December 1, 2006 - by
FSU’S National Championship Dream Falls Short In 2-1 Loss To Irish

Dec. 1, 2006

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I Think That We Finally Made It…

For the first time in FSU soccer history, a Seminole was named to the NSCAA/adidas All-America First Team.  Seniors Kelly Rowland and India Trotter were both named to the first team while junior Selin Kuralay made the second team.  Trotter, the 2005 NSCAA Women’s College Scholar All-American, made the second team last season and the first ever to be honored from Florida State was Leah Gallegos who made the third team in 2003.


I Just Called To Say Good Luck…

Freddy Adu, a young up and coming soccer star, called the Seminoles from Manchester, England while the team was on the bus on their way to the game to wish them good luck.  Adu currently plays for D.C. United but is in the middle of a two-week training camp with English Premier League club Manchester United. 


Battle On The Right…

Kelly Rowland made her first career start as a right midfielder tonight. She may have been put in unfamiliar territory, but not in front of an unfamiliar foe.  Rowland faced off with Notre Dame’s Christine Shaner who she played against back in her hometown of Wallingford, PA.


A Full House…

Tonight’s attendance of 8,412 sets a new record as the largest crowd the Seminoles have played for since the 2003 College Cup against UConn where 8,267 fans were in attendance. 


They Call It Déjà Vu…

Florida State‘s 2006 College Cup got off to an eerily familiar start.  Last season the Seminoles and Bruins played in the NCAA semi-final game which remained 0-0 until the 39th minute when UCLA broke out 1-0.  Less than five minutes later the Bruins scored again and ended the first half 2-0.  This year, Florida State once again surrendered two goals in the last 10 minutes of the first half in their College Cup opener.


Third Times A Charm…

Florida State scored its first ever goal in the College Cup in the 52nd minute against Notre Dame.  The goal, scored by India Trotter, made it her eighth goal of the season and career leading eighth goal in NCAA Tournament play.


Who’s That Girl?

The Seminoles, down 2-1 in the second half, brought defender Libby Gianeskis in at goalie for the first time in her FSU career.  Gianeskis earned her first career save with six minutes remaining in the game.

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