Sept. 17, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After posting back-to-back 1-0 shutouts against No. 2 Duke and No. 14 Wake Forest in the opening week of ACC play, it is hard to single out the performance of just one individual.
So you do what TopDrawerSoccer.com did as the national soccer website recognized the entire Florida State backline for their dominating performance on this week’s Team of the Week.
The backline combination of Ines Jaurena, Tiana Brockway, Kristin Grubka, Kassey Kallman and Casey Short helped Florida State post its fifth and sixth shutouts of the season, while extending its streak of not allowing a goal to over 348 minutes of action.
After giving up two goals in the first seven minutes of the season opener at Minnesota, the Florida State defense has responded by giving up just one goal in the last seven matches, while posting shutouts over four ranked opponents including two in the top 10.
In Thursday’s match against Duke, the Seminoles held the nation’s top scoring offense without a goal for the first time this season and to just five shots on goal. They repeated that performance on Sunday holding Wake Forest to just nine total shots and four shots on goal.
Florida State keeper Kelsey Wys was just as good making four saves in both games while playing all 90 minutes between the posts.
The Seminoles return to action this Friday, September 21 at home as top-ranked Florida State faces Jackson State at 5 p.m.