September 3, 1999 - by

Florida State Soccer Takes Win Over Mercer

Sept. 3, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, FL — The Florida State soccer team took their first
win of the season tonight as they topped the Mercer Bears 4-1 at the
Seminole Soccer Complex. The Seminoles improve to 1-2-0 as the Bears fall
to 1-1-0.

“Mercer came into this game undefeated and we were looking for our
first win of the season tonight,” Head Coach Patrick Baker said. “It was
really encouraging for us to win tonight after opening with the defending
national champion and then coming home and playing a tough game but losing
both of them. Our midfield stepped it up and things fell into place at the
right times for us tonight.”

Junior April Murphy started the scoring for the Seminoles with a
goal in the 8th minute off an assist from Marte Vik Edvardsen. The junior
forward then sent an assist to Maren Vik Edvardsen, who scored the second
and winning goal at the 23rd minute mark. Mercer’s Anna Bengtsson scored
the Bears’ only goal in the 27th minute off some confusion in the goal box.
Freshman Cindy Schofield scored FSU’s first goal in the second half with a
header off a tight shot from Murphy and Maren Vik Edvardsen scored the
final goal of the night off a cross from Dee Foard. The Seminoles outshot
the Bears 41-2 and Mercer goalkeeper Genevieve Reid tallied 13 saves.

“We were a little anxious in the first half to get those goals,”
Baker said. “We weren’t as patient as we needed to be. We did a much better
job of placing the ball and waiting for the right shot in the second half.
April Murphy did an excellent job of stepping up tonight to give us that
support we needed to score the goals. Our defense worked really hard and
learned how to read what was going on and we took the opportunities to
score and finished off those goals we needed to win.”

The Seminoles will return to action on Tuesday, September 7 as they
travel to South Florida to take on the Bulls as 7pm. Their next home game
will be Thursday, September 9th at 7pm on Sunshine.

LINESCORE:   
          1st             2nd             FINAL
FSU        2               2                4
Mercer     1               0                1

GOALS: FSU Murphy (Marte Vik Edvardsen), 8:08 FSU Maren Vik Edvardsen (Murphy), 23:06 Mercer Bengtsson (Ninis), 27:50 FSU Schofield (Murphy), 62:09 FSU Maren Vik Edvardsen (Foard), 74:56

SHOTS FSU 41 Mercer 2

CORNER KICKS FSU 4 Mercer 0

SAVES FSU 1 Mercer 13

FOULS FSU 3 Mercer 4

ATTENDANCE 315

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