September 8, 1999 - by
Florida State Soccer Hosts Stetson Hatters Thursday

Sept. 8, 1999



TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State soccer team will host the Stetson Hatters Thursday, September 9 at 7pm at the Seminole Soccer Complex. The game will also be televised live on Sunshine. Fans and media are reminded to enter through the main entrance from the connector road and NOT the team entrance.

The Seminoles are coming off a 1-0 win over the South Florida Bulls, who were ranked No. 10 in the southeast in the NSCAA poll this week. Maren Vik Edvardsen knocked in a header off an assist from Katie Talley to win the game. Jamie Gurtov tallied 11 saves in the game as Marte Vik Edvardsen led the team with seven shots.

FSU also notched a win over the Mercer Bears 4-1 last Friday with Maren Vik Edvardsen scoring two goals with freshman Cindy Schofield and junior April Murphy scoring one a piece. Murphy also added two assists.


FSU vs Stetson

TheSeminoles lead the series 2-0 after FSU’s 4-0 win last year in DeLand.

Stetson


Location: DeLand, Florida

Nickname: Hatters

Conference: Trans America

Head Coach: Bob Wilson

1998 Record: 4-14

1999 Record:* 1-2

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 19/4

* record as of 9/9


Top Returnees:

Kristy Porcelli (F): 39 shots, 4 goals, 6 assists

Carie Cooper (MF): 18 shots, 3 goals, 1 assist

Genevieve Roy GK): 136 saves, 1.83 GAA

Who to Watch in ’99


Veterans

Maren Vik Edvardsen returns after her record setting freshman year. The sophomore from Oslo, Norway led the team in goals (8) and points (18) and was among the nation’s best with her four goals against Furman.

Rachael Watkin was the only Seminole to start in all 21 matches last season. The junior from Boca Raton, Fla.., led the defense, adding her game-winning goal against Auburn.

April Murphy played in all 21 matches in 1998 as a reserve. The junior from Tulsa Okla.,was third last year in goals with four, including the game-winning goal against Stetson.


New Seminoles

Gina Iacovella (Midfielder) comes to FSU after spending three years at South Carolina. The senior from Prospect, Conn., was a three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and led the squad to the first NCAA appearance ever for the Gamecocks.

Cindy Schofield (Forward) joins the Seminoles as the top career goal scorer in Florida high school history. The freshman from Lakeland, F.L., also holds the second spot in the country in the same catagory and will contribute to the attacking offense.

Courtney Asbra (Defender) joins the Seminole squad from Arlington, Texas. Asbra, who played for the Texas Olympic Development Team from 1995-99, will compete for an outside back position. She possesses the pace, focus and skill to be an excellent player at the collegiate level.


The Seminole Soccer Complex

The 1999 season marks the first season for the Seminoles in the new facility. The Seminole Soccer Complex, which is located on Stadium Drive, houses a new state-of-the-art facility including a press box, concession building and a team building which includes team and visiting lockerrooms, a spacious work room, training and equipment rooms and coaches offices which overlook the field. The complex also houses the Lady Seminole Softball team.


Where to Park

Parking for the media and public will be available in the lots located behind Mike Long Track, next to the tennis center, the metered lot across from the Leach Student Center, the Dick Howser Baseball stadium lot and the grass area located on Stadium drive on the side of the soccer field. PARKING IS NOT PERMITTED ON THE CONNECTOR ROAD. YOU WILL BE TOWED!!

NOTE: THE LOT LOCATED BEHIND THE SOFTBALL FIELD IS NOT OPEN! THEY ARE STILL PAVING THIS LOT SO DO NOT TRY AND PARK THERE. Once they open this lot, parking will be available there as well.


Entering the Complex

All media and public must enter the complex from the connector road. DO NOT ENTER FROM THE GATE LOCATED ON THE SOFTBALL SIDE OF THE COMPLEX. This entrance is for players and staff ONLY.


Florida State vs Stetson Game Notes


LAST YEAR vs STETSON

– FSU shutout Stetson 4-0

– The Seminoles outshot the Hatters 19-3

– FSU scored all of their goals in the second half


Nole Notes


  • The Seminoles are coming off a win against South Florida on Tuesday. The Bulls were ranked #10 in the southeast region in the first NSCAA poll.
  • Goalkeeper Jamie Gurtov took the lead in the ACC with her 11 saves against the Bulls on Tuesday as she holds the top spot in the individual game high for saves.
  • Sophomore Maren Vik Edvardsen scored two goals in the game against Mercer.
  • The freshmen have stepped up to the challenge. Cindy Schofield added a goal to the scoring against Mercer as Katie Talley had the game winning assist against South Florida.

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