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FSU Hosts Miami Sunday In Final Regular Season Home Game

Oct. 18, 2007

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Tallahassee, Fla. – No. 12 Florida State (9-3-2, 4-1-1) welcomes Miami (9-3-3, 4-1-1) to Tallahassee on Sunday, October 21 in the final regular season home game of the season. The Seminoles and Hurricanes enter the contest tied for second place in the ACC standings with 13 points. FSU has won seven straight over Miami after the Hurricanes took the first two games of the series which began in 1998. The Seminoles are a perfect 3-0 since the `Canes joined the ACC in 2004.

Florida State once again enters the week with the nation’s top scoring offense averaging 3.50 goals per game. The Seminoles have scored a goal in 20 straight games dating back to last year’s ACC Championship final against North Carolina in Cary, N.C. The streak is one shy of the school record set during the 2002 season. Sunday’s match will feature two of the top leading scorers in the nation in FSU’s Mami Yamaguchi and Miami’s Brittney Steinbruch. Yamaguchi enters the game with 16 goals and six assists to lead the Seminoles, while Steinbruch has tallied a team-high 15 goals. Yamaguchi leads the nation in both goals per game and points per game, while Steinbruch ranks fifth and 11th, respectively.

Sunday is also Senior Day at the Seminole Soccer Complex as Florida State will honor its four senior members before the start of the match. This year’s senior class include defender Libby Gianeskis, midfielder Holly Peltzer, defender Melissa Samokishyn and midfielder Kirsten van de Ven. Senior Day festivities are scheduled to start approximately 30 minuets before first kick at 1:06 pm.

Sunday, October 21, 2007; TV – Sun Sports (LIVE)
Miami (9-3-3) at #12 Florida State (9-3-2), 1:00 pm
Series Record: Florida State leads 7-2-0; Seminoles lead 3-1-0 in Tallahassee, Fla.

* Florida State and Miami enter Sunday’s contest tied for second place with 13 points in the ACC standings. A win by FSU on Sunday would match last year’s ACC win total as the Seminoles went 5-2-3 in 2006. The Hurricanes are off to their best start in league history, as the four ACC victories tallied so far in 2007 match their total win output the last three years combined (4-24-1).
* Sunday’s match marks the 10th meeting between the Seminoles and Hurricanes as these two teams have never faced each other more than once in the 12 previous seasons of Seminole Soccer. There are two other ACC teams FSU has not faced more than once in a season and those include Virginia Tech and NC State, two schools that the Seminoles have defeated this year.
* Florida State has won seven straight over Miami after the Hurricanes took the first two games of the series which started in 1998. The Seminoles are a perfect 3-0 since Miami joined the ACC in 2004 outscoring the Hurricanes 6-1.
* During the current seven game winning streak, FSU has outscored UM 21-5. The Seminoles have not allowed more than one goal to the Hurricanes since 2000 while posting shutouts in two of the last three games.
* FSU is currently riding a three-game winning streak over Miami on its home turf and is 3-1-0 all-time in games played at the Seminole Soccer Complex. The lone loss at home came in 1999 when Miami took a 3-0 decision.
* Sunday’s match will feature two of the top leading scorers in the nation in FSU’s Mami Yamaguchi and Miami’s Brittney Steinbruch. Both rank in the top 11 nationally in points per game and goals per game. Yamaguchi leads the nation in both categories, while Steinbruch ranks 11th and fifth, respectively.
* This marks the second time in the last 10 years that both the FSU/Miami soccer and football programs were scheduled to play on the same weekend. Although both programs were originally set to play down in Coral Gables on Labor Day weekend 2004, Hurricane Frances had other plans forcing the postponement of both games as she bore down on the east coast of Florida making landfall on Sunday, September 5. The soccer team rescheduled their match for October 19, while the football game was moved to Friday, September 10.

* When the season started no one envisioned this kind of scoring from the Seminole offense. Now more than halfway through the season, Florida State has tallied 136 points (49 goals, 38 assists) which stands as the fifth highest scoring season in school history.
* Florida State has scored a goal in 20 straight games dating back to last year’s ACC Championship final against North Carolina in Cary, N.C. During that span, FSU is 13-5-2 while outscoring the opposition 63-18. This is the second longest scoring streak in school history. The school record for consecutive games with a goal scored is 21 set during the 2002 season.
* Junior forward Mami Yamaguchi set the individual school record for consecutive games with a goal scored at seven surpassing the previous record of five set in 2001 by Cindy Schofield. The streak started in a 6-1 victory over Cal State Northridge and concluded in a 3-3 tie at UCF.
* The Seminoles lead the ACC with 19 multiple-point performances in 2007. Four Seminole student-athletes have registered multiple-point performances including sophomore Annie Stalzer, junior Erika Sutton, freshman Sanna Talonen and junior Mami Yamaguchi.
* Florida State has compiled seven multi-goal games in 2007 which ties for the third most in one season in school history. Mami Yamaguchi leads the way for the Seminoles this season with three followed by Sanna Talonen with two. Erika Sutton and Becky Edwards have each recorded one. FSU has seven multi-goal games in 2001. The school record of nine was set in 2005. That season five different Seminoles registered multiple goals led by Selin Kuralay’s three.
* Seminoles with points in consecutive games:
Mami Yamaguchi – 1
* Seminoles with consecutive minutes played:
Becky Edwards – 899:58
Libby Gianeskis – 764:58
Katrin Schmidt – 674:58
Erika Sutton – 598:51
Erin McNulty – 380:00
* Freshman Rachel Lim tallied her first career game-winning goal with a goal in the 40th minute against NC State. The Boca Raton, Fla., native caromed a shot off the left post and into the net for her third goal of the season. The score completed the Seminoles first come-from-behind victory of the season.
* After getting off to a rough start dropping their first three one-goal games, two of which occurred in overtime, the Seminoles have turned things around winning their last two one-goal contests. The Seminoles pulled out their first one-goal victory with a 1-0 decision on the road against Virginia Tech and followed that with a 1-0 victory over No. 7 Boston College. Prior to the start of the season, FSU registered a mark of 15-2 in one-goal games under head coach Mark Krikorian. FSU is 65-29 all-time in one-goal games.
* Junior Mami Yamaguchi and freshman Sanna Talonen each tallied a game-winning goal this past week to increase their team-leading total to three in 2007. Talonen scored the first Seminole goal in the 36th minute in a 2-0 win over Maryland. On Sunday, Yamaguchi converted the first FSU penalty kick opportunity of the season to give the Seminoles a 1-0 victory over Boston College.

When Florida State dropped a heartbreaking 2-1 overtime contest against North Carolina Thursday, September 27, the loss ended the Seminoles school record 24-game unbeaten streak with a record of 22-0-2. During the streak, Florida State did not allow more than one goal to any opponent outscoring the opposition 76-10 while posting 13 shutouts. Ironically enough, North Carolina was the last school to beat FSU in Tallahassee downing the Seminoles 4-1 on September 22, 2005. The loss at home was just the second in three years under the direction of head coach Mark Krikorian, who’s Seminole squad is 25-2-2 when playing in front of the hometown fans.

On Sunday, September 30, the Seminoles began a new home winning streak with a 4-1 victory over NC State. Ironically, the Wolfpack were the same team Florida State defeated en route to the school record 24-game unbeaten streak which began in 2005. That year the Seminoles went on to defeat NC State 3-1. With wins over Maryland and Boston College at the Seminole Soccer Complex, Florida State’s home winning streak currently stands at three. The Seminoles welcome Miami to Tallahassee for the final regular season home game of the season.

Florida State looks to extend its current seven-game win streak over Miami as the two intra-state rivals square off in Tallahassee Sunday afternoon. Senior Kirsten van de Ven is the leading, returning scorer against Miami tallying three career points on a goal and an assist – both coming in 2005 victory. Libby Gianeskis has started on the backline in each of the last three games against the Hurricanes. Mami Yamaguchi was credited with the game-winning assist a season ago finding India Trotter for the score in the 51st minute for the first goal of the game. Katrin Schmidt later assisted on a goal by Kelly Rowland to solidify the Seminole victory in 2006. Holly Peltzer scored the first of two Florida State first half goals as the Seminoles went on to a 3-1 victory over Miami in Coral Gables.

1998 – Miami 4, FSU 2 (at Coral Gables, Fla.)
1999 – Miami 3, FSU 0 (at Tallahassee, Fla.)
2000 – FSU 3, Miami 1 (at Coral Gables, Fla.)
2001 – FSU 3, Miami 1 (at Tallahassee, Fla.)
2002 – FSU 2, Miami 1 (at Coral Gables, Fla.)
2003 – FSU 7, Miami 1 (at Tallahassee, Fla.)
2004 – FSU 1, Miami 0 (at Coral Gables, Fla.)
2005 – FSU 3, Miami 1 (at Coral Gables, Fla.)
2006 – FSU 2, Miami 0 (at Tallahassee, Fla.)

Florida State has been close to perfection in the month of October posting a record of 3-0-1 so far this season. The month got off to a great start as the Seminoles earned a hard fought tie versus Virginia in Charlottesville, snapping a six-game losing streak to the Cavaliers on their home turf. Since the tie, Florida State matched a season-high with three consecutive shutout victories. October has proven to be a good month for Florida State since the arrival of head coach Mark Krikorian in 2005. Under Krikorian, the Seminoles are 17-1-3 in October with their lone loss coming at Duke in 2006. In his first season, FSU went a perfect 8-0-0 in October.

Katrin Schmidt, Libby Gianeskis, Becky Edwards and Erika Sutton have formed a solid backline for Florida State in 2007. The defensive unit got their first start together against North Carolina and it hasn’t changed since. The quartet of Seminoles have done a great job of defending the Seminole goal and with the help of freshman goalkeeper Erin McNulty, have kept the opposition off the scoreboard for more than 327 consecutive minutes. Over the last three games, all victories for FSU, the Seminoles have limited their opponents to just three shots on goal per game while yielding a total of nine shots per contest.

Goalkeeper Erin McNulty set a pair of freshman single-season records following the Seminoles 1-0 victory over Boston College on Sunday, October 14. The Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada native holds the freshman record for wins (9) and shutouts (4.0) in a season. McNulty surpassed Ali Mims’ win total of eight set in 2001, while eclipsing the shutout record of 3.0 set by Kerry York in 2001 as well. She currently holds the lowest goals against average by a freshman in Seminole history at 0.93. On the offensive side, Sanna Talonen is approaching FSU freshman records for points (31), goals (12) and game-winning goals (5) all set by Emma Breland in 2000. Talonen currently sits with 20 points, eight goals and three game-winning goals this season.

For complete notes please see the link above or the attached PDF.

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