Sept. 3, 2000
COLUMBIA, Mo. –
The No. 18 Florida State Seminole soccer team (3-2) fell behind for the fourth time this season and was unable to comeback against the Ohio State Buckeyes (2-3) at the Ellis Copy Tiger Invitational, Sunday. The Seminoles dropped their second one-goal decision on the road this season losing to Ohio State 2-1.
Florida State dominated the match against Ohio State, out-shooting the Buckeyes 25-8, but Buckeye goalkeeper Amber Barnes limited Florida State to one goal and recorded 15 saves. The Seminoles continued to utilize many different players and combinations against Ohio State and are still working to find the right mix between the returning starters and the nation’s 13th-ranked recruiting class.
“There are going to be some players that got a lot of playing time last year or even started that won’t this year and that’s going to make our team that much deeper,” said head coach Patrick Baker. “The interesting thing for us now is to make sure that the best 11 players are on the field and finding the best way to play with that group of 11.”
The Seminoles, coming off the best week in the history of the program, dropped two close games to tough teams on the road this weekend. Missouri, who defeated Florida State, Friday, went on to beat the 12th-ranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Sunday in the tournament finale.
Florida State returns to action at the Seminole Soccer Complex Friday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. to face No. 12 Texas A&M before opening their ACC schedule against 7th-ranked Clemson at home Sunday, September 10 at 1:00 p.m.