Women's College Cup ACCtion: Friday, December 7
Dec. 7, 2007
FSU Advances To National Championship Game With 3-2 Victory Over Notre Dame
Friday night in College Station was filled with a series of firsts for Florida State but none bigger than the Seminoles advancing to the play for the National Championship for the first time in school history. In a physical battle that featured 39 combined fouls, FSU defeated Notre Dame 3-2 in front of a crowd of 7,507, the second largest crowd to witness a soccer game at Aggie Soccer Stadium. Freshman Amanda DaCosta scored the game-winner, her third of the season, in the 72nd to propel the Seminoles into the finals where they will play the winner of UCLA and Southern California on Sunday.
Junior Mami Yamaguchi, semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, and freshmen Sanna Talonen and Amanda DaCosta was responsible for all the Florida State scoring as all three Seminoles registered a goal and an assist against the Irish.
"Well I'm really proud of our team," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "I thought that we came in, we fought hard for 90 minutes. I think overall they (Notre Dame) probably dominated the game a whole lot more than we did, but our team showed a lot of character and were pretty resilient and we took the chances when we got them. Overall of course, it's great to be going on and playing in the final for a National Championship on Sunday."
The Seminoles made the most of their scoring opportunities despite being held to just seven shots in the game as five were fired on goal.