Oct. 15, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The FSU Soccer team will take to the sky this weekend as they travel to Charlottesville, Va., and College Station, Texas. The Seminoles will take on the University of Virginia Cavaliers on Friday, October 15 at 7pm before heading to College Station to face the Texas A&M Aggies on Sunday, October 17 at 8pm EST.
The Seminoles head into the weekend with an 8-5-0 record, including a four game win streak and five straight wins at home. Junior Ashley Halter scored two game winning goals last week and had one assist against Jacksonville as senior Angela Bonaffino added three assists, including back-to-back assists against Jacksonville. Goalkeepers Jamie Gurtov and Sarah Crawford combined for the 3-0 shutout against Wright State.
FSU vs. Virginia
The Cavaliers lead the series 5-0, including a 2-0 win at the ACC Tournament last season.
Location Charlottesville, VA
Home facility Klockner Stadium (8,000)
Head Coach April Heinrichs
1998 Record 13-6-3
1999 Record 9-4
SID Chip Rogers
SID Phone 804-982-5500
FSU vs. Texas A&M
This will serve as the first meeting for these two teams.
Location College Station, TX
Home facility Aggie Soccer Complex (2,400)
Head Coach G. Guerrieri
1998 Record 14-8-0
1999 Record 10-4
SID Drew Martin
SID Phone 409-845-5725
This season, the Seminoles have faced two opponents whowere coming off two-game loss weekends and have gone 1-2. UGA was 0-2 in the SEC the weekend prior to facing FSU and prior to that matchup, FSU fell to Clemson who went 0-2 in the ACC the weekend prior to facing the Seminoles. UNC was also coming off a loss when FSU visited Chapel Hill.
FSU will spend the rest of the season without tough defender Dee Foard. Foard tore her ACL, LCL and miniscus in the final seconds of the Wake Forest game September 19 and will miss the rest of the season. The Seminoles are also without Jenny Garcia, who is recovering from knee surgery and will not play this season.
Seminoles on the tube…
FSU has seen plenty of time on the tube, courtesy of the Sunshine Network. The Seminoles are 2-1 televised and will face Duke on October 24th LIVE at 1:00pm.
The Starting Field…
Coach Baker has mixed it up a bit with the staring lineups but there are a few faces that are always on the field. Juniors Sarah Deacon and Rachael Watkin, sophomores Maren and Marte Vik Edvardsen and freshman Courtney Asbra have all started in every match this season.
Seminoles Crack the Top 10…
For the fourth week this season, the Seminoles are ranked #10 in the southeast region. FSU cracked the Top 10 the week of September 13th for the first time since1996.
Norway in the Record Books…
Sophomore Maren Vik Edvardsen had a stellar rookie year and has not looked back. After breaking the FSU individual game records for most points (8) and goals (4) and tied the record for most 1st and 2nd half points and goals, the sophomore has also broken into the career books. She is tied for first all-time in goals (16) and second in points (35) and game winning goals (4).
Breaking the Record
Junior April Murphy has made a name for herself in the record books. A native of Tulsa, Okla., Murphy has already broken the record for game winning assists in a single season with three and is second all-time. Her eight overall also sets her at fourth all-time for assists and she is tied for the most assists in the first half with two.
Home Field Advantage
The Seminoles have taken advantage of playing on their home field. After losing their home opener to Miami, FSU has won five straight, including shutouts against Setson, Georgia and Wright State.
Here’s to you, Miss Robinson…
First appearance, first shot, first goal. Kelly Robinson saw her first action as a Seminole against the Georgia Bulldogs. The freshman from Greensboro, N.C., entered the game at the 37 minute mark. Seven minutes later, Robinson headed in the game winning goal for the Seminoles.
Downing the Dawgs…
After a 1-3 record on a three week road trip, Florida State came home and notched a HUGE win to start the month of October. The Seminoles took a 2-0 win over the Georgia Bulldogs, who were ranked 5th in the region. UGA dropped out of the national rankings after suffering two SEC losses the prior weekend.
One shot, one goal…
FSU fell victim to the one shot, one goal syndrome against Miami and Florida when both teams scored off their first shot of the game. But the Seminoles returned the favor when they scored off the first shot of the game against Georgia, giving them the 1-0 lead before the half.
Spreading the wealth…
In the last four games, 10 Seminoles have scored the 14 goals. Senior Leslie Del Rio, juniors Sarah Deacon, Ashley Halter (2),Stephanie Dietrich and April Murphy, sophomores Maren (2) and Marte Vik Edvardsen and freshmen Janey Hallberg, Kelly Robinson and Katie Talley all found the back of the net.
Clearing the bench…
In the match against South Alabama, all 25 players took the field for some experience. Freshman Jessica Poppell saw her first action and walk-ons Ansley Gascoigne and Trish Martin saw time in their third game. Jenny Garcia, Dee Foard and Heather Dyche are the only members who did not make an appearance as they are all on the injured list.
Senior Stepping It Up
Senior Angela Bonaffino has stepped it up. The mid-fielder from Ontario, Canada has notched assists in the last four games, including two against South Alabama and Jacksonville. Bonaffino is also tied for the most assists in a half with her two against Jacksonville.
Surpassing Last Year…
The 1999 squad has already surpassed the 1998 team. Last year, the Seminoles won 7 games, which this year’s team topped, winning eight with six regular season games left. The 99 team has also won five home games, topping only three from last year , and has doubled the number of shutouts. The next stop: winning two ACC games! FSU still faces UVA in Charlottesville and NC State, Duke and Maryland at home.
Scouting the Cavaliers
The #9 Virginia Cavaliers are 9-4 coming into the match-up.
UVA was on a six game win streak before losing to Clemson in overtime.
The Cavaliers are coming off an upset last weekend as they downed the Florida Gators 2-1 in overtime.
Virginia’s Angela Hucles is second in the league in scoring with eight goals and six assists.
Scouting the Aggies
The 21st ranked Aggies are 10-4 going into the weekend.
Texas A&M will take on the University of Colorado on Friday before battling the Seminoles on Sunday.
The Aggies only loss at home was a 1-0 loss to Nebraska.
Texas Tech, Baylor awnd Nebraska have all taken the last three wins from the Aggies.
The Aggies are 10th in scoring defense in the NCAA Statistics.
FSU UVA Texas A&M Shots 190 162 321 Goals 28 28 39 Assists 23 32 37 Points 79 88 115 Saves 76 43 53
Individual Stats Leaders
Scoring Maren Vik Edvardsen- 6th (17 points) Goals Scored Maren Vik Edvardsen- 3rd (8 goals) Assists April Murphy- tied 2nd (6) Angela Bonaffiino - tied 2nd (6) Save Percentage Jamie Gurtov- 6th (.740) Sarah Crawford- 7th (.740) Goals Against Average Jamie Gurtov- tied 7th (2.00) Sarah Crawford- tied 7th (2.00) Solo Shutouts Jamie Gurtov- 4th (3) Sarah Crawford- tied 6th (1)
Scoring Offense 4th- 2.15 averaage Scoring Defense 8th- 2.00 Scoring Margin 5th
FSU Record Versus
Atlantic Coast Conference 0-3 Big East 0-1 Big South Conference 1-0 Conference USA 1-0 Independent 1-0 Midwestern Conference 1-0 Southeastern Conference 1-1 Trans America Conference 3-0
Following the Leader
Shots Angela Bonaffino- 25 Goals Maren Vik Edvardsen- 8 Assists April Murphy, Angela Bonaffino- 6 Points Maren Vik Edvardsen- 17 Game Winning Goal Maren Vik Edvardsen- 3 Game Winning Assists Angela Bonaffino- 3 Goalie Saves Jamie Gurtov- 39 Goals Against Average Jamie Gurtov- 2.16 Save Percentage Jamie Gurtov- 75% Shut-outs Jamie Gurtov- 3.5
TEAM GAME HIGHS AND LOWS
High Low Opponent High Opponent Low Shots 41 vs Mercer 1 vs Clemson 34(UNC) Stetson (1) Goals 5 vs So. Alabama 0 vs 3 opponents 9(UNC) 0(5 opponents) Assists 5 vs So. Alabama 0 vs 4 opponents 9(UNC) 0(5 opponents) Points 15 vs So. Alabama 0 vs 3 opponents 27(UNC) 0(5 opponents) GoalieSaves 14 vs UNC 0 vs Stetson 13(Mercer)0(3 opponents)
FSU INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS
Shots Marte Vik Edvardsen- 8 vs. South Florida (9/7) Goals Maren Vik Edvardsen- 2 vs. Mercer (9/3) Assists Angela Bonaffino- 2 vs S.Alabama, Jacksonville April Murphy- 2 vs. Mercer, S.Alabama Points Maren Vik Edvardsen 4 vs. Stetson (9/9), vs. Mercer (9/3), April Murphy- 4 vs. Mercer Goalie Saves Jamie Gurtov- 14 vs. UNC (9/17)