Sept. 14, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State soccer team has won four straight,
including three shutouts, which has earned them the #10 spot in the southeast
region in the latest NSCAA Coaches Poll. The Seminoles make an appearance in
the rankings for the first time since October 28, 1996.
Florida State takes on seven of the other nine schools in the top ten
this season, including their match-ups with Florida and Miami the first
weekend of the season. North Carolina was ranked first in the region,
followed by Florida, Duke, Georgia, Clemson, Wake Forest, Furman, Miami and
FSU goalkeeper Jamie Gurtov also cracked into the rankings in the first
NCAA rankings of the year. The senior from Plantation, Fla., is tied for the
fifth spot in the country in goals against average with her .25. She also
leads the ACC in goals against average (.25) and save percentage (.947) and
is tied for first in solo shutouts with her three.
Sophomore Maren Vik Edvardsen has also broken into the ACC scene as she
is second in the league in scoring with her 10 points and five goals. The
Seminoles are 4th in the league in scoring offense and are currently 5th in
the conference overall.
Florida State will travel to #2 North Carolina on Friday to take on the
Tar Heels in Chapel Hill at 7pm. The Seminoles will then head to
Winston-Salem on Sunday for a 1pm showdown with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.