Sept. 12, 2005
Greensboro, NC – Florida State sophomore Sel Kuralay picked up FSU’s first ACC Player of the Week award this season when she was honored by the conference this afternoon. The sophomore was also named the nation’s top player last week by Top Drawer Soccer. Kuralay led the Seminoles to road wins over UCF (3-0) and Mississippi (1-0). She recorded six points on two goals and two assists including the game-winning goal versus UCF and the game-winning assist versus Ole Miss. She shares the ACC honor with North Carolina’s Heather O’Reilly.
The Australian Olympian had another huge week for the 11th-ranked FSU soccer team. With her two goals and two assists, Kuralay now leads the team in assists (4), goals (7), points (18) and game-winning goals (3). Her 18 points through six games are more than any Seminole collected all of last season in 20 matches.
Versus UCF the forward scored the game-winning goal just 7:09 into the game. She then assisted India Trotter’s on FSU’s second goal of the game. The Australian then completed the Seminole victory with her third multi-goal game in six contests scoring in the 54th minute.
Versus Ole Miss, FSU had a difficult time generating offense until the 60th minute. Kuralay’s game-winning assist came on a free kick from about 25 yards out. The assist was the first game-winning assist of Kuralay’s FSU career. Kuralay bent a great ball around the wall from 25 yards out and in front of the net where Viola Odebrecht went down to get her head on the low driven service putting FSU in front 1-0 for the game’s only goal.
Florida State returns to action back on the road versus another SEC squad at the end of the week. The Seminoles will be in Gainesville Friday night to take on eighth-ranked Florida (4-1). Check out Seminoles.com for the Game Tracker link for the big in-state match with UF and for all your Seminole soccer news.