Top 20 Moments: #11 – Noles Clip UNC, Advance to College Cup
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State Women’s Soccer program turns 20 in 2014! In conjunction with celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Seminole soccer team will countdown the top 20 moments over the last 19 seasons.
Join the Seminoles throughout the fall on Seminoles.com and through their social media outlets on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as the program takes a look back in history to honor this monumentally occasion by unveiling the top 20 moments.
The countdown continues this week at No. 11 as the Seminoles defeat North Carolina in a penalty kick shootout in the NCAA Quarterfinals in Chapel Hill to advance to the College Cup in the first season under head coach Mark Krikorian.
Florida State advances to the 2005 College Cup after defeating UNC in Chapel Hill
During the 2005 regular season the two schools squared off in Tallahassee as the Seminoles outshot the Tar Heels and recorded a series-high for shots on goal but lost the match 4-1.
Fast forward almost two months and the two schools were back at it on the pitch, this time in Chapel Hill with a berth to the College Cup in College Station, Texas on the line. In the re-match it was the Tar Heels who dominated the stats but in the end it was FSU who reigned supreme.
The Seminoles celebrate on Fetzer Field after defeating the Tar Heels in a shootout in Chapel Hill.
North Carolina out shot Florida State 31-7 for the match but held just a 6-4 advantage over 20 minutes of extra time. Ali Mims was spectacular in goal for the Noles who recorded 13 saves in 110 minutes of action. The Seminoles also registered five team saves to hold the Tar Heels’ high powered offensive attack to just one goal.
Head coach Mark Krikorian and Melissa Samokishyn share a laugh during the postgame press conference.
After a 1-1 tie, Florida State eliminated the second-ranked Tar Heels 5-4 in a penalty kick shootout. India Trotter scored FSU’s lone goal in the ninth minute of play, Minna Pyykko saved Heather O’Reilly’s PK in the shootout and Melissa Samokishyn converted the Seminoles’ fifth and final penalty kick to help eliminate the Tar Heels, 5-4, in the shootout. The win advanced FSU to the College Cup for the second time in three years and for the first time under first year head coach Mark Krikorian.
A look at the box score from the 2005 NCAA Tournament vs North Carolina in Chapel Hill.