Cindy Schofield scored two goals (15 on the year) and added an assisst in the Lady Seminoles’ first and second round victories.
Nov. 18, 2002
Florida State notched another successful weekend of athletic performances under its belt as the women’s soccer and cross country teams proved that they are among the nation’s elite. In addition, the Seminoles earned wins in football, volleyball and men’s basketball, as well as an impressive performance from the women’s basketball team.
Soccer- The FSU women’s soccer team hosted the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament and found themselves in the Sweet 16 at the end of the weekend. The Lady Seminoles defeated Ole Miss, 2-0, in the first round on Friday and eliminated Auburn on Sunday by the score of 2-1. FSU will now travel to Storrs, Conn. to face No. 4 UCONN on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 1 p.m.
Cross Country- The women’s cross country team finished second at the NCAA South Region meet and earned its first ever bid to compete at the NCAA Championships on Sunday, Nov. 24, in Terre Haute, Ind. The Lady Seminoles were led by senior Vicky Gill who took home the region title with a first-place finish in the 6k race. The men’s squad finished fourth overall and were led by sophomore Joep Tigchelaar, who finished fourth.
Football- The FSU football team secured a share of the 2002 ACC title with a 40-14 win over North Carolina. The Seminoles were led by sophomore quarterback Adrian McPherson who tossed four touchdown passes, and junior wide receiver Anquan Boldin who snagged three TD receptions.
Volleyball- The women’s volleyball team went 1-1 for the weekend to end their regular season schedule. On Friday, the Lady Seminoles defeated NC State on the road in three games. The Tribe turned around and took on North Carolina on Saturday, falling to the Tar Heels in three games to end the regular season. FSU will now take on Clemson in the first round of the ACC Championship on Thursday in Atlanta at 11 a.m.
Men’s Basketball- Tim Pickett led Florida State with 28 points and five defensive rebounds as the Seminoles gained an 84-70 victory over the EA Sports All-Stars. It was the Seminoles’ first win for new coach Leonard Hamilton and evened their exhibition record to 1-1. Florida State faces visiting Savannah State Nov. 24 in its regular season opener.
Women’s Basketball- The Premier Players, a collection of current WNBA stars, edged the Florida State women’s basketball team, 84-79, in exhibition action on Sunday afternoon at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. Junior Tasheika Morris led the Seminoles with a game-high 21 points while senior Trinetta Moore got it done on both ends of the court with 10 points and 11 rebounds. The Lady Seminoles will host the Seminole Classic, beginning this Friday, to open up the regular season.