Oct. 31, 2005
Greensboro, NC – Florida State sophomore Sel Kuralay picked up her second ACC Player of the Week award of the season and FSU’s third conference honor of the year when she was honored by the ACC this afternoon. The sophomore led the Seminoles wins over Citadel (5-0) and No. 23 Clemson (3-0). She recorded six points on two goals and two assists including the game-winning goal versus Clemson and the game-winning assist versus the Citadel.
The Australian Olympian closed out a spectacular 2005 regular season in a big way by recording six points in the last two games. The sophomore started the week off by assisting on FSU’s first goal in a 5-0 win over the Citadel. Then she put on a show versus No. 23 Clemson having a hand in all three FSU goals. The first was a shot from over 20 yards away that proved to be the game-winner in a 3-0 victory. Her second was a penalty kick goal and then for good measure she delivered the third goal on a silver platter to Viola Odebrecht. Her performance versus Clemson assured FSU of its best regular season and ACC season in school history.
With the two goals, Kuralay recorded her fifth multi-goal game of the season, which is a new single season record. She also upped her season goal total to 14. Her 14 goals, seven assists, 35 points and six game-winners all rank in the top five for single season numbers at FSU and are each the most ever by an FSU player in her first season. Her game-winning assist and goal last week gave her eight on the season meaning Kuralay has either recorded the game-winning goal or assist in half of FSU’s 16 wins.
Florida State returns to action back Wednesday in Cary. NC as they open the 2005 ACC Women’s Soccer Championships. The Seminoles will face Clemson at 2:30 p.m. in a rematch of both teams final regular season game. Check out Seminoles.com for the Game Tracker link for the ACC Tournament and for all your Seminole soccer news.