Florida State Downs Duke 2-0 in ACC Women's Soccer Quarterfinal Action
Nov. 1, 2006
CARY, N.C. - Florida State shutout Duke 2-0 in the quarterfinals Wednesday evening at the SAS Soccer Complex in Cary, N.C., as both teams met for the first-time ever in ACC Tournament action. Freshman defender Onnie Trusty scored the game-winner off a corner kick in the first half for her first collegiate goal. Sophomore Mami Yamaguchi registered a pair of assists in the contest to pace the Seminoles. With the win, Florida State advances into the semifinals for the second straight season and for the third time in the last four year.
FSU would threaten in the first half as the Seminoles were awarded a free kick from 25 yards out off a Duke foul. Junior Selin Kuralay blasted the free kick on goal but Blue Devil keeper Allison Lipsher made a tremendous save deflecting the ball over the cross bar. Florida State would take a 1-0 lead on the ensuing corner as Yamaguchi's corner kick found Trusty for her first collegiate goal. Trusty's header was the first goal scored directly off a corner for the Seminoles this year.
Duke looked to even the score just 30 seconds into the second half when senior Sarah McCabe sent a shot that ricochet off the cross bar.
Moments later the Seminoles would add to their lead in the 49th minute as Kuralay notched her team leading 11th goal of the season. Yamaguchi collected her second assist of the evening finding Kuralay from 18 yards out. It was the first multi-assist game by a Seminole athlete this year.
The Blue Devils had a chance to cut into the Seminole lead in the 70th minute when the Seminoles were called for a foul from 22 yards out. Duke's Darby Kroyer took the free kick which was cradled by FSU goalie Ali Mims. Kroyer would counter once more in the 79th minute, but once again Mims came up with a save deflecting Kroyer's shot over the cross bar and keeping Florida State's shutout intact.
Duke held a decisive 14-4 advantage in corner kicks for the match, a season-high for the Blue Devils and the most allowed by Florida State all year. Duke would also out shoot the Seminoles 16-11 despite the loss. Mims of Florida State would tally a game-high five saves, while Lipsher posted three saves in net.
The win moves Florida State to 14-2-3 on the season and into the semifinals where they will face the winner of Wake Forest/Virginia on Friday, November 4 at 7:30 pm. With the loss, Duke falls to 9-8-2 on the season.
A web cast replay of this match is available online through ACC Select at www.theacc.com.
Goal Time Team Goal Scorer Assists
Shots: Florida State 11, Duke 16