Sept. 30, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Eleventh-ranked Florida State (7-2-1, 1-1-0 ACC) hits the road for the third time this season as the Seminoles travel north to face the Maryland Terrapins (4-5-1, 0-2-0 ACC) and the 14th-ranked Boston College Eagles (7-1-2, 1-0-1 ACC) on Thursday and Sunday, respectively. The Seminoles are riding a four-game road unbeaten streak on the year posting a record of 3-0-1. FSU won its first three games before playing to a 3-3 tie against South Carolina.
Florida State Seminole Soccer Information
Thursday, October 2, 7:00 pm EST
#11 Florida State (7-2-1, 1-1-0 ACC) at Maryland (4-5-1, 0-2-0 ACC)
Series Record: FSU leads 9-6-1; Seminoles lead 3-2-0 in College Park, Md.
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* In the 17th meeting between these two schools, Florida State travels to Maryland in the Seminoles first ACC road game of the season. FSU is looking to extend its current road unbeaten streak to five games (3-0-1).
* The Seminoles have won three straight and eight of the last 10 games against the Terps; FSU is unbeaten over the last six games in the series and in their last seven regular season games against the Terps. The last home victory for Maryland came in 2000 (2-0). FSU has won the last two games in College Park both by scores of 1-0.
* FSU has outscored Maryland by the slimmest of margins (26-25) in the series. During the Seminoles current six-game unbeaten streak, FSU has outscored the Terps 10-3. FSU has posted five shutouts to Maryland’s four. FSU is 5-1 in one-goal contests against the Terps.
Sunday, October 5, 1:00 pm EST
#11 Florida State (7-2-1, 1-1-0 ACC) at #14 Boston College (7-1-2, 1-0-1 ACC)
Series Record: FSU leads 3-0-2; Series tied 0-0-1 in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
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* Florida State will face off against its third ranked opponent on the road when the Seminoles travel to face Boston College on Sunday afternoon. FSU is 2-0-0 on the road against ranked opponents and 3-2-0 overall in 2008.
* FSU is unbeaten in five previous meetings against the Eagles including a pair of 1-0 victories a season ago; two of the five contests have ended in a scoreless tie, FSU has not allowed the Eagles to score in the series, a span of 490 consecutive scoreless minutes.
* BC enters this weekend’s action as one of the top defensive teams in the nation ranking second in the conference and 24th nationally in GAA at 0.574; seven of their 10 games have resulted in shutouts. Offensively, FSU sits in a tie for second in the ACC and tied for ninth nationally averaging 3.00 goals per game.
SEMINOLE QUICK HITS
* Florida State currently boasts the ninth best offense in the nation averaging 3.00 goals per game in 2008. The Seminoles currently sit second in the ACC in points per game, goals per game and assists per game, while ranking third in shots per game. Sophomore Sanna Talonen ranks among the ACC leaders in points per game and goals per game. Tiffany McCarty leads all freshmen in the league in scoring averaging 1.50 points per game.
* Freshman Ella Stephan sits third on the team in minutes played with 823 on the year. She is the only FSU freshmen student-athlete to start all 10 games in 2008.
* Sophomore Sanna Talonen recorded her 24th career goal in Florida State’s 3-1 victory over Virginia Tech. The goal moved Talonen into a tie for sixth place (Camie Bybee) all-time on the career goals list at FSU.
* Senior captain Sarah Wagenfuhr tied a career-high with two assists in FSU’s 3-3 draw against South Carolina. The Colorado native found Tiffany McCarty on both occasions as the freshman midfielder finished off both passes on a pair of headers. It was the first two points of the season for Wagenfuhr and the second two-goal performance from McCarty.
* Junior keeper Kate Milstead registered a career-high nine saves in a loss at home against Virginia. The Clarksburg, N.J., native has posted six or more saves three times in 2008 and has 34 on the year. She currently ranks sixth in the ACC in saves per game and save percentage.
* Freshmen Tori Huster and Toni Pressley collected their first collegiate goal in Florida State’s 5-0 victory over Florida International back on September 5. Huster added to the Seminole lead just two minutes into the second half scoring on a chip shot from about 14 yards. Pressley followed with her first goal in the 66th minute scoring on a header off a pass from Huster.
* With a pair of two-goal performances in her first two road games of the season, sophomore Sanna Talonen now has seven career multi-goal games becoming the Seminoles all-time leader in that category. Three of her six goals in 2008 have been credited as game-winners increasing her career total to nine as she moves into sole possession of fourth place all-time in the Seminole record books.
* Freshman Tori Huster tallied back-to-back assists in wins over Penn State and Connecticut. The midfielder from Cincinnati, Ohio picked up her first career game-winning assist finding Sanna Talonen for the first goal of the game against Connecticut.
* Tiffany McCarty tallied a career-high five points on two goals and an assist in FSU’s 4-1 win over Penn State. The freshman forward added an assist in the win over Connecticut making it six points on her first collegiate road trip. For her efforts, she was named SoccerFla.com Player of the Week, while receiving National Team of the Week honors from TopDrawerSoccer.com, Soccer America and Soccer Buzz.
* Lauren Switzer opened the season with a career day against UCF tying a career-high with four points (1G, 2A) and setting a career-high with two assists. The junior midfielder tallied four points on two goals in the Seminoles’ semifinal victory over Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament a season ago. In just one game, Switzer came within one point of matching her total season output of five points in 2007.
* Sophomore Amanda DaCosta notched the first multi-goal game of her career scoring two first half goals in the season opener against UCF. She tied a career-high with four points set against Francis Marion back on Sept. 7, 2007. As was the case in last year’s home opener against Francis Marion, DaCosta scored the first goal of the season at home as the Seminoles opened the 2008 season with a 5-0 win over UCF.
* Katrin Schmidt extended her streak of consecutive games started following last weekend’s game against Virginia and Virginia Tech. Schmidt has now started 71 straight games for the Seminoles. Kelly Rowland holds the school record for the most consecutive starts at 87 (8/31/03 to 10/22/06). Schmidt now sits fourth all-time for career starts with 87. Becky Edwards’ streak of consecutive games started came to end at 39 straight after coming off the bench and playing 83 minutes in a 3-3 tie against South Carolina.
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