Top 20 Moments: #14 – FSU’s Overtime Victory Over UNC
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. 14 as we travel back to October 17, 2000 when the Seminoles defeated No. 2 North Carolina, 3-2 in a thrilling double overtime match inside the Seminole Soccer Complex.
Florida State vs. North Carolina
October 17, 2000 – Tallahassee, Fla.
In front of a packed house of 1,582 inside the Seminole Soccer Complex, Florida State defeated North Carolina 3-2 in double overtime for the Seminoles’ first ever victory over the Tar Heels in program history. UNC, who entered the match ranked No. 2 in the nation with a 12-1-0 record, left Tallahassee suffering just their third-ever ACC loss.
After giving up an early goal, FSU tied the match on a penalty kick conversion by Marte Vik Edvardsen in the 15th minute and then took a 2-1 lead on a second half goal by Cindy Schofield. The lead was short lived as North Carolina found the equalizer with just five minutes left in regulation to force extra time.
After neither team found the back of the net in the first overtime period, Florida State came through with the game-winner in the 114th minute thanks to freshman Kristin Boyce. Following a Florida State corner kick taken by April Murphy, Meredith Jones nailed a shot off the near post. Boyce ran in on the rebound and buried the loose ball into the back of the net for her first career goal and FSU’s first-ever victory over UNC.
Box Score from Florida State’s 3-2 victory over North Carolina
Florida State’s Starting XI vs. North Carolina
#1 Sarah Crawford – GK
#2 Amber Tollefson
#4 Kristin Boyce
#6 Ashlee Fontes
#8 Marte Vik Edvardsen
#11 Cindy Schofield
#12 Meredith Jones
#13 Summer Corum
#15 Emma Breland
#20 Rachael Watkin
#24 Ashley Halter
#7 Tori George
#9 Maren Vik Edvardsen
#10 Jenny Garcia
#16 April Murphy
#18 Sarah Deacon
#22 Janet Burke
Kristin Boyce scored the golden goal against UNC in the 114th minute back in 2000.
The Florida State/North Carolina series has certainly become one of the marque match-ups in the ACC over the last several years. The two schools have not only squared off annually during the regular season, but have also faced off 12 times in the ACC Tournament and once in the NCAA Tournament with a trip to the College Cup on the line.
The series has been closely contested as of late with 14 of the last 18 games including 12 of the last 14 matches decided by one goal or less, while seven of the last 14 have been decided in overtime. The Seminoles own a record of 5-3-1 in their last nine games against the Tar Heels.
FSU advanced to the ACC Championship finals in 2013 with a 2-1 overtime victory over UNC. The win was significant as the Seminoles became the first school to defeat North Carolina four times in a row. The win also marked the second time in the last three years that FSU has knocked UNC out of the ACC Tournament as both victories have come in overtime. Florida State’s six wins against North Carolina all-time are tied with Notre Dame for the most wins against the Tar Heels in their storied history.
To provide an even further look into the series, 15 of the last 17 times these two schools have met both teams have been ranked in the top 10. FSU has been the higher ranked team five times, including both times in 2013, collecting three wins (2012 in Chapel Hill, 2013 in Tallahassee, 2013 in Cary). If things continue down their current path, when the two schools square-off in Chapel Hill on October 23 of this year, you can make it 16 for 18.