Top 20 Moments: #13 – Florida State Opens 2012 With 14 Straight Victories
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. 13 when Florida State opened the 2012 season with a school-record 14 straight victories.
Off & Running in 2012
Florida State began the 2012 season winners of 14 consecutive matches marking the best start in school history. The mark eclipsed the previous record of seven straight wins to open the 2005 season which was the first year under head coach Mark Krikorian.
Top 5 Longest Win Streaks in FSU History
14 – 2012 (Began with a 3-2 win at Minnesota on August 17; ended with a 3-2 loss at Boston College on October 28).
9 – 2005 (Began with a 3-0 win vs. Virginia Tech on October 2; ended with a 2-0 loss vs. Virginia in the ACC Tournament on November 4).
9 – 2013 (Began with a 2-1 overtime win vs. Notre Dame on October 31; ended with a 1-0 overtime loss to UCLA in the national finals on December 8).
7 – 2005 (Began with a 4-0 win vs. Southern Cal on August 26; ended with a 4-1 loss vs. North Carolina on September 22).
7 – 2008 (Began with a 3-1 win vs. Virginia Tech on September 28; ended with a 2-2 tie at North Carolina on October 30).
Along the way, FSU outscored the opposition 31-3 and posted 12 shutouts, while seven of the 14 wins came against ranked opponents.
2014 Schedule Results during the streak
Aug. 17, at Minnesota W, 3-2
Aug. 24, at #9 UCF W, 1-0
Aug. 31, #22 Florida W, 1-0
Sept. 2, College of Charleston W, 4-0
Sept. 7, Cal State Fullerton W, 2-1
Sept. 9, at Arkansas W, 1-0
Sept. 13, #2 Duke W, 1-0
Sept. 16, #14 Wake Forest W, 1-0
Sept. 21, Jackson State W, 5-0
Sept. 27, at #9 North Carolina W, 1-0
Sept. 30, at NC State W, 2-0
Oct. 4, Clemson W, 7-0
Oct. 11, #19 Virginia Tech W, 1-0
Oct. 14, #13 Virginia W, 1-0 (OT)
The 14 straight victories stand as the longest win streak of any kind in the 20-year history of the program. The win streak also catapulted the Noles to No. 1 in the NSCAA poll, a spot they held for a school record eight consecutive weeks.
The Seminoles finished the season with a 14-2-0 mark when holding that No. 1 ranking in 2012.
The streak started in dramatic fashion on opening day when the Seminoles quickly found themselves in a two-goal deficit after the seventh minute of play at Minnesota. But Florida State slowly chipped away at the Golden Gopher lead as Dagny Brynjarsdottir got the Seminoles on the board with their first goal of the game in the 14th minute.
Freshman midfielder Nora Kervroedan scored the equalizer in the 62nd minute before Ines Jaurena gave the Seminoles the lead for good in the 87th minute for a 3-2 victory.
The win marked the largest come-from-behind victory for the Seminoles since November 2, 2008 when FSU battled back from two down at NC State to defeat the Wolfpack 5-2.
Florida State wrapped up the 2012 season with an overall record of 20-4-0, tying a then school-record for wins. The Seminoles went on to claim their first outright regular season title in the Atlantic Coast Conference finishing league play at 8-2-0, while making a return to the College Cup for the second straight year and sixth time in school history.