Sept. 2, 2004
Tallahassee, FL — Thanks to Hurricane Frances, Tallahassee fans will get a bonus soccer game Friday night as the Georgia Bulldogs (0-0-2) come to town. Both Florida State (2-0-0) and Georgia were scheduled to play Miami and FAU in south Florida this weekend before Frances caused a cancellation of the games. Since both schools were left with an open weekend, the teams decided to pick up a game against one another. The game will be an official contest and will be played at FSU Friday night at 7:00 p.m.
The Bulldogs hold a 2-1 lead in the series but the teams haven’t played a regular season game since 1999. Patrick Baker is 1-0 versus UGA winning the only meeting 2-0 in Tallahassee his first year at the helm. The teams did meet in 2001 in a preseason scrimmage in Athens, GA. It was a tough night for FSU despite playing to a 1-1 tie. Keeper Ali Mims fractured her leg in the match and two years later is finally fully recovered.
With Friday night’s contest, the Seminoles picked up their 14th home game of the 2004 season. Florida State has never played 14 regular season home games in team history. The team did play 15 home matches in 2002 but three of those games came in the ACC and NCAA Tournaments.
Georgia is 0-0-2 after tying both Colorado and Georgia State at home. The Bulldogs are ranked No. 11 in the Soccer Buzz regional rankings. The Seminoles will enter the match with the team’s highest ranking in program history at No. 3 in all three polls released this week. The Tribe opened 2004 with wins over No. 11 Arizona State and USC.
Game Tracker will be available for Friday night’s match and admission is free. For more information on the third-ranked Seminole soccer team, please log on to the official website of Florida State athletics at www.seminoles.com.