Florida State's McCarty Named ACC Women's Soccer Player of the Week
Sept. 29, 2009
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) - Florida State sophomore forward Tiffany McCarty has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week after leading the fifth-ranked Seminoles to a pair of wins over fellow Top 10-ranked league opponents.
McCarty registered five points on two goals and an assist as FSU (9-1) edged No. 9 Maryland by a 2-1 score on Thursday night and No. 3 Boston College, 3-2, on Sunday.
In the win over Maryland, McCarty broke a scoreless tie in the 18th minute by sneaking a low liner inside the right post for the goal. The Laurel, Md., native followed with a goal and an assist against Boston College. McCarty gave the Seminoles a 2-1 lead scoring her team leading ninth goal of the season in the 23rd minute against the Eagles. She later assisted on Jessica Price's game-winner in the 73rd minute to give FSU the lead for good. McCarty created the scoring chance making a long run down the field before finding Price on a chip pass in the box. It was her first game-winning assist of the season and second of her career.
McCarty, who was also named to the Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer National Teams of the Week, finished the two games with a team-leading seven shots, including five on goal. FSU is now 5-0 against ranked opponents in 2009, including a perfect 4-0 record against teams ranked in the top 10. Both the Terps and Eagles were unbeaten prior to facing the Seminoles.
North Carolina remains No. 2 in this week's Soccer America poll with Florida State holding the No. 5 position and Boston College No. 6. Wake Forest (18th), Maryland (22nd) and Virginia (23rd) are also ranked, giving the ACC six teams among the Top 25.
Four ACC teams remain ranked among the top 10 of the latest Soccer Times Coaches Poll, with North Carolina at No. 2, Florida State at No. 5, Boston College at No. 6 and Wake Forest at No. 9. Virginia is ranked 11th.
ACC play gets an early start this week with Virginia Tech traveling to Virginia in Wednesday night's rivalry match. The Hokies and Cavaliers played two spirited matches last season, with Virginia Tech prevailing in Blacksburg and then outlasting the nationally-ranked Cavaliers in a PK shootout during the ACC Championship semifinals.
Thursday night features one top-10 matchup as North Carolina travels to Boston College. Duke visits Wake Forest, and NC State plays host to Clemson in other Thursday night action.