Women's Soccer ACCtion: Friday, August 29
Aug. 30, 2008
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - In a clash of two top 10 teams, the advantage went to the Seminoles. No. 4 Florida State (2-0-0) went on the road for the first time in 2008 and recorded a 4-1 victory over No. 9 Penn State (1-1-0) on Friday afternoon at Jeffrey Field. In just the second all-time meeting between the two schools, the Seminoles built an early lead connecting on three first half goals in the first 11 minutes of play. Freshman Tiffany McCarty led the way for the Seminoles in the win with two goals and an assist.
Making her second career start in goal for the Garnet and Gold, FSU keeper Kate Milstead came up with some huge point blank saves in the game en route to posting career-highs in saves (7) and minutes played (90). It was a sweet return for Milstead who began her collegiate career at Penn State in 2006 before transferring to play at Florida State in the spring of 2007.
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 7 Virginia women’s soccer team remained unbeaten on the season with a 5-0 victory over Liberty Friday night at Klöckner Stadium. Meghan Lenczyk (McLean, Va.) scored three second half goals to post her first career hat trick and lift the Cavaliers to their second win of the season (2-0-0).
The Cavaliers took an early lead in the sixth minute of play. Caitlin Miskel (Boca Raton, Fla.) dribbled into the box from the flank and slotted a shot just inside the far post for her first goal of the season. Despite outshooting the Flames (0-2-0) 18-1 in the first half, the Miskel tally was the lone goal on the board at halftime.
FLORENCE, S.C. - The No. 15 Wake Forest women's soccer team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 3-0 road victory over Francis Marion on Friday afternoon at FMU Soccer Field in Florence.
Wake Forest controlled the game from start to finish. The Deacons out-shot Francis Marion 20-4, including a 10-2 advantage in shots on goal. Wake Forest had five corner kicks compared to one for the Pioneers.
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech Women's Soccer team rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the second half to defeat the Evansville Purple Aces Friday night at Sandra D. Thompson Field.
Tech was looking to avenge a 3-0 loss at the hands of the Aces on the road in 2006, but the Hokies found themselves down early in the first half. Evansville senior forward Kayla Lambert fired a shot to the bottom corner of the goal to give the Purple Aces a 1-0 advantage less than two minutes into the match.
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS - No. 2 North Carolina saw a two-goal lead disappear in the second half but a score by freshman forward Courtney Jones in the 83rd minute proved to be the game-winner for the Tar Heels as they defeated No. 13 Texas A&M 3-2 Friday night before a crowd of 5,642 at the Aggie Soccer Complex. It was the first of four games this weekend in A&M's Weekend Invitational. The Tar Heels improved to 2-0 on the season while the host Aggies fell to 2-1.
The victory was the 650th in UNC women's soccer history in the team's 701st game. It also avenged a 1-0 double overtime loss to the Aggies in College Station to open the 2006 campaign.
Casey Nogueira had two first-half goals to stake the Tar Heels to a 2-0 lead before the Aggies rallied in the second half on back-to-back goals by midfielder Amber Gnatzig.
RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State All-ACC forward Lindsay Vera struck for three goals Friday night in a 5-1 victory over Elon in women’s soccer action at NC State Soccer Stadium.
Held relatively quit over the first two matches of the season, Vera wasted no time in finding the back of the net in the 10th minute. The Houston, Texas, native corralled a pass at mid field, took two dribbles to get up to full speed, weaved through the Elon defense and blasted a shot from 19 yards out.
DURHAM, N.C. – Duke junior Elisabeth Redmond collected two goals as the 10th-ranked Blue Devil women’s soccer team registered a 4-0 victory over Campbell on Friday evening at Koskinen Stadium in Durham, N.C. The Blue Devils improved to 2-0-0, while the Camels fell to 0-1-1.
Duke came out on the attack early as Redmond found herself in a one-v-one position with Campbell goalkeeper Boomie Luck. A product of Morristown, N.J., Redmond made a move to her left to go around the goalkeeper, but Luck was able to get a hand up when Redmond shot and batted the ball away.
CORAL GABLES - The University of Miami women's soccer team (2-0-0) faced a prepared Florida International team (0-2-0) Friday evening at Cobb Stadium, defeating their cross-town foe 2-1. Sophomore Brittney Steinbruch and freshman Julianne Rickers scored a goal apiece in the victory.
The Hurricanes scored their first goal of the match in the 41st minute when junior forward Paulelette Ricks-Chambers raced down the left side a fired a shot that deflected off the diving FIU keeper and right onto the foot of the opportunistic Rickers, who tapped it into the net.
Boston College women's soccer team received three goals from three different players as the Eagles defeated Oregon State, 3-0, tonight in a non-conference game on the west coast. The Eagles are now 2-0, while the Beavers are now 1-1.
Sophomore Amy Caldwell got the Eagles on the board in the 32nd minute of the game. Caldwell was sent in the box off a through ball from Kelly Henderson. She deposited the shot by an on-coming goalkeeper for the 1-0 BC lead. It was Caldwell's first goal of the season.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior forward Kaila Sciascia scored two goals for the University of Maryland women's soccer team, but it wasn't enough as the Terps dropped a 3-2 decision to Bucknell Friday night at Ludwig Field.
Maryland attacked the Bison right from the opening whistle and took a 1-0 lead in the third minute of the match. A Bucknell foul gave the Terps a free kick from just inside the midfield stripe. Freshman defender Sade Ayinde spotted junior Brittany Cummins on the right side and played a simple ball into space where Cummins could get a run on it and cross it into the box. Sciascia was able to get on the end of Cummins' and finish it from 12 yards out.