September 16, 1999 - by
FSU Opens ACC Season In North Carolina

Sept. 16, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State soccer team heads to North Carolina this weekend to open its ACC season. Due to Hurricane Floyd, the Seminoles will take on the #2 North Carolina Tar Heels on Friday, September 17 at 5:30pm IN WINSTON-SALEM. FSU will then take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Sunday, September 19 at 2pm.

The Florida State Seminoles are on a four game winning streak, including three straight shutouts. Sophomore Maren Vik Edvardsen led the team, scoring the game winning goal in a 1-0 win over South Florida and two in the 4-0 win over Stetson. Freshman Cindy Schofield added a goal and assist against Stetson with junior Stephanie Dietrich scoring her first goal in the 3-0 win over Florida International. Senior goalkeper Jamie Gurtov has tallied 17 saves and three shutouts.

The Tar Heels lead the series 7-0. The two teams have met four times during regular season and three times in the ACC Tournament.

Head Coach: Anson Dorrance
1998 Record: 25-1
1999 Record: 4-1
record as of 9/15/99

FSU vs Wake Forest
The Demon Deacons lead the series 4-0. The last time these two teams met was in Tallahassee with Wake Forest winning 3-1.

Head Coach: Tony da Luz
1998 Record: 13-7-1
1999 Record: 4-1
record as of 9/15/99

Game notes vs. UNC

  • The Seminoles are 0-7 vs. the Tar Heels
  • UNC has outscored FSU 49-2, averaging seven goals a game
  • FSU played the Tar Heels for three straight years in the ACC tournament before the 1998 championships where the Seminoles played UVA
  • North Carolina is ranked #2 in the country and #1 in the region

    Game notes vs. Wake Forest

  • FSU is 0-4 vs. Wake Forest
  • Wake Forest has outscored the Seminoles 10-3
  • Wake Forest is ranked 6th in the region
  • The Demon Deacons finished the ACC season last year 4-3

    Nole Notes

    On Fire!
    The Florida State Seminoles are on fire! After losing the first two games of the season, the women have won four in a row, including three shutouts.

    In the Ranks…
    The Seminoles have returned to the ranks. FSU was ranked #10 in the southeast by the NSCAA Coaches Poll this week for the first time since October 28, 1996.

    Gurtov Goes National
    Senior goalkeeper Jamie Gurtov has cracked the top ten. After leading the ACC in save percentage and goals against average, Gurtov is tied for fifth in the nation in goals against average in the first NCAA statistics.

    Look Out ACC
    Not only did the Seminoles go 3-0 last weekend but they have also knocked into the ACC statistics. Gurtov leads the league in save percentage (.947) and goals against average (.25), is third in solo shutouts with three and holds the individual single game high for goalie saves her 11 against South Florida. Sophomore Maren Vik Edvardsen is second in the league in scoring and goals scored and FSU is 4th in scoring offense.

    The Seminole Soccer Complex
    The 1999 season marks the first season for the Seminoles in the new facility. The Seminole Soccer Complex, which is located on Stadium Drive, houses a new state-of-the-art facility including a press box, concession building and a team building which includes team and visiting lockerrooms, a spacious work room, training and equipment rooms and coaches offices which overlook the field. The complex also houses the Lady Seminole Softball team.

    FSU In the Stats

    In the ACC

    Scoring: 2nd- Maren Vik Edvardsen (10)
    Goals Scored: 2nd- Maren Vik Edvardsen (5)
    Save Percentages: 1st- Jamie Gurtov (.947)
    Goals Against Average: 1st- Jamie Gurtov (.25)
    Solo Shutouts: 3rd- Jamie Gurtov (3)

    Individual Single Game Highs

    Goalie Saves: Jamie Gurtov- 11 vs. South Florida


    Goals Against Average: t5th- Jamie Gurtov (.25)


  • ranked 10th in the region

    1999 Season Notes

    The 1999 season marks the first full season in the Seminole Soccer Complex. The state-of-the-art complex includes a press box, team and visiting lockerrooms, and equipment and training rooms.

    The Seminoles return 13 veterans from the 1998 squad, including leading scorer Maren Vik Edvardsen and top defensive player Rachael Watkin. This will also be the first season for head coach Patrick Baker, assistant coaches Lauren Cyran and Darren Ambrose and graduate assistant Natalie Rich.

    The Florida State squad welcomes 13 newcomers to the team this season, including freshman forward Cindy Schofield, who set the Florida high school record for most goals in a career with 238 and was second in the nation in the category. Also joining the Seminoles are Gina Iacovella, a senior midfielder who transferred from the University of South Carolina, and junior goalkeeper Sarah Crawford who transferred from Georgia State University.

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