Aug. 26, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State University soccer team (1-0) returns to the field Sunday, August 27 at 1:00 p.m., versus the University of South Florida at the Seminole Soccer Complex. The Noles enter Sunday’s match fresh-off the biggest win in the history of the young program over the University of Florida.
“This is the weekend we want to begin to prove that we are an upper echelon team,” said head coach Patrick Baker. “The win against Florida sent a shock through the soccer world but now we have to come down to earth and prepare for South Florida. We want to show everyone that the win over the Gators was no fluke.”
The Seminoles have less than 36 hours to turn around and prepare for another in-state rival Sunday in a game that is going to be regionally televised live on the Sunshine Network. The Noles defeated the Bulls in Tampa last year 1-0 and also dropped South Florida by the score of 3-0 this spring.
“South Florida is going to be good this year,” said Baker. “They are well coached and well organized. You have to play at a high-level to beat them. The Bulls went 17-1-1 two years ago and had a fantastic year. They have a lot of players back from that squad.”
The Seminoles enter Sunday’s match after recording their first-ever win over a ranked-team Friday and notching their first-ever victory over the Gators. The Noles got goals from Heather Dyche, Maren Vik Edvardsen and the game-winner from April Murphy with less than two minutes left to upset the nations sixth-ranked team in front of 1,282 fans Friday night. FSU twice came back from one goal deficits to gain their first victory of the season.