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Nov. 6, 1997

FSU Falls to No. 1 UNC in First Round, 5-0


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The top-seeded North Carolina Tar
Heels scored four first half-goals in en route to a 5-0 win
over No. 8 seed Florida State (8-12) in the first quarterfinal
match-up of the 10th Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Soccer
Tournament Thursday afternoon at Spry Soccer Stadium.



Five different players scored for the Tar Heels, including
sophomore forward Lindsay Stoecker, who recorded the first goal
of the game on the assist from Aubrey Falk just over 10 minutes
into the first half. Freshman Tna Murphy picked up UNC’s fnal
goal of the game booting in a shot from the top left of the box
at the 84:53 mark.



FSU used a heavy defense gameplan, dropping all 10 players back
into defense.



“I thought he (UNC head coach Anson Dorrance) was a little
surprised with our team set up. With the team speed UNC has, I
thought we had no other option, but to make the area very
congested and difficult to score,” said FSU head coach Heather
Kerby-Nelson. “And it worked for us in many ways. They didn’t
score much off of free play. They got three off of corner
kicks.”



The Tar Heels, now 20-0-1 on the season, outshot the Seminoles
34 to 1 in the match. UNC has now outscored their 1997
opponents 94-6, including 52-2 in the last 11 games.



“This season was a little disappointing,” said Kerby-Nelson.
“We didn’t get any conference wins. But, if you look at all the
seasons it took April Heinrichs (current head coach at Virginia
and former coach at Maryland) to get her first win at Maryland.
You can see that it takes time and growth within the program.
We had a lot of results in the conference that were losses by
one goal. I think we’re in that edge of instead of losing the
close games to winning those close games.”


North Carolina  4   1   5
Florida State   0   0   0

Shots: UNC 34, FSU 1

Corner Kicks: UNC 11, FSU 0

Goalie Saves: UNC 1, FSU 12 (Juhl 8, Gurtov 4)

Fouls: UNC 11, FSU 8

Attendance: 563

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