Oct. 8, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State senior captain Sarah Wagenfuhr was honored for the second consecutive week, this time receiving National Team of the Week accolades from Soccer America. Wagenfuhr was instrumental in leading the Seminoles to a pair of shutout victories on the road against Maryland and Boston College while recording the game-winning assist in both games.
Wagenfuhr pushed her consecutive point streak to three games tallying back-to-back game-winning assists as Florida State registered a pair of 1-0 road victories. Both goals came off set pieces as the Seminoles pushed their road unbeaten streak to six games (5-0-1) in 2008.
In Thursday’s contest at Maryland, Florida State drew a foul just outside the box setting up the eventual game-winning goal in overtime. Before Maryland could organize its defensive scheme, Wagenfuhr took a quick free kick bending the ball to the far post where sophomore Sanna Talonen flicked a header into the upper right corner for the goal.
On Sunday, it was a beautifully struck ball to the far post off a corner by Wagenfuhr that led to a header goal by Tori Huster in the 39th minute as the Seminoles defeated No. 12 Boston College.
The game-winning assists were the first of the season for Wagenfuhr, who is now tied for the team lead in that category. The Colorado Springs, Colo., native has registered a point in three straight games including five points overall (1 goal, 3 assists). Her point total over the last three games matched her career season-high set last year as a junior. With seven points on the year, Wagenfuhr is just one point shy of matching her career total of eight set in her first three seasons.
On the defensive side, Wagenfuhr controlled the center back position in leading the Seminoles to a pair of shutouts. Florida State limited Maryland to just two shots on goal including zero shots in the overtime period. Against Boston College, the Seminoles once again turned up the defensive pressure limiting the Eagles to five shots on goal including just one in the second half. With a shutout of BC, FSU has not allowed a goal to the Eagles in the series, a streak covering 580 consecutive scoreless minutes.
Wagenfuhr and the Seminoles are back in action this weekend as Florida State heads south to face the Miami Hurricanes on Sunday, October 12 at 12 noon.