Sept. 4, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Following last weekend’s impressive road trip in State College, Pa., fourth-ranked Florida State (3-0-0) looks to keep the momentum going as the Seminoles host Florida International (0-3-0) and 23rd-ranked Florida (2-1-1) on Friday and Sunday, respectively. FSU heads into Friday’s contest against the Golden Panthers riding a 12-game non-conference, regular season home winning streak.
Florida State Seminole Soccer Information
Friday, September 5, 7:00 pm – FIU (0-3-0) at #4 Florida State (3-0-0)
Live Stats: Gametracker
Webcast: Watch the Game Live!
* Friday’s contest marks the sixth all-time meeting between FSU and FIU and the first since both schools squared-off in Tallahassee back in 2004.
* The Seminoles have outscored the Golden Panthers 13-2 in the five previous meetings including a +5 scoring margin in games played at home. FSU has scored three or more goals in a game three times against FIU while recording three shutouts.
* FSU enters the game against FIU allowing just one goal through the first three games, a span covering 270 minutes. The Golden Panthers have tallied just three goals in their first three games while allowing seven.
* Florida State has not lost a regular season, non-conference game at home since falling 3-2 to UCF in 2004, a streak covering 12 straight wins.
Sunday, September 7, 4:30 pm – #23 Florida (2-1-0) at #4 Florida State (3-0-0)
Live Stats: Gametracker
TV: FSN Florida
* Florida State has won six of the last 10 games in the series including two of the last three. The Seminoles defeated the Gators 1-0 in their last meeting in Tallahassee and have been victorious in three of the last four home regular season games. Since 2000, seven of the 10 games have been decided by one goal with FSU winning five.
* Since arriving in Tallahassee in 2005, head coach Mark Krikorian is 2-1-0 against the Gators and 4-3-0 lifetime. Krikorian went 2-2-0 against UF as head coach at Hartford. The FSU field general had won four straight over UF prior to last year’s 2-1 loss in Gainesville.
* Senior captain Sarah Wagenfuhr and Katrin Schmidt are the only Seminoles who have played all 90 minutes against UF over the last three years. Schmidt is the lone Seminole to register a point collecting an assist on a goal by Holly Peltzer in 2005.
With three straight victories to open the 2008 campaign, Florida State starts 3-0-0 for the fifth time in 14 seasons of Seminole Soccer. Four of those seasons have come in the last five years including a school record 7-0-0 start in 2005. What’s more impressive is that three of those seasons have come under the direction of head coach Mark Krikorian. In his first season, Krikorian led the Seminoles to that school record 7-0 start followed by a start of 6-0 to open 2006. In 2008, Florida State is 3-0 after defeating three ranked opponents by a combined score of 12-1.
The Florida State offense had a record breaking season in 2007 setting school records for points (233), goals (81) and assists (71). The Seminoles finished the season averaging 3.00 goals per game, good for the second highest scoring offense in the nation. If the offensive production in the first three games of 2008 are any indication of what’s in store for the rest of the season then the record books will be making adjustments yet again. The Seminoles have tallied 12 goals through the first three games good for an average of four goals per contest. It marks just the third time in school history that a Seminole team has reached double-digit goals after the first three games. Ironically, all three seasons have come under the direction of head coach Mark Krikorian. In 2005 and 2007, FSU outscored the opposition 13-1 and 17-3, respectively.
HOME UNBEATEN STREAK
With Florida State’s 5-0 victory over UCF in Tallahassee to open the 2008 campaign, the Seminoles extended their home winning streak to nine games. The streak began on September 30, 2007 as the Seminoles defeated NC State 4-1. FSU continued the streak with wins over Maryland, Boston College and Miami during regular season play, followed by four straight victories in the NCAA Tournament. The mark currently stands as the fourth longest streak in school history. The school record was set over three seasons from 2005 to 2007 as the Seminoles posted a 24-game unbeaten streak posting a record of 22-0-2 during that span.
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