Oct. 21, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State soccer team returns home to take on two ACC opponents this weekend. The Seminoles will host the NC State Wolfpack on Friday, October 22 at 7pm. FSU will then take on the Duke Blue Devils on Sunday, October 24 at 1pm. The Duke match will be LIVE on the Sunshine Network.
The Seminoles are 8-7 going into the weekend and are looking for their first ACC win this season. FSU is coming off two tough games against #8 Virginia and #22 Texas A&M last weekend. UVA topped the Seminole 1-0 in the 82nd minute and the Aggies kept things close until the 77th minute when they scored the game winning goal for a 2-1 victory. Junior April Murphy scored the Seminoles lone goal this weekend.
FSU vs NC State
The Wolfpack leads the series 3-1. The last time these two teams met was in the regular season in 1998 with NC State winning 2-1.
Head Coach Laura Kerrigan
1998 Record 7-12-1
FSU vs DUKE
The Blue Devils lead the series 3-0-1. The lone tie came last year in a scoreless game in Durham.
Head Coach Bill Hempen
1998 Record 7-11-2
1999 Record 9-7
This season, the Seminoles have faced two opponents who were coming off two-game loss weekends and have gone 1-2 and will face another in the NC State Wolfpack.. UGA was 0-2 in the SEC the weekend prior to facing FSU and prior to that matchup, FSU fell to Clemson who went 0-2 in the ACC the weekend prior to facing the Seminoles. UNC was also coming off a loss when FSU visited Chapel Hill.
FSU will spend the rest of the season without tough defender Dee Foard. Foard tore her ACL, LCL and miniscus in the final seconds of the Wake Forest game September 19 and will miss the rest of the season. The Seminoles are also without Jenny Garcia, who is recovering from knee surgery and will not play this season.
Seminoles on the tube…
FSU has seen plenty of time on the tube, courtesy of the Sunshine Network. The Seminoles are 2-1 televised and will face Duke LIVE this Sunday at 1:00pm.
The Starting Field…
Coach Baker has mixed it up a bit with the staring lineups but there are a few faces that are always on the field. Juniors Sarah Deacon and Rachael Watkin, sophomores Maren and Marte Vik Edvardsen and freshman Courtney Asbra have all started in every match this season.
Seminoles Crack the Top 10…
For the fourth week this season, the Seminoles are ranked #10 in the southeast region. FSU cracked the Top 10 the week of September 13th for the first time since1996.
Norway in the Record Books…
Sophomore Maren Vik Edvardsen had a stellar rookie year and has not looked back. After breaking the FSU individual game records for most points (8) and goals (4) and tied the record for most 1st and 2nd half points and goals, the sophomore has also broken into the career books. She is tied for first all-time in goals (16) and second in points (35) and game winning goals (4)
Breaking the Record
Junior April Murphy has made a name for herself in the record books. A native of Tulsa, Okla., Murphy has already broken the record for game winning assists in a single season with three and is second all-time. Her eight overall also sets her at fourth all-time for assists and she is tied for the most assists in the first half with two.
Home Field Advantage
The Seminoles have taken advantage of playing on their home field. After losing their home opener to Miami, FSU has won five straight, including shutouts against Setson, Georgia and Wright State.
Here’s to you, Miss Robinson…
First appearance, first shot, first goal. Kelly Robinson saw her first action as a Seminole against the Georgia Bulldogs. The freshman from Greensboro, N.C., entered the game at the 37 minute mark. Seven minutes later, Robinson headed in the game winning goal for the Seminoles.
Downing the ‘Dawgs…
After a 1-3 record on a three week road trip, Florida State came home and notched a HUGE win to start the month of October. The Seminoles took a 2-0 win over the Georgia Bulldogs, who were ranked 5th in the region. UGA dropped out of the national rankings after suffering two SEC losses the prior weekend.
One shot, one goal…
FSU fell victim to the “one shot, one goal” syndrome against Miami and Florida when both teams scored off their first shot of the game. But the Seminoles returned the favor when they scored off the first shot of the game against Georgia, giving them the 1-0 lead before the half.
Spreading the wealth…
In the last four wins, 10 Seminoles have scored the 14 goals. Senior Leslie Del Rio, juniors Sarah Deacon, Ashley Halter (2),Stephanie Dietrich and April Murphy, sophomores Maren (2) and Marte Vik Edvardsen and freshmen Janey Hallberg, Kelly Robinson and Katie Talley all found the back of the net.
Clearing the bench…
In the match against South Alabama, all 25 players took the field for some experience. Freshman Jessica Poppell saw her first action and walk-ons Ansley Gascoigne and Trish Martin saw time in their third game. Jenny Garcia, Dee Foard and Heather Dyche are the only members who did not make an appearance as they are all on the injured list.
Senior Stepping It Up
Senior Angela Bonaffino has stepped it up. The mid-fielder from Ontario, Canada has notched assists in the last four wins, including two against South Alabama and Jacksonville. Bonaffino is also tied for the most assists in a half with her two against Jacksonville.
Surpassing Last Year…
The 1999 squad has already surpassed the 1998 team. Last year, the Seminoles won seven games, which this year’s team topped, winning eight with six regular season games left. The ‘ 99 team has also won five home games, topping only three from last year , and has doubled the number of shutouts. The next stop: winning two ACC games! FSU still faces UVA in Charlottesville and NC State, Duke and Maryland at home.
Scouting the Opponent:
NC State Wolfpack:
#21 Duke Blue Devils:
FSU vs the Opponent
FSU NC State Duke Shots 200 172 196 Goals 29 16 31 Assists 24 15 18 Points 82 47 80 Saves 92 103 64 Shutouts 5 4 4
Individual Stats Leaders
Scoring Maren Vik Edvardsen- 6th (17 points) Goals Scored Maren Vik Edvardsen- 3rd (8 goals) Assists April Murphy- tied 3rd (6) Angela Bonaffiino - tied 3rd (6) Save Percentage Sarah Crawford- 5th (.768) Goals Against Average Sarah Crawford- tied 7th (1.88) Solo Shutouts Jamie Gurtov- 4th (3) Sarah Crawford- tied 6th (1)
Scoring Offense 5th- 1.93 average Scoring Margin tied 5th
1999 FSU Records Versus…
Atlantic Coast Conference 0-4 Big Twelve 0-1 Big East 0-1 Big South Conference 1-0 Conference USA 1-0 Independent 1-0 Midwestern Conference 1-0 Southeastern Conference 1-1 Trans America Conference 3-0
Following the Leaders
Shots Marte Vik Edvardsen- 26 Goals Maren Vik Edvardsen- 8 Assists April Murphy, Angela Bonaffino- 6 Points Maren Vik Edvardsen- 17 Game Winning Goal Maren Vik Edvardsen- 3 Game Winning Assists Angela Bonaffino- 3 Goalie Saves Sarah Crawford-53 Goals Against Average Sarah Crawford- 1.88 Save Percentage Sarah Crawford- 77% Shut-outs Jamie Gurtov- 3.5
Game Highs and Lows of FSU Soccer
TEAM GAME HIGHS AND LOWS
High Low Opponent High Opponent Low Shots 41 vs Mercer 1 vs Clemson 34 (UNC) Stetson (1) Goals 5 vs South Alabama 0 vs four opponents 9 (UNC) 0 (five opponents) Assists 5 vs South Alabama 0 vs four opponents 9 (UNC) 0 (five opponents) Points 15 vs South Alabama 0 vs four opponents 27 (UNC) 0 (five opponents) Goalie Saves 14 vs UNC 0 vs Stetson 13 (Mercer) 0 (three opponents)
FSU INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS
Shots Marte Vik Edvardsen- 8 vs. South Florida (9/7)
Goals Maren Vik Edvardsen- 2 vs. Mercer (9/3)
Assists Angela Bonaffino- 2 vs S.Alabama, Jacksonville
April Murphy- 2 vs. Mercer, S.Alabama
Points Maren Vik Edvardsen 4- vs. Stetson (9/9), vs. Mercer (9/3)
April Murphy-4 vs. Mercer
Goalie Saves Jamie Gurtov- 14 vs. UNC (9/17)