Sept. 19, 2005
Greensboro, NC – Florida State sophomore Holly Peltzer was named ACC Player of the Week for the first time in her career Monday. The reserve forward came off the bench in the second half of Florida State’s upset of No. 7 Florida and scored two goals in a span of 10:05, including the game-winner, to give FSU its first-ever regular season win in Gainesville. Peltzer had never scored a collegiate goal before the game and no Seminole had ever scored two career goals against the Gators before Friday night. Peltzer was also named soccerFLA.com Player of the Week Monday.
“This is surprising,” said Peltzer, a Lake Mary, FL native. “I should not have been singled out though. This should go to the entire team because every player contributed to that win. It is an honor to be chosen though and I am thankful I was given the opportunity to contribute and just glad that I was able to help my teammates get the win.”
Peltzer scored the first two goals of her career and they both came in the final 14:00 of FSU’s 4-2 upset of No. 7 Florida in Gainesville. The forward scored the game-winning goal 15 minutes after stepping on to the field breaking open a game that was tied at 2-2 since the 34th minute of the match. Peltzer then cemented the game with less than four minutes remaining as she scored her second goal of the game giving FSU a 4-2 victory. Coming into Friday night no Seminole had ever scored two goals in their career versus the Gators yet Peltzer did it in a span of just over 10:00. She secured FSU’s first ever regular season victory over Florida in Gainesville and her fourth goal also set an FSU record for the most goals ever scored in the series by a Seminole team.
Coming into Friday the sophomore had played in five games for FSU and logged just 129 minutes this year out of the 554:32 the Seminoles accumulated coming into the match. In just 29 minutes of action Peltzer cemented her name in Seminole lore becoming just the second player ever to score two goals in her career versus the Gators. The first was Kuralay who did it in the first half of the game.
“My teammates made that game-winner so easy for me with a great through ball,” said Peltzer after the game Friday. “It was awesome to score the first goal of my career in this setting to win the game for us. I wanted to come in off the bench and make an impact and I was just glad I could help.”
Florida State returns home for a match-up with consensus No. 1 North Carolina Thursday night September 22 at 7:00 p.m. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive Seminole Rally Towels. Live radio coverage of the game will be available along with Game Tracker. Both services are free and available at www.seminoles.com, the official athletic website for Florida State athletics.