Oct. 5, 2005
Tallahassee, FL – Florida State junior midfielder Viola Odebrecht became just the second Seminole ever to record a hat trick in an ACC game Sunday. The German Olympian scored all three of FSU’s goals in the conference game and was named to Top Drawer Soccer’s national team of the week and is the third Seminole this season to garner soccerFLA.com player of the week honors as well. She now has five goals and four assists on the year and has had a hand in five of Florida State’s nine victories.
Odebrecht’s hat trick was the first of her collegiate career and only the ninth hat trick ever by a Seminole as she led No. 6 FSU to a 3-0 win over Virginia Tech Sunday. The German Olympian scored all three goals in a span of over just 16 minutes into the second half as Florida State once again bounced back from a tough Thursday night conference loss to get a win Sunday. FSU is now 9-2 overall and 2-2 in the ACC.
For Odebrecht, the goals represented her third, fourth and fifth of the season. It was the first multi-goal game of her FSU career and she now is second on the team with three game winning goals. Odebrecht has now recorded a game-winning goal or assist in five of FSU’s nine victories. Her hat trick was the first by a Seminole since Leah Gallegos scored three times versus FAU in 2003. It was the first in an ACC game since Gallegos scored three in a 2002 win over Clemson.
Florida State returns home for a match-up with Maryland Thursday night October 6 at 7:00 p.m. for Student Night at the Seminole Soccer Complex. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive Seminole Car Decals and free Pizza Hut coupons will also be given out. Live radio coverage of the game will be available along with Game Tracker. Both services are free and available at www.seminoles.com, the official athletic website for Florida State athletics.