September 8, 2000 - by
Florida State Stops No. 7 Texas A&M 4-1

Sept. 8, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State soccer team (4-2) recorded another
home win over a top 10 opponent Friday night. The Seminoles used two goals
in the first 13 minutes of the game to propel them past the 7th-ranked Texas
A&M Aggies (3-2) by a score of 4-1.

Emma Breland led the Seminoles to their fourth consecutive home win with her
second multi-goal game of the season. The freshman, from Trelleborg, Sweden,
recorded her third and fourth career goals and second assist of the season
Friday night.

“It has been a little frustrating for me,” said Breland. “I haven’t been
capitalizing on my chances but we practiced a lot of finishing this week and
it paid off. I’m starting to settle into the college game and getting a
better understanding of where I am supposed to be on the field.”

Breland started the scoring just three minutes into the game when she
knocked a header past Aggie goalkeeper Angela Baker. Senior Rachael Watkin
banged in another header less than 10 minutes later to give the Seminoles a
2-0 lead.

“This was our most complete game of the season,” said head coach Patrick
Baker. “We were able to solve everything they tried to do in the first 15
minutes. We scored two great goals and it just put the onus on them right
off the bat.”

The Seminoles went into half-time ahead 2-0 before first-time starter Cindy
Schofield extended the Seminoles lead to 3-0 in the 61st minute. Schofield
also recorded her second assist of the season on Breland’s first goal.

“I have been working hard all summer and I knew it would pay off,” said
Schofield. “I knew my time would come if I continued to work hard. It is
good to get that first goal under your belt and I feel a lot more relaxed now.”

The Seminoles 4-0 start at home equals the longest winning streak in team
history and is the first time in the history of the program that FSU has
started a season with four straight home wins. It also marks the first time
the Seminole soccer team has defeated two nationally ranked opponents in one
season.

“Beating two top 10 teams at home is a fantastic start for us,” said Baker.
“It was an unbelievable win tonight and we did a great job. I am
very happy about the way we stepped up and just collectively did everything
better than we’ve done all season.”

The Seminoles return to action Sunday, September 10 at 1:00 p.m. at the
Seminole Soccer Complex. FSU will host their first ACC opponent of the
season when No. 5 Clemson travels to Tallahassee.


Texas A&M (3-2-0) vs. Florida State (4-2-0)

Date: Sep 8. 2000
Attendance: 953

Goals by Period     1  2  Tot
 -------------------------------
 Texas A&M......... 0  1 -  1
 Florida State......2  2 -  4

SCORING SUMMARY:

1. 3:42 FSU Emma Breland (Marte Vik Edvardsen/Cindy Schofield)

2. 12:41 FSU Rachael Watkin (unassisted)

3. 61:05 FSU Cindy Schofield (Emma Breland)

4. 65:59 FSU Emma Breland (Janet Burke/Rachael Watkin)

5. 70:48 TAM Heather Williams (Andrea Starns)

Shots: Texas A&M 14, Florida State 17

Saves: Texas A&M 9 (Angela Barker 6, Esther Thompson 3), Florida State 5
(Sarah Crawford 5)

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