October 4, 1999 - by
Florida State Soccer Cracks Southeast Rankings

Oct. 4, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — After going 2-0 this weekend over two teams
in the southeast region, the Florida State soccer team has cracked the
NSCAA Top 10 regional rankings for the third time in the six weeks of
the poll this season. The last time the Seminoles were in the rankings
was for a four week period in the 1996 season.

“We’re coming off two big wins this weekend over the University
of Georgia and South Alabama,” Head Coach Patrick Baker said. “It’s
great recognition for a program that has worked so hard. We’ve got the
opportunity to still beat some really good teams at the end of the
season, including some nationally ranked teams.”

The Seminoles took a win over the University of Georgia on
Friday, 2-0. The Bulldogs are ranked 6th in the region and fell out of
the national rankings after two Southeastern Conference losses the prior
weekend. FSU also took a decisive 5-1 win over South Alabama on Sunday
with five different players scoring, including senior Leslie Del Rio,
junior Sarah Deacon, sophomores Maren and Marte Vik Edvardsen and
freshman Katie Talley.

Florida State still has nationally ranked Texas A&M (8th/2nd in
the central region) and Virginia (10th/2nd in the mid-atlantic region)
as well as the Duke Blue Devils, who have received votes and are ranked
5th in the southeast region. The Seminoles have already faced four
other nationally and regionally ranked teams this season.



SOUTHEAST REGION RANKINGS


1. Florida
2. North Carlina
3. Clemson
4. Wake Forest
5. Duke
6. Georgia
7. South Carolina
8. Furman
9. UNC-Charlotte
10. Florida State

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