April 15, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s soccer team capped off a highly successful spring campaign with a 3-0 victory over Columbus State on Wednesday. The Seminoles end the spring with a perfect 5-0 record.
Both teams came into the match energized, but the Seminoles were just too much for the Cougars. The Seminole defense only allowed the Cougars two shot opportunities and goalkeeper Kimmy Diaz recorded saves on both. Offensively, the Seminoles never seemed to lose steam as they attempted a combined 23 shots and notched three goals.
Tiffany McCarty earned the lone goal in the first period off an assist by Lauren Switzer with 13:25 remaining. Becky Edwards recorded a team-high eight shots and came away with a goal in the second period with 15:40 left in the match. Toni Pressley registered the final goal of the game on a header past Cougar goalkeeper Michelle Krengel.
The Seminoles were impressive all spring, outscoring opponents 16-3. Tiffany McCarty led the team in goals scored with five and Amanda DaCosta had a team-leading three assists, while every player contributed to the team’s success this spring. Nine players combined to score 20 goals, seven players earned a combined 10 assists and 12 players earned a combined 80 shots. Goalkeepers Kimmy Diaz and Erin McNulty split time in the box, earning a combined 28 saves, while allowing only three goals during the spring.