October 9, 1999 - by
Women’s Soccer Looks To Continue Winning Streak

Oct. 9, 1999



TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State soccer team will host the Wright State Raiders on Sunday, October 10th at 1:00pm at the Seminole Soccer Complex. The Seminoles are 7-5 going into the game as the Raiders are 6-7.

The Seminoles are coming off a three game win streak, including a 4-1 win over Jacksonville on Wednesday, avenging a 2-1 loss from last year. Three freshman have scored their first career goal in those wins: Kelley Robinson (vs. Georgia), Katie Talley (vs. South Alabama) and Janey Hallberg (vs. Jacksonville). Senior Angela Bonaffino has added five assists in those games with junior April Murphy also adding three. Junior Ashley Halter added an assist and goal against Jacksonville as well.

FSU vs Wright State
This will be the first meeting for these two teams.


Location: Dayton, Ohio
Home facility: The Alumni Field
Head Coach: Michael Johnson
1998 Record: 8-11-2
1999 Record: 6-7
* record as of 10/7/99


Top returnees:
Taryn Jones (MF), Missy Daniels (D), Sharron Roscie (F), Stephanie Monahan (F), Randi Freeman (GK), Angie Crooley (D)

Website: www.wright.edu/athletics


Seminole Sidelines
(The ins and outs of FSU soccer)


Opponents vengeance…
Last weekend, the Seminoles faced an opponent who was coming off a two-loss weekend for the second time but this time, fared much better. UGA was 0-2 last weekend in the SEC and prior to that matchup, FSU fell to Clemson who went 0-2 in the ACC the weekend prior to facing the Seminoles. UNC was also coming off a loss when FSU visited Chapel Hill.


Defensive loss….
FSU will spend the rest 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 are also without Jenny Garcia, who is recovering from knee surgery and will not play this season.


Seminoles on the tube…
FSU has seen plenty of time on the tube, courtesy of the Sunshine Network. The Seminoles are 2-1 televised and will face Duke on October 24th LIVE at 1:00pm.


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. Juniors Sarah Deacon and 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…
For the third week this season, the Seminoles are 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 tied for first all-time in goals (16) and second in points (35) and game winning goals (4)


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 and is second all-time. Her eight overall also sets her at fourth all-time for assists and she is tied for the most assists in the first half with two.


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 the road for the past three weeks, Florida State came home and notched a HUGE win Friday night. 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 last week 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.


Spreading the wealth…
The Seminoles scored five goals on Sunday but instead of one dominant player, five separate players scored. Senior Leslie Del Rio, junior Sarah Deacon, sophomores Maren and Marte Vik Edvardsen and freshman 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 three games, including two against South Alabama and Jacksonville. Bonaffino is also tied for the most assists in a half with her two against Jacksonville.


Home Field Advantage
The Seminoles have taken advantage of playing on their home field. After losing their home opener to Miami, FSU has won four straight, including a shutout against Setson and Georgia.


Surpassing Last Year…
The 1999 squad has already surpassed the 1998 team. Last year, the Seminoles won 7 games, which this year’s team has done with seven regular season games left. The ? 99 team has also won four home games, topping only three from last year , and has doubled the number of shutouts. The next stop: winning two ACC games! FSU still faces UVA in Charlottesville and NC State, Duke and Maryland at home.


FSU COMPARED TO THE OPPOSITION
The Seminoles have one more win than the Raiders and have a 4-1 home record, compared to the Raiders 1-3 record on the road.

           FSU   WSU
Shots      171   173
Goals       25   20
Assists     20   21
Points      70   61
Saves       74   58
Shutouts     4    4         


FOLLOWING THE LEADER
Shots: Angela Bonaffino- 22
Goals: Maren Vik Edvardsen- 7
Assists: April Murphy- 5
Points: Maren Vik Edvardsen- 15
Game Winning Goal: Maren Vik Edvardsen- 3
Game Winning Assists: April Murphy-2
Goalie Saves: Jamie Gurtov-38
Goals Against Average: Jamie Gurtov- 2.16
Save Percentage: Jamie Gurtov- 75%
Shut-outs: Jamie Gurtov- 3


INDIVIDUAL STATS LEADERS
Scoring: Maren Vik Edvardsen- 5th (15 points)
Goals Scored: Maren Vik Edvardsen- 3rd (7 goals)
Assists: April Murphy- tied 2nd (5)
Save Percentage: Jamie Gurtov- 5th (.745)
Goals Against Average: Jamie Gurtov- 7th (2.17)
Solo Shutouts: Jamie Gurtov- tied 3rd (3), Sarah Crawford- tied 5th (1)


TEAM LEADERS
Scoring Offense: 6th- 1,46 averaage
Scoring Defense: 8th- 2.27
Scoring Margin: 6th

1999 FSU Records Versus…
Atlantic Coast Conference: 0-3
Southeastern Conference: 1-1
Big East: 0-1
Trans America Conference: 3-0
Conference USA: 1-0
Independent: 1-0
Big South Conference: 1-0


Game Highs and Lows of FSU Soccer
TEAM GAME HIGHS AND LOWS

 
                High                  Low                   Opponent High   Opponent Low
Shots           41 vs Mercer          1 vs Clemson          34 (UNC)        Stetson (1)
Goals           5 vs South Alabama    0 vs three opponents   9 (UNC)        0 (four opponents)
Assists         5 vs South Alabama    0 vs four opponents    9 (UNC)        0 (four opponents)
Points         15 vs South Alabama    0 vs three opponents  27 (UNC)        0 (four 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 South Alabamam, April Murphy- 2 vs. Mercer, South Alabama
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)

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