Top 20 Moments: #15 – Noles Debut at No. 1
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. 15 when the Seminoles climbed the polls to No. 1 after just one week of play in 2006.
Florida State opened the 2006 season with an impressive 2-1 victory over the defending national champions and No. 1 ranked Portland Pilots. The Seminoles erased a one-goal halftime deficit with a pair of second half goals from India Trotter and the game-winner from Mami Yamaguchi in the 80th minute.
Florida State opened the 2006 campaign under head coach Mark Krikorian with a 2-1 victory over the defending national champion Portland Pilots.
FSU outshot Portland 25-5 in the match as the Seminoles limited the Pilots to their fewest shots in a game since 2004. The win marked the first time the Seminoles beat a team ranked No. 1 in the NSCAA top 25, while ending Portland’s 26-match unbeaten streak.
Florida State’s Starting XI vs. Portland
#0 Ali Mims – GK
#2 India Trotter – 1G
#7 Katrin Schmidt
#8 Selin Kuralay – 1A
#10 Kelly Rowland
#12 Libby Gianeskis
#14 Kirsten van de Ven
#16 Holly Peltzer
#18 Mami Yamaguchi – 1G
#19 Becky Edwards – 1A
#22 Toby Ranck
#4 Annie Stalzer
#9 Melissa Samokishyn
Consequently, the win over the Pilots vaulted the Seminoles to No. 1 in the Soccer America poll where they remained for four consecutive weeks. The No. 1 ranking was the first of its kind for Florida State in any national poll in school history. FSU posted a record of 6-1-0 during its four-week reign as the top ranked team in the nation.
Opponents FSU played while ranked No. 1
at Arizona State (9/1) – W, 1-0 ot
vs Loyola, MD (9/3) – W, 3-1
Florida (9/8) – W, 1-0
UCF (9/13) – W, 2-0
at Florida Atlantic (9/17) – W, 2-1
at North Carolina (9/21) – L, 1-2
at NC State (9/24) – W, 2-0