, who touched the ball forward before sending a pass across the 18-yard box. Hikaru Murakami drew a UConn defender out as she lunged toward the ball before letting it slide to a wide open Thorvaldsdottir who put the ball into the back of the net with an aggressive finish from eight yards outs.

Grubka capped off the scoring in the 71st minute giving the Noles their first lead of the night. Following a Connecticut foul just outside the 18-yard box, Pickett slotted a low lining pass on frame. Grubka beat UConn keeper Emily Armstrong to the ball with a sliding effort. Realizing that the ball didn't have enough momentum to get across the line, Grubka quickly got to her feet and flung herself at the ball using her head to push the ball over the goal line for what ended up being the game-winner.

The Huskies ran out to an early lead on Thursday night thanks to a pair of first half goals by Rachel Hill. Brianna Butler found Hill for the first goal in the ninth minute lofting a pass over the Seminole backline as Hill timed her run perfectly, receiving the ball before flicking it over the head of a charging Cassie Miller. The ball bounced twice before going into the back of the net to give UConn an early 1-0 lead.

UConn pushed its lead to 2-0 in the 33rd minute as Hill once again got behind the backline on a long chip from Samantha McGuire. With the Seminole defense charging in to break up the run, Hill slotted a low lining shot past a diving Miller and just inside the right post for her second goal of the half.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               90  1   1  0  1                
MF   8 Michaela Hahn              90  2   0  0  1                
D   11 Isabella Schmid            90  1   0  0  0                
D   13 Kristin Grubka             90  2   1  1  0        1       
MF  14 Morgan Kennedy             41  0   0  0  0                
D   16 Carson Pickett             90  1   0  0  3                
MF  18 Hikaru Murakami            90  0   0  0  0                
F   19 Cheyna Williams            47  1   1  0  0                
F   21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     90  3   2  0  0                
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     3 Nickolette Driesse         43  0   0  0  0                
    10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   49  3   2  2  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 14   7  3  5        1       
       Opp                        90 12   7  2  2  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  2    5  1       
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  2    5  1       
Opp                         90:00  3    4    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   8:33 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  through ball from 21, chipped over GK                                      
  2.  32:55 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  long chip from 14, scored sliding                                          
  3.  33:43 FSU  Berglind Thorvaldsdottir  Carson Pickett            far post deep in box                                                       
                                           Michaela Hahn
  4.  64:01 FSU  Berglind Thorvaldsdottir  Jamia Fields                                                                                         
                                           Carson Pickett
  5.  70:13 FSU  Kristin Grubka            Carson Pickett            sliding goal off 20 yard free kick                                         


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

FLORIDA STATE 2, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
09/21/2014, CHESTNUT HILL, MA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Blanks BC 2-0 in ACC Opener
First half goals by Cheyna Williams and Berglind Thorvaldsdottir paced the Seminoles in their ACC opener.

NEWTON, MA – First half goals by Cheyna Williams and Berglind Thorvaldsdottir paced fifth-ranked Florida State (8-1-0, 1-0-0 ACC) to a 2-0 victory over Boston College (7-3-0, 0-1-0) in the ACC opener for both schools Sunday afternoon inside the Newton Soccer Complex.

The Seminoles improved to 8-11-1 all-time in ACC openers including 3-4-1 when opening on the road. FSU secured its fourth straight victory over BC while capturing its third win in Newton and first since shutting out the Eagles 1-0 in 2010.

“Going on the road, playing two tough games with UConn and BC, we walk away feeling pretty good about getting two wins,” Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian said. “But we have some work in front of us. That was the first ACC game and there’s a lot left to play.”

Williams’ goal in the 18th minute proved to be the eventual game-winner, her second of the season, while Thorvaldsdottir found the back of the net for the fifth time in the last three games. The redshirt sophomore forward is one goal shy of tying her goal output from last year.

“It was nice that both of them were able to knock one in this afternoon,” added Krikorian. “Both were opportunistic, both were in the right place at the right time and I thought that both finished their chances pretty well. I think in the last three or four games that both of them have become much more dangerous.”

Florida State finished the match with a 14-4 shot advantage over Boston College as the Seminoles held the Eagles without a shot in the second half. FSU’s backline did an outstanding job of limiting BC to just one shot on goal while holding Stephanie McCaffrey, the Eagles’ leading scorer, with just one shot.

“I’m not sure that there are a whole lot of kids in the country that are as hard to deal with than McCaffrey,” said Krikorian. “She is a heck of a player. Boston College does a very good job of recognizing and highlighting her quality and giving her the ball. But our defensive line did a great job of limiting her chances this afternoon.”

Cassie Miller played all 90 minutes in goal and made one save earning her fifth shutout of the season.

Florida State registered the game’s first shot of the afternoon in the 10th minute when Williams came streaking in for a header following a cross by Jamia Fields but BC keeper Darien Dunham was there for the save.

The Seminoles got on the board less than eight minutes later when Dunham mishit a clear inside the 18-yard box. The pass was intercepted by Williams, who flicked the ball just beyond a charging Dunham, and into the back of the net for her fourth goal of the season and a 1-0 Florida State lead.

BC’s first shot of the half didn’t come until the 20th minute when Rosie DiMartino one-timed a cross from McCaffrey from just inside the 18-yard box but Miller was there for the save.

Three minutes later Isabella Schmid blasted a wicked bender from about 20 yards out that forced Dunham into a diving kick save to keep FSU’s lead at 1-0.

The Seminoles added to their lead right before the break in the 41st minute as Thorvaldsdottir one-timed a cross from the left side by Marta Bakowska-Mathews. The Icelandic native redirected the ball into the right corner for her sixth goal of the season and a two-goal Florida State advantage.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               90  1   0  0  0                
D    6 Megan Campbell             68  1   0  0  0                
MF   7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir       78  2   2  0  0                
MF   8 Michaela Hahn              79  1   0  0  0                
MF  11 Isabella Schmid            61  1   1  0  0                
D   13 Kristin Grubka             90  1   0  0  0                
MF  16 Carson Pickett             59  0   0  0  0                
F   19 Cheyna Williams            47  4   2  1  0        1       
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  0   0  0  0                
D   23 Emma Koivisto              90  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     3 Nickolette Driesse         25  0   0  0  0                
    10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   43  2   1  1  0                
    14 Morgan Kennedy             27  0   0  0  0                
    18 Hikaru Murakami            22  0   0  0  1                
    21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     31  1   0  0  1                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 14   6  2  2        1       
       Opp                        90  4   1  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  0    1  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    1  1      1
Opp                         90:00  2    4    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  17:21 FSU  Cheyna Williams                                     rebound off unfortunate clear by BC GK                                     
  2.  40:28 FSU  Berglind Thorvaldsdottir  Marta Bakowska-Mathews    one-timed a cross from No. 21                                              
                                           Hikaru Murakami


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

FLORIDA STATE 6, LOUISVILLE 0
09/25/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Shutout Louisville.
Five second-half goals carries No. 5 Florida State to a 6-0 victory over Louisville.

By Scott Moriak, Assistant Sports Information Director

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The fifth-ranked Florida State soccer team controlled the ball from start to finish as the Seminoles (9-1-0, 2-0-0 ACC) defeated Louisville (4-5-0, 1-1-0 ACC) by a score of 6-0 in their ACC home opener on Thursday night at the Seminole Soccer Complex.

Junior forward Cheyna Williams had the first multi-goal game of her FSU career with two goals in the first three minutes of the second half to break the game open after the Seminoles went into the locker room with a 1-0 lead.

The lone goal in the first 45 minutes came on a sharp, one-time shot from 20 yards by senior Megan Campbell at 16:18 off a pass from freshman Emma Koivisto.

"I thought that in the first half we created very good chances and weren't quite sharp enough in the penalty box and only scored the one. But the one was a heck of a strike from distance by Megan," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "But I think as the season progresses, the quality in the box that you saw at the end is what we are going to need."

Williams's first goal came from a great assist by senior Jamia Fields as she powered through her defender to maintain possession and get a cross into the eight-yard box that was easily put away to give FSU a 2-0 lead. Just over a minute later, Williams fed junior Carson Pickett out wide on the left side and Pickett delivered a great ball into the box that Williams was able to put away through traffic in front of the keeper. Williams now has six goals in 2014.

The Seminoles continued to dominate possession and control the clock throughout the second half. Campbell's dangerous throw-in proved itself again in the 54th minute as her throw into the box went off a Louisville defender before senior Marta Bakowska-Mathews was able to head it into the back of the net from eight yards out.

Redshirt sophomore Berglind Thorvaldsdottir scored for the sixth time in the last four games at 85:14, finishing a shot after a nice passing combo from Debbie Hahn and Morgan Kennedy to extend the FSU lead to 5-0. It was Thorvaldsdottir's seventh goal of the season.

Freshman Ari Hudson scored the first goal of her career to close out the Seminole scoring at 6-0 in the 89th minute. Florida State executed several passes through the midfield before Thorvaldsdottir found freshman Haylie Grant at the top of the 18-yard box who sent it out for Hudson. Hudson collected the pass and dribbled in before ripping a shot past the goalkeeper from 16 yards.

"It is always nice to have the kids who may not have had as much of a chance to play come in and make a positive impact," added Krikorian. "I think one of the things we've been preaching all along is that we have a great deal of quality depth and I thought that today you saw that."

Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Cassie Miller improved to 9-1-0 as the Cardinals were only able to muster one shot over the entire 90 minutes. Louisville's Paige Brown took the loss and moved to 4-5-0.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   3 Nickolette Driesse         71  2   2  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               53  1   0  0  1                
D    6 Megan Campbell             63  1   1  1  0        1       
F    7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir       45  3   2  0  0                
D   13 Kristin Grubka             90  1   0  0  0                
MF  16 Carson Pickett             72  1   0  0  1                
MF  18 Hikaru Murakami            47  1   1  0  0                
F   19 Cheyna Williams            35  2   2  2  0                
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  0   0  0  0                
D   23 Emma Koivisto              90  0   0  0  1                
       ---Substitutes---
     2 Haylie Grant               11  0   0  0  1                
     5 Kacy Scarpa                11  0   0  0  0                
     8 Michaela Hahn              22  1   0  0  0                
     9 Ari Hudson                 11  1   1  1  0                
    10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   55  6   2  1  1                
    11 Isabella Schmid             6  0   0  0  0                
    14 Morgan Kennedy             54  0   0  0  1                
    21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     51  1   1  1  0                
    31 Debbie Hahn                21  0   0  0  1                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 21  12  6  7        1       
       Opp                        90  1   0  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  0    0  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    0  1      1
Opp                         90:00  6    6    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  16:18 FSU  Megan Campbell            Emma Koivisto             one-time from 20 yards lower right corner off ck                           
  2.  45:52 FSU  Cheyna Williams           Jamia Fields              one-tim from right corner 6 yards upper right                              
  3.  47:12 FSU  Cheyna Williams           Carson Pickett            redirect from 6 yards off cross from left                                  
  4.  53:37 FSU  Marta Bakowska-Mathews                              header finish from 8 yards                                                 
  5.  85:14 FSU  Berglind Thorvaldsdottir  Debbie Hahn               one-time 5 yards off double pass combo off ck                              
                                           Morgan Kennedy
  6.  88:53 FSU  Ari Hudson                Haylie Grant              strike from 16 yards into upper corner                                     
                                           Berglind Thorvaldsdottir


  1 2 Total
LOUISVILLE
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
1
5
6

FLORIDA STATE 1, VIRGINIA 0
09/28/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Brynjarsdottir's Goal Leads Noles Past Cavs.
The Seminoles drop the Cavaliers from the ranks of the unbeaten Sunday afternoon.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - An early first half goal by Dagny Brynjarsdottir proved to be enough as fifth-ranked Florida State (10-1-0, 3-0-0 ACC) defeated third-ranked Virginia (10-1-0, 2-1-0 ACC) 1-0 Sunday afternoon inside the Seminole Soccer Complex handing the Cavaliers their first loss of the season.

The goal came on a tremendous strike from the senior captain in the ninth minute of play as Brynjarsdottir blasted a left-footed shot from 20 yards out into the lower right corner of the net for her seventh goal of the season. The game-winner was Brynjarsdottir's second of the season and 16th of her career. Cheyna Williams was credited with an assist on the play.

"Dagny had a heck of a strike for a goal and it was the difference," Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian said. "It was huge. It was a big game against two very good teams. And you certainly want to be the team scoring the goal. Dagny is a big part of what we are doing and I thought she had another very good game."

"Cheyna played me through," said Brynjarsdottir. "We were playing high pressure. I beat their defender and hit it with my left foot and into the corner for the goal.

"It was important to get the goal early so we could settle down a little bit. Virginia is a very good team and we always know it is going to be a good battle when we play against them."

The win was FSU's third straight over UVa at home while the shutout extended the Cavaliers scoreless streak in Tallahassee to 398:34. UVa had scored a goal in 44 consecutive games before Sunday's match, a streak dating back to a 1-0 overtime loss to the Seminoles in Tallahassee in 2012.

Virginia, who entered the match as the lone undefeated and untied team in the nation, also saw its school-record 17-match, ACC regular season win streak come to an end. UVa's last conference loss in the regular season came at the hands of the Seminoles back in 2012.

"It was a great battle between two top ranked teams," added Krikorian. "I thought our fight, our competitive spirit was excellent. It certainly wasn't a work of art but sometimes in the game you have to adjust to your opponent and the conditions of the game. Obviously, we adjusted our game plan a little bit to take in consideration Virginia's quality and I thought for the most part we defended quite well."

The Seminole defense limited the Cavaliers to just four shots on goal Sunday afternoon holding the reigning MAC Hermann Trophy winner Morgan Brian to just three shots including zero shots on goal. Cassie Miller played all 90 minutes between the posts to pick up her seventh shutout of the season. The redshirt freshman keeper finished the match with three saves.

Both teams finished the first half with four shots apiece as the Cavaliers lone shot on goal came in the 24th minute. Following a Cavalier corner kick, Alexis Shaffer tried to sneak a low-lining shot from the top of the 18-yard box inside the left post, but Michaela Hahn was there on the post with a brilliant team save to keep the Seminole lead at 1-0.

"It was huge," said Krikorian on the save by Hahn. "You hope your kids will have discipline in those situations and she did. Fortunately, she was able to knock the ball out and preserve the shutout for us."

"I just knew that on the post anything close to me I have to boot it out," said Hahn. "I thought the ball was going out but I didn't want to take the chance. I just tried to clear it as far as possible."

Virginia came out of the break forcing the tempo and applying the offensive pressure early on in the second half. After UVa was called offside, the restart by Miller was won on a header by Shaffer, who played the ball forward to Makenzy Doniak. Doniak tried to bend a shot to the far post from the left side but Miller came through with a diving save.

The Seminoles looked to increase their lead by two in the 71st minute but a header by Brynjarsdottir sailed just wide of the left post. The Seminoles dialed up a quick corner kick as Isabella Schmid played the ball out to Megan Campbell, who one-timed a cross into the box where Brynjarsdottir came running in with the header.

Less than two minutes later, the Cavaliers were on the attack as Doniak tried to beat Miller from the left side but Kirsten Crowley came through with a tremendous block which led to a Cavalier corner.

On the ensuing corner, Danielle Colaprico blasted a shot from 16 yards out on the left side that was saved by Miller.

Florida State did a tremendous job of maintaining possession and keeping the ball in its attacking third down the stretch. The lone chance for the Cavaliers in the final 10 minutes of the match came from Campbell Millar as she tried to chip a shot over the head of Miller but the Seminole keeper was there for the save to nail down the victory.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               90  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Megan Campbell             81  0   0  0  0                
MF   7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir       90  4   2  1  0        1       
MF   8 Michaela Hahn              90  0   0  0  0                
MF  11 Isabella Schmid            63  0   0  0  0                
D   13 Kristin Grubka             90  0   0  0  0                
MF  16 Carson Pickett             77  2   1  0  0                
F   19 Cheyna Williams            56  2   0  0  1                
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  0   0  0  0                
D   23 Emma Koivisto              90  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
    10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   45  0   0  0  0                
    18 Hikaru Murakami            16  0   0  0  0                
    21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     22  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90  8   3  1  1        1       
       Opp                        90 13   4  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  0    3  1      1
Team                         0:00  0    1          
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    4  1      1
Opp                         90:00  1    2    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   8:34 FSU  Dagny Brynjarsdottir      Cheyna Williams           20 yard strike from left side lower right corner                           


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

FLORIDA STATE 3, MIAMI 0
10/04/2014, CORAL GABLES, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Three Second Half Goals Paces Noles Past Canes.
Berglind Thorvaldsdottir scored twice for her third multi-goal game of the season.

CORAL GABLES, FL – Second-ranked Florida State (11-1-0, 4-0-0 ACC) scored three second half goals including two from redshirt sophomore Berglind Thorvaldsdottir as the Seminoles remained undefeated in the ACC with a 3-0 victory over Miami (2-9-1, 0-3-1 ACC) on Saturday evening inside Cobb Stadium.

“Our kids played pretty well for the most part,” Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian said. “I thought we were a little bit unlucky not to score in the first half. We didn’t give up a whole lot of chances tonight but we have to be a little better in front of the goal. Overall, to come down to Miami and win a game 3-0 is a very good road trip for us.”

After neither team found the back of the net through the first 45 minutes of play, Florida State broke the game open with three goals in the second half including two exactly two minutes apart as the Seminoles secured their 14th win in the last 15 meetings from their intra-state conference rival.

Isabella Schmid broke the scoreless draw in the 66th minute converting a free kick from about 22 yards out. Following a Miami foul deep in FSU’s attacking third, Schmid took the free kick and sent a bending shot into the upper left corner for her second goal of the season. Jamia Fields created the scoring chance as she was taken down from behind.

“It was a great free kick,” added Krikorian. “We were knocking on the door for a little while in the second half and sometimes it takes a special moment like that one from Bella. She scored it up and over the wall and into the corner. After that the game came a little easier for us; good possession, good movement, a couple of nice slip balls in and two nice finishes by Berglind.”

Thorvaldsdottir then broke the game open with two goals for her third multi-goal game of the season.

The Icelandic duo gave the Seminoles a two-goal advantage in the 68th minute when Dagny Brynjarsdottir slipped a pass to her country mate running down the left side of the pitch. With Miami keeper Emily Lillard converging on the play, Thorvaldsdottir made a nice move to evade the keeper before putting away a low liner for her first goal of the evening.

The Seminoles put the game out of reach in the 83rd minute when Thorvaldsdottir struck again this time off a double assist from Brynjarsdottir and Carson Pickett. Once again, Thorvaldsdottir used some fancy footwork to get around the Miami keeper before finishing the play off with her second goal of the evening and team leading ninth of the season.

The two assists from Brynjarsdottir were her first two of the season and her third career multi-assist game. Pickett added to her team leading assist total on Saturday night as she notched her 10th of the season.

The Seminole defense was once again up for the challenge as Kristin Grubka, Megan Campbell, Kirsten Crowley and Emma Koivisto limited Miami to just three shots in 90 minutes of action with zero shots going on goal.

Redshirt freshman keeper Cassie Miller played the entire match between the posts to earn her eighth shutout of the season.

“Overall, our defending has been pretty good,” said Krikorian. “Most importantly, we are limiting chances at our goal. I thought we were very strong in our defending throughout tonight’s game.”

Florida State is off to a 4-0-0 start in the ACC for the third time in school history and has now outscored its league opponents 12-0 through the first four matches to open the 2014 campaign.

Despite out shooting the Hurricanes 9-1 through the first 45 minutes of play, both teams went into the locker room scoreless. Brynjarsdottir led all players with three shots, while Cheyna Williams registered two.

The Seminoles first great look in the first half came in the 14th minute when Campbell looped a pass down the sideline. Williams ran in on the pass and dribbled across the field before drilling a ball off the crossbar from about 16 yards out.

In the 29th minute, a header by Brynjarsdottir off a corner kick from Marta Bakowska-Mathews was denied by a great diving effort from Lillard.

Miami was called for a handball deep in FSU’s attacking third with just under two minutes remaining in the first half. Bakowska-Mathews took the free kick and bent a pass into the box where Brynjarsdottir flicked a header high and out of bounds.

Florida State finished the match out shooting Miami 22-3, while the Seminoles also held the advantage in corner kicks at 10-5.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               78  1   0  0  0                
D    6 Megan Campbell             90  1   0  0  0                
MF   7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir       86  5   3  0  2                
MF   8 Michaela Hahn              86  3   0  0  0                
MF  11 Isabella Schmid            54  2   2  1  0        1       
D   13 Kristin Grubka             90  0   0  0  0                
MF  16 Carson Pickett             48  0   0  0  1                
F   19 Cheyna Williams            46  5   2  0  0                
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  0   0  0  0                
D   23 Emma Koivisto              90  1   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     3 Nickolette Driesse         17  1   0  0  0                
    10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   44  2   2  2  0                
    14 Morgan Kennedy              8  1   1  0  0                
    18 Hikaru Murakami            42  0   0  0  0                
    21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     32  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 22  10  3  3        1       
       Opp                        90  3   0  0  0  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  0    0  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    0  1      1
Opp                         90:00  3    7    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  65:52 FSU  Isabella Schmid                                     off free kick 22 yards                                                     
  2.  67:52 FSU  Berglind Thorvaldsdottir  Dagny Brynjarsdottir      aviods keeper low liner                                                    
  3.  82:34 FSU  Berglind Thorvaldsdottir  Carson Pickett            avoids keeper slots ball                                                   
                                           Dagny Brynjarsdottir


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

FLORIDA STATE 2, SYRACUSE 0
10/09/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Blank Syracuse, 2-0.

The Seminoles extend their win streak to eight in a row following Thursday night's win. TALLAHASSEE, FL – Behind first half goals by Berglind Thorvaldsdottir and Marta Bakowska-Mathews, second-ranked Florida State (12-1-0, 5-0-0 ACC) rolled to a 2-0 victory over Syracuse (5-6-3, 2-3-0 ACC) Thursday night in front of a packed crowd of 1,767 inside the Seminole Soccer Complex in FSU’s annual Paint It Pink game.

“It was a great crowd again and it is nice to see everyone out here supporting – wearing their pink, showing their support and their affection for this most worthwhile cause,” Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian said. “Let’s hope that the fans continue to come out and let’s get them bidding on the different shirts that our kids have worn and let’s raise some money for this cause.”

Florida State continues to play well when donning the pink jerseys in support of breast cancer awareness moving to 7-0-0 all-time.

The Seminoles recorded their eighth straight victory Thursday night while posting their ninth shutout of the season and fifth in a row in as many ACC matches. Florida State extended its shutout streak to 507:05 – the third longest streak in school history.

Cassie Miller and the Seminole backline was once again up for the task limiting the Orange to just two shots on the evening. The first Syracuse shot of the game did not come until the 77th minute of action.

Bakowska-Mathews led all players with a goal and an assist for her fourth multi-point effort of the season, while Thorvaldsdottir broke the scoreless tie in the 26th minute connecting on her team leading 10th goal of the season and third game-winner.

Florida State opened the match forcing the offensive tempo early and was rewarded by winning a penalty kick in the fifth minute of play when Kristin Grubka was taken down inside the box during a Seminole corner kick.

But Syracuse keeper Courtney Brosnan was up for the early challenge making a nice diving save on Michaela Hahn’s shot attempt to keep the game scoreless.

“I thought we came out pretty well,” said Krikorian. “It was a pretty good start to the game, the first 25-30 minutes or so was probably as well as we’ve played all year. The team was pretty good – good spacing in the passing, good solid defending, good transition when we lost the ball to get the ball back quickly.

“So overall I thought the first half was pretty good. Our second half, we certainly lost rhythm, and part of that is credit to Syracuse coming out and playing a little bit harder and being more compact to make it difficult for us. Honestly, I think that maybe our kids lost their concentration a bit more than they needed to, or certainly more than we wanted them to, but overall a solid performance from our team tonight.”

The Seminoles were finally rewarded for their offensive pressure in the 26th minute when Thorvaldsdottir put away a header inside the right post to give the Seminoles a 1-0 lead. Megan Campbell began the scoring play feeding Bakowska-Mathews on the left side. The senior midfielder than sent a beautiful cross to Thorvaldsdottir, who headed the ball past a diving Brosnan for the goal from four yards out.

“We saw it last year, early on in the season that Berglind was putting up some pretty nice goals” said Krikorian. “And it seems that the tandem of Cheyna (Williams) and Berglind are pretty good to this point and [Berglind] is coming and giving us a lift. Dealing with Cheyna is pretty difficult [for opponents], so Berglind is taking advantage of some of the spaces that are opening up and is putting the ball in the back of the net for us.”

A nice passing combination between Bakowska-Mathews and Isabella Schmid led to Florida State’s second goal of the evening in the 36th minute. Bakowska-Mathews found Schmid on the right side as the German midfielder then brought the ball across the 18-yard box before threading the ball between Thorvaldsdottir and Bakowska-Mathews and a pair of Syracuse defenders. Bakowska-Mathews was on the receiving end of the pass, took one dribble to her left before slotting a low-liner inside the right post for her seventh goal of the season.

“With Marta’s finish, it was a class goal,” added Krikorian. “She just picked her spot and put it in nicely.”

That would be all the scoring Florida State would need Thursday night as the Seminoles outshot the Orange 24-2 for the match including a 15-0 margin in the first half.

Nine Seminoles finished with multiple shots as Jamia Fields led all players with four shots including three on net.

Brosnan finished the night with a career-high 11 saves as she played all 90 minutes between the posts for the Orange.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   3 Nickolette Driesse         90  2   1  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               51  4   3  0  0                
D    6 Megan Campbell             87  0   0  0  1                
MF   7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir       52  2   2  0  0                
MF   8 Michaela Hahn              42  2   1  0  0                
D   13 Kristin Grubka             90  3   2  0  0                
MF  16 Carson Pickett             54  2   0  0  0                
F   19 Cheyna Williams            57  3   1  0  0                
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  0   0  0  0                
D   23 Emma Koivisto              90  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     5 Kacy Scarpa                11  0   0  0  0                
    10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   48  2   2  1  0        1       
    11 Isabella Schmid            37  1   0  0  1                
    14 Morgan Kennedy             38  1   0  0  0                
    21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     51  2   1  1  1                
    31 Debbie Hahn                12  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 24  13  2  3        1       
       Opp                        90  2   0  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  0    0  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    0  1      1
Opp                         90:00  2   11    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  25:49 FSU  Berglind Thorvaldsdottir  Marta Bakowska-Mathews    header from four yards on cross                                            
                                           Megan Campbell
  2.  35:08 FSU  Marta Bakowska-Mathews    Isabella Schmid           nice feed into the box and finish from 10                                  


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

FLORIDA STATE 2, VIRGINIA TECH 1
10/12/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Outlasts Hokies.
A goal from Dagny Brynjarsdottir in the 87th minute carries FSU to a 2-1 win over Virginia Tech.

By Scott Moriak, Assistant Sports Information Director

TALLAHASSEE, FL – A hard-fought battle between two top-10 teams needed all 90 minutes to decide a winner at the Seminole Soccer Complex on Sunday afternoon as No. 2 Florida State (13-1-0, 6-0-0 ACC) earned a 2-1 victory over No. 9 Virginia Tech (12-3-0, 3-3-0 ACC) on a header from Dagny Brynjarsdottir in the 87th minute.

“Heck of a battle,” said head coach Mark Krikorian. “Two top-10 teams slugging it out in a good, hard, physical game. A lot of action and we are thrilled to come out with a victory. Certainly a hard-fought victory and well-earned as well.”

Senior Marta Bakowska-Mathews opened the scoring in the 82nd minute, putting away a nice drop pass from Brynjarsdottir at the top of the box curling the ball inside the right post to give FSU a 1-0 lead. The goal was her eighth of the season, matching her single-season career-high from 2013.

“I saw Dagny making a slashing run across the box and there was no one around me,” said Bakowska-Mathews. “Even though she wasn’t facing me, I was lucky that she heard me and passed me the ball back. Jamia was swinging out wide but I saw that I could bend it, so I was like, ‘I’ll bend it far post.’”

Virginia Tech answered right back 32 seconds later on a free kick from 19 yards by Kallie Peurifoy. The free kick came after a foul was called on Kristin Grubka which resulted in a yellow card just outside the 18-yard box.

The goal by the Hokies snapped FSU’s scoreless minute streak at 589 minutes – the third longest streak in school history. It also marked the first goal allowed by the Seminoles in ACC play this year.

Florida State took the lead for good off a throw-in from Megan Campbell in the 87th minute that found the head of Brynjarsdottir inside the six-yard box. The Iceland native put the ball away for her eighth goal of the season and the fourth in her last four games against the Hokies.

Despite playing 45 minutes of scoreless soccer, the Seminoles had some excellent chances in the first half while limiting VT’s possessions. Junior Cheyna Williams beat the Hokie keeper on a dribble in the fourth minute but her shot was blocked by a defender. Junior Isabella Schmid added a sliding shot from the top of the 18 in the ninth minute that needed a diving save from VT’s Caroline Kelly to keep the ball out of the back of the net.

Two great Florida State opportunities came in the 29th minute when junior Carson Pickett ripped a blast from 25 yards that ricocheted off the crossbar and then was cleared out past the sideline by a Virginia Tech defender. On the ensuing throw-in, Grubka flicked a ball on goal that deflected off Berglind Thorvaldsdottir and away from the net.

“I thought that we had some good looks,” added Krikorian. “We had a number of good opportunities and it seemed like we kept missing the target. But my thought is if you can continue to get quality chances, eventually it is going to happen for you. And fortunately enough for us, it did.”

The second half saw more action on both sides of the pitch, with 20 total shots, 12 total fouls and three yellow cards – VT’s Ashley Meier (53’) and FSU’s Jamia Fields (76’) and Grubka (82’).

Virginia Tech had two great scoring chances off defensive miscues in the second half. In the 52nd minute, forward Murielle Tiernan broke away down the middle of the field but her shot was stopped on a kick save from Cassie Miller. In the 61st minute, another FSU turnover resulted in the ball at Tiernan’s feet as she ripped a shot on goal that was caught by Miller. The redshirt freshman keeper finished with four saves on the afternoon.

“My biggest concern is that we gave them two very good looks at our goal,” added Krikorian. “We basically played them in on breakaways and fortunately Cassie Miller came up big for us. And those kinds of moments are ones we are going to be awful careful about. Virginia Tech is a tough team and a good team. They are resilient and they’re fighting and credit to them.”

The win was Florida State’s ninth in a row and ninth straight over Virginia Tech. FSU improved to 15-0-1 all-time against the Hokies.

Florida State is off to a 6-0-0 start in the ACC for just the second time and is tied atop the league standings with North Carolina.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               90  0   0  0  0  1             
D    6 Megan Campbell             66  0   0  0  1                
MF   7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir       90  5   3  1  1        1       
MF   8 Michaela Hahn              84  0   0  0  0                
MF  11 Isabella Schmid            68  3   1  0  0                
D   13 Kristin Grubka             90  1   0  0  0  1             
MF  16 Carson Pickett             72  1   0  0  0                
F   19 Cheyna Williams            62  6   2  0  0                
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  0   0  0  0                
D   23 Emma Koivisto              90  2   1  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     3 Nickolette Driesse          6  0   0  0  0                
    10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   28  1   0  0  0                
    18 Hikaru Murakami            22  0   0  0  0                
    21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     42  2   1  1  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 21   8  2  2  2     1       
       Opp                        90  7   5  1  0  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  1    4  1       
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  1    4  1       
Opp                         90:00  2    6    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  81:24 FSU  Marta Bakowska-Mathews    Dagny Brynjarsdottir      shot from 18 yards off drop pass                                           
  2.  81:56 Opp  Opponent                                            free kick from 19 yards                                                    
  3.  86:26 FSU  Dagny Brynjarsdottir      Megan Campbell            deep throw-in put away on header from                                      


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

FLORIDA STATE 3, PITTSBURGH 0
10/18/2014, PITTSBURGH, PA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Remains Perfect In ACC
Redshirt sophomore Kacy Scarpa's first career goal capped a 3-0 shutout at Pitt on Saturday afternoon.

By Scott Moriak, Assistant Sports Information Director

PITTSBURGH, PA – The No. 2 Florida State soccer team controlled the ball throughout the entire game as FSU (14-1-0, 7-0-0 ACC) defeated Pitt (6-9-0, 2-5-0 ACC) by a score of 3-0 on Ambrose Urbanic Field at the Petersen Sports Complex.

The Seminoles scored one goal in the first half on a header by Dagny Brynjarsdottir, and added two more in the second – a header by Cheyna Williams and a goal by Kacy Scarpa – as FSU outshot Pitt 31-0 on the afternoon.

“Overall, I thought it was a good strong performance from start to finish,” said head coach Mark Krikorian. “I thought we created some pretty good opportunities and certainly limited their chances at our goal, which is always the hope going into the game. I thought our kids showed great character and poise and we feel pretty good about going on the road and getting three points.”

Florida State put pressure on the Pitt defense from the first kick and was finally able to get on the board in the 27th minute as Brynjarsdottir put away a chip pass from Marta Bakowska-Mathews on a header right in front of the goal.

The scoring opportunity started by a great cross from Carson Pickett onto the foot of Brynjarsdottir. The Iceland native ripped a shot toward the far post and Pitt’s goalkeeper Taylor Francis made a full diving block to keep the game scoreless.

On the ensuing corner, a shot from Isabella Schmid was blocked away again by Francis out to Bakowska-Mathews near the endline. A nice cross back to Brynjarsdottir got FSU its first goal of the game.

The Seminoles recorded a season-high 17 shots in the first half, including 12 on goal, but Francis made several impressive stops and had 11 saves after the first 45 minutes.

The second half went much like the first, with Florida State possessing the ball in the offensive third for much of the final 45 minutes. Throughout the entire game, the Pitt defense would frequently pull all 10 field players back within 35 yards of their own goal to attempt to limit the Seminole scoring chances.

Williams extended the lead to 2-0 in the 57th minute after Jamia Fields corralled a loose ball off of a blocked shot from Brynjarsdottir and dribbled down the right side. Fields delivered a nice cross to the far post for an unmarked Williams who easily put the ball in the back of the net for her seventh goal of the season.

The final goal for Florida State came off the foot of Scarpa in 76th minute to give the Seminoles a 3-0 lead. The scoring chance began as Williams made a run down the left side and made a great cross into the six yard box that Scarpa was able to convert while in traffic.

It was Scarpa’s first career goal as the Lakeland, Fla., native has played in 18 career games with three shots and two career assists.

“I thought we did a really good job staying composed and working off of how the other team was playing,” said Scarpa. “It took an adjustment on our part but we stuck to the game plan and did what the coaches told us. I just got rewarded for being in the right place at the right time so I was excited.”

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               41  0   0  0  1                
F    7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir       48  4   2  1  0        1       
MF   8 Michaela Hahn              61  2   1  0  0                
MF  11 Isabella Schmid            66  3   3  0  0                
D   13 Kristin Grubka             90  1   0  0  0                
D   16 Carson Pickett             90  4   2  0  0                
F   19 Cheyna Williams            63  6   3  1  1                
MF  21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     80  6   4  0  1                
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  1   0  0  0                
D   23 Emma Koivisto              90  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     2 Haylie Grant                7  0   0  0  0                
     3 Nickolette Driesse         38  3   3  0  0                
     5 Kacy Scarpa                24  1   1  1  0                
     9 Ari Hudson                  7  0   0  0  0                
    14 Morgan Kennedy             42  0   0  0  0                
    18 Hikaru Murakami            49  0   0  0  0                
    31 Debbie Hahn                15  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 31  19  3  3        1       
       Opp                        90  0   0  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  0    0  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    0  1      1
Opp                         90:00  3   16    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  26:39 FSU  Dagny Brynjarsdottir      Marta Bakowska-Mathews    header off cross from Bakawski-Mathews                                     
  2.  56:27 FSU  Cheyna Williams           Jamia Fields              crossed by Fields                                                          
  3.  75:47 FSU  Kacy Scarpa               Cheyna Williams           cross by WIlliams, tapped in by Scarpa                                     


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
1
2
3
PITTSBURGH
0
0
0

FLORIDA STATE 1, NORTH CAROLINA 1
10/23/2014, CHAPEL HILL, NC, 2 OT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles, Heels Play to 1-1 Tie.
The Seminoles and Tar Heels remain tied atop the ACC standings with 22 points with two matches remaining in the regular season.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - A clash between two top five teams lived up to its billing Thursday night in Chapel Hill as second-ranked Florida State (14-1-1, 7-0-1 ACC) and fifth-ranked North Carolina (10-2-2, 7-0-1 ACC) played to a 1-1 tie on Fetzer Field.

The two teams, which entered Thursday night's primetime showdown tied atop the ACC standings, leave with 22 points each and two more games apiece in the regular season to determine who will take the regular season crown.

Florida State broke through with the game's first goal in the 32nd minute on a header by Dagny Brynjarsdottir, while North Carolina found the equalizer in the 63rd minute on a goal by Annie Kingman.

"We knew coming in here that Carolina would put up a big test for us," Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian said. "I thought at times we played pretty well but there was a stretch in the second half where we lost all rhythm in the game and they took it to us. Fortunately, we were able to get it back a little bit and control the game a little bit more. Overall, a tie is a good result and is fair for how the game went tonight."

The tie keeps the Seminoles unbeaten against the Tar Heels in the last five meetings (4-0-1), while extending their overall unbeaten streak to 11 games (10-0-1).

Brynjarsdottir led all players with five shots including three shots on goals. UNC's Emily Bruder led the Tar Heels with four shots. Florida State finished the match out shooting North Carolina 15-12, while the Tar Heels held a 7-6 advantage in corner kicks.

The Seminoles broke the scoreless tie in the 32nd minute on a header by Brynjarsdottir. Following a save by Cassie Miller off a close range shot from Amber Munerlyn, the Seminoles got the ball down the field quickly with Marta Bakowska-Mathews sending a cross from the left flank inside the 18-yard box. Brynjarsdottir timed her run through the box perfectly finding the ball with an aggressive header from 12 yards out that bounced once before passing inside the left post for her 10th goal of the season.

"A fantastic goal," said Krikorian on Brynjarsdottir's header to give the Noles a 1-0 lead. "We had nice build-up; played a nice ball out wide to Marta, who made a quality serve and of course a big finish by Dagny."

A nice diving save by UNC's Bryane Heaberlin in the 22nd minute denied Brynjarsdottir of a goal and an early Florida State lead. The shot was created off FSU's first corner kick of the contest. The Noles played the ball short to Michaela Hahn, who sent a nice cross into the 18-yard box that Brynjarsdottir headed toward the left post. Heaberlin made a nice diving save to her left just getting enough of her hand on the ball to send it out of bounds.

Both teams combined for eight shots and five corners in the first half as Florida State went into the locker room with a 5-3 edge in shots and a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks.

The first good look of the second half came from Florida State as Cheyna Williams sent a cross to the top of the box where Michaela Hahn one-timed a blast that was saved by Lindsey Harris, who started in goal for the Tar Heels to start the second half.

Four minutes later, a UNC corner kick led to a header by Satara Murray that traveled across the six-yard box. The Seminoles attempted to clear the ball but it went right to the foot of Bruder as her shot was saved by Miller.

North Carolina tied the match at one when Annie Kingman's low-lining shot just beat a diving Miller inside the right post for her second goal of the season. The goal came off a nice give-and-go from S.A. Firstenberg and Summer Green.

After Carolina found the equalizer in the 63rd minute, Brynjarsdottir came within inches of giving the lead right back to the Seminoles less than four minutes later as her header off a cross from Michaela Hahn went off the left post.

"I thought we bounced back pretty well after Carolina scored," added Krikorian. "Sometimes when you score a goal, you have a tendency to protect the game a little more and you lose a little bit of what makes you successful. But overall, it was an even game against two good teams."

Brynjarsdottir continued to pepper the Tar Heel defense as yet another header, this time off a throw-in from Megan Campbell in the 77th minute, beat Harris but Megan Buckingham was there on the right post for the save.

The Seminoles were called for a foul deep in UNC's attacking third in the 81st minute leading to a free kick opportunity from about 20 yards out. Joanna Boyles fired a shot but it was blocked off the Florida State wall.

A late scoring chance by UNC's Bruder from just outside the 18-yard box sailed high leading to the eighth overtime contest between the two schools in the last 15 games in the series.

Florida State outshot North Carolina 3-0 during the overtime periods with the lone scoring threat from either team coming off the foot of Bakowska-Mathews in the 93rd minute. The senior midfielder sent a big bending shot from 20 yards out that was headed toward the upper left corner, but Harris came through with a fantastic diving save.

Miller played all 110 minutes between the posts for FSU on Thursday night as she finished with two saves. Harris finished the evening with a career-high six saves.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller             110  0   0  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields              110  3   0  0  0  1             
D    6 Megan Campbell            110  0   0  0  0                
MF   7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir      110  5   3  1  0                
MF   8 Michaela Hahn             109  1   1  0  1                
MF  11 Isabella Schmid           100  1   0  0  0                
D   13 Kristin Grubka            110  2   2  0  0                
MF  16 Carson Pickett             50  0   0  0  0                
F   19 Cheyna Williams            99  2   2  0  0                
D   22 Kirsten Crowley           110  0   0  0  0                
D   23 Emma Koivisto             110  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
    18 Hikaru Murakami            21  0   0  0  0                
    21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     60  1   1  0  1                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                       110 15   9  1  2  1             
       Opp                       110 12   3  1  2                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller              110:00  1    2      1   
                          =========================
FSU                        110:00  1    2      1   
Opp                        110:00  1    8      1   
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  31:26 FSU  Dagny Brynjarsdottir      Marta Bakowska-Mathews    header from 10 yards to left side, deep cross                              
                                           Michaela Hahn
  2.  62:54 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  give and go, finishes lower right corner                                   
                                           Opponent


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

FLORIDA STATE 4, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 0
10/26/2014, RALEIGH, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Roll to 4-0 Win Over Wolfpack.
The Seminoles secure their 14th straight victory over the Wolfpack.

RALEIGH, NC – Behind three first half goals, second-ranked Florida State (15-1-1, 8-0-1 ACC) rolled to its 14th straight victory over NC State (2-13-2, 0-9-0 ACC) with a 4-0 victory over the Wolfpack on Sunday afternoon on Dail Soccer Field.

“I thought our play was good and solid from start to finish,” Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian said. “It was nice to come out and score an early goal to gain the momentum right away. Our kids managed the game well with good attacking and defending throughout the match.”

Dagny Brynjarsdottir notched a pair of goals, her second multi-goal game of the season and sixth of her career, and Hikaru Murakami registered two assists for her first career multi-assist game in the win as the Seminoles extended their current unbeaten streak to 12 games (11-0-1).

With the win on Sunday, Florida State kept pace with North Carolina, who defeated Miami 3-0, atop the ACC standings with 25 points. Both teams have one regular season game remaining to determine who earns the No. 1 seed in the ACC Women’s Soccer Championship, November 7 & 9 in Greensboro, N.C. at the UNCG Soccer Complex.

Cheyna Williams and Emma Koivisto scored FSU’s first two goals of the afternoon in pacing the Seminoles to victory. Williams’ goal in the second minute of play went as the eventual game-winner, her third of the season.

Florida State struck early and never looked as Williams found the back of the net less than two minutes into the match for her eighth goal of the season. The junior forward took a pass from Murakami, turned quickly to her left and made one dribble forward before blasting a shot into the upper left corner from 25 yards out.

The Seminoles pushed their lead to 2-0 in the 23rd minute on a nice sliding finish from close range by Koivisto. The goal was created off a Megan Campbell throw-in as her long pass found the head of Grubka, who flicked the ball behind her as Koivisto timed her run perfectly into the box with a sliding finish for her second goal of the season.

Florida State took a 3-0 lead into the locker room thanks to the combination of Iceland’s finest. Berglind Thorvaldsdottir sent a pass forward to Brynjarsdottir, who lofted the ball over a Wolfpack defender and right to her own foot one-timing a blast under the crossbar from inside the 18-yard box for her team leading 11th goal of the season.

NC State’s lone shot in the first half came off the foot of Alexa Allen as she tried to catch Cassie Miller off her line with a long distance shot following a Florida State turnover. But Miller was there for the save to keep the Wolfpack off the scoreboard.

Brynjarsdottir notched her second goal of the match in the 63rd minute thanks to some nice passing by Murakami and Michaela Hahn to create the scoring chance for the native from Iceland. Following a NC State foul, Campbell sent the free kick inside the goal box where it was played out by the Wolfpack but right to Hahn. The junior midfielder slipped a pass to her left to Murakami, who dribbled the ball down toward the end line before passing across the goal box to a wide open Brynjarsdottir for the score.

Florida State finished the match with a 19-4 shot advantage on the Wolfpack as 13 of FSU’s 19 shots went on goal.

Miller played all 90 minutes in goal for the Seminoles to earn her 11th shutout of the season. The redshirt freshman keeper finished with three saves on the afternoon.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
F    3 Nickolette Driesse         47  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Megan Campbell             90  0   0  0  1                
D   13 Kristin Grubka             60  1   0  0  1                
MF  14 Morgan Kennedy             22  0   0  0  0                
MF  16 Carson Pickett             45  1   1  0  0                
MF  18 Hikaru Murakami            79  2   0  0  2                
F   19 Cheyna Williams            54  4   2  1  0        1       
MF  21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     84  4   3  0  0                
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  0   0  0  0                
D   23 Emma Koivisto              73  1   1  1  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     2 Haylie Grant                6  0   0  0  0                
     5 Kacy Scarpa                23  0   0  0  0                
     7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir       55  5   3  2  0                
     8 Michaela Hahn              56  0   0  0  1                
     9 Ari Hudson                  6  0   0  0  0                
    10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   56  1   0  0  1                
    11 Isabella Schmid            47  0   0  0  0                
    31 Debbie Hahn                 6  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 19  10  4  6        1       
       Opp                        90  4   3  0  0  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  0    3  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    3  1      1
Opp                         90:00  4    6    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.   1:50 FSU  Cheyna Williams           Hikaru Murakami           30 yards out, very good shot                                               
  2.  22:46 FSU  Emma Koivisto             Megan Campbell            long throw, pass inside box, shot far post and low                         
                                           Kristin Grubka
  3.  37:04 FSU  Dagny Brynjarsdottir      Berglind Thorvaldsdottir  7 juggles over defender, volleys in off crossbar                           
  4.  62:37 FSU  Dagny Brynjarsdottir      Hikaru Murakami           passing sequence in box leads to open attempt                              
                                           Michaela Hahn


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

FLORIDA STATE 2, DUKE 0
10/31/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seniors Shine as FSU Downs Duke 2-0.
The Seminoles claim their third ACC regular season title with their win over the Blue Devils on Friday night.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Second-ranked Florida State (16-1-1, 9-0-1 ACC) was scary good Friday night inside the Seminole Soccer Complex as the Noles sent their senior class out in style with a 2-0 victory over Duke (8-9-1, 4-5-1 ACC) on Halloween.

A pair of seniors provided all the scoring in the regular season finale as Marta Bakowska-Mathews and Dagny Brynjarsdottir each found the back of the net Friday night.

“Both of them are very good in front of the goal,” said Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian. “Marta’s timing was very good. I thought the quality of the serve was fantastic as well. And Dagny has been a handful for everyone. She has developed into one of the best players in the country, if not the best player in the country. She puts herself in positions to score goals and her composure in front of the goal and inside the box has been very good.”

FSU’s win over the Blue Devils clinched at least a share of the ACC regular season title for Florida State and the No. 1 seed in the upcoming ACC Women’s Soccer Championship which begins November 7 in Greensboro, N.C., at the UNCG Soccer Complex.

“To win an ACC regular season title is a credit to our kids,” said Krikorian. “They continue to put in the hard work day after day and to go unbeaten in this league is not something you see every year. There are a lot of great teams in the ACC, so to perform this feat is a great accomplishment to everyone associated with this team.”

The regular season title for the Seminoles is their third in the last five years.

The Florida State defense, led by senior Kristin Grubka, was once again dominant Friday night limiting Duke to just three shots in 90 minutes of action including just one shot on goal. The Seminoles registered their 12th shutout of the season and finished the regular season allowing just two goals in ACC play – the fewest allowed against league opponents in school history.

Cassie Miller played all 90 minutes between the posts as she registered a save in earning her 16th win of the season.

“The entire defending from front to back tonight was very good,” added Krikorian.

The Seminoles outshot the Blue Devils 18-3 in the match including 11-1 in the first 45 minutes. Florida State controlled the offensive tempo from the start and had several good looks on goal but could not find the back of the net until Bakowska-Mathews broke the scoreless tie in the 36th minute.

Megan Campbell began the scoring chance sending a long ball down the left side of the pitch to Berglind Thorvaldsdottir. The sophomore forward collected the ball and turned a Duke defender around before sending a beautiful cross to the top of the 6-yard box where Bakowska-Mathews timed her run beautifully with a diving header inside the left post for her ninth goal of the season. Both Campbell and Thorvaldsdottir were credited with assists on the play.

“It means a lot,” said Bakowska-Mathews to score on Senior Night in the regular season finale. “I did it last year. I like to score, I like to assist and my primetime is the last part of the first half so it’s expected of me to come on and make a difference and luckily I was able to do that tonight.”

Brynjarsdottir sealed FSU’s fourth straight victory over the Blue Devils in the 85th minute scoring her team leading 13th goal of the season. Campbell slipped a great ball behind the Duke backline right to a charging Brynjarsdottir, who then made a few dribbles before slotting a low lining shot off the hands of Duke keeper EJ Proctor and inside the left post for the goal. The Icelandic senior has now scored in five straight matches.

“Our team has been playing really well, giving me good balls and putting me in positions to finish the plays,” added Brynjarsdottir.

Campbell tied a career-high Friday night with her second two-assist game of her career.

Cheyna Williams and Brynjarsdottir led all players with three shots a piece in the win. Duke’s Kara Wilson paced the Blue Devils with two shots including the lone shot on goal in the 86th minute.

To put in perspective what this year’s Senior Class has accomplished, the six-member class has tallied 77 total wins including 32 in the ACC the last four years. They have appeared in three straight College Cups, claimed two ACC titles (2011 & 2013), two ACC regular season crowns (2012 & 2014) and played in the national championship game in 2013. The six-member senior class included Grubka, Bakowska-Mathews, Jamia Fields, Hikaru Murakami, Morgan Kennedy and Brynjarsdottir.

“Senior night was a night to experience,” added Brynjarsdottir. “The time has flown by. I feel like I just started my freshman year, so it’s crazy that it was Senior Night tonight. But it was awesome to have the band (Marching Chiefs) and it was a good crowd tonight.”

“Those kids have had just great careers,” said Krikorian on the 2014 Seminole senior class. “They have been great ambassadors for Florida State, in the classroom, in the community and on the soccer field. It’s a bitter sweet day. But we are thrilled that they have come to this stage of their careers and we are going to miss them for sure. Just watch their performance on the field; these kids just make great contributions. It’s nice for them to go out with a win on senior night.”

“All along I thought we had the potential to be a very good team,” said Krikorian. “Mike Bristol has done a very good job with the team’s defending and with Cassie Miller in the goal. And then of course Wes (Hart) working with the attack where we have been able to create all sorts of chances. We have been scoring goals at a pretty good clip through the course of the season. I think we are in a good spot right now. We know that the ACC Tournament will be very challenging. I hope we will be ready and prepared for it.”

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               90  1   0  0  0  1             
D    6 Megan Campbell             90  0   0  0  2                
MF   7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir       90  3   1  1  0                
MF   8 Michaela Hahn              68  1   1  0  0                
MF  11 Isabella Schmid            82  2   0  0  0                
D   13 Kristin Grubka             90  2   1  0  0                
MF  16 Carson Pickett             59  2   0  0  0                
F   19 Cheyna Williams            56  3   0  0  0                
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  1   1  0  0                
D   23 Emma Koivisto              90  1   1  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     3 Nickolette Driesse          8  0   0  0  0                
    10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   34  1   1  0  1                
    14 Morgan Kennedy              2  0   0  0  0                
    18 Hikaru Murakami            19  0   0  0  0                
    21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     31  1   1  1  0        1       
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 18   7  2  3  1     1       
       Opp                        90  3   1  0  0  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  0    1  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    1  1      1
Opp                         90:00  2    5    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  35:27 FSU  Marta Bakowska-Mathews    Berglind Thorvaldsdottir  diving header inside left post from 6 yards                                
                                           Megan Campbell
  2.  84:30 FSU  Dagny Brynjarsdottir      Megan Campbell            slips low shot off keeper hands into lower left side                       


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

FLORIDA STATE 3, NOTRE DAME 1
11/07/2014, ACC, Greensboro, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Headed to ACC Finals After 3-1 Victory over Irish.
Florida State will play in the championship game for the second year in a row and third time in four years.

GREENSBORO, NC – Second-ranked Florida State (17-1-1) ran its unbeaten streak to 14 straight games following a 3-1 victory over 10th-ranked Notre Dame (12-5-2) Friday night in the first semifinal of the 2014 ACC Women’s Soccer Championship inside the UNCG Soccer Stadium.

“I thought that our group played a very hard game,” Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian said. “We started out with a great deal of intensity and came out with a lot of focus. The quality of our play was quite good. The defending was good, and for the first 35 minutes of the game we were very sharp.”

The Seminoles advance to the championship finals for the second straight year and for the third time in the last four years. Florida State, who won the league title last year, is looking to become the first repeat champion since North Carolina won five straight titles from 2005-2009.

“It’s great to be playing in the finals again,” said senior captain Dagny Brynjarsdottir. “We are an experienced team and most of us have been in this situation before so that will really help us for Sunday.”

“We have a veteran team, an experienced team,” added Krikorian. “The group has done a good job from the start of the season to this point on being focused and having concentration. I am not surprised that we came out and played well from the start, given our experienced group.”

Megan Campbell paced the Seminoles with three points on a goal and an assist for her second multi-point performance in as many matches. Dagny Brynjarsdottir notched her team leading 14th goal and Jamia Fields wrapped up the scoring with her first goal of the season in the 84th minute.

Brynjarsdottir has now scored a goal in six straight matches, one shy of the school record, with seven goals during that span. The goal by Campbell resulted in the game-winner, her second of the season and second of her career.

Florida State out shot Notre Dame 18-5 for the match, while holding a 7-4 edge in corner kicks. The Fighting Irish’s Kaela Little made all seven saves in the match.

The Seminoles scored two first half goals five minutes and 41 seconds apart to take a 2-0 advantage as Notre Dame entered the match having allowed just one first half goal all season long. After giving up a goal in the 23rd minute to Illinois in the season opener, the Fighting Irish had gone over 808 minutes without giving up a first half goal until Brynjarsdottir found the back of the net.

The Icelandic native broke the scoreless tie in the 22nd minute putting away a header from six yards out on a nice cross from Campbell to give the Seminoles a 1-0 lead. A give-and-go from the right side of the pitch by Campbell and Carson Pickett led to the scoring chance as Campbell’s cross cleared the Irish defense right to the far post and to the head of Brynjarsdottir who found the back of the net for the goal.

“Carson (Pickett) had a great play to Megan, and then Megan made a great play to me into the box,” said Brynjarsdottir. “I only had to finish it. They made it easy for me.

“It was good to get that first goal pretty early so we could calm down and keep the ball more. It gave us more confidence.”

The Noles pushed their lead to 2-0 in the 27th minute when Isabella Schmid was brought down from behind inside the 18-yard box leading to a penalty kick opportunity for FSU. Campbell stepped in and converted the penalty kick chance for her second goal of the season and a two-goal Seminole advantage.

Notre Dame didn’t register a shot until the 22nd minute when Kaleigh Olmsted went wide of the right post from about 16 yards out. The Seminoles outshot the Irish 9-3 through the first 45 minutes.

Kirsten Crowley came within inches of giving the Noles a three-goal advantage in the 39th minute when her header off a corner kick from Marta Bakowska-Mathews caromed off the crossbar.

The second half was pretty much the same with the Seminoles keeping a majority of the possession while pushing the tempo.

Florida State had two great looks on goal about two minutes part. Fields sent a beautiful cross from the right side to the far post where Brynjarsdottir headed the ball on goal, but a nice diving save by Little denied the senior midfielder of her second goal of the evening.

Hikaru Murakami followed with a blast from 20 yards out that hit off the crossbar.

FSU took a 3-0 lead in the 84th minute courtesy of Fields’ first goal of the season. The senior from Alta Loma, Calif., took a pass from Cheyna Williams and then dribbled across the 18-yard box before hammering a shot that hit underneath the crossbar and over the goal line for the score.

Notre Dame avoided the shutout scoring with just three seconds left in regulation for the final margin. Karin Simonian sent a screamer inside the left post from the top of the box following a corner kick service from Olmsted for her third goal of the season.

Brynjarsdottir and Fields led all players with four shots apiece, while Williams added three shots. Brynjarsdottir, Fields and Williams all had three shots on goal.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               81  4   3  1  0                
D    6 Megan Campbell             90  1   1  1  1        1       
MF   7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir       81  4   3  1  0                
MF   8 Michaela Hahn              90  1   0  0  0                
MF  11 Isabella Schmid            27  1   0  0  0                
D   13 Kristin Grubka             90  0   0  0  0                
MF  16 Carson Pickett             56  1   0  0  1                
F   19 Cheyna Williams            57  3   3  0  1                
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  1   0  0  0                
D   23 Emma Koivisto              90  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     3 Nickolette Driesse         19  0   0  0  0                
    10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   33  0   0  0  0                
    14 Morgan Kennedy              9  0   0  0  0                
    18 Hikaru Murakami            45  1   0  0  0                
    21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     43  1   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 18  10  3  3        1       
       Opp                        90  5   1  1  1  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  1    0  1       
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  1    0  1       
Opp                         90:00  3    7    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  21:02 FSU  Dagny Brynjarsdottir      Megan Campbell            header to right side of the goal from six yards                            
                                           Carson Pickett
  2.  26:43 FSU  Megan Campbell                                      penalty kick                                                               
  3.  83:41 FSU  Jamia Fields              Cheyna Williams           cross from right, finishes from top of the box                             
  4.  89:57 Opp  Opponent                  Opponent                  finishes from top of the box after corner kick                             


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
2
1
3
NOTRE DAME
0
1
1

FLORIDA STATE 1, VIRGINIA 0
11/09/2014, ACC Championship, Greensboro, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Back-To-Back ACC Champions.
The Seminoles become the first repeat champion in the ACC since North Carolina (2005-09).

GREENSBORO, NC – A first half goal by Carson Pickett was all second-ranked Florida State (18-1-1) needed Sunday afternoon as the Seminoles defeated fourth-ranked Virginia (18-2-0) 1-0 in the finals of the 2014 ACC Women’s Soccer Championship inside the UNCG Soccer Stadium.

The Seminoles captured the league title for the second straight year and third time in the last four years as Florida State becomes the first repeat champion in the ACC since North Carolina won five straight titles from 2005-09.

“This is why you want to go out and play,” Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian said. “You want to go out and play against the top competition in the country. Virginia is a fabulous team, and they are going to do a great job in the NCAA Tournament.

“We know that it isn’t easy to win this championship. All of the teams that play in this tournament are top 10 teams in the country.”

The only goal of the match came in the 17th minute when a cross from Cheyna Williams traveled to the far post where Pickett was waiting with a header that snuck inside the left post for her first goal of the season. Williams did a fantastic job keeping possession of the ball down near the end line with a swarm of Cavalier defenders around her. After a cut back toward the top of the box, Williams had enough space to send a beautiful cross to Pickett, who finished the play off with the eventual game-winner.

“I saw Cheyna just carving people up on the outside and she just crossed it,” said Pickett. “I saw a girl jump and she missed the ball. I just tried to get there as quickly as I could and saw it go into the back of the net.”

Florida State outshot Virginia 12-8 for the match as Dagny Brynjarsdottir led all players with five shots on the afternoon including three shots on goal in 90 minutes of action. Brynjarsdottir, who scored a goal against Notre Dame in the semifinals, took home ACC Tournament MVP honors.

“Winning our third title in four years has been great,” said Brynjarsdottir. “The team spirit has been great, and we defended really well as a team. This is my last year here, and it is great to go out as an ACC Champion. Now, we will look ahead to the NCAAs.”

The Seminole defense did an outstanding job of limiting the Cavaliers chances on goal especially in the second half. Brittany Ratcliffe had both of UVa’s shots on goal but Cassie Miller was there both times with the save.

Miller’s first save of the game was the biggest of the afternoon coming on a one-on-one opportunity created by Ratcliffe in the sixth minute of play.

Following a Florida State free kick, UVa countered as Makenzy Doniak sent a long ball down the middle of the field to a wide open Ratcliffe. With the junior forward streaking down the middle of the field, Miller came through with a tremendous kick save to keep the score knotted at zero.

The shutout for the Seminoles was their 13th of the season and second straight over the Cavaliers. In the last 81 games, Virginia has been shutout just four times as all four shutouts have come at the hands of Florida State.

“This was a really physically game, and the officials did a great job of controlling the game,” added Krikorian. “Our kids are competitive and the Virginia kids are competitive. That is what happens when you put two good teams on the field.”

Joining Brynjarsdottir on the ACC All-Tournament Team was Megan Campbell, Carson Pickett, Jamia Fields and Cheyna Williams.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               90  0   0  0  0                
D    6 Megan Campbell             77  0   0  0  0                
MF   7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir       90  5   3  0  0                
MF   8 Michaela Hahn              90  0   0  0  0                
MF  11 Isabella Schmid            66  0   0  0  0                
D   13 Kristin Grubka             90  0   0  0  0                
MF  16 Carson Pickett             66  2   2  1  0        1       
F   19 Cheyna Williams            58  1   0  0  1                
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  0   0  0  0                
D   23 Emma Koivisto              90  1   1  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
    10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   39  2   1  0  0                
    18 Hikaru Murakami            16  0   0  0  0                
    21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     36  1   1  0  0  1             
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 12   8  1  1  1     1       
       Opp                        90  8   2  0  0  2             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  0    2  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    2  1      1
Opp                         90:00  1    7    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  16:35 FSU  Carson Pickett            Cheyna Williams           heads it from left corner of the box after service                         


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

FLORIDA STATE 5, SOUTH ALABAMA 0
11/14/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Second Half Surge Paces Noles Past Jaguars.
The Seminoles break open a one-goal game with four second half goals en route to a 5-0 victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Second-ranked Florida State (19-1-1) broke open a one-goal halftime lead scoring four second half goals en route to a 5-0 victory over South Alabama (19-3-1) in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship Friday evening inside the Seminole Soccer Complex.

Dagny Brynjarsdottir registered her team leading fifth multi-point performance with a goal and an assist, while Megan Campbell and Emma Koivisto each tallied three assists to tie a school record.

The Seminoles came out of the locker room after halftime and broke the match open scoring four goals from four different players as Cheyna Williams, Carson Pickett, Berglind Thorvaldsdottir and Nickolette Driesse all found the back of the net in the second half.

“The University of South Alabama gave us an awful hard time today in the game,” Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian said. “It took us 44 minutes to crack the code and finally score the goal. I thought our group was pretty resilient in continuing to fight but I thought it was important that we scored that goal before the first half ended to ease the challenge.”

With the win, the Seminoles extended their current unbeaten streak to 16 games (15-0-1) and have now advanced out of the first round of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship for the 10th year in a row and 14th time overall.

“Our group worked extremely hard through the course of the game limiting chances at our goal although they did have a couple,” said Krikorian. “We were able to come out and score a couple of goals to make it a little easier for us.”

After holding an 11-1 shot advantage through the first 44 minutes of action, Florida State cracked the scoreboard on its 12th shot coming just 38 seconds left in the first half. The ball was played back out toward the sideline by South Alabama following a Seminole throw-in. Campbell outraced a Jaguar player to the loose ball dribbling toward the end line before sending a cross to the far post. Brynjarsdottir was on the receiving end with a header that deflected off USA keeper Sarah Hay and into the back of the net as Florida State took a 1-0 lead into the break.

“It was a big moment swing,” added Krikorian. “If they go into the halftime and its 0-0 then their belief is even greater. By us scoring so late it takes a little bit of the air out of their sails and makes it a little harder and that hill harder to climb. But like I said, credit to them, they came out and battled hard. South Alabama came in with as good of a game plan as they could have and executed it very well.”

“It’s always nice to get the first goal especially just before halftime,” said Brynjarsdottir. “It helped to calm everyone down and to keep the ball more. We grew calmer as the game went on with chances in front of the net.”

Williams opened the scoring in the second half putting away a header from 10 yards out off a double passing combination from Koivisto and Campbell as the Noles took a 2-0 lead in the 53rd minute. After a South Alabama foul, Campbell played the free kick down the sideline to Koivisto, who sent a beautiful cross to Williams. The goal was Williams’ ninth of the season.

The Seminoles extended their lead to 3-0 over 10 minutes later on Pickett’s second goal in as many games. Once again another passing combination led to the goal, this time from Brynjarsdottir and Koivisto, with Pickett finishing the play off as her one-timed shot from 14 yards out on the left side found the lower right corner for the goal.

Campbell and Koivisto teamed up once again for another double assist, this time in the 73rd minute, on a goal by Thorvaldsdottir. The Icelandic native timed her run beautifully beating Hay to the ball as she redirected a header inside the six-yard by Koivisto into the back of the net for her 11th goal of the season.

Driesse rounded out the scoring in the 79th minute as the sophomore midfielder recorded her first career goal off an assist from Michaela Hahn. Driesse fired a shot from about 20 yards out that went just under the crossbar and beyond the reach of Hay to give the Seminoles a commanding five-goal advantage.

Campbell and Koivisto become the first two Seminoles in school history to record three assists in the same game. It marked the second time this year that a Florida State player notched three assists in a game as Pickett tallied three in a 3-2 road victory at UConn on September 18.

The three assists by Campbell on Friday night also made her FSU’s all-time assist leader in NCAA Tournament games with nine.

Florida State outshot South Alabama 23-2 in the match, while holding an 11-0 advantage in corners. The Seminoles did a nice job of containing USA’s leading scorer Charde Hannah, who entered Friday night’s match with 47 points. Hannah had just one shot on the night which came early in the first half.

“We knew coming in that she (Charde Hannah) was a target for them and we had to do our best to contain her,” added Campbell. “I thought (Kristin) Grubka, (Kirsten) Crowley and Cassie (Miller) behind her did quite well to contain her while we were in the attack. Our defense starts from the top; if we don’t defend properly from the top then we can’t defend properly in the back.”

Cassie Miller played all 90 minutes in net for the Seminoles as the redshirt freshman goalkeeper finished with one save. USA’s Hay recorded four saves in 90 minutes.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               84  2   0  0  0                
D    6 Megan Campbell             90  0   0  0  3                
MF   7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir       76  4   2  1  1        1       
MF   8 Michaela Hahn              84  1   1  0  1                
MF  11 Isabella Schmid            51  3   2  0  0                
D   13 Kristin Grubka             90  0   0  0  0                
MF  16 Carson Pickett             43  2   1  1  0                
F   19 Cheyna Williams            47  3   1  1  0                
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  1   0  0  0                
D   23 Emma Koivisto              90  1   0  0  3                
       ---Substitutes---
     2 Haylie Grant                6  0   0  0  0                
     3 Nickolette Driesse         14  1   1  1  0                
     5 Kacy Scarpa                 6  0   0  0  0                
     9 Ari Hudson                  6  0   0  0  0                
    10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   37  2   2  1  0                
    14 Morgan Kennedy             14  1   0  0  0                
    18 Hikaru Murakami            25  0   0  0  0                
    21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     41  1   0  0  0                
    31 Debbie Hahn                 6  1   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 23  10  5  8        1       
       Opp                        90  2   1  0  0  1             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  0    1  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    1  1      1
Opp                         90:00  5    5    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  44:22 FSU  Dagny Brynjarsdottir      Megan Campbell            header deflected off keeper from 8 yards                                   
  2.  52:02 FSU  Cheyna Williams           Emma Koivisto             header under crossbar following free kick passing combo                    
                                           Megan Campbell
  3.  62:31 FSU  Carson Pickett            Emma Koivisto             one-time w/ keeper out following double pass                               
                                           Dagny Brynjarsdottir
  4.  72:03 FSU  Berglind Thorvaldsdottir  Emma Koivisto             redirect off header from 6 yards                                           
                                           Megan Campbell
  5.  78:30 FSU  Nickolette Driesse        Michaela Hahn             shot from 18 yards under crossbar                                          


  1 2 Total
SOUTH ALABAMA
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
1
4
5

FLORIDA STATE 3, NORTHEASTERN 0
11/21/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Blanks Northeastern 3-0.
The Seminoles will face UCF on Sunday, November 23 at 1:00 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Second-ranked Florida State (20-1-1) posted its second straight postseason shutout blanking Northeastern (15-5-3) 3-0 in the second round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship Friday evening inside the Seminole Soccer Complex.

The Seminoles secured a spot in the 'Round of 16' for the 10th year in a row and will face UCF (18-4-0) on Sunday, November 23 at 1:00 p.m.

"It was a very good game tonight," Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian. "Northeastern came in and battled us very hard and I thought our kids were resilient, played well, created some decent chances, and of course finished three.

"We're thrilled to be moving on, preparing for the next round, but a lot of credit goes to the quality that Northeastern brought. I thought their kids were committed to playing together and working together. Tracy (Leone) and her staff did a great job of preparing them and they represented themselves in a wonderful fashion."

Three different Florida State players scored on Friday night led by redshirt sophomore Kirsten Crowley who tallied a career-high three points on a goal and an assist. Cheyna Williams notched the game's first goal, the eventual game-winner, in the 18th minute, while Dagny Brynjarsdottir capped the scoring with her team leading 16th goal of the season in the second half.

The Noles took the early lead when Williams tracked down a long pass down the field from Crowley. The junior forward out raced a pair of Huskie defenders to the ball and then dribbled across the field before blasting a shot into the upper right corner of the net from 10 yards out to give FSU a 1-0 lead.

"Cheyna was a handful tonight, she has been, and she's really been coming on strong as the season has continued," added Krikorian. "We all know and appreciate all of the different qualities she brings to the game and fortunately when she turned the corner she hit the ball good and solid, got in on the frame and it was a quality finish."

"That early goal helped us settle in a little," said Williams. "We talk a lot about patience in their half of the field, so once we break the pressure it's nice for us to be able to settle down and not feel so much pressure to score, but still enough to put them under a lot of pressure."

Florida State broke open its one-goal lead in the second half scoring two goals in a span of one minute and 21 seconds to take a commanding 3-0 lead.

Following a Northeastern foul just beyond midfield, Megan Campbell sent the free kick just inside the 18-yard box to Crowley. The Seminole defender collected the ball, turned and whipped a shot past a diving Paige Burnett for her first goal of the season in the 54th minute. Campbell was credited with an assist on the play, her fourth of the NCAA Tournament and eighth in the last six matches.

"It was really good," said Crowley on scoring her first goal of the season. "I've been getting hungrier for a goal. For this game, I was just focused on doing my job up in front of the goal and to not get so antsy, so I think that helped tonight."

A superb double passing combination from Jamia Fields and Isabella Schmid led to the third and final goal of the evening. Fields made a nice play down near the end line to keep the ball from going out of bounds. She then slipped a pass to a wide open Schmid, who sent a cross just outside the 6-yard box. Brynjarsdottir timed her run perfectly with a sliding redirect that pushed the ball into the back of the net for the goal and a 3-0 Florida State advantage.

The Seminoles outshot the Huskies 16-4 for the match, while holding the advantage in corners at 7-2. Brynjarsdottir led all players with five shots on the evening including four shots on goal.

Four different Northeastern players recorded a shot as three of their shots were placed on net, all saved by Cassie Miller, who played all 90 minutes between the posts to garner her 15th shutout of the season.

With the win, Florida State extended its current unbeaten streak to 17 games (16-0-1) tying the school record set in 2013. The Seminoles also secured their 15th straight victory at home in NCAA Tournament play while improving to 33-1-0 all-time during the postseason inside the Seminole Soccer Complex.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               60  2   1  0  1                
D    6 Megan Campbell             79  0   0  0  1                
MF   7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir       73  5   4  1  0                
MF   8 Michaela Hahn              51  1   0  0  0                
MF  11 Isabella Schmid            38  0   0  0  1                
D   13 Kristin Grubka             90  2   0  0  0                
MF  16 Carson Pickett             59  0   0  0  0                
F   19 Cheyna Williams            56  1   1  1  0        1       
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  2   1  1  1                
D   23 Emma Koivisto              90  1   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
     3 Nickolette Driesse         17  0   0  0  0                
     5 Kacy Scarpa                13  0   0  0  0                
    10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   37  2   0  0  0                
    14 Morgan Kennedy             39  0   0  0  0                
    18 Hikaru Murakami            52  0   0  0  0                
    21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     51  0   0  0  0                
    31 Debbie Hahn                 6  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 16   7  3  4        1       
       Opp                        90  4   3  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  0    3  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    3  1      1
Opp                         90:00  3    4    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  17:09 FSU  Cheyna Williams           Kirsten Crowley           dribble into box and put away from 10 yards                                
  2.  53:09 FSU  Kirsten Crowley           Megan Campbell            off free kick, sharp shot from 15 yards                                    
  3.  54:30 FSU  Dagny Brynjarsdottir      Isabella Schmid           put away from 7 yards                                                      
                                           Jamia Fields


  1 2 Total
NORTHEASTERN
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
1
2
3

FLORIDA STATE 1, CENTRAL FLORIDA 0
11/23/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA, Sweet 16

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Grubka's Goal Leads FSU Past UCF.
The Seminoles advance to the Elite Eight for the 10th year in a row.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A Kristin Grubka goal in the 60th minute was all that was needed Sunday night as second-ranked Florida State (21-1-1) defeated No. 21 UCF (18-5-0) 1-0 in the third round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship inside the Seminole Soccer Complex.

"Everyone that was here tonight was treated to a great Round of 16 battle," Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian said. "UCF was very, very competitive; fought very hard against us.

"I am very proud of our group, our effort. Overall, I thought our defending was quite good. Attack, we had a couple good looks but when you get to this stage of the season there isn't going to be a whole lot of chances, so when you get that chance you have to take advantage of the moment and put the ball in the net which we did. We are feeling fortunate to move on and look forward to our next opponent."

The Seminoles took advantage of a UCF foul deep in their attacking third when Jamia Fields was taken down from behind by Tatiana Coleman to set up the only goal of the game. Michaela Hahn faked like she was going to send the free kick across the box to the far post but instead slid the ball to the end line to a streaking Isabella Schmid.

"We drew it (the play) up in practice," said Hahn on taking the free kick. "Mark (Krikorian) chose me to fake the pass and he had faith in me. I just went up and did what he told me to do. Yeah, it was a play that we just made up."

Schmid out raced everyone to the ball before sending a cross inside the six-yard box where Grubka one-timed the shot from close range right between Knights' keeper Connie Organ and the near post for the goal. The score was Grubka's third of the season and fourth career goal in the NCAA Tournament.

"Michaela gave me a perfect ball," said Schmid. "I saw Grubka in the box and knew that when Grubka was in the box that she was going to throw her whole body at it. I had faith in her that she would make the goal. Honestly, it (the play) did not (work in practice). It worked now."

"We worked on the play in practice," said Grubka. "The players (tonight) executed it very well. I saw it go back behind me so I just turned to try and find a rebound and luckily it came to me. I just tried to hit it on frame and it went in."

With the win, Florida State advances to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship for the 10th year in a row, continuing the longest active streak in the nation. The Noles will face South Carolina on Friday, November 28 at 2 pm in Tallahassee. The Gamecocks defeated North Carolina 1-0 earlier on Sunday in Chapel Hill.

"It's definitely exciting," added Grubka on FSU advancing to the Elite Eight. "First think I said is that we get to spend Thanksgiving together, I always like that."

Sunday's third round match in Tallahassee, which was originally scheduled to start at 1 pm, was delayed six hours due to weather. After the weather cleared, play finally got underway at 7 pm.

Neither team found the back of the net through the first 45 minutes of action but both schools came close taking one off the post.

The first shot of the game came from UCF as Ashley Spivey sent a shot from about 25 yards that clanked off the left post and out of bounds. Florida State's chance came in the 43rd minute as Berglind Thorvaldsdottir blasted a shot from 16 yards out that hit off the left post. The Icelandic native was the first one to the rebound but her second shot was blocked by the UCF defense and cleared.

Organ came through with a tremendous save for the Knights in the eighth minute on a shot by Schmid. The Seminole midfielder sent a shot from about 30 yards out that was headed under the crossbar but Organ tipped the ball up and over the crossbar to keep the game deadlocked at zero.

Spivey was at it again in the 37th minute as her header from 12 yards out sailed just wide of the left post. The Noles had trouble clearing the ball on the play after the Knights did a nice job of maintaining possession and mounting pressure inside the 18-yard box.

Florida State went into the locker room with a 9-6 advantage in shots, while both teams recorded two corners. Both keepers registered two saves.

The Seminoles did a fantastic job of limiting UCF's chances in the second half holding the Knights to just one shot en route to their third shutout in as many games in the NCAA Tournament.

UCF could not take advantage of a break away early in the second half as the Knights did a nice job of getting the ball behind the Seminole defense following a long throw by Megan Campbell. Coleman sent a pass down the field to a streaking Kayla Darden, who found herself one-on-one with Miller. With Darden dribbling toward the left post, Miller did a nice job of cutting off the angles in which to get a shot off forcing Darden to send a pass across the 18-yard box to no one.

"That was a transition moment and UCF has some very, very athletic kids," Krikorian said. "They got behind us and Cass had to come out, took a good angle to minimize the goal and made it hard for their player to finish."

The only UCF shot of the second half came in the second half as Spivey sent one high from long distance in the 86th minute. Spivey finished the game with a match-high five shots.

"We moved some players around but did not do anything significant," added Krikorian on his team's defensive adjustments in the second half. "UCF is a high energy team. They are very hard working, they are very athletic. We thought if we were able slow the game down; settle it with some more passing and keeping the ball a little bit that it would take some of their energy away. I'm not sure how good of a job we did, but certainly they didn't have a number of looks on goal as they did in the first half."

Schmid led the Seminoles on Sunday with three shots, while Dagny Brynjarsdottir, Grubka and Thorvaldsdottir all had two shots apiece.

With the win, Florida State extended its current unbeaten streak to a school-record 18 games (17-0-1) surpassing the previous mark of 17 set in 2013. The Seminoles also secured their 16th straight victory at home in NCAA Tournament play while improving to 34-1-0 all-time during the postseason inside the Seminole Soccer Complex.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               90  0   0  0  0                
F    6 Megan Campbell             90  1   1  0  0                
MF   7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir       90  2   0  0  0                
MF   8 Michaela Hahn              90  1   0  0  1                
MF  11 Isabella Schmid            82  3   1  0  1                
D   13 Kristin Grubka             90  2   1  1  0        1       
MF  16 Carson Pickett             63  1   0  0  0                
F   19 Cheyna Williams            61  1   0  0  0                
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  0   0  0  0                
D   23 Emma Koivisto              90  0   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
    10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   29  2   0  0  0                
    18 Hikaru Murakami             8  0   0  0  0                
    21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     27  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 13   3  1  2        1       
       Opp                        90  7   2  0  0  3             

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  0    2  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    2  1      1
Opp                         90:00  1    2    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  59:06 FSU  Kristin Grubka            Isabella Schmid           put in from two yards off low cross from near goal line                    
                                           Michaela Hahn


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

FLORIDA STATE 5, SOUTH CAROLINA 0
11/28/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA, Elite 8

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Headed Back to College Cup.
The Seminoles down the Gamecocks en route to their fourth straight College Cup appearance and eighth all-time.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Second-ranked Florida State (22-1-1) is headed back to the College Cup after defeating No. 18 South Carolina (14-6-5) 5-0 on Friday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship inside the Seminole Soccer Complex.

Berglind Thorvaldsdottir broke a scoreless match in the 32nd minute, while Jamia Fields and Cheyna Williams added two goals apiece as the five-goal margin on Friday marked the largest margin of victory for the Seminoles in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament in school history.

The Seminole defense once again rose up to the challenge in posting their fourth consecutive postseason shutout and 17th shutout of the season to tie a school record. Florida State has now allowed just one goal in the last eight games, a span covering 720 minutes.

A crowd of 1,758 was on hand Friday afternoon to watch Florida State advance to the College Cup for the fourth year in a row and eighth time in school history. With Friday’s victory, the Seminoles are tied for the fifth most College Cup appearances nationally and become just the seventh school in NCAA history to reach the national semifinals at least four years in a row.

The five goals scored by the Seminoles on Friday night were the most allowed by South Carolina since giving up five goals in back-to-back games in 2004. The Gamecocks entered Friday’s quarterfinal match not allowing a goal in their first three postseason games and had allowed more than one goal in a game just twice in 2014.

Florida State pushed the offensive tempo right from the start applying pressure on the Gamecocks early and often. The Seminoles were finally rewarded for their efforts in the 32nd minute when a barrage of shots from inside the 18-yard box culminated with Thorvaldsdottir sneaking a shot past a diving Abbey Crider and inside the right post for the goal.

Dagny Brynjarsdottir began the scoring sequence firing the first shot but it was blocked by a host of Gamecock players. Kristin Grubka then fought for the rebound and fired a shot that was blocked as well. The rebound came right out to Thorvaldsdottir, who one-timed the shot into the back of the net from six yards out for her 12th goal of the season.

The Seminoles added to their lead right before the half on a great shot by Fields. The build-up came following a Florida State goal kick. Michaela Hahn won possession on a header at midfield. Hahn’s pass went to Isabella Schmid, who flicked the ball into FSU’s attacking third. Thorvaldsdottir then redirected the pass behind her and to her right where Fields beat a South Carolina defender to the ball before firing a shot across her body and inside the left netting for her first goal of the afternoon and a two-goal Florida State lead.

Florida State put the game away in the second half scoring three times in a span six minutes and 17 seconds.

Fields added her second goal of the game on an outstanding blast from distance in the 55th minute. The Alta Loma, Calif., native took a pass from Carson Pickett, dribbled two steps to her left before firing a shot into the upper left corner for just her second multi-goal game of her career and first since scoring twice against Virginia Tech in last year’s national semifinal.

Williams then added her two goals one minute and 33 seconds apart for her second multi-goal game as a Seminole. The junior forward hammered away a close range shot after a nice double passing combination from Emma Koivisto and Dagny Brynjarsdottir. Koivisto slipped a great pass between two South Carolina defenders to find Brynjarsdottir. The Seminole senior captain took the ball to the end line before sending a cross into the box that Williams finished off for her first goal of the match.

In the 61st minute, Williams was at it again this time heading away another double passing combination from close range to give the Seminoles a commanding 5-0 lead. Following a South Carolina foul, Pickett took the free kick sending the ball to the far post. Brynjarsdottir fought for possession and headed the ball across the plane of the goal where Williams finished the play off with a header of her own.

Pickett finished the match with two assists good for her third multi-assist game of the season and fourth of her career. Brynjarsdottir tied a career-high with two assists, her second of the season and fourth of her career. Thorvaldsdottir notched her fifth multi-point effort of the season with a goal and an assist on Friday.

Cassie Miller played all 90 minutes between the posts for FSU as she made two saves en route to her 17th shutout of the season.

Florida State outshot South Carolina 17-8 for the match, while holding an 11-1 advantage in corner kicks. Ten of those corners for the Seminoles came in the first half setting a school record for corner kicks taken in the first 45 minutes.

Daija Griffin had two shots in 26 minutes of action to pace South Carolina.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               65  2   2  2  0                
D    6 Megan Campbell             78  0   0  0  0                
MF   7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir       70  4   1  0  2                
MF   8 Michaela Hahn              72  2   0  0  0                
MF  11 Isabella Schmid            65  0   0  0  1                
D   13 Kristin Grubka             90  2   0  0  1                
MF  16 Carson Pickett             65  0   0  0  2                
F   19 Cheyna Williams            44  4   2  2  0                
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  0   0  0  0                
D   23 Emma Koivisto              90  1   0  0  1                
       ---Substitutes---
     2 Haylie Grant                7  0   0  0  0                
     3 Nickolette Driesse         18  0   0  0  0                
     5 Kacy Scarpa                16  0   0  0  0                
     9 Ari Hudson                  7  0   0  0  0                
    10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   35  2   2  1  1        1       
    14 Morgan Kennedy             20  0   0  0  0                
    18 Hikaru Murakami            18  0   0  0  0                
    21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     40  0   0  0  0                
    31 Debbie Hahn                11  0   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 17   7  5  8        1       
       Opp                        90  8   2  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  0    2  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    2  1      1
Opp                         90:00  5    2    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  31:39 FSU  Berglind Thorvaldsdottir  Kristin Grubka            one-time rebound 6 yards inside right post                                 
  2.  42:14 FSU  Jamia Fields              Berglind Thorvaldsdottir  long cross blast inside left post from 16 yards                            
                                           Isabella Schmid
  3.  54:43 FSU  Jamia Fields              Carson Pickett            long blast from 25 yards upper left corner                                 
  4.  59:27 FSU  Cheyna Williams           Dagny Brynjarsdottir      put away from close range on pass across the box                           
                                           Emma Koivisto
  5.  61:00 FSU  Cheyna Williams           Dagny Brynjarsdottir      put away from close range on header cross following free kick              
                                           Carson Pickett


  1 2 Total
SOUTH CAROLINA
0
0
0
FLORIDA STATE
2
3
5

FLORIDA STATE 2, STANFORD 0
12/05/2014, NCAA, College Cup, Final Four, Boca Raton, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Blanks Stanford, Advances to National Title Game.
The Seminoles will play in the national finals for the second year in a row and third time in school history.

BOCA RATON, FL – For the second year in a row and third time in school history Florida State will play in the final game of the season. On Friday night, the second-ranked Seminoles (23-1-1) took one step closer to claiming the program’s first national championship after blanking third-ranked Stanford (20-2-3) 2-0 in the second semifinal of the 2014 Women’s College Cup inside FAU Stadium.

Cheyna Williams continued her torrid play in the postseason as she scored both Seminole goals on Friday night for her second straight multi-goal game and third of the season. The Hampton, Ga., native broke a scoreless tie with her first goal of the evening in the 16th minute before sealing the win with her second goal in the 87th minute.

The Seminole defense posted their fifth shutout in as many games this postseason while extending their streak of not allowing a goal to 540 consecutive minutes. The streak is the fourth longest without giving up a goal in school history and the second longest streak posted this year. FSU went over 589 minutes without allowing a goal from mid-September to mid-October.

The shutout was held intact thanks to a brilliant save by Kirsten Crowley in the 51st minute. With Stanford looking for the equalizer, an early second half miscue by the Seminoles almost provided the Cardinal with that opportunity.

Stanford won possession of a ball played down the middle of the pitch by goalkeeper Cassie Miller. The Cardinal quickly played the ball out to the left to the speedy Chioma Ubogagu. The senior forward got around the Seminole backline before sending a low shot that was headed inside the right post and just beyond the reach of a diving Miller. But Crowley came out of nowhere to make a tremendous save to keep FSU’s one-goal lead intact.

Miller played all 90 minutes between the posts for the Seminoles finishing the game with two saves.

Florida State struck first in the 16th minute on a pretty finish by Williams from just inside 18 yards. The scoring play started when Carson Pickett hit a shot off the crossbar from the left side. Stanford tried to clear the ball but Michaela Hahn kept possession for Florida State inside its attacking third. Hahn quickly played out to the right to Emma Koivisto, who sent a pass right to the feet of Williams. The junior forward dribbled to her left before changing direction and blasting a shot into the upper left corner for her 13th goal of the season.

The goal against Stanford marked the first for the Seminoles against the Cardinal in over 195 minutes.

The Seminoles first scoring opportunity came in the sixth minute off FSU’s second corner kick of the match. Pickett sent the kick to the far post where Dagny Brynjarsdottir one-timed a shot on frame from about 12 yards out, but a Cardinal player was there on the line for the team save to keep the game deadlocked at zero.

Late in the second half with the Seminoles clinging to a one-goal lead, Florida State was called for a questionable foul deep in Stanford’s attacking third leading to a Cardinal free kick from about 20 yards out. Lo’eau LaBonta took the free kick sending a bender from the left side to the far post, but Miller was there with the diving save.

Just over four minutes later, Williams closed the door on any chance of a Stanford comeback as the junior forward ran in on a long pass from Jamia Fields into open space. With Cardinal keeper Jane Campbell the only person to beat, Williams made a nice move to evade the diving keeper before finishing the play off with an open net goal for her second score of the evening and 14th goal of the season.

Williams now has a team-best six goals in the NCAA Tournament and has registered four goals in her last two games.

With the win, Florida State extended its school-record unbeaten streak to 20 games (19-0-1), while improving to 10-0-1 away from Tallahassee. The Seminoles outshot the Cardinal 11-7 for the match and held the advantage in corners at 7-4.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               90  0   0  0  1  1             
D    6 Megan Campbell             90  0   0  0  0                
MF   7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir       90  2   2  0  0                
MF   8 Michaela Hahn              90  2   0  0  1                
MF  11 Isabella Schmid            74  0   0  0  0                
D   13 Kristin Grubka             90  0   0  0  0                
MF  16 Carson Pickett             56  1   0  0  0                
F   19 Cheyna Williams            53  3   2  2  0        1       
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  1   0  0  0                
D   23 Emma Koivisto              90  1   0  0  1                
       ---Substitutes---
    10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   37  0   0  0  0                
    18 Hikaru Murakami            16  0   0  0  0                
    21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     34  1   0  0  0                
                          =======================================
11     FSU                        90 11   4  2  3  1     1       
       Opp                        90  7   3  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  0    2  1      1
Team                         0:00  0    1          
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    3  1      1
Opp                         90:00  2    2    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  15:27 FSU  Cheyna Williams           Emma Koivisto             served into top of box, beat goalkeeper upper-left corner                  
                                           Michaela Hahn
  2.  86:56 FSU  Cheyna Williams           Jamia Fields              breakaway, around keeper and into left side of net                         


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FLORIDA STATE
1
1
2
STANFORD
0
0
0

FLORIDA STATE 1, VIRGINIA 0
12/07/2014, NCAA, College Cup Finals, Boca Raton, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

National Champs!
The Seminoles down the Cavaliers 1-0 to claim their first national championship.

BOCA RATON, FL – The quest is complete…the Florida State women’s soccer team are national champions! Senior Jamia Fields broke a scoreless tie in the 83rd minute and the second-ranked Seminoles (24-1-1) survived a late fury from the fourth-ranked Cavaliers (23-3-0) as Florida State captured its first national championship in program history with a 1-0 victory over Virginia Sunday afternoon in the finals of the 2014 Women’s College Cup inside FAU Stadium.

Cheyna Williams found Fields, who dribbled across the 18-yard box before sending a low-lining left-footed shot from just outside the box past a diving Morgan Stearns and inside the right post for the game’s only goal. Williams, who was credited with an assist on the play, was named the College Cup’s Most Outstanding Player on Offense. The junior forward finished FSU’s postseason run with 13 points on six goals and one assist.

The goal for Fields was her third of the 2014 NCAA Tournament, while seven of her 14 career goals as a Seminole came in the postseason.

The Cavaliers did not go away quietly as they pushed for the equalizer in the final seven minutes. Following their last corner kick of the match, Danielle Colaprico sent a ball into the box that was played out to Morgan Reuther, who blasted a shot from 25 yards that sailed just high. Then with a minute and four seconds left, the final UVa chance came off the head of Veronica Latsko that went high and out of play.

For the sixth time in as many games in the NCAA Tournament, the Seminoles did not allow a goal. On Sunday, Florida State’s defense was even better as they didn’t even allow the Cavaliers to register a shot on frame. FSU joins the 2003 North Carolina Tar Heels as the only two schools to go through six games of the NCAA Tournament without allowing a goal.

And for the third time this year, Florida State was able to hold the nation’s best scoring team without a goal. All three of Virginia’s losses on the year came at the hands of the Seminoles and all three times by identical 1-0 scores. Over the last 87 games UVa has played, the Cavaliers have been shut out five times with all five shutouts coming at the hands of Florida State.

The win for Florida State gives the Seminoles their first national championship in their third trip to the finals. The Garnet and Gold are the 10th different team to capture a women’s national title as three of the last four women’s champions have been first time winners. Florida State is the second team from the Atlantic Coast Conference to claim a national title.

Krikorian also made history on Sunday becoming just the second coach to win a national title at two different divisions as the 10-year head coach previously won back-to-back Division II championships with Franklin Pierce in 1994 and 1995. He joins Brian McManus who led UC San Diego to national titles at both the Division II and Division III levels. Krikorian becomes the first coach to perform the feat at two different schools.

Florida State outshot Virginia 8-7 for the match, while also holding the edge in corner at 7-6. Fields led all players on the afternoon with three shots, while Makenzy Doniak paced the Cavaliers with two shots in 69 minutes of action.

Six Seminoles landed on the College Cup All-Tournament Team as Fields and Williams were joined by Dagny Brynjarsdottir, Kristin Grubka, Cassie Miller and Isabella Schmid.

With the win, Florida State ended the 2014 season with 10 straight wins and a school-record 21-game (20-0-1) unbeaten streak.

 
POS ##        NAME               MIN SH SOG  G  A YC RC GW PK ATT
=== == ========================= === == === == == == == == == ===
GK  38 Cassie Miller              90  0   0  0  0                
MF   4 Jamia Fields               90  3   1  1  0        1       
D    6 Megan Campbell             90  1   1  0  0                
MF   7 Dagny Brynjarsdottir       90  0   0  0  0                
MF   8 Michaela Hahn              90  2   0  0  0                
MF  11 Isabella Schmid            78  1   0  0  0                
D   13 Kristin Grubka             90  0   0  0  0                
MF  16 Carson Pickett             65  0   0  0  0                
F   19 Cheyna Williams            64  0   0  0  1                
D   22 Kirsten Crowley            90  0   0  0  0                
D   23 Emma Koivisto              90  1   0  0  0                
       ---Substitutes---
    10 Berglind Thorvaldsdottir   26  0   0  0  0                
    18 Hikaru Murakami            12  0   0  0  0                
    21 Marta Bakowska-Mathews     25  0   0  0  0                
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11     FSU                        90  8   2  1  1        1       
       Opp                        90  7   0  0  0                

 
       Goalie             Minutes GA Saves W L T SO
========================= ======= == ===== = = = ==
Cassie Miller               90:00  0    0  1      1
                          =========================
FSU                         90:00  0    0  1      1
Opp                         90:00  1    1    1     
 
Scoring Summary
Goal  Time  Team Goal Scorer               Assists                   Description
==== ====== ==== ========================= ========================= =========================
  1.  82:50 FSU  Jamia Fields              Cheyna Williams           shot from just outside top of box, beats keeper just inside right post     


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FLORIDA STATE
0
1
1
VIRGINIA
0
0
0