Nov. 11, 2000
RECORDS ARE FALLING: The Seminoles have already set the record for longest winning streak (5), longest unbeaten streak (6), most assists (46), shortest time in answering an opponents goal (24 seconds vs Florida), most home wins (8), fewest home field defeats (2), fewest goals allowed (28) and most shots (327). The NCAA Tournament win over Jacksonville bested the record for the most wins in a season (13) and also marked the most games played in a season (22).
WHAT A YEAR FOR EMMA. Emma Breland was recently named one of nine finalist for the Soccer Buzz `National Freshman of the Year’ award. Breland broke the single-season points record for Florida State (31) with her goal and two assists in FSU’s first round NCAA Tournament victory over Jacksonville. Breland also owns the Florida State freshman record for goals (12), points (31) and assists (7) and she is currently 6th for all-time goals, 5th in all-time assists, 5th in all-time points and 2nd?all-time in game winning goals?(5) for a Seminole after just one season. Her 12 goals place her second on the list for most goals scored in a season by a Seminole, her seven assists tie her for first with the most assists in a season and her?five game winning goals place her second on the list for most game winners in a season. Most importantly, FSU is 8-1 in games?when Breland scores a goal.
GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN. The Seminoles have only scored four goals against the Gators in the history of their program and senior forward April Murphy is responsible for half of that total. Murphy scored the first-ever Seminole goal against UF last season and scored the game-winner against the Gators with just under two minutes remaining in the season opener for both teams back in August.
WE HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON. The Seminoles and Gators have played five common opponents this season and both teams hold a 3-2 record against those teams. FSU and UF both defeated UM and USF and both teams lost to No. 5 Clemson by one goal. The Seminoles beat the 9th-ranked Texas A&M Aggies 4-1 and Florida lost to A&M 3-1. The Gators beat No. 14 Virginia 3-2 and the Seminoles fell 1-0 to the Cavaliers.