August 27, 2000 - by
Florida State Soccer Starts Season At 2-0

Aug. 27, 2000


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State, coming off a victory over the
sixth-rated Florida Gators, Friday, downed the University of South Florida
2-1 in overtime Sunday in front of 422 fans at the Seminole Soccer Complex.
Coupled with its victory over Florida, the Seminoles have opened the season
with two straight wins for only the third time in the history of the
program.

“These were two big wins for us this weekend and to win today’s
game on TV in overtime is just fantastic,” said head coach Patrick Baker.
“South Florida is very well coached. This was a big game for them and we
were coming off of a huge win Friday. Even though every in-state rival is a
big game for us, there was the potential for a let down today.

The Seminoles once again proved their ability to come back from a
deficit after the Bulls took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Danielle Aldrich at
33:06 of the first-half. Maren Vik Edvardsen, who tied the game with
Florida at 2-2 on Friday, pulled the Noles even with less than nine minutes
left in regulation.

“I got my head to it and tried to flick it off,” said Maren Vik
Edvardsen of her game-tying goal. “I didn’t think it was going to go in.”

The Noles and Bulls remained scoreless through the first overtime
period before Marte Vik Edvardsen, assisted by her sister Maren Vik
Edvardsen, ended the match with a game-winning goal with less than four
minutes elapsed.

“I had just entered the game about 10 seconds before,” said Marte
Vik Edvardsen. “There was a throw in, then the pass came to me and I hit it
in with my left foot. I was so tired and I was glad I was able to win the
game for us.

Florida State upped its record to 3-0-1 versus South Florida with
all three wins being decided by just one goal. The Noles, who recorded no
come-from-behind wins in 1999, have already recorded two in the first two
games of 2000.

“We showed some great resolve again to come back,” said Baker. “The
depth of our team is so unbelievable. We can easily play 18, 19 or 20
players and there is not too much drop-off in the level of play.”

The Seminoles return to action Wednesday night against Jacksonville
University looking for the first 3-0 start in the history of the program.
The game with Jacksonville is scheduled to kick-off at 7:00 p.m. and will
take place at the Seminole Soccer Complex located on the campus of Florida
State University.

BOX SCORE

South Florida (0-1-0) vs. Florida State (2-0-0)
Date: August 27, 2000 Attendance: 422

Goals By Period       1     2   OT    2OT--Total
South Florida.........1.....0...0......0 -- 1
Florida State.........0.....1...0......1 -- 2

SCORING SUMMARY:
1. 33:06 USF Aldrich (Tia Opliger)
2. 81:16 FSU Maren Vik Edvardsen (Marte Vik Edvardsen/Meredith Jones)
3. 108:39 FSU Marte Vik Edvardsen (Maren Vik Edvardsen)

Shots: South Florida 12, Florida State 32
Saves: South Florida 16 (Valerie Wetzel 16), Florida State 7 (Sarah Crawford 7)

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