Dec. 2, 2005
Florida State Post Game Notes
Two Goals Allowed A First For FSU
Florida State allowed two goals in the first half of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. The last time FSU gave up a goal in the opening period of a NCAA postseason match was against Auburn in the second round of 2003. The Seminoles went on to win the game 2-1. The pair of scores ties the total number of first half goals allowed in any NCAA Tournament run.
Mim-imum Of Saves
Mims ended the first half with one save. It is her second lowest total in the first half this postseason, with the opening contest against FAU being the only game where she did not record a save. It raised the junior goalkeeper’s 2005 NCAA total to 20 first half saves. Mims now has 26 saves in five NC AA Tournament games compared to 53 in the first 20 games of the year.
After taking one shot on goal against UNC in the quarterfinal game, FSU did not attempt a shot in the first half of the FSU-UCLA semifinal contest. Against UNC, the Seminoles lone shot was also their lone goal in the 1-1 tie to advance. In the NCAA semifinal match-up against UCLA, the Seminoles did not record their first shot on goal until the opening minute of the second half.
Four Goals Ties Top For Season
Florida State allowed four goals for the first time in NCAA Tournament history Friday night. Entering the game, the most goals a team had scored against FSU’s defense in any tournament was two, recorded three times since 2000. The last time came in the 2-0 loss to UConn in the 2003 College Cup. The quartet of scores ties the most the Seminoles defense has allowed all season equaling the four they allowed to North Carolina September 22.
Shutout New To Seminoles
While Florida State has shut out nine opponents, the Seminoles were held scoreless for just the third time this season. FSU is 0-3 when not scoring a goal and have lost every postseason game in school history in which the offense did not find the back of the net.