Nov. 2, 1999
The Florida State Seminole soccer team finished the regular season 9-9-1 (0-6-1 in the ACC) and take on the third-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels in the first round of the ACC Tournament this Thursday, November 4th at 6:00pm. The tournament is being hosted by the Tar Heels and will be played at Fetzer Field. This will be the fourth time the two teams have met in the tournament since FSU began competition in 1995.
The Seminoles finished the season with the second best win record of the program, adding two more than the previous year. Head Coach Patrick Baker led the team to four appearances in the NSCAA Regional rankings this season, the first time since 1996.
Top 10 of 1999
1- number of ties this season
2- wins vs. SEC opponents
3- games April Murphy had a goal and an assist
4- game win streak twice this season
5- number of players who had an assist and goal in the same game
6- total number of shutouts
7- single season record for assists achieved by April Murphy and Angela Bonaffino
8- number of 2nd half shutouts this season
9- wins this season, the second best win record in the history of the program
10- players with an assist this season
Other significant numbers
4- solo shutouts for goalkeper Jamie Gurtov
5- most goals scored in a game
6- game unbeaten streak at home
10- FSU’s rank in the NSCAA southeast for four weeks
14- players who scored this season
25- players who played against South Alabama
41- shots against Mercer (season and record high)
59- games started in Rachael Watkin’s career (only missed one game)
109- career shots for Angela Bonaffino (career record)
1999 Regular Season Notes:
Head Coach Patrick Baker on the ACC Tournament:
“We’re playing a talented North Carolina team in the first round. We plan on going out and playing hard, we aren’t going to bunker down and hold back. We plan on putting up a good fight and improving on the lose from earlier in the season.”
FOLLOWING THE LEADER
Shots Marte Vik Edvardsen, Angela Bonaffino- 35
Goals Maren Vik Edvardsen- 9
Assists April Murphy, Angela Bonaffino- 7
Points Maren Vik Edvardsen- 21
Game Winning Goal Maren Vik Edvardsen- 4
Game Winning Assists Angela Bonaffino- 3, April Murphy- 3
Goalie Saves Sarah Crawford-60
Goals Against Average Jamie Gurtov- 1.73
Save Percentage Sarah Crawford- 77%
Shut-outs Jamie Gurtov- 4.5
1999 FSU Records Versus…
|Atlantic Coast Conference||0-5-1|
|Big South Conference||1-0|
|Trans America Conference||3-0|
FSU GAME HIGHS AND LOWS High Low Opp High Opp Low Shots: 41 vs Mercer 1 vs Clemson 34 (UNC) Stetson (1) Goals: 5 vs South Alabama 0 vs four opponents 9 (UNC) 0 (six opponents) Assists: 5 vs South Alabama 0 vs four opponents 9 (UNC) 0 (six opponents) Points: 15 vs South Alabama 0 vs four opponents 27 (UNC) 0 (six opponents) Goalie Saves: 14 vs UNC 0 vs Stetson 13 (Mercer) 0(three opponents)
FSU INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS Shots: Marte Vik Edvardsen- 8 vs. South Florida (9/7) Goals: Maren Vik Edvardsen- 2 vs. Mercer (9/3) Assists: Angela Bonaffino- 2 vs S.Alabama, Jacksonville April Murphy- 2 vs. Mercer, S.Alabama Maren Vik Edvardsen-2 vs. NC State Points: Maren Vik Edvardsen 4- vs. Stetson (9/9), vs. Mercer (9/3), April Murphy-4 vs. Mercer Goalie Saves: Jamie Gurtov- 14 vs. UNC (9/17)
(The ins and outs of FSU soccer)
This season, the Seminoles faced four opponents who were coming off two-game loss weekends and were 2-1-1. UGA was 0-2 in the SEC the weekend prior to facing FSU and prior to that matchup, FSU fell to Clemson who went 0-2 in the ACC the weekend prior to facing the Seminoles. NC State and the Auburn Tigers had lost two the prior weekend as well.
FSUthe second half of the season without tough defender Dee Foard. Foard tore her ACL, LCL and miniscus in the final seconds of the Wake Forest game September 19 and will miss the rest of the season. The Seminoles were also without Jenny Garcia, who is recovering from knee surgery and did not play this season.
Seminoles on the tube…
FSU has seen plenty of time on the tube, courtesy of the Sunshine Network. The Seminoles were 2-2 when televised.
The Starting Field…
Coach Baker has mixed it up a bit with the staring lineups but there are a few faces that are always on the field. Junior Rachael Watkin, sophomores Maren and Marte Vik Edvardsen and freshman Courtney Asbra have all started in every match this season.
Seminoles Crack the Top 10…
The Seminoles spent four weeks ranked #10 in the southeast region. FSU cracked the Top 10 the week of September 13th for the first time since1996.
Norway in the Record Books…
Sophomore Maren Vik Edvardsen had a stellar rookie year and has not looked back. After breaking the FSU individual game records for most points (8) and goals (4) and tied the record for most 1st and 2nd half points and goals, the sophomore has also broken into the career books. She is first in all-time in goals (17) and is second in points (39) and game winning goals (5).
Breaking the Record
Junior April Murphy has made a name for herself in the record books. A native of Tulsa, Okla., Murphy has already broken the record for game winning assists in a single season with three (which she shares with Bonaffino) and is third all-time. Her nine overall also sets her at third all-time for assists and she is tied for the most assists in the first half with two.
Home Field Advantage
The Seminoles took advantage of playing on their home field. After losing their home opener to Miami, FSU won five straight, including shutouts against Setson, Georgia and Wright State, and tied NC State before losing to Duke.
Here’s to you, Miss Robinson…
First appearance, first shot, first goal. Kelly Robinson saw her first action as a Seminole against the Georgia Bulldogs. The freshman from Greensboro, N.C., entered the game at the 37 minute mark. Seven minutes later, Robinson headed in the game winning goal for the Seminoles.
Downing the ‘Dawgs…
After a 1-3 record on a three week road trip, Florida State came home and notched a HUGE win to start the month of October. The Seminoles took a 2-0 win over the Georgia Bulldogs, who were ranked 5th in the region. UGA dropped out of the national rankings after suffering two SEC losses the prior weekend.
One shot, one goal…
FSU fell victim to the “one shot, one goal” syndrome against Miami and Florida when both teams scored off their first shot of the game. But the Seminoles returned the favor when they scored off the first shot of the game against Georgia, giving them the 1-0 lead before the half. FSU did the same against NC State and Auburn.
Spreading the wealth…
In the last five wins, 11 Seminoles have scored the 18 goals. Senior Leslie Del Rio, juniors Sarah Deacon, Ashley Halter (2),Stephanie Dietrich and April Murphy (4), sophomores Maren (4) and Marte Vik Edvardsen (3) and freshmen Janey Hallberg, Kelly Robinson, Meredith Jones, Cindy Schofield and Katie Talley all found the back of the net.
Clearing the bench…
In the match against South Alabama, all 25 players took the field for some experience. Freshman Jessica Poppell saw her first action and walk-ons Ansley Gascoigne and Trish Martin saw time in their third game. Jenny Garcia, Dee Foard and Heather Dyche are the only members who did not make an appearance as they are all on the injured list.
Senior Stepping It Up
Senior Angela Bonaffino has stepped it up. The mid-fielder from Ontario, Canada has notched assists in the last fivewins, including two againsts against South Alabama and Jacksonville. Bonaffino is also tied for the most assists in a half with her two against Jacksonville. She holds the top spot in the all-time career game winning assists with six and is second in career assists with 14.
Surpassing Last Year…
The 1999 squad surpassed the 1998 team. Last year, the Seminoles won seven games, which this year?s team topped, winning nine. The ? 99 team also won five home games, topping only three from last year , and has doubled the number of shutouts.
#0 Sarah Crawford JR
A junior goalkeeper from St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada and a transfer from Georgia State, Crawford has played in 11 matches this season, starting in 10. She has made 60 saves on 146 shots and allowed 18 goals for a 1.89 GAA and a 77% save percentage. She is 4-5-1 on the year with a solo shutout versus Georgia.
#1 Jamie Gurtov SR
A senior goalkeeper from Plantation, Fla., she currently has 50 saves on 98 shots for a goals against average of 1.73 in 12 games with nine starts. She has four solo shutouts on the season versus Florida International, Stetson,South Florida and Auburn. She is second in the ACC for an individual game saves with her 14 against North Carolina. She stands first all-time for FSU with in minutes played in a single season with her 1,834 in 1998 and second all time for career minutes (3,146), saves (175) and shutouts (9). She is 5-4-0 on the season and 11-15-3 in her career.
#2 Leslie Del Rio SR
A senior outside midfielder from Miami Springs, FL, Del Rio has played in all 18 matches this season, starting in 12. She has taken 16 shots and notched a goal versus South Alabama. Del Rio has played all four years, appearing in 33 matches, starting 16 and taking 29 shots.
#3 Trish Martin FR
A freshman midfielder from Gulf Breeze, Fla., Martin has appeared in five games this season. She has made an impact in the midfield with her creativity and sound ball distribution.
#5 Janey Hallberg FR
A freshman midfielder from Longwood, Fla., Hallberg has appeared in 14 matches this season and started against Florida. She has taken 12 shots on the season and notched a goal versus Jacksonville for two total points.
#6 Ashlee Fontes FR
A freshman defender from Rochester Hills, Mich., Fontes has appeared in 12 matches this season in the backfield. Her solid performances in recent games have earned her increased playing time.
#7 Amanda Green FR
A freshman forward from Safety Harbor, Fla., Green has appeared in 11 matches this season. Green has taken three shots this season and scored the lone goal versus Wake Forest for two total points.
#8 Marte Vik Edvardsen SO
A sophomore midfielder from Oslo, Norway, Marte is one of only five FSU players to start every game this season, along with her twin sister, Maren. Marte has taken 35 shots for four goals and three assists to total 11 points on the season, third on the team.
#9 Maren Vik Edvardsen: SO
A sophomore forward from Oslo, Norway, Maren is one of only five FSU players to start every game this season, along with her twin sister, Marte. Maren leads the team in scoring with nine goals and three assists for 21 points, including game-winning goals versus Mercer, South Florida, South Alabama and Auburn. Her 17 career goals already place her at first in the FSU record books and her 64 career shots place her fourth all-time for FSU. She is also second all-time for game-winning goals (4-tie) and points (39).
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS CAREER TOTALS
|Leslie Del Rio||19/12||16||1||0||2||0||0||0-Y/0-R||29||2||0||4||0||0|
GOALKEEPING CAREER TOTALS