Aug. 5, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As the Florida State soccer team hit the field for its first official day of practice on Wednesday, August 4, the Seminoles quickly shifted their focus from having fun in the sun to fine tuning their skills before the season opener in Pullman, Wash., against Washington State on Friday, August 20.
Throughout the summer, Seminoles.com provided fans with an inside look at how each current Seminole was spending their summer vacation. Now it’s time to provide our summer league wrap-up.
The U.S. U-20 team fell short of defending their gold medal performance from the 2008 World Cup falling to Nigeria in the quarterfinals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Germany. With both countries playing to a 1-1 tie after 120 minutes of action, Nigeria proved to be too much in the penalty kick round defeating the U.S. 4-2. Toni Pressley started for the fourth straight match and played all 90 minutes, while Casey Short earned her first start of the World Cup and played 66 minutes.
In W-League action, 11 Seminole student-athletes hit the field this summer racking up valuable minutes on the pitch. Katya Gokhman and Tifani Mullen both scored a goal for the Atlanta Silverbacks, while Tori Huster, Tiana Brockway and Ella Stephen each tallied an assist. Erin McNulty finished with a goals against average of 0.73 in 495 minutes of action for the Hudson Valley Quickstrike Lady Blues.
Here is a look at where everyone is playing and how they are performing in the early portion of the summer season:
Tiana Brockway – 5 games, 450 minutes, 1 point (1 assist)
Ella Stephan – 3 games, 151 minutes, 1 point (1 assist), 2 shots
Janice Cayman – 10 games, 509 minutes, 6 shots
Tuija Hyyrynen – 6 games, 408 minutes, 2 shots
Tori Huster – 4 games, 315 minutes, 1 point (1 assist), 3 shots
Susanna Zorn – 8 games, 573 minutes, 1 shot
Rachel Lim – 7 games, 143 minutes, 1 shot
Kelsey Wys – 5 games, 450 minutes, 8 GA, 11 saves, 1.60 GAA
Hudson Valley Quickstrike Lady Blues
Erin McNulty – 6 games, 495 minutes, 4 GA, 16 saves, 0.73 GAA