Women's Soccer NCAA ACCtion: Friday, November 23
Nov. 24, 2007
Florida State topped Texas 4-0 Friday evening at the Seminole Soccer Complex in front of a crowd of 1,091, the second largest home crowd this season. Freshman Sanna Talonen recorded her fifth game-winner of the season, while National Player of the Year candidate Mami Yamaguchi tallied her 11th multi-point game of the season with a goal and two assists. The Seminoles remained perfect at home in the postseason pushing their all-time record to 13-0-0.
It was the first meeting between the two teams and the first against a Big XII opponent in postseason play. With the win, the Seminoles advance to play in the NCAA Quarterfinals for the third straight year.
Florida State had its chances early as Talonen sent a header off the far post 41 seconds into the game. Freshman Marissa Kazbour sent a pass into Talonen from the left side of the field. The header by Talonen beat Texas keeper Dianna Pfenninger but it caromed off the right post and was cleared out of the zone by the Longhorn defense.
With the win, Florida State moves into the quarterfinals where they will face Connecticut. The Cardinal and Huskies are playing at 10:00 EST Friday evening. Game time and location will be announced either Sunday or Monday. Please stay tuned to www.seminoles.com for further details.
The Virginia women's soccer team had its season come to an end with a 2-1 overtime loss at UCLA, the nation's consensus No. 1 team, in the NCAA round of 16 at Drake Stadium. With the loss, the Cavaliers end the year with a 13-4-6 record.
The teams played to a scoreless first half with both sides registering four shots. In the second half, Virginia took the lead in the 76th minute of play. Shannon Foley (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) received a ball on the flank, dribbled past several defenders into the 6-yard box before firing shot inside the far post for her 10th goal of the season. UCLA answered in the 83rd minute on Kristina Larsen's goal to force overtime.