Nov. 4, 1999
CHAPEL HILL, NC — The Florida State soccer team ended the 1999 season tonight as they dropped to the third-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels 4-0 in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Seminoles end the season at 9-10-1 as the Tar Heels go to 17-2 on the season.
“I’m pleased with our effort tonight, especially after losing 9-0 earlier in the season,” Head Coach Patrick Baker said. “You’re always weary about being the eighth seed. Outside of the first 15 minutes, we played a tough game. We learned things that we know we will have to rectify in recruiting.”
The Tar Heels took the early lead with Beth Sheppard’s goal off an assist from Anne Remy at the 5:18 mark. Sheppard added another goal at the 9:26 mark off an assist from Raven McDonald. Kalli Kamholz scored the third goal of the night at the 12:59 mark off assists from McDonald and Jena Kluegel to give the Tar Heels the 3-0 lead at halftime.
UNC’s Elizabeth Ball started the second half with a goal off an assist from McDonald and Anne Remy at the 56:48 mark. The Seminoles held the Tar Heels scoreless for the remainder of the game but UNC held on for the 4-0 win. Senior Leslie Del Rio and freshman Cindy Schofield each had a shot on goal as junior goalkeeper Sarah Crawford tallied five saves. The 4-0 loss was the best showing for the Seminoles against the Tar Heels in the four times these two teams have met in the tournament.
“We have been the doormat of the ACC for so long and for us to be close in three games this year shows that we’re making progress,” Baker said. “We’ve been close in so many games this year, tying NC State and having two one-goal losses, that we’ve learned how important it is to compete for 90 minutes.”
The Seminoles end the season with nine wins, the second most in the program’s history. The wins included two four-game win streaks and a six game unbeaten streak at home.
1ST 2ND FINAL FSU 0 0 0 UNC 3 1 4
UNC Sheppard (Remy), 5:18 UNC Sheppard (McDonald), 9:26 UNC Kamholz (McDonald, Klugel), 12:59 UNC Ball (McDonald, Remy), 56:48
SHOTS: FSU- 2 UNC-22
CORNER KICKS: FSU- 2 UNC- 4
SAVES: FSU-6 UNC-1
FOULS: FSU- 7 UNC- 12