Oct. 5, 2008
NEWTON, Mass. – Eleventh-ranked Florida State (9-2-1, 3-1-0 ACC) completed its northeast road trip in fine fashion with a 1-0 victory over No. 12 Boston College (8-2-2, 2-1-1 ACC). Freshman Tori Huster scored the lone goal on Sunday afternoon as the Seminoles improved to 4-0-2 all-time against Boston College. The loss was the first of the season for the Eagles in league play, while the win moved Florida State into sole possession of third place in the ACC.
The win extended Florida State’s road unbeaten streak to six games in 2008 as the Seminoles moved to 5-0-1 this year. The Seminole kept the Eagles off the scoreboard yet again as FSU has not allowed BC to score in the series, a span covering 580 consecutive scoreless minutes.
After three consecutive Florida State corners from the left side were thwarted away by the Eagles, the Seminoles finally came through with the first and only goal of the game converting on their fourth corner of the first half in the 39th minute. This time from the right side, senior captain Sarah Wagenfuhr sent a beautiful ball to the far post where Huster timed her jump perfectly finding the inside right corner for the goal. It was Huster’s third goal of the season and first career game-winner.
The assist for Wagenfuhr was her third in as many games while it was the second straight game that she recorded an assist off the game-winning goal. The Colorado Springs, Colo., native has five points (1 goal, 3 assists) in her last three games.
The Eagles had a questionable foul go in their favor in the 19th minute when BC’s Julia Bouchelle tripped over her own feet. But the referee saw it differently calling a foul on Becky Edwards in the Eagles’ offensive third from about 22 yards out. Hannah Cerrone took the free kick and sailed a cross just out of reach of an oncoming Brooke Knowlton streaking in from the left.
Lim fired off her second shot of the first half from just inside the right box but Eagle keeper Jillian Mastroianni was there for the save.
In the 24th minute, freshman Tiffany McCarty had a one on two break-away down the middle of the field. After a great move toward the inside opened up some space, McCarty blasted a shot on goal but it was deflected away by the Eagle defense.
The Seminoles got a trio of shots in the 30th minute including back-to-back close range shots by McCarty and Sanna Talonen. Both shots by the Seminole forwards were blocked, while Sutton’s long range shot was cradled by Mastroianni near the right post
With less than three minutes remaining, BC’s Alaina Beyar got a good look on goal but Kate Milstead was there with her fourth save of the half.
Both teams entered the locker room with eight shots a piece.
Florida State controlled the offensive tempo for a good portion of the second half out shooting the Eagles 11-5. The Seminole defense did an outstanding job limiting the Eagles to two corners and just one shot on goal.
It took just over three minutes into the second half for the Seminoles to get their first great scoring opportunity. Huster sent a long pass over the Eagle defense and right to Talonen running on goal from the left. The Finnish native had trouble with her first touch but quickly gained possession firing a shot high over the cross bar.
In the 53rd minute, Talonen received a great feed inside the box from McCarty but the BC defense came up huge deflecting Talonen’s shot out of bounds on the end line.
McCarty forced Mastroianni into a leaping save in the 57th minute as the freshman forward blasted a shot from the top of the box.
Boston College made some noise with consecutive corners in the 76th minute but the Seminole defense did the job limiting the Eagles to just one shot that coming off the foot of Gina Dimartino that sailed high and out of play.
McCarty came within inches of giving the Seminoles a two goal lead as the Laurel, Md., native curled a shot off the crossbar with just over two minutes to play.
Milstead finished the game with five saves while registering her fourth career shutout. Mastroianni finished with nine saves on Sunday afternoon.
Florida State will return to the Sunshine State as the Seminoles head south to face the Miami Hurricanes on Sunday, October 12. Game time is slated for 12 noon at Cobb Stadium. Fans can stay up-to-date with all the action as live stats will be available via gametracker on Seminoles.com.