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Game Notes For No. 3 North Carolina At No. 12 Florida State

Oct. 16, 2000

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THE SERIES
The defending national champion Tar Heels have won all nine meetings with the Seminoles since the inception of the women’s soccer program at Florida State. The North Carolina women’s program has won 16 national championships and supplied more players to the US National team than any college program in the country. The Tar Heels have only visited Tallahassee on two occassions and they won those two matches by a combined score of 16-0.


DID YOU KNOW: The Seminoles took the Tar Heels to overtime in the inagural year of the program (1995) but eventually gave up two overtime goals and lost 3-1.


SAVING THE DAY: Senior Sarah Crawford is only the third Seminole goalkeeper to record three consecutive shutouts and FSU’s record is 2-0-1 in those matches. Crawford now has 148 career saves and is 8 saves away from breaking the Florida State record.


DEFENSE STEPPING UP: The Seminole defense is staking its claim as the best unit in the history of the program. The D has alredy tied the record for consecutive shutouts and is 3 away from tying the record for shutouts for a season. But that record seems insignificant when compared to the pace they are on for goals allowed. The 2000 Seminoles have allowed 17 goals through 15 games and the record for fewest goals allowed in a season was 35 and set during the 1996 season.

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