May 10, 2000 - by
Florida State Soccer Announces 2000 Schedule

May 10, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State University women’s soccer
coach Patrick Baker announced the Lady Seminoles 2000 fall schedule
today. The upcoming season will be highlighted by trips to Columbia,
Mo., and Eugene, Ore., and two trips to North Carolina. The pre-season
finds the Seminoles scrimmaging the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens, Ga., on
August 18th at 7:00pm. The ladies will then play ten 1999 NCAA
Tournament teams throughout the remainder of the fall.

“Our season opens with a very big in-state and regional match-up
when we host the University of Florida on August 25th,” Baker said.
“They are currently the measuring stick for our program and we look
forward to showing signs of improvement against them.”

The team remains home for two more contests, Sunday, August 27th
they host South Florida and on Wednesday, August 30th they welcome
Jacksonville University. These are two in-state games that will be
important matches for Florida State. Rounding out the week has the
Seminoles traveling north to Columbia, Mo., to participate in the
Missouri Tiger Tournament on September 1st and 3rd. The team will face
host Missouri on Friday afternoon and then will play Big Ten opponent
Ohio State on Sunday morning.

Florida State returns to face their most difficult home weekend
of the fall when they face two nationally ranked teams in Texas A&M on
September 8th and Clemson on September 10th.

“Both of these teams are very well coaches and exciting to
watch,” Baker said. “We will have our work cut out for us and playing
Clemson for our ACC opener is no easy task. But we will have been tested
by that point and hopefully the team will be ready.”

September 13th sends the Seminoles to Mobile, Ala., to take on
South Alabama and on September 16th the team travels to Durham, N.C., to
face its second ACC foe – the Duke Blue Devils. Florida State then comes
home to prepare for the first Annual Seminole Soccer Tournament to be
held on September 22nd and 24th. The team will battle Central Florida on
Friday night and Florida International on Sunday afternoon.

The team completes the month of September by heading west to
face two PAC-10 opponents, playing Oregon State on Friday, September
29th and at the University of Oregon on Sunday, October 1st. It will be
the first time Florida State has played a PAC-10 team and it will be
their first venture to the state of Oregon.

“After an intense month of games, it doesn’t get any easier with
the games in Oregon,” Baker said. “The trip will allow us to see teams
and parts of the country that we haven’t been to yet. It should be an
exciting couple of days and we are even tying in some activities at the
Nike headquarters while we are there.”

The Seminoles return to Tallahassee to play their third ACC foe
in Wake Forest on Saturday evening, October 7th. A week later the team
returns to North Carolina to face the Wolfpack of N.C. State on
Saturday, October 14th. Three days later, the defending National
Champion North Carolina Tar Heels come to town for a big game on
Tuesday, October 17th.

The last three regular season games find the Seminoles with two
away games before the season finale on October 28th. The team will
travel to the University of Miami to face the Hurricanes on Wednesday,
October 25th. Senior night will be held on Saturday, October 28th as
Florida State hosts the Virginia Cavaliers.

The Atlantic Coast Conference, which sent six of its eight teams
to the NCAA Tournament last fall, will have its post season tournament
at Duke University in Durham, N.C., on November 2nd, 3rd and 5th.

“We have a very challenging schedule, both in and out of the ACC
this year,” Baker said. “The players and I are looking forward to the
fall ahead and it will be an exciting opportunity to show the continued
improvement within our women’s soccer program.”

2000 FSU Soccer Schedule

Friday, 18thScrimmage at University of GeorgiaAthens, Ga7:00pm
Friday, 25thUniversity of FloridaTallahassee, FL7:00pm
Sunday, 27thSouth FloridaTallahassee, FL1:00pm
Wednesday, 30thJacksonville UniversityTallahassee, FL7:00pm
Friday, 1stvs University of Missouri
(Missouri Tiger Tournament)
Columbia, MO5:00pm
Sunday, 3rdvs Ohio State University
(Missouri Tiger Tournament)
Columbia, MO11:00am
Friday, 8thTexas A&MTallahassee, FL7:00pm
Sunday, 10thClemson UniversityTallahassee, FL1:00pm
Wednesday, 13that University of South AlabamaMobile, AL7:00pm
Saturday, 16that Duke UniversityDurham, NCTBA
Friday, 22ndCentral Florida
(Seminole Soccer Tournament)
Tallahassee, FL7:00pm
Sunday, 24thFlorida International
(Seminole Soccer Tournament)
Tallahassee, FL1:00pm
Friday, 29that Oregon State UniversityCovallis, OR7:00pm
Sunday, 1stat Oregon UniversityEugene, OR3:00pm
Saturday, 7thWake Forest UniversityTallahassee, FL7:00pm
Saturday, 14that North Carolina State UniversityRaleigh, NC2:00pm
Tuesday, 17thUniversity of North CarolinaTallahassee, FL7:00pm
Friday, 20that University of MarylandCollege Park, MD7:00pm
Wednesday, 25that University of MiamiCoral Gables, FL7:00pm
Saturday, 28thUniversity of VirginiaTallahassee, FL7:00pm

Thursday, 2ndFirst Round (Quarter-Finals)
ACC Tournament @ Duke University
Durham, NCTBA
Friday, 3rdSecond Round (Semi-Finals)
ACC Tournament @ Duke University
Durham, NCTBA
Sunday, 5thChampionship Game (Finals)
ACC Tournament @ Duke University
Durham, NCTBA

All times are EASTERN

TV Games to be announced at a later date

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