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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Top-seeded Florida State cruised to a 6-0 victory over SWAC champion, Mississippi Valley State Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament.
Five different Seminoles found the back of the net in the opening round victory including Tiffany McCarty who tallied two goals for her third multi-goal game of the season.
Florida State (17-3-0) outshot Mississippi Valley State (8-10-3) 39-1 for the match as the Seminoles fired 21 shots were on frame. It marked the most shots record by the Garnet & Gold this year and the most in an NCAA Tournament game in school history surpassing the previous record of 36 set against Jacksonville in 2006.
CHARLOTTESVILLE - The second-ranked Virginia women's soccer team began the 2012 NCAA Tournament with a 4-1 victory over No. 20 La Salle on Friday night in front of 989 fans at Klöckner Stadium. The Cavaliers downed a ranked opponent for the sixth straight game and improved to 17-4-1 overall, while the Explorers end their season with a 17-5-1 mark.
Junior forward Gloria Douglas (Fayetteville, N.C.) led Virginia with one goal and two assists, while Caroline Miller (Rockville, Md.) and Kate Norbo (Roanoke, Va.) each had a goal and an assist on the night.
"I am happy about the result," said head coach Steve Swanson. "We knew this was going to be a tough game and it was. La Salle is ranked for a reason. This was the toughest opponent we have played in a first round game since I have been here."
Newton, Mass. - Senior Kristen Mewis' goal and assist paced the Boston College women's soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Hofstra Friday night in first round action of the NCAA Tournament in front of 458 fans at the Newton Soccer Field. The Eagles improved to 11-7-3 and will play the winner of tomorrow's Penn State/LIU Brooklyn next weekend.
The Eagles carried the play for most of the first half including a point break bid by Kristen Mewis just two minutes into the game that was stoned by Hofstra goalkeeper Emily Morphitis. At the 11:45 mark Stephanie McCaffrey's 10th goal of the season gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead on chip from Mewis, her 12th assist of the year.
"We talked about it before the game, to get ahead in the first 15 minutes of the game. It allows you to play your style and takes a bit of the pressure off,'' said BC head coach Alison Foley.