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FSU Hosts Clemson In Final Home Game Of The Regular Season

Oct. 22, 2008

Game Notes Week 10 in PDF Format


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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sixth-ranked Florida State (12-2-1, 6-1-0 ACC) hosts Clemson (5-7-1, 1-4-1 ACC) on Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the final home game of the regular season. After dropping its ACC opener to Virginia back on September 25, the Seminoles have won six in a row, all in league play, outscoring the opposition 17-2 during that span.

Before the start of Thursday’s game, the Seminole soccer team will honor its four graduating players including Katrin Schmidt, Erika Sutton, Sarah Wagenfuhr and Kate Milstead.

Florida State Seminole Soccer Information
Thursday, October 23, 7:00 pm EST
Clemson (5-7-1, 1-4-1 ACC) at #6 Florida State (12-2-1, 6-1-0 ACC)
Series Record: Florida State leads 9-7-2; the Seminoles lead 4-2-1 in Tallahassee, Fla.
Live Stats: Gametracker
Radio: Listen Live
TV: Taped delay at 8:00 pm on FSN Florida

* Dominated early by Clemson, the Tigers began the series winners of six of the first seven games. The Seminoles have had the upper hand as of late as FSU is unbeaten in its last nine contests (7-0-2) outscoring the Tigers 20-7 during the current streak.

* The two schools have faced each other 13 times since 2000 including three times in the NCAA Tournament and twice in the ACC Tournament. They have faced each other twice in three of the last four years. The 19 games versus Clemson are the second most meetings among league schools, trailing only North Carolina (23 games).

* The Seminoles listed on the 2008 roster have never lost a game to Clemson, unbeaten in their last five games (4-0-1); three players have registered points including Becky Edwards (1G), Sarah Wagenfuhr (1A) and Amanda DaCosta (1A).

Florida State has been pretty much as perfect as you can get in the month of October posting a record of 5-0-0 so far this season. Along with each of the five wins, the Seminoles have outscored the opposition 14-2 including four shutouts. The month got off to a great start thanks to sophomore Sanna Talonen’

golden goal in a 1-0 overtime victory over Maryland in College Park. What’s most impressive is that the first three games in the month of October have come on the road. October has also proven to be a good month for Florida State since the arrival of head coach Mark Krikorian in 2005. Under Krikorian, the Seminoles are 23-2-4 in October including an 8-0-0 mark in his first season as the Seminoles’ field general.

The Seminole offense erupted for five goals in back-to-back victories over nationally ranked Wake Forest and Duke in Tallahassee on October 16 and 19, respectively. It marked the first time in school history that Florida State has posted consecutive games of five or more goals against league opponents. Before that week, Florida State had scored five goals in a game once that coming in a 5-1 victory over NC State on October 18, 2002 in Raleigh. It marked the second straight game that FSU has scored five goals against Wake Forest as the Seminoles defeated the Deacs 5-2 in the semifinals of the 2007 ACC Tournament in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The five goals against Duke were the most scored against the Blue Devils in the series. Florida State has now posted five plus goals in consecutive games just four times in 14 seasons: 2001 – 5 vs. Jacksonville, 7 vs. Maryland; 2003 – 6 vs. San Diego State, 7 vs. Miami; 2007 – 6 vs. Cal State Northridge, 10 vs. Francis Marion; 2008 – 5 vs. Wake Forest, 5 vs. Duke.

For Complete Notes please see the above PDF.

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