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Soccer Wraps Up Regular Season In North Carolina This Week

Oct. 29, 2008

Game Notes Week 11 in PDF Format


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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This week marks the end of the regular season for the Florida State soccer team as the sixth-ranked Seminoles travel to face No. 2 North Carolina and NC State. FSU has not dropped a match on the road this year riding a seven-game road unbeaten streak (6-0-1) into Thursday’s match against the Tar Heels, the second longest streak in school history. The Seminoles have outscored the opposition 17-4 away from home in 2008 while posting five shutouts.

Florida State Seminole Soccer Information
Thursday, October 30, 7:00 pm EST
#6 Florida State (13-2-1, 7-1-0 ACC) at #2 North Carolina (15-1-1, 8-0-0 ACC)
Series Record: North Carolina leads 21-1-1; Tar Heels lead 6-0-1 in Chapel Hill, N.C.
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* This marks the ninth consecutive meeting these two teams have faced each other while ranked in the top 10. FSU enters the contest winners of seven in a row, while UNC has won 11 straight games following a 5-1 victory over Virginia last weekend.

* The Tar Heels are riding a 13-game unbeaten streak in the series; seven of the last nine games including five straight have been decided by one goal or less, while three of the last five contests have been decided in extra periods.

* The lone FSU victory in the series came in Tallahassee back in 2000 when the Seminoles posted a 3-2 win in OT. Kristin Boyce scored the golden goal in the 114th minute.

* UNC is unbeaten at home against FSU winning six of seven games at Fetzer Field; the only blemish was a 1-1 tie in the 2005 NCAA Quarterfinals, a game FSU won 5-4 in pks.

Florida State Seminole Soccer Information
Sunday, November 2, 1:00 pm EST
#6 Florida State (13-2-1, 7-1-0 ACC) at NC State (8-10-0, 0-8-0 ACC)
Series Record: Florida State leads 8-3-2; Series tied 3-3-1 in Raleigh, N.C.
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* FSU travels to NC State for the final game of the regular season for both teams. The Seminoles are 4-8-1 in closing out the regular season but are unbeaten in their last three regular season finales (2-0-1). FSU has never faced the Wolfpack to wrap up the year.

* FSU has won seven in a row in the series and is unbeaten in its last nine games (7-0-2). The Seminoles have outscored the Wolfpack 20-6 during their seven-game win streak. NC State’s last win over the Seminoles came in 1998, a 2-1 victory in Raleigh.

* These two teams have never faced each other more than once in the 13 previous seasons of Seminole soccer. There are two other ACC teams FSU has not faced more than once in a season and those include Miami and Virginia Tech.

* FSU has outscored league opponents 21-4 in 2008; NC State is -23 in goal differential.

Florida State has been nearly perfect in the month of October posting a record of 6-0-0 so far this season. Along with going undefeated, the Seminoles have outscored the opposition 18-2 posting five shutouts. The month got off to a great start thanks to sophomore Sanna Talonen’s golden goal in a 1-0 overtime victory over Maryland in College Park. What’s most impressive is that the first three games in the month of October came on the road. October has also proven to be a good month for Florida State since the arrival of head coach Mark Krikorian in 2005. Under Krikorian, the Seminoles are 24-2-4 in October including an 8-0-0 mark in his first season as the Seminoles’ field general. The Seminoles will wrap-up their October schedule on Thursday in North Carolina.

The Seminole defense anchored by Katrin Schmidt (16 GS), Becky Edwards (11 GS), Sarah Wagenfuhr (9 GS), Erika Sutton (13 GS), Ella Stephan (14 GS) and Kate Milstead (16 GS) in goal have been stellar in 2008 giving up just nine goals in 16 games, the fewest goals allowed at this point in a season in school history. Florida State leads the ACC in fewest goals allowed and goals against average (0.55), while tying for the league lead in shutouts with 10. Florida State has given up just two multi-goal games this year that coming in a 3-3 tie against South Carolina and a 5-2 win over Duke. The Seminoles are yielding opponents to an average of 10.2 shots per game and a .393 shots on goal percentage. In the last seven conference games, FSU has allowed a combined 23 shots on goal giving up just three goals.

With a 2-0 victory over intra-state rival Miami on Sunday, October 12, the Seminoles extended their road unbeaten streak to seven games (6-0-1) in 2008. FSU won its first three games defeating Penn State, Connecticut and Auburn before playing to a 3-3 tie against South Carolina. The road unbeaten streak currently stands as the second longest in school history, two behind the school record of nine set over two seasons from 2004 to 2005 when FSU posted a record of 7-0-2. The Seminoles began the season with three consecutive road victories and matched that mark with three shutout victories on the road in the ACC. With the win over the Hurricanes, FSU has now put together three consecutive road victories five times in school history. The Seminoles have outscored the opposition 17-4 on the road in 2008 collecting five shutouts.

Florida State will finish the 2008 regular season on the road visiting North Carolina (October 30) and NC State (November 2). The road has been kind to the Seminoles this year posting a record of 6-0-1 with victories over three ranked opponents (Penn State, Connecticut and Boston College). In ACC play since 2004, Florida State is 13-5-4 away from Tallahassee posting an impressive .682 winning percentage. Thanks to a 2-0 victory over Miami, FSU tied the school record for the most road victories in the ACC with three, a feat accomplished in two previous seasons (2005 and 2006). It took just one week for FSU to match its road win total in the ACC from last year following a pair of 1-0 victories at Maryland and Boston College. The Seminoles went 2-1-2 on the road in the ACC a season ago, while collecting at least two road victories in the league every year since 2004.

For Complete Notes please see the above PDF.

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