2010 Florida Womens College Soccer Scores
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Miami takes Hurricane Cup Title with Shutout
the final game of the 2010 Hurricane Cup the University of Miami
women's soccer team (5-2-1, 0-0 ACC) pushed its win streak to
three with a 1-0 victory over the North Dakota State Bison
(3-1-2, 0-0 Summit), claiming the title Sunday afternoon at Cobb
The Hurricanes didn't take long to get on the board, as
sophomore Kate Howarth scored the match's only goal in the
seventh minute. The Grand Blanc, Mich. native took a pass from
Fatima Nasser at the top of the box and after one touch, turned
a fired a shot into the top left corner of the net.
The goal was the fourth of the season for Howarth, tying her
with Brittney Steinbruch for the team lead.
Steinbruch, with her game winner against the Mountaineers on
Friday was named the classic's Offensive MVP. Steinbruch led all
players with 15 shots on the weekend.
Heat, rain can’t slow Dolphins
JU women’s soccer team showed no signs of fatigue from Friday
night’s draw as it downed Francis Marion, 3-0, on a sweltering
day at the Ashley Sports Complex in a game that was halted for
51 minutes in the second half due to lightning.
The Dolphins (4-3-1) were led by goals from sophomore forward
Lisa Hensley, redshirt-junior Liz Fink and sophomore midfielder
Emily Culbreth while goalie Alexa Rooney was never really
tested, making two saves in the win.
“It was a good team effort today with a great level of
intensity,” said JU head coach Brian Copham. “We got strong
minutes from 20 different players and we did well to fight
through the heat in the beginning of the game. We’ll look to
have a strong week of practice this week before our first two
conference matches of the season.”
Reid Scores Twice As Bulls Down Harvard
-- Despite an early deficit and sweltering heat, the University
of South Florida women's soccer team (5-1-1) used a pair of
Venicia Reid goals, scored in a span of 31 seconds, to down the
Harvard Crimson, 2-1, Sunday afternoon at the USF Soccer
At 5-1-1, USF is off to its best start since 1998 when they
opened with a 9-0 record.
The win also completes the Bulls' best non-conference slate
since 2005 when USF went 5-1 against teams outside the BIG EAST
Reid, who led the JUCO ranks in scoring each of the past two
seasons at Navarro Junior College, took a lead pass from senior
defender Angelique Waller while streaking down the left side.
She went on to beat a defender and keeper Alexandra Millet to
the far post to equalize at the 16:47 mark.
Eagles Fall to Marist
POINT, N.Y. – Despite holding a 20-11 advantage in shots, the
FGCU women’s soccer team could not overcome Marist’s early goal
as the Eagles dropped the game, 1-0, at Clinton Field on Sunday
morning in the third game of the Black Knights Classic.
The loss drops FGCU’s record to 3-4 heading into the opening
weekend of conference play. Marist improves to 2-4 on the
season. The Red Foxes dropped their first game of the
tournament, 3-0, to host Army.
Marist struck early as it took back-to-back corner kicks, coming
up with a goal off the boot of Chelsea Botta on the second one
at the 2:11 mark. Kathryn Hannis had her shot blocked to line up
Rycke Guiney for another corner which found Botta and the Red
Foxes with a 1-0 lead.
Hatters Fall to Trojans in St. Louis
Louis, Mo. - Two-time defending Atlantic Sun Conference Player
of the Year Tessa Gavilsky (Granite City, Ill.) returned to the
top of the league scoring list with her 9th and 10th points of
the season and senior Natalie Simon (Lauderhill, Fla.) tallied
her first goal of 2010, but it wasn't enough as Stetson (3-5-0)
fell to Arkansas-Little Rock (3-5-0) by a score of 4-2. Although
played in St. Louis, Missouri, Stetson played as the home team
in today's neutral site game.
Gavilsky gave the numerous Hatters fans in attendance an early
thrill with her 3rd goal of the season in the 9th minute of
play. She took a pass from freshman Alyssa Welsh (Edison, NJ) at
the left side of the box and ripped a shot across the goalmouth
and into the right corner. It was the 3rd assist of the weekend
for Welsh who also set up Gavilsky's game-opening goal in
Friday's win over Southeast Missouri.
West Virginia Downs FAU in Hurricane Cup
Gables, Fla. - Perennial NCAA Tournament qualifier West Virginia
University scored three times in the second half to pull away
from the Florida Atlantic University women’s soccer team for a
4-0 victory on Sunday in the Hurricane Cup at the University of
Miami in Coral Gables, Fla.
The Owls, now 0-6, may have played their best first half of the
season against a quality opponent from the Big East Conference,
trailing 1-0 at halftime after having two excellent scoring
West Virginia, which improved to 3-3 on the season, grabbed the
lead with a goal in the 24th minute on a header by Drea Barklage
following a right corner kick from Bri Rodriguez.
FAU responded with a golden opportunity to tie the match on the
ensuing possession. Freshman forward Jesse Shugg found herself
with the ball in front of the WVU net following a pass from
freshman forward Marisa Russo. However, Shugg’s shot missed from
Noles Slay Knights
Fla. - Eighth-ranked Florida State (5-2-0) scored two first half
goals, and then added another goal twelve minutes into the
second period as they handed Central Florida (4-2-0) their
second loss of the year with a 3-1 victory. Junior Toni Pressley
started off the Seminole scoring from a penalty kick during the
28th minute. Six minutes later freshman Kassey Kallman took
charge scoring the first goal of her career by dodging several
defenders and blasted the ball into the corner of the Central
Florida net from five yards out. Breezy Hupp scored the
Seminoles final goal at the 57:17 mark as she split the defense
after receiving a pass from senior Rachel Lim. The Seminoles
would never look back at the held on to the 3-1 victory.
"I thought we responded very well, in particular the first half
was very good," said Head Coach Mark Krikorian.
"We came out and established a nice rhythm got a hold of the
ball, had the flow of the game exactly as we wanted it to and
realized that in the second half was just about managing the
game and finding a way to get through the 45 minutes. We have a
number of kids that have played an awful lot of minutes recently
and today an awful lot of kids got a chance to come off the
bench, contribute and help us win."
to 4-3 Victory over Francis Marion
Fla. – Three goals in the final 15 minutes propelled the North
Florida women’s soccer team to its first victory of the season,
defeating Francis Marion, 4-3, Friday night at Hodges Stadium.
With the win, the Ospreys improve to 1-5 on the year, while the
Patriots drop to 2-6-1.
“Obviously, we’ve been looking for [the win] for the last
several games and it certainly feels good to get a little bit of
a monkey off our back,” head coach Linda Hamilton said. “I think
it was a gutsy win and I think Francis Marion played as hard as
they could. We were good in the second half and maybe executed
our shots a bit better. It’s one win, but it’s a start.”
The Ospreys struck first in the 17th minute with a header from
Thea Linkfield off a corner kick from Keara Murphy. North
Florida led 1-0 for most of the remainder of the first half
until Francis Marion found the net twice in three minutes to
take a 2-1 lead to the locker rooms for halftime.
FIU Pushes No. 15 Duke to Double-Overtime 0-0
N.C. - Juior goalkeeper Melanie Raimo came up with nine saves to
help the FIU women's soccer team take No. 14 Duke to a
double-overtime, scorless draw on Friday night.
Friday's match is the first time that the Blue Devils, who
outscored their last two opponents 14-0, have been held
scoreless this season. With the tie, FIU (3-3-1) breaks a
four-game losing skid to Duke (4-1-1) dating back to 1993.
"The team just played fantastic," Head Coach Thomas Chestnutt
said. "The whole team battled, they fought and they did what we
asked of them. We're extremely happy about the way the team
played. We were definitely looking to win this game, but Duke
has a very strong team this year and they're going to do some
very good things, there's no doubt about that.
"Our girls worked their butts off and they were disciplined, and
they created opportunities for themselves as well. Whenever you
come to a top 20 team like this and you're able to pull a point
away, it's a great result."
FAU Falls 2-1 to North Dakota State in
Hurricane Cup Opener
Gables, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University women’s soccer
team could not hold onto its first lead of the season in a 2-1
loss to undefeated North Dakota State University on Friday night
in the first game of the Hurricane Cup at the University of
Miami in Coral Gables, Fla.
The Owls, 0-5, wraps up action in the tournament on Sunday,
September 12 with a match against West Virginia University,
starting at 11:30 a.m. North Dakota State improved to 3-0-2 on
NDSU’s Holly Christian broke a 1-1 tie with a goal in the 68th
minute to give the Bison the deciding tally. The scoring play
came on a header following a corner kick by teammate Abbey
After battling to a scoreless draw in the opening half, FAU took
the lead four minutes into the second half after a Bison foul.
Junior defender Gabriela DeVries took the free kick from the
right side and found freshman forward Jesse Shugg slashing
toward the NDSU goal. Shugg finished the play on a header that
found its way into the net from inside the left goalpost – the
first of the career collegiate goal for the Burlington, Ontario
Miami's Late Rally Turns Away West Virginia
Miami goals in the game’s final eight minutes, completed a
dramatic, 2-1 come-from-behind victory over the West Virginia
Mountaineers (2-3-0, 0-0 BIG EAST) on the opening night of the
2010 Hurricane Cup, Friday at Cobb Stadium.
For over 70 minutes, Miami (3-2-1, 0-0 ACC) and West Virginia
were locked in a stalemate, with both teams making unsuccessful
runs into their opponent’s territory.
However, in the 74th minute, Blake Miller fired a remarkable
right-footed shot from a difficult angle, finding the back of
the net and giving the visitors a late 1-0 lead. It was the only
shot on goal allowed by the Hurricane defense in the second
With time on the Mountaineers’ side, the ‘Canes refused to give
up and in the 83rd minute, Miami got its equalizer. After a WVU
foul, Ali Brennan was awarded a free kick from 30 yards out on
the left sideline. The sophomore lofted a perfect pass into the
center of the box, Ashlee Burt broke away from the pack and
headed the ball over the outstretched hands of the leaping
Eagles Blank Vermont
POINT, N.Y. – The FGCU women’s soccer team continued its winning
ways as the Eagles picked up their second consecutive shutout,
defeating Vermont, 2-0, in the opening game of the 2010 Black
Knights Classic at Clinton Field on Friday afternoon.
“I am real pleased with the results. It was a good team effort
and I thought our goalkeeping and backs effort were ready for
Vermont’s attack,” said head coach Jim Blankenship. “They had
several good chances, so I was glad to get the shutout and see
focus from our team for the entire game.”
With the win, FGCU evens its record to 3-3, while Vermont falls
to 1-3 on the season. The win is the first for the Eagles
against a team in the American East Conference.
No. 6 Gators Win in Overtime 2-1 at No. 10
sudden strike by Gator sophomore McKenzie Barney brought a
sudden end to the marquee match-up featuring the No. 6 Florida
(6-0, 0-0 SEC) and No. 10 Florida State (4-2, 0-0 ACC) soccer
teams Friday evening in front of 2,000 fans at the Seminole
Soccer Complex. Barney’s goal after just 15 seconds of overtime
action gave UF the 2-1 OT win.
In the first 16 meetings between the two teams, all matches were
decided in regulation. But the last two meeting have gone to
overtime, with Florida State winning 1-0 OT last year in
Gainesville and the Gators taking the 2-1 OT win tonight in
Goals Propel UCF
Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Sophomore defender Bianca Joswiak
(Berlin, Germany) came up from her position on the backline to
score two goals to help guide the UCF women's soccer team past
2009 Ivy League champion Harvard, 3-0, Friday at the UCF Soccer
Complex. Junior Katie Jackson (Satellite Beach, Fla.) scored
what would be the game-winner in the eighth minute, as the
Knights won their fourth-straight and improved to 4-1-0 on the
"Once we got into a rhythm, started moving forward and finding
it wide we were pretty dangerous," said head coach Amanda
Cromwell. "We are making better decisions in the attacking third
and that's what we worked on all week. I think we're happy with
the patience we showed, the times we moved forward and the times
we took risks."
UCF finished with a 16-7 advantage in shots over Harvard
(1-1-1). Starting keeper Aline Reis made her return after
sitting out the previous two matches and played 60:33 minutes
with one save, while Jaclyn Meade played the final 29:27 and
also produced a save.
Hermosa Nets Game-Winner Over Redhawks
Girardeau, Mo. - In front of what seemed like a home crowd in
Cape Girardeau, Missouri junior midfielder Alexis Hermosa
(Orlando, Fla.) tallied the game-winner in the 63rd minute and
gave Stetson a 3-2 win over Southeast Missouri (3-3-0). A large
contingent of Hatter parents, family and friends made the trip
from the St. Louis area to cheer on the visitors. The victory
ended a three-game skid for the Hatters who are now 3-4-0 on the
"Tonight was a total team effort", said Stetson head coach Julie
Orlowski. "Everyone worked hard and showed heart and pride. We
really came together well."
Bulls Play to 1-1 Draw at Jacksonville
-- Despite peppering Jacksonville goalkeeper routinely Alexa
Rooney throughout the night, the University of South Florida
women's soccer team played to a 1-1 draw against the host
Jacksonville Dolphins Friday evening at the Ashley Sports
Complex in Jacksonville.
Down 1-0 with under seven minutes remaining in regulation,
junior Chelsea Klotz continued her torrid start to the 2010
season by burying a penalty kick to even the game the score at
The BIG EAST Conference's leading scorer, Klotz, now has eight
goals through six games which is one shy of her career high set
in 2009. The goal marked the second straight game in which Klotz
has scored on a penalty kick. She now has 21 career scores.
Bulls Start Weekend with Trip To Jacksonville
- Led by the BIG EAST Conference's leading scorer in junior
Chelsea Klotz, the University of South Florida women's soccer
team heads into a split weekend to wrap up the non-conference
portion of its schedule.
The Bulls will head north to take on the Jacksonville Dolphins
on Friday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. and then return home to Tampa to
host Harvard on Sunday, Sept. 12 at noon.
Klotz, who leads the conference in goals and shots per game and
is tied for the league lead in points, is off to a red-hot start
to the 2010 season. Through five games, she has scored seven
goals with three of the goals being game winners.
USF features the second best scoring offense in the conference
at 3.20 goals per game. Coupling the Bulls offensive with a
solid defense that is allowing 0.60 goals per game, has led the
Bulls best start in 13 seasons at 4-1-0.
Three-goal second half lifts Jacksonville over
was a different team that emerged after half time today as the
JU women’s soccer team used three second-half goals to down
Winthrop at the Ashley Sports Complex, 3-0.
The Dolphins (3-3) were led by a two-goal performance from
sophomore midfielder Becca Massip with sophomore Eva Leeper
adding a third goal to round out the game. Junior goalie Alexa
Rooney posted her second clean sheet of the season, making six
saves from 11 Lady Eagle (0-2-1) shots.
“I’m very proud of the way we played defense for 90 minutes
today,” said JU head coach Brian Copham. “This was a great team
effort and it’s what we’ve been looking for. We scored a couple
great looking goals today and it’s a great start to our home
Miami Ends FGCU Classic with Win Over Kent
its closing match of the 2010 Embassy Suites Kick-Off Classic,
the Hurricanes women’s soccer team (3-2-1, 0-0 ACC) shutout the
Kent State Golden Flashes (1-2-1, 0-0 MAC) 2-0, Sunday at the
FGCU Soccer Complex.
After a scoreless opening half, the Hurricanes dominated early
in the second and took the lead off a corner kick in the 51st
Sophomore Olivia Ching lofted the corner perfectly into the box
and the 5-10 Brittney Macdonald scored her first goal of the
season as she headed the ball into the right side of the net.
Klotz, Pineiro Lead Bulls to 4-0 Win Over
-Familiar suspects got the University of South Florida (4-1-0)
back on track as juniors Chelsea Klotz and Noelle Pineiro both
scored twice leading the Bulls to a 4-0 win over Stetson Sunday
afternoon at the USF Soccer Stadium.
Klotz, who now has seven goals on the season, took a feed from
junior captain Valorie O'Brien which gave the Bulls a 1-0 first
half lead just before the 15 minute mark after a number of near
misses with multiple shots hitting the post.
From there the Bulls possessed the ball almost exclusively,
spearheaded by outstanding defense and opportunistic Bulls
attack that peppered the Stetson goal with six shots on goal in
the first half alone.
Noles Shutout Bears, 3-0
Ga. - No. 5 Florida State (4-1-0) received goals from
All-American candidate Toni Pressley on a penalty kick in the
first half and from Tori Huster and Lindsay Rice in the second
half to gain a 3-0 victory over Mercer (2-3-1) at Bear Field.
The Seminoles rebounded from their first loss of the season at
Auburn on Friday to earn their third win away from home this
The Seminoles quickly stole the momentum from the host Bears
team as junior defender Toni Pressley, a preseason All-American
candidate, scored her first goal of the season on a penalty kick
just 4:37 into the game. Florida State would never look back, as
Pressley's goal proved to be the game winner and the fierce
Seminole defense shut down the Bears to register their fourth
shutout win of the season.
"At this point in the season, games like this can be kind of
difficult, especially on the road," said Florida State head
coach Mark Krikorian. "I think our entire team feels good that
we won, but I think we are all a little bit concerned about our
overall performance which wasn't very good. We are going to have
be a whole lot better than this as our
Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Four different Knights scored goals as
UCF erased an early 1-0 deficit to defeat Virginia Commonwealth,
4-1, on a steamy Sunday afternoon at the UCF Soccer Complex. It
was the third-straight victory for the Black and Gold, which
improved to 3-1-0 on the season.
"We didn't have any video on VCU so our players had that feeling
of not knowing what to expect," said head coach Amanda Cromwell.
"They just came off a win over Stetson, and their coach is a
former National Team player, so we knew they were going to be a
good team. But you never want to give up a goal in the first
five minutes of a game. I think it might have been due to our
legs from Friday night when we went to overtime and eventually
won an emotional match at South Florida. Some of our players
were drained mentally."
UCF outshot VCU (2-2-1), 21-7, with Nicolette Radovcic leading
the way with five attempts. Tishia Jewell and Kim Newsome each
registered a goal and an assist, while Katie Jackson collected a
pair of assists. Jaclyn Meade started in net and finished with
three saves for her second victory on the weekend
Rams Send Hatters on Long Road Trip with Loss
Fla. - Stetson (2-3-0) fell 3-0 to visiting Virginia
Commonwealth (2-1-1) Friday night at the Stetson Soccer Complex.
The Hatters are now 0-2-0 all-time against the Rams. The first
time the two teams met resulted in 3-1 win for VCU on its home
field in 2006.
In tonight's game VCU finished with a 21-4 advantage in shots
and had seven corner kicks to just one for Stetson. The Rams
jumped out to a two-goal advantage in the first half and then
added one more tally in the second.
"Five games into this season we have not found a way to play
with heart and passion. Unless we can find some heart it is
going to be a long season", said Stetson head coach Julie
Orlowski. "If you play with heart you can overcome a lot of
things. It doesn't matter how talented you are if you don't have
Ospreys Drop Double Overtime Heartbreaker
Fla. – The North Florida women’s soccer team dropped a 1-0
decision to Presbyterian in double overtime Friday night at
Martin Stadium at Edens Field. With the loss, the Ospreys fall
to 0-4 on the season while the Blue Hose improve to 1-2-1.
"I thought we played well enough to win," North Florida head
coach Linda Hamilton said. "We just couldn’t get a break when it
came to scoring a goal. It is disappointing to play so hard and
come up just short in the closing minutes. We just have to keep
battling and working hard.”
North Florida freshman forward Carolina Lencina led the Ospreys
with three shots, while three other players tallied two shots
each. Presbyterian’s Tori Lopez connected on the game-winning
shot in the 108th minute, just 1:08 from the final whistle.
Lopez, taking her only shot of the game, found the net after the
ball was knocked around within the six-yard box. Stephanie Aaron
was credited with the assist.
Dolphins fall to No. 7 Florida
A strong opening defensive effort from the JU women’s soccer
team wasn’t quite enough to hold No. 7 Florida at bay as the
Dolphins fell, 6-0, on Friday night at the James G. Pressly
Stadium in front of 1,577.
The Dolphins (2-3) dropped their first match on a Friday this
season as they were outshot by the Gators (5-0), 30-4. Junior
goalie Alexa Rooney made several stunning saves in the first
half to keep the green and gold in the game early but the
nationally ranked Gators would use three first-half goals to
“We showed some good signs tonight,” said JU head coach Brian
Copham. “It’s not every day that you get to go up against a team
that is that strong and I think we put forth a good effort. I’m
confident we’ll be resilient and bounce back for Sunday’s match
in front of our home crowd.”
Kent State Rallies For 2-1 Win Over FGCU
MYERS, Fla. – A pair of second half Kent State goals separated
by just two minutes helped the visiting Golden Flashes rally to
defeat the FGCU women’s soccer team, 2-1, in the Embassy Suites
Kick-Off Classic at the FGCU Soccer Complex on Friday night.
The loss dips the Eagles’ record to 1-3, while the win evens
Kent State’s mark at 1-1-1.
“We played really well in the first half. We limited them to one
chance and that was in the last five minutes,” said head coach
Jim Blankenship. “In the first 20 minutes of the second, we
played well, but we made a mistake in the back and that cost us
the first goal. Similar to Miami, we lost our concentration and
gave up two quick goals. We need to keep our concentration for
the full 90 minutes.”
Jewell's Double Overtime Goal Takes Down South
Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - After playing over 100 minutes without
either team hitting the back of the net, UCF sophomore Tishia
Jewell (Satellite Beach, Fla.) finally ended the drama by
scoring the golden goal in the 102nd minute to give the Knights
a 1-0 double-overtime victory over South Florida Friday in
Tampa. The win allowed UCF to improve to 2-1-0 on the young
UCF was playing its first match against USF (3-1-0) in Tampa
since 2003, and Jewell decided it was the perfect time to net
her first-career goal in a Black and Gold uniform.
In net, senior Jaclyn Meade made her collegiate debut as
Conference USA Preseason Defensive Player of the Year Aline Reis
was out due to an injury suffered during practice this past
week. Meade was with the Knights in 2007 before rejoining the
Knights this year, and finished with six saves for the shutout
Noles Fall At Auburn
Ala. - Auburn's Katy Frierson scored the game-winning goal in
the second overtime period to give the Tigers a 3-2 victory over
No. 5 Florida State at the Auburn Soccer Complex. Auburn scored
the final two goals of the game - to tie the contest at 2-2 in
the 87th minute and to win it in the 107th minute - in handing
the Seminoles their first of the season.
Florida State (3-1-0) struck first during the 28th minute as
sophomore defender Ines Jaurena scored on a penalty kick to put
the Seminoles up 1-0. Florida State would hold the lead for 45
scoreless minutes until Auburn's Lydia Townsend scored a goal
during the 73rd minute that would open the floodgates for the
final 17 minutes of regulation.
Auburn's (3-1-0) first goal came on a breakaway that chipped off
freshman keeper Kelsey Wys; it marked the first goal she had
allowed in her short four game career. The goal was the first
allowed by the Seminoles this year snapping the consecutive
scoreless streak at 343 minutes, just six minutes short of the
mark of 349 minutes of scoreless action that began the 2009
Gators Defeat Jacksonville 6-0
No. 7 University of Florida soccer team used goals from six
different players to beat Jacksonville 6-0 Friday in front of
1,577 fans and a dozen of the team’s alumni at James G. Pressly
Stadium. The first day of the Gator Soccer Alumni Reunion
weekend witnessed the Gators’ fourth win over an in-state
opponent this season (Miami, UCF and Florida Atlantic) and
fourth shutout in a row.
In its lone home appearance in September, UF (5-0, 0-0
Southeastern Conference) converted on three goals in each half —
including goals in the waning seconds of each period — to put
away the Dolphins. Jacksonville (2-3, 0-0 Atlantic Sun) couldn’t
generate much on offense, turning in four shots for the match.
“We just didn’t want to take our foot off the gas,” coach Becky
Burleigh said. “We just wanted to keep being a little more
Arkansas Slips by Miami at FGCU Classic
the opening match of the 2010 Embassy Suites Kick-Off Classic,
the Hurricanes women’s soccer team (2-2-1, 0-0 ACC) fell to the
In the opening match of the 2010 Embassy Suites Kick-Off
Classic, the Hurricanes women’s soccer team (2-2-1, 0-0 ACC)
fell to the Arkansas Razorbacks (2-1-0, 0-0 SEC) by a 1-0 score,
Friday afternoon at the FGCU Soccer Complex.
For the third time in as many games, Vikki Alonzo saved a
penalty kick. This time, the Carrollton, Texas native kept Miami
within striking distance.
With her team leading 1-0, Arkansas’ Allie Chandler took her
shot to the left, but Alonzo read it the whole way and made the
FIU Drops 2-1 Decision to Fresno State
- Freshman forward Chelsea Leiva scored for the third
consecutive game, but the FIU women's soccer team (2-3) fell
short of rallying for a win against Fresno State (3-2) on Friday
night in a 2-1 loss.
The Panthers were kept to just one shot early in the first half,
but the shot was nearly a goal as freshman forward Nicole
DiPerna found freshman Kim Lopez open to the left. Lopez took a
couple of quick strides in, and her shot was deflected high by
goalkeeper Kaitlyn Revel.
FIU keeper Melanie Raimo came through with two solid saves off
back-to-back corner plays. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs
capitalized when former FIU panther Claudia Cardenas scored off
a double-assist from Laura Dodd and Nicole Duff with less than
10 minutes to go in the half.
Knights Head to
Tampa Friday, Hosts VCU Sunday
Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The I-4 rivalry with South Florida
will be renewed Friday when the UCF women's soccer team travels
to Tampa for a 7 p.m. showdown. The Knights will then return
home to host Virginia Commonwealth Sunday at 1 p.m. with fans
receiving free admission to the UCF Soccer Complex.
UCF stands at 1-1-0 on the year with a victory over San Diego
State and a loss to No. 11 Florida. Friday's match marks the
Black and Gold's first road tilt of 2010.
In that win against the Aztecs, Katie Jackson and Stacie Hubbard
both netted goals, while the Knights defense did not allow a
shot on goal.
South Florida owns a 3-0-0 record with win vs. North Florida,
Murray State and Southeast Missouri State. The Bulls have
outscored opponents 12-2, while keeper Nicole McClure has one
shutout with four saves.
Klotz Leads Bulls Into Pair of Weekend Matches
- Looking to extend its best start in 12 seasons, the University of
South Florida women's soccer team will host a pair of in-state opponents
this weekend at the USF Soccer Stadium.
To kick off the weekend, USF will renew the "War on I-4" as UCF comes to
town on Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. followed by Stetson on Sept. 5 at 1 p.m.
USF is 3-0-0 for just the second time in the program's history and first
The Bulls went 2-0-0 last week with wins over Murray State and SE
Missouri State to capture the 2010 Racer Classic. The Bulls downed host
Murray State 4-2 on Aug. 27, then dispatched SE Missouri State 4-0 on
Eagles Fall to Miami
GABLES, Fla. – Led by two goals from Brittany Steinburch, Miami
scored three goals within four minutes to defeat the FGCU
women’s soccer team, 3-1, on Tuesday evening at Cobb Stadium.
Miami improves to 2-1-1 on the season, while FGCU falls to 1-2
as both teams ready for FGCU’s Embassy Suites Kick-Off Classic
beginning on Friday.
“It’s disappointing that we battled and after we gave up a goal
we put our heads down,” said head coach Jim Blankenship.
“Hopefully it’s something we can learn from and continue to keep
fighting back. These are games that you look at and take pieces
out to make you better.”
Stetson Falls to #6 Florida State in
Fla. - Sunday afternoon in Tallahassee Stetson (2-2-0) fell 6-0
to Florida State, the 6th ranked team in the nation. The
Seminoles (3-0-0) jumped out to a three-goal lead in the first
half and then equaled the effort in the second period. FSU is
now 7-0-0 all-time against Stetson.
"It was a disappointing day for the team", said Stetson head
coach Julie Orlowski. "My hope is that we learn from this
experience and that the team starts believing in each other and
ourselves like I believe in them."
Although a tough loss for the Hatters there were some positives
to take away. Stetson was able to get some of the younger
players off the bench and in the game to experience play against
one of the top teams in the country.
Jenista Scores Twice to Lead Hatters Over
Fla. - The Stetson women's soccer team took advantage of a late
goal and defeated Embry-Riddle (0-1-0) by a score of 2-1
Thursday night at the Stetson Soccer Complex. Junior forward
Courtney Jenista (Pensacola, Fla.) scored both goals for the
Hatters (2-1-0) including the game-winner with just over two
minutes remaining in regulation play.
"We sure like to make it exciting! It was great to see Courtney
get that one late," said Stetson head coach Julie Orlowski.
Seniors Katie Bitetto (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Tessa Gavilsky
(Granite City, Ill.) assisted on both Stetson goals. After three
games Jenista (3 goals) and Gavilsky (1 goal, 4 assists) share
the team lead with six points each, followed by Bitetto with
five points (1 goal, 3 assists).
Noles Travel To Auburn
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - #6 Florida State (3-0) is off to red hot
start this season with three shutout victories over Washington
State, Gonzaga and Stetson. The Seminoles, who didn't allow a
single shot to be attempted on them against Stetson, now hit the
road to play against the Auburn Tigers (2-1) Friday, September
3rd at 8:00pm and Mercer (2-2-1) on Sunday, September 5th at
1:00pm. The Seminoles have only lost to Auburn once in nine
all-time meetings, losing 1-0 during their first matchup in
1995. Since then the Seminoles have reeled off eight straight
victories over Auburn, allowing just one goal in three matches,
and shutting out the Tigers in the other five contests. Against
Mercer, Florida State has won all three matchups dating back to
Tahnai Annis Picks Up a Pair of Honors Monday
pair of goals on Sunday night against UCF led to Tahnai Annis’
(Zanesville, Ohio/Pickerington North H.S.) selection as the
first Southeastern Conference Offensive Soccer Player of the
Week and to the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week.
This is the second time Annis has picked up the SEC Offensive
Player of the Week as she claimed it once in 2009. She twice
received the SEC Freshman of the Week in 2008. Annis is making
her first appearance on the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the
Wys Earns National Honor
State University freshman goalkeeper Kelsey Wys, who earned
shutouts in the first two matches of her career against No. 21
Washington State and Gonzaga, has been named to the
TopDrawerSoccer.com national team of the week. Wys helped lead
the Seminoles to the championship of the season-opening
Washington State Invitational with two stellar performances in
which she totaled seven total saves.
In addition, the Seminoles moved up to No. 6 in the national
rankings as sponsored by TopDrawerSoccer - up from their No. 7
ranking in the preseason.
Wys (Coral Springs, Fla./Stoneman Douglas) recorded seven total
saves in the 1-0 win over the host Cougars and the 2-0
championship clinching win over Gonzaga. She totaled a
career-high six saves in her first career start against
Washington State and added one stop in the Seminoles' victory
over the Bulldogs.
No. 11 Gators Takes 2-0 Win at No. 25 UCF
pair of goals by junior Tahnai Annis gave the No. 11
University of Florida soccer team (2-0-0, 0-0 Southeastern
Conference) a 2-0 win at No. 25 UCF (0-1-0, 0-0-0 Conference
USA) Sunday evening in front of an UCF Soccer Complex record
crowd of 2,141. Sunday’s match was the first time in the
all-time 14-match series that both programs were ranked in the
nation’s top 25.
The first score of the match came off a heads up play in the box
in the 48th minute. Jazmyne Avant served the
ball into the box where UCF’s Marissa Diggs headed the ball
down. The ball bounced in the box where Annis put it in at the
near post from eight yards.
“”Composure’ was definitely something that went through my mind
when I saw the ball. I took a deep breath just before I shot
it,” she said. “I didn’t want it to go high or wide.”
Florida State earns championship of Washington
Wash. - The No. 6 ranked Florida State women's soccer team
defeated Gonzaga, 2-0, Sunday at Lower Soccer Field to claim the
championship of the Washington State Soccer Invitational. The
Seminoles claimed the tournament championship with victories
over Washington State on Friday and Gonzaga today to finish with
a perfect 2-0 record in the event.
The Seminoles came out on fire against Gonzaga as junior Tori
Huster scored what proved to be the game winning goal with only
1:27 elapsed in the match. Senior Janice Cayman scored Florida
State's second goal of the game less than two minutes into the
second half to give the Seminoles their game winning margin.
Goalie Kelsey Wys, a redshirt during the 2009 season, earned her
second consecutive shutout as she was credited with one save.
She recorded six saves in gaining the first shutout of her
career in Friday night's victory over Washington State
Hatters Fall to Hurricanes on Jimmy Buffett
DeLand, Fla. - The Miami Hurricanes blew into DeLand Sunday
and left with a 6-0 win over the Stetson women's soccer team.
The Hatters started well controlling most of the action in the
first 15 minutes of play, yet eventually fell prey to the
elements as well as a quality opponent.
The weather went from hot and humid, to a light rain, to a solid
downpour, and back to clear skies and brutal humidity in the
second half. In the end it was lightning strikes in the area
that ended the game with 2:16 remaining on the clock.
Miami was able to jump out to a 1-0 lead in the 32nd minute when
freshman Blake Stockton (Linwood, NJ) made a run down the right
side and delivered a cross to senior Brittney Steinbruch
(Wyckoff, NJ) who tucked a right footer into the lower left
FSU Tops Washington State
Aug. 20, 2010
Wash. - Sixth-ranked Florida State (1-0-0) needed just one goal
from senior captain Amanda DaCosta, the 14th goal of her career,
as the Seminoles opened the 2010 campaign with a 1-0 road
victory over No. 21 Washington State (0-1-0). DaCosta hit her
game-winning goal from just four yards out, delivered by a
precise pass from senior midfielder Rachel Lim who was credited
with the assist, the 12th of her career.
"Overall I thought it was a good solid performance," said head
coach Mark Krikorian. "It was a good first game against a very
good opponent. I think we set up our kids a little bit to be in
a challenging situation, traveling across the country and
playing against a top 25 team. I think our kids passed an awful
lot of tests, but there are still some areas for us to get
Bulls Open 2010 With Decisive 4-0 Win over
TAMPA - Using a lethal combination of explosive offense and
suffocating defense, the University of South Florida women's
soccer team opened the 2010 season with a decisive 4-0 victory
over in-state foe North Florida Friday evening at the USF Soccer
USF (1-0-0) outplayed the visiting Ospreys in almost every facet
of the match, out shooting the visitors 21-3 and maintaining
possession throughout. Nine of the Bulls' efforts were on goal.
After peppering the UNF keeper with a number of near misses
early on, UNF’s Kristin Lazowick picked up a red card thanks to
a blatant take down of Chelsea Klotz on a breakaway just outside
the box removing her from the match.
Hatters Take Season Opener Over Owls
Fla. - Here we go again... Stetson's Dynamic Duo struck again as
the Hatters defeated Florida Atlantic 4-3 Friday night in the
season-opener for both teams. Senior Katie Bitetto
(Jacksonville, Fla.) assisted on the game's first goal and
scored on another, while senior Tessa Gavilsky (Granite City,
Ill.) delivered a pair of assists and scored the game-winning
goal with just under six minutes remaining in regulation play.
Last season Gavilsky was voted as the back-to-back Atlantic Sun
Conference Player of the Year and led the league in scoring for
the second consecutive season. Bitetto was tops in the A-Sun
with 11 assists and 5th in scoring with a career-high 21 points.
She finished 12th in the nation with 0.55 assists per game.
Brown Leads Guyana To 2010 Gold Cup
University of South Florida women's soccer assistant coach Chris
Brown, who is also the Head Coach for the Guyana Senior Women's
National Soccer team watched as the Lady Jags qualified for both
the Central American and Caribbean Games, and the final round of
the Gold Cup qualification recently with a 3-0 win over Barbados
and an 8-0 win over St. Lucia.
The Gold Cup qualification took place in Port of Spain,
"I am both honored and humbled to be the Head Coach of the
Guyanese Women's National Team," USF Women's Assistant Coach
Chris Brown said. "To be able to be a small part of helping
build history for the country of Guyana, the Guyana Football
Federation and the fine young ladies that make-up our program is
an experience of a lifetime.
Former 'Cane Beverly Goebel Makes
Impressive WPS Debut
Down a pair of key international players, the Washington
Freedom turned to rookie
Beverly Goebel and the 21-year-old rookie impressed in her
first extended WPS action.
“So excited, it was so much fun,” the University of Miami
graduate said. “I enjoyed every minute of it.”
The Freedom made Goebel their third round pick in the 2010
WPS Draft—27th overall—and Sunday she proved herself a valuable
depth player on a Freedom side missing Homare Sawa and Lisa De
Vanna for National Team duty. A week earlier Goebel had her
number called after Abby Wambach had her nose broken in the 88th
minute, but Sunday she saw her first significant time, banking
more than half an hour as a second-half substitute.
“She changed the game,” defender Becky Sauerbrunn said. “She
settled the midfield down and helped keep the ball. She was
huge yesterday. For her to come in and play as well as she did
is just a reflection of the kind of person that she is.”
Hurricanes Release 2010 Women's Soccer
GABLES - The University of Miami women's soccer team released
its 2010 schedule on Wednesday. The Hurricanes will host nine
games at Cobb Stadium, play four opponents for the first time in
the history of the program, and will face 11 teams that advanced
to the NCAA Tournament a year ago, including the National
Champion North Carolina Tar Heels.
Tricia Taliaferro and the Hurricanes will face the 2009 SEC
Champion Florida Gators in the season-opener in Gainesville on
Aug. 20. The `Canes hosted the Gators - who advanced to the
second round of the NCAA Tournament - in last year's
season-opener, in front of a record crowd of 2,277.
Miami will remain in the state of Florida, but stay on the
road as it faces Stetson, two days later on Aug. 22. The
season-opening three-game road swing ends Aug. 27, when UM
travels to Indiana to face the Big Ten's Purdue Boilermakers -
another NCAA team from 2009.
Former UCF Women's Soccer Goalkeeper Lee
Signs Pro Contract
Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - UCF women's soccer goalkeeper
Lynzee Lee, who donned the Black and Gold from 2008-09,
recently signed on to play with the Buffalo Flash of the United
Soccer League. Lee becomes the first Knight to sign a
professional contract in school history.
"I am very proud of Lynzee and what she has accomplished,"
said UCF goalkeeper coach
Donna Fishter. "She is very athletic and overall a very
talented goalkeeper. We were lucky to have her at UCF. I do
believe this is just the beginning of a great professional
career for her."
Lee was a very instrumental in taking the Knights to the 2009
NCAA Tournament, posting a 5-0-1 record along with notching two
shutouts. She had an amazing 0.54 goals-against average with an
.864 save percentage, while she earned the Conference USA
Defensive Player of the Week award for shutting out LSU and FIU.
In C-USA contests, Lee was a perfect 3-0-0. In her first year at
UCF after transferring from Utah, Lee played in three games with
one start. more
Tampa Bay Hellenic Striker Selected to
W-League Team of the Week
Bay came into Atlanta looking to continue its winning ways. The
team dominated the Northern Virginia Majestics, 5-0, in its
home-opener. Hellenic forward Chelsea Klotz netted four goals in
“Chelsea is one the top forwards in the Big East for USF,”
Hellenic Head Coach George Fotopoulos said. “It really showed in
our match against the Majestics. She was able to score four
quality goals against a quality team. Her work rate on and off
the ball were tremendous, as was her finishing.”
Eight May Be Enough
Fla. - Steson women's soccer coach Julie Orlowski has
announced the addition of eight athletes to the 2010 squad.
These are excellent additions to a team that finished the 2009
season with an 11-6-3 overall record and a #3 seeding in the
A-Sun Tournament. The newcomers are listed below in
is a forward out of T .DeWitt Taylor High School in Pierson,
Florida. She was a three-time team MVP who was named First
Team All-Area as a senior and earned All-County honor twice.
Last year she helped lead her team to a school record 12-6-2
finish. They were District Runners Up in both 2007 and 2008.
Off the field Britt is a member of the National Honor Society,
Tomorrow's Leader, and is V.P. of the Beta Club.
USF's Klotz Scores Four In W-League Opener
Northern Virginia Majestics were routed in their season opener,
falling 5-0 to the Tampa Bay Hellenic last evening at Ed Radice
Sports Complex in Tampa, Florida. Four first half goals enabled
the home side to easily cruise to victory over the beleaguered
A youthful Majestics squad struggled defensively throughout the
first forty-five minutes, allowing Tampa to pepper the Northern
Virginia goal with 15 shots. Additionally, the Majestics were
unable to contain Hellenic Chelsea Klotz (University of South
Florida), as the pesky forward scored four goals on the night.
Ana Cate And
Nicaraguan National Team One Win Away From Qualifying For CACs
Cate and the Nicaraguan National Team is one win away from
qualifying for the Central American and Caribbean Games in
Puerto Rico this summer. Cate, a freshman at Auburn in 2009,
played the entire match in a 2-1 win over Honduras and will play
Costa Rica on Friday at 3pm CT.
Should the Nicaraguan National Team earn a win over Costa
Rica, it would also qualify for the Gold Cup in the United
The Central American and Caribbean Games are for countries in
Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Bermuda and the South
American countries of Surinam, Guyana, Colombia and Venezuela.
This week's tournament is a six-team tournament in which four
teams will move on.
Click here to see a video of Cate (in Spanish)
Rollins Taps Patrick Baker for Women’s Soccer
WINTER PARK, Fla. (May 3, 2010) – Rollins
College Director of Athletics Pennie Parker has announced the
hiring of Patrick Baker as the new head coach of the College’s
women’s soccer program. Baker comes to Rollins with more than
two decades of coaching experience and has spent the last five
years as head coach at the University of Georgia (UGA).
“I am honored to have Coach Baker as part of the Rollins
family,” said Parker. “His coaching record speaks to his
commitment to both athletic and academic success. He will be a
tremendous addition to our department and staff.”
Eagles Shutout Miami to Remain Undefeated in
MYERS, Fla. – This weekend was a success for the FGCU women’s
soccer team, on the field and in the community. The second
annual spring event started with nearly 250 girls participating
in a clinic at 4:00pm, and a game at 6:00pm. The collaboration
of FGCU and Miami players created an exciting learning
“We appreciate Miami coming down and being involved with this
great opportunity to reach out to our community and promote
women’s soccer,” said FGCU head coach Jim Blankenship. “They
added a great deal to the experience for each young player in
attendance. I’m very proud of our kids for taking the time to
reach out in the community with nightly clinics for the past two
weeks; they are great role models for women’s soccer and our
Brevard will host NJCAA women's soccer
tournament for 3 years
Brevard County will host the National Junior College Athletic
Association (NJCAA) Division I Women's Soccer national
championship tournament for three years beginning in 2011.
The winning bid was submitted by Space Coast Sports
Promotions and Brevard Community College, BCC Athletic Director
and women's soccer coach Jeff Carr wrote in an e-mail on
"I'm very excited to put our athletic program and more
importantly BCC on the national stage as well as putting Brevard
County as the host of NJCAA National Championships in Women's
Soccer," Carr wrote. "I am excited about bringing teams and
families from all over the country to Brevard County and it will
generate money in our community through hotels, restaurants,
FSU Tops Atlanta 2-1
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State defeated the Atlanta Beat 2-1
on Thursday evening in a spring exhibition match at the Seminole
Soccer Complex. The match marked the return of former Seminole
All-American and 2007 MAC Hermann Trophy winner Mami Yamaguchi
as she will make her debut in the Women's Professional Soccer
League in 2010.
Florida State took the early lead on a goal by Tiffany McCarty
just 40 seconds into the start of the game. Off a clear by an
Atlanta Beat defender, the ball took an unusual bounce as
McCarty gathered the ball and one-timed a shot passed Beat
goalkeeper Brett Maron.
The Beat had a great chance to tie the game in the 26th as
Sophia Mundy tried to sneak a low liner inside the left post,
but FSU keeper Kelsey Wys came up with a diving save to keep the
Seminole lead at one.
At halftime, the Seminole extended a warm welcome to former
Seminole All-American Mami Yamaguchi, who was selected by the
Beat in the WPS International Expansion Draft.
Lions Announce New Signings for 2010
LEO, Fla. - Saint Leo University head women’s soccer
coach Ged O’Connor has announced the addition of five new
players for the 2010 season as they submitted National Letters
of Intent committing to attend SLU during the last signing
period. One tranfer and four incoming freshmen, the additions
include one goalkeeper, two forwards, one midfielder, and one
defender who will add to an already deep, talented and
Despite a 2009 season full of challenges, O’Connor guided the
Lions to a 9-6 season and another finish in the top-half of the
Sunshine State Conference. A program beginning to be recognized
in Division II as one of success despite a rocky start over 10
years ago, the Lions earned their fourth consecutive berth in
the NCAA Division II Tournament last fall. During the 2009
campaign Saint Leo also advanced to the SSC Tournament
Yamaguchi Returns To Tallahassee
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -
The 2010 spring soccer exhibition schedule continues this
Thursday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Seminole Soccer Complex
as the Florida State Women's Soccer team plays host to the
Atlanta Beat of the Women's Professional Soccer League.
This will mark the second time the Garnet and Gold will take on
a professional opponent this spring, as they fell to the
defending league champions, Sky Blue on March 17. Heading into
Thursday's match, FSU is coming off a win over in-state rival
Florida, who they beat 3-2 down in Melbourne, Fla.
Fans will have a lot to look forward on Thursday as they will
not only be able to see their Noles in action, but the match
also marks the return of former Seminole soccer standout Mami
Yamaguchi who will be playing for Atlanta.
Yamaguchi led the Seminoles to the national finals in 2007, the
same year she set single-season records for goals (24), assists
(18) and points (66). As a junior, Yamaguchi became the first
Seminole to win National Player of the Year honors as she was
the recipient of the 2007 MAC Hermann Trophy.
Tony Amato Resigns Rollins Women’s Soccer
PARK, Fla. (March 23, 2010) – After leading Rollins women’s
soccer to national prominence, Tars head coach Tony Amato has
resigned to take over the women’s soccer program at Stephen F.
Austin University, it was announced on Tuesday.
“We cannot thank Tony enough for his love and service to Rollins
and building the women’s soccer program to where it is today,”
said Director of Athletics Pennie Parker. “As a student-athlete,
graduate and coach at Rollins, Tony exemplified all of the
values, commitment and dedication that we expect from our
students and staff. He will be missed, but we wish him nothing
but success at SFA and throughout his career.”
Assistant coach Alicia Milyak will lead the team through its
spring season while a national search is conducted for the next
“It was a very tough decision to leave Rollins because of the
love I have for the institution, the program, and the girls,”
said Amato. “I am extremely proud of what we were able to
accomplish the past seven seasons, and am excited to see the
team go even further next year.”
Eagles Dominate the Gators in Spring Game
MYERS, Fla. - The FGCU women’s soccer team continued
their spring season with a 2-0 victory this past Sunday against
the Florida Gators in Gainesville. With the win the Eagles
picked up their third consecutive victory and remain undefeated
The Eagles controlled play from the start and missed an
opportunity for an early goal when Jessica Swartzentruber
(Sarasota, Fla.) missed with a header off a cross from Lindsay
Haw (Palm City, Fla.), eight minutes into the game.
Swartzentruber would again be denied six minutes later on a
one-two that put her in along with the keeper.
Noles Down Gators 3-2
MELBOURNE, Fla. - The FSU Women's Soccer team traveled down to
Melbourne, Fla., Saturday, March 20 to continue their spring
schedule in a match against in-state rival Florida. The Garnet
and Gold came out on top with a 3-2 victory. The game was played
as part of a four team showcase to support ovarian cancer
It was a well fought game between the two sides, and with a pair
of first half goals and a late goal in the second, the Seminoles
were able to walk away with a one-goal victory.
FSU was first to strike on Saturday as the Noles got a goal from
last season's leading scorer Jessica Price. Newcomer Katya
Gokhman got the ball on the right side of the field and was able
to get a good service into the box where Price got up above the
crowd to head the ball in over the UF keeper.
Sky Blue Tops FSU
Fla. - The Florida State women's soccer team fell to Sky Blue on
Wednesday evening in a spring exhibition match at the Seminole
Soccer Complex. The match marked the first of two games the
Seminoles will play against a professional team from the Women's
Professional Soccer League right here in Tallahassee.
In Sky Blue's first live action since arriving in Tallahassee
last Thursday to begin their two-week training session, the
defending WPS champions registered five goals while holding the
The two teams played three 30 minute periods on Wednesday as
each period was scored separately.
Sky Blue's Natasha Kai scored two goals to lead all players,
while Heather O'Reilly tallied a pair of assists.
UCF Defeats South Florida in Spring Action
VIERA, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF women's soccer team
continued its spring season Saturday over on the Space Coast.
And with two second-half goals, the Knights took down South
"The spring is always a good time to experiment with
different formations," said head coach
Amanda Cromwell. "We've used a lot of players in a lot of
different places, and are working on some things that may or may
not work in the fall. But we are proud of our team and they are
working really hard. In the spring, the results are not as
important, but it's always good to come away with a win,
especially over an in-state team."
After playing a scoreless first half, UCF took charge when
Kim Newsome found
Stacie Hubbard who beat a defender and scored from 20 yards
out, hitting the top left corner.
Although the Bulls tied it up at 1-1,
Bianca Joswiak bent in a corner that
Tishia Jewell put away with about six minutes remaining to
give the Knights the victory.
RUNNING OVER THE BULLS
Red Stars top USF 2-0 in exhibition
TAMPA---Cristiane and Brittany Klein each scored as the
Chicago Red Stars defeated the University of South Florida Bulls
in a preseason exhibition on Wednesday.
Cristiane scored in the 41st minute and Klein found the back of
the net in the 60th minute.
"Compared to our last game, we had much better possession of the
ball," Red Stars Head Coach Emma Hayes said. "It took us a
little bit of time to find rhythm and create chances. But in the
second half we moved the ball really well."
Wednesday's game also marked the preseason debuts of forward
Kosovare Asllani of Sweden and midfielder Katie Chapman of
"It was great. They brought some different dimensions into the
game and I was really happy with
their performances," Hayes said. "Our internationals made a
The Red Stars' preseason schedule continues with a match against
the University of Notre Dame at 5 p.m. CT Wednesday, March 24,
in South Bend, Ind.
Bulls in the Middle of a Busy Spring
TAMPA - The University of South Florida women's soccer team
has been hard at work so far this spring with a number of
exhibition games and tournaments, in addition to holding
training sessions mixed in between a very demanding academic
Tonight, the Bulls will take on the Women's Professional
League's Chicago Red Stars in a friendly exhibition tonight at
the USF Soccer Stadium. A majority of the proceeds will go to
benefit The Nicole Megaloudis Foundation, for educational
advancement and the Haitian relief effort. The event will also
feature a player's clinic and coaches education session.
The Players' Clinic features a select group Red Stars and USF
players and USF head coach Denise Schilte-Brown before the game
and open to all girls ages 7-18. It will take place at 5:00-6:45
p.m. on the USF Soccer Training Grounds. Price of the clinic is
$12 and includes a game ticket.
Florida Announces 11 Additions
University of Florida head coach Becky Burleigh announced
Monday the 11 players who will join the Gator soccer program for
the 2010 fall season.
This class brings extensive playing experience from state,
regional, national and international age-group levels. Taylor
Travis (Cary, N.C.), ranked No. 10 by Top Drawer Soccer and No.
16 by TAKKLE among the nation’s 2010 recruits, is part of the
2010 U.S. U-18 National Team player pool. She was a member of
the US Youth Soccer (USYS) Region III Olympic Development
Program (ODP) team that competed in the 2009 Algarve Cup in
Complex to host women's soccer pro teams and Team USA U20
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. − Flagler College and the Flagler Field
Complex will host women’s soccer exhibition matches on Mar. 19
and 23 at 7 p.m. Some of the top talent, both nationally and
internationally, will be on display.
On Mar. 19, the United States National U20 Team will take on the
Atlanta Beat of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) at 7 p.m. and
on Mar. 23 the Beat will take on the Boston Breakers, also of
the WPS, at 7 p.m. Team USA has a roster dotted with premiere
NCAA Division I talent and the pro teams have a mix of former
collegiate stars and top international players.
The WPS teams open training camp Mar. 7 and the teams’ 24-man
rosters will be set on Mar. 16. The teams will then make a final
cut down to 18 players, plus four developmental players, by Apr.
1 and the season opens Apr. 10-11.
Admission is free for both matches.
U-20 squad captured the Four Nations Cup
Fla. - Coming off a CONCACAF championship performance, the U.S
Women's U-20 National Team continued their preparation for the
2010 U-20 FIFA World Cup in Germany as they set their sight on
the Four Nations Cup in La Manga, Spain. The Red, White and Blue
were impressive as they once again came out on top capturing the
title in the four team tournament. The tournament included U-23
squads from Norway, Germany and England.
For the second year in a row, three Seminoles helped the U.S.
through the tournament. Toni Pressley, Casey Short, and Tiffany
McCarty all made the trip to Spain. The first game, which took
place on Monday February 22nd, came against the Norway U-23's
and the United States came out on top with a 1-0 win. All three
Seminoles saw time as Pressley played all 90 minutes. McCarty
got the start and played 46 minutes with Short played all 45
minutes in the second half.
Two days later the United States took on Germany's U-23 team,
which resulted in a 1-1 tie. Once again all three Noles got the
start with Pressley playing the full 90 and Short and McCarty
getting 78 and 67 minutes, respectively.
UWF to Host Alumni Weekend April 9-10
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West
Florida men’s and women’s soccer teams will host their annual
Alumni Weekend this year on April 9-10. The weekend will
include social outings on Pensacola Beach as well as the alumni
game will on Saturday, April 10 at the UWF Soccer Complex. For
more information, UWF soccer alumni can visit
Sky Blue FC
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Sky Blue FC, the 2009 defending Women's
Professional Soccer league champions, are coming to Tallahassee.
The team from New York/New Jersey will train for two weeks in
Tallahassee on the campus of Florida State University at the
Seminole Soccer Complex beginning Wednesday, March 10.
First year head coach Paulina Miettinen returns to Tallahassee,
where she served as an assistant for two years under current
Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian. During her time with
the Seminoles, Miettinen helped guide the Garnet and Gold to
back-to-back College Cup appearances.
Featured players on Sky Blue FC include Carli Lloyd, 2008 U.S.
Soccer Female Player of the Year, Natasha Kai, former North
Carolina standouts Heather O'Reilly, Yael Averbuch and Nikki
Washington and Brazilian star Rosana
FGCU Announces Class of 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Florida Gulf Coast
University women’s soccer program and head coach Jim Blankenship
has announced the signing of five National Letters of Intent for
the FGCU class of 2014. The talented 2014 recruiting class is
comprised of players from Florida, Indiana, and Washington
The homegrown talent features Lindsey DiLeonardo, Jencilia
Villaverde, and Brooke Williams. Originally from Indianapolis,
Ind., the Eagles welcome Sarah Moyer. From Washington, the
“Evergreen State,” the Blue and Green welcomes Gabrielle Morgan.
“We are excited about the gifted group of young ladies coming
in the fall,” said Coach Blankenship. “These will be added to an
already talented team. They will add a great deal of athleticism
and I think they will come in and play right away. Our
expectations for them are to not only excel on the field but in
With the new additions and ten returning starters from the
2009 season, FGCU will look to add to last year’s success and
make a run for the Atlantic Sun Conference Champion title.
Welcome Four New Players This Spring
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida State women's soccer team added
four players to the roster this spring including two transfers
and a pair of freshmen that enrolled at FSU in January. The
newcomers include Abby Carr (Miami Springs, Fla.), Janice Cayman
(Catholic University Leuven/Brasschaat, Belgium), Katya Gokhman
(Furman University/Atlanta, Ga.) and Tuija Hyyrynen (Helsinki,
Carr is a South Florida native who enrolled at Florida State a
semester early; however, she will be rehabbing an ACL tear
throughout the spring season. During her high school career, she
was a three year starter at Miami Springs Senior High. In 2007
and 2008, she was named to the Miami Herald All-County First
Team. In 2009, Carr was named Player of the Year by the Miami
Herald, while also earning recognition as a 2009 ESPN All-Area
Primetime Player. The midfielder also experienced much success
at the club and ODP level. Her club team, Team Boca, won the
state championship in 2007 and 2008 and captured the Region III
Premier League title in 2007 and 2009. At the ODP level, Carr
has been a member of the Region III ODP team from 2007 to 2008.
Carr has shown that she can excel in the class room as well
serving as an honor roll student as well as a member of the
National Honor Society.
FAU Signs 13
Players for 2010
high school senior prospects will join the Florida Atlantic
University women's soccer program this fall after announcing
their intentions today. The list features nine players from
Florida and two from Canada, all who have helped their teams win
national and state high school and club championships, as well
as contributed excellent technical skills at their positions.
Two recruits most familiar with the Owls are Alexandra Major,
a 5-foot-6-inch forward from Boca Raton, and Allyson Buerosse, a
5-foot-7-inch defender from nearby Lighthouse Point. FAU Head
Brian Dooley served as Major's coach on the TeamBoca travel
team in the Under-9 age group division.
"Alex is a crafty forward with the ability to score
consistently," said Dooley, noting that Major was Boca Raton
Community High School's leading scorer the past two seasons and
was a first team all-county selection. "She can beat a defender
with speed or her technical ability. She has a great sense of
where to be and is constantly moving to find the ball in
dangerous space." more
UCF Adds 11 for
the 2010 Season
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - After advancing to the
NCAA Tournament for the eighth time in 11 seasons under head
Amanda Cromwell in 2009, the UCF women's soccer team
announced another impressive recruiting class on Thursday. The
class includes a trio of Florida residents along with players
from England, Texas, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Wisconsin.
"This class definitely helps move us closer to our ultimate
goal of winning a national championship," said Cromwell. "These
ladies are good students, strong athletes and great people. They
come from some of the top clubs and high schools in the country
and some of them will step in right away and compete for playing
time. They will bring a great deal of athleticism and
versatility to our program.
Becky Edwards selected as the 12th overall pick in the 2010 WPS Draft.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -
Florida State midfielder Becky Edwards was drafted by the FC Gold Pride of
the Women’s Professional Soccer League on Friday, January 15. Edwards was
selected in the second round with the 12th overall pick and becomes the
first Seminole soccer player in school history to be drafted by the WPS.
Edwards had a breakout year in her final season at Florida State starting
all 25 games for the Seminoles in 2009. The senior midfielder/defender
finished third on the team in points (18) recording career-highs in points,
goals (5) and shots (46). She tied a career-high with eight assists, a mark
she established as a freshman back in 2006.
The senior captain finished her Seminole career tied for third all-time in
appearances with 95, while sitting fifth in career starts with 89. Edwards
tallied 20 assists over her four year career, tied for sixth all-time at FSU,
including eight game-winners.
Gordon Sisters Selected by Atlanta Beat in WPS
Pa. – University of West Florida women’s soccer players
Shameka Gordon and
were selected by the Atlanta Beat in the 2010 Women’s Professional Soccer
Draft on Friday. Shameka was the first to be taken in the Third Round as the
23rd overall pick while Shaneka was taken in the Seventh Round, 57th
overall. They were the only two selections in the draft to come from a NCAA
Division II institution. more
Lofton-Malachi Selected by Atlanta Beat in WPS Draft
the first pick of the fifth round in the 2010 Women's Professional Soccer
Draft, the Atlanta Beat selected University of South Florida goalkeeper
Deemed as "one of the most athletic goalkeepers in America," Lofton-Malachi
leaves USF with a number of USF goalkeeping records. The three-year starter,
Lofton-Malachi, ended her USF career in second place in career saves with
293 behind only Breck Bankster (318).
Four Bulls Train with Canadian U-20 National Team
- Carolina Morace, head coach of the Canadian U-20 National Team, announced
the names of 23 players that will participate in a pre-qualification camp in
Florida, which includes four members of the University of South Florida
women's soccer team.
Juniors Gina Pacheco and Rehana Murani and sophomores Taylor Patterson and
Bahar Sansar will partipate in the camp set to begin January 11 running
until the 18th. The USF Athletics Facility and USF Soccer Stadium will serve
as the host of the seven-day camp.more
Lady Flames Win Second Straight National
Ala. – Katie Woodall (Masters Academy, Oviedo) was selected last
year by Florida Girls Soccer as a 2a All-State Player and went
on to be a Freshman walk on player for Lee University (Cleveland
TN). She was awarded the highest academic scholarship there at
Lee. She was not a starter but played in seven games and helped
the Lee team to go on and win a consecutive National title.
The Lee women’s soccer team completed a clean-shutout sweep
of NAIA National Tournament competition on a cold Saturday night
at the Jack Allen Recreation Complex, whipping Point Loma
Nazarene University (Calif.), 2-0.
Carolina Blanks Stanford To Claim Its 21st
Women's Soccer Title
STATION, TEXAS - It never gets old.
That was the feeling of North Carolina head coach
Anson Dorrance and his senior-laden team after the
third-ranked Tar Heels pitched a shutout at top-ranked Stanford
Sunday afternoon, prevailing 1-0 in the 2009 NCAA Women's Soccer
Tournament championship game at Aggie Soccer Stadium before a
stadium record crowd of 8,536.
The victory, powered by a goal by junior forward
Jessica McDonald in the third minute of play, gave the Tar
Heels their 20th NCAA title in the 28-yard history of the NCAA
Tournament, and Carolina's 21st championship in the sport
overall when the 1981 AIAW title is included in the mix. UNC
finished the season 23-3-1 overall and won the NCAA title with
the fewest wins since the 2000 team won the title with a 21-3
Argos Season Ends On Penalty Kicks
Fla. – The University of West Florida women’s soccer
team saw their season come to end after falling 4-1 in penalty
kicks to Cal St. Dominquez Hills in the NCAA National Semifinal.
The Argos would strike first early on in the match but would
surrender the equalizer just before the end of the first half.
The Argos would take the 1-1 tie through two sudden victory
overtime periods and into penalty kicks, eventually falling 4-1
to the Torros.
West Florida would get on the board first in the 35th minute
on another Gordon to Duncan connection. Gordon streaking down
the left sideline found and open Duncan inside the six yard box
for the game’s first goal, giving the Argos a 1-0 advantage. Of
Gordon’s 21 assists this season 14 have come on goals by Duncan.
Noles Fall To
Fla. - As the classic saying goes, `All good things must
come to end,' and unfortunately for the Seminoles that day
happened to come on Friday in the quarterfinals of the 2009 NCAA
Women's Soccer Championship. In front of a sold out crowd of
2,000, sixth-ranked Florida State (19-5-1) saw its season come
to close with a 2-0 loss to fifth-ranked Notre Dame (21-3-1).
In a game in which Florida State dominated the flow of play,
all it took was 51 seconds for Notre Dame to get the result they
wanted. Late in the first half, the Irish capitalized on a
defensive miscue and a header off a corner to grab a 2-0 lead
right before the half. more
Read Proud Of Vikings' Finish at Nationals
State College women's soccer coach Bill Read has no complaints
about finishing fifth in the National Junior College Athletic
Association's national championships during the weekend.
The Vikings entered the event as the top-ranked team in the
country, but fell short of a bid for the college's first
national championship with a 1-2 record in Texas.
They finished fifth in the final poll in the National Soccer
Coaches Association of America with a 13-2-1 record. The NJCAA
national rankings have yet to be updated.
"I can't complain," Read said. "If we can be in the top 10,
that's an accomplishment in itself.
"We've been ranked for five or six years in a row now. I talked
to the Johnson City coach and he's been coaching for 12 to 14
years and it was his first trip. Maybe our expectations are like
Florida - if you don't win, it's anticlimatic."
Second Half Surge Leads UWF to 2-1 Victory
and NCAA Final Four Bid
CITY, Tenn. – The No. 1 ranked West Florida women’s
soccer team faced a halftime deficit for the first time all
season, but two second half goals led the Argonauts to a 2-1
victory at No. 7 Carson-Newman on Sunday, earning UWF its second
straight appearance in the NCAA Final Four. A tactical change
by Head Coach
Bartlinski directly led to victory, as senior defender
Gordon (Old Harbour, Jamaica/Community College of Baltimore)
moved to striker in the second half, eventually scoring the
equalizer and assisting on the game-winner.
Carson-Newman came out strong in the first half and claimed a
1-0 lead in the 11th minute on a goal by Nikki Brannen. Brannen
received a pass from Trenna Howell and hit the one-touch shot
inside the right post and past UWF goalkeeper
Jones (Panama City, Fla./Bay HS).
Polk State College Vikings survived Friday with a 3-2
double-overtime victory in the NJCAA women's soccer national
championships in Tyler, Texas.
The Vikings got a goal from Erica Resendiz in the second
overtime against the Community College of Rhode Island to
advance to Sunday's fifth-place game.
With 1:55 left in the second overtime, the Resendiz took a
corner and sent it toward the box.
ERAU women out of NAIAs
DAYTONA BEACH -- Auburn-Montgomery overcame a 2-1 halftime
deficit to advance to the final 16 of the NAIA National
Tournament with a 5-3 win over Embry-riddle.
The Eagles finished 14-6 after winning the regular-season and
tournament Sun Conference championships.
No. 1 UWF Advances to NCAA
Quarterfinals After 1-0 Battle With Rollins
CITY, Tenn. – Senior goalkeeper
Jones (Panama City, Fla./Bay HS) posted five saves,
including one spectacular second half save on a header in the
penalty area, to help the No. 1 West Florida women’s soccer team
hold on for a 1-0 win over No. 9 Rollins in the NCAA Tournament
Third Round game at Carson-Newman on Friday. With the win, UWF
will advance to Sunday’s NCAA Quarterfinal match against the
winner of Friday’s Carson-Newman vs. Columbus State game.
Beard and Macko Tabbed Daktronics All-South
Second Team Members
Tenn. – The accolades continue to be handed out to the
women’s soccer pair of
Hannah Beard and
Macko as they were tagged Daktronics All-South Region Second
Team members, it was announced Wednesday.
Beard, who has already been named to the CoSIDA Academic
All-District First Team, as well as the All-Sunshine State
Conference first team, finished out a solid season as the Lions
top scorer. more
Goal Sends FSU Into Quarterfinals Of NCAA Tournament
Fla. - Fifth-ranked Florida State (18-4-1) and No. 22 Texas
A&M (15-7-3) battled for nearly 108 minutes on Friday night in
front of a packed crowd at the Seminole Soccer Complex but in
the end the `Price' was right!
Jessica Price sealed the Seminoles' ticket into the
quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament scoring the golden goal
with 2:01 left in double overtime to give Florida State a 2-1
Price took a pass from
Tiffany McCarty and made a strong run into the box. With
three Aggie defenders crowding the space in front of the net,
Price made a series of moves to her left running toward the far
sideline before slotting a low-liner inside the right post from
about four yards out. The goal was her fourth of the tournament
and third game-winning tally this postseason.
PSC Women's Soccer Loses First Game at
The Polk State College women's soccer team gave up two
second-half goals to fall to Johnson County Community College of
Kansas, 2-1, Thursday in the National Junior College Athletic
Association's national championships in Tyler, Texas.
The Vikings (13-1-0) were full of nerves but led the first half
"We fell short even though we scored first," said Polk coach
Bill Read. "We couldn't even find our own players in the first
15 minutes. It was a nervous game, then we settled down and
started playing our own ball game and executed."
Polk Women's Soccer Team Sets Sights on a
of parties, parade appearances and recognition by city
commissions have already been made to Polk State's women's
soccer team, which is ranked No. 1 in the nation.
However, only a security guard was at Polk State College's
Lakeland campus at 3 a.m.,on Wednesday when the team left for
the airport on its way to the National Junior College Athletic
Association's national soccer championships for the second time
in three years.
All was fairly quiet other than the closing of car doors and the
talking of some players as the team boarded a bus which would
take them to the Orlando airport for their flight that would
eventually take them to Tyler Texas.
UWF's Courtney Jones Named To CoSIDA
Academic All-America Team
Md. – Senior goalkeeper
Jones (Panama City, Fla./Bay HS) of the No. 1 West Florida
women’s soccer team was named to the 2009 ESPN The Magazine
Academic All-America third team on Tuesday, as selected by the
College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Jones
is an Exercise Science major and holds a GPA of 3.86.
Jones’ selection marks the first soccer player at UWF to earn
Academic All-American honors as selected by CoSIDA and just the
fourth total. UWF men’s tennis player Jens Gerlach was named to
the at-large second team in 1997, and softball teammates Blake
Baskin and Sandy Morgan were second team Academic All-Americans
in 2000. more
Shakira Duncan Named South
Region Player of the Year
Argos claim seven selections on the All-South
Region First Team
Tenn. – The top ranked University of West Florida
women’s soccer team claims a region high eight All-South Region
selections, eight on the First Team, as it was announced by
Daktronics Tuesday afternoon.
Duncan becomes the second consecutive Lady Argo to be named
South Region Player of the Year as teammate
Gordon took home that title last season.
Representing the Argos on the First Team is goalkeeper
Mascall and forwards
Duncan. Rounding out the Argos All-South Region selections
on the Second Team is defender
Brantley, Pyles Selected to Daktronics
All-South Region Team
(Women’s Soccer) – A pair of Florida Tech seniors earned another
award on Tuesday as
Teresa Brantley and
Melissa Pyles were named to the Daktronics All-South Region
Second Team for their excellent play on the pitch during the
Brantley finished off her Panther career with a memorable
year. The forward from Satellite Beach, Fla. punched in 14
goals and dished out four assists for a total of 32 points. Of
her 14 tallies, three were game-winning goals. She finished the
regular season tied for first in the Sunshine State Conference
in goals and ranked second in points. For her outstanding
season, the conference awarded her with player and offensive
player of the year honors
Fire Teams Fall In Title Games
| Southeastern University's soccer teams came up empty handed in
two attempts to win soccer titles on Monday.
With a chance to win national titles in men's and women's
soccer in the National Christian College Athletic Association's
championships, both of the Fire's teams fell in their
The women suffered a 2-0 loss to Manhattan Christian College
of Kansas while the men fell to rival Clearwater Christian
College for the third time this season, in overtime, 2-1.
Both coaches were disappointed, but pointed toward their
faith to get them through.
"There's more important things in life," said women's coach
Dominic Stross. "We put a lot of excellence into whatever we do.
Soccer is just an excuse to get together. We're disappointed. It
Six Given Daktronics Women’s All-South
Tenn. (November 17, 2009) - Six women's soccer players were
named to the 2009 Daktronics Women's All-South Region Team
announced by Daktronics Tuesday morning. Rollins places three
student-athletes on the All-South First Team, as well as three
with Second Team honors, marking the largest collection of Tars
named to the Women's All-South Region Team in the program's
Earning First Team honors are Sunshine State Conference
Defensive Player of the Year Meagan Thomas, Charlotte Murrell,
and Rachel Jakubowski, while Leah Hirsch, Jessica Mooney, and
Chelsea Brady were given Second Team selections. Hirsch
collects her second career Daktronics All-South Region Second
Team honors, while the remaining five Tars pick up their first
ever Daktronics distinctions. more
Fla. - CoSIDA, in conjunction with ESPN the Magazine,
announced the Academic All-America Women's Soccer Team on
Tuesday, November 17. Florida State senior captain
Becky Edwards was honored on this year's team earning third
With the honor, Edwards becomes the first Seminole soccer
player to be recognized as an Academic All-American at the
national level. The Downingtown, Pa., native has been honored
three times as an Academic All-District honoree by CoSIDA and
ESPN the Magazine, earning first team distinction in 2007 and
2009, while being named to the second team in 2008.
FSU Blanks Cal
Fla. - Fifth-ranked Florida State (18-4-1) defeated
California (11-9-1) 3-0 Sunday afternoon in front of a great
crowd of over 900 at the Seminole Soccer Complex to advance into
the Third Round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament.
FSU registered a pair of first half goals from sophomore
Jessica Price and
Tiffany McCarty to give the Seminoles their 17th consecutive
victory at home, while moving to 17-0-0 all-time in postseason
games played inside the Seminole Soccer Complex.
Amanda DaCosta tied a career-high with two assists on
Sunday, while Price scored for the third time in two NCAA
Tournament games this year. For the second straight game, Price
recorded the game-winner and now leads FSU with seven
game-winning goals in 2009. more
Tars Advance to Round 3 of NCAA Tourney
with 3-0 Victory over Florida Tech
PARK, Fla. (November 14, 2009) -
With a game-winning goal from
Meagan Thomas, the Rollins women's soccer team advances to
the third round of NCAA Division II Tournament action for the
second-straight season after dropping the Florida Tech
Panthers 3-0 on Saturday evening.
The Tars (16-1-2) set their sights on Friday, November 20,
where they look to take on the winner of the North
Alabama/West Florida game, to be played on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
UCF Women's Soccer Ends Season With
Second-Round Loss at Wisconsin
Wis. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF women's soccer team fell one
game shy of reaching the Sweet Sixteen, suffering a 1-0 loss to
Wisconsin on the Badgers' home field in the NCAA Tournament
Second Round Sunday. The Knights closed out their 2009 season
with a 17-5-1 record, tying for the second-most victories in
"It was not what we expected. We expected to win," said 11th
year head coach
Amanda Cromwell. "It was a hard-fought game, but this ground
is not conducive to our style of play. We try to use the flanks
and get in on the endline, and we're usually dangerous on corner
kicks and set plays. But in the end we weren't really effective
in the attacking third, as far as getting shots off and making
their keeper make saves. Their No. 12 (Alev Kelter) in their
midfield was very good and No. 16 (Laure Nosbusch) was good up
top. At this level it takes one play sometimes."
Florida Soccer's Season Ends with 1-0 OT Loss to Oregon State in
NCAA Second Round
No. 3 regional seed University of Florida soccer team (16-6-2,
8-1-2 SEC) saw its season end in a 1-0 overtime loss to Oregon
State (14-7-1, 4-5 Pac 10) in NCAA Championship Second Round
action held Sunday at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
The loss was the earliest exit for the Gators in four years, as
Florida reached the round of 16 in 2006, 2007 and 2008. The exit
was the earliest for the Gators in four years, as Florida
reached the NCAA Round of 16 in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
From the North
Star State to the Sunshine State; Frosh Trio Adjusts to College
in Tampa Bay
thousand seven hundred; that is roughly the number of miles it
is from Eckerd College to the state of Minnesota. How one copes
with that much distance from home is dependent on each
individual situation. Some put their mind into their classes.
Some put their focus into a sport, whether it is varsity or
club. Some find bonds in the people around them. For three young
women on the Eckerd College women’s soccer team, they find
solace in being Minnesotans.
Lions Roar Back in Final Minutes; Mocs Fall
3-2 in First Round of NCAA South Region Tournament
– North Alabama forward Chloe Roberts was not only the Gulf
South Conference Freshman-of-the-Year, but the league’s
Player-of-the-Year as well. Friday afternoon, she showed why she
was so deserving of both honors. Scoring two goals, including
the game-winner with less than five minutes to play, and
assisting one other, Roberts led UNA to a 3-2
No. 1 Seed FSU
Beats Southeastern Louisiana, 4-1
Fla. - The fifth-ranked Florida State soccer team opened the
2009 NCAA Tournament with a 4-1 win over Southeastern Louisiana
Friday night at home.
Boasting the first No. 1 seed in program history, the
Seminoles (17-4-1) moved to an impressive 16-0-0 all-time at
home in postseason play. FSU has also now won its last 16 home
games dating back to last season as the team advanced out of the
first round for the ninth time in 10 postseason tries as a
Jessica Price's fourth multi-goal game of the season helped
propel an FSU team that was unlike anything the Lions (13-5-2)
had seen all season.
Florida Soccer Defeats Illinois State 2-0
in NCAA Championships Opening Round
second-half goals gave the No. 3 regional seed University of
Florida soccer team (16-5-2, 8-1-2 SEC) a 2-0 win over
Illinois State (12-7-1, 5-1 MVC) in NCAA Championship First
Round action held Friday at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Memorial
dominated possession for the opening half but scoring a goal
eluded them. The Gators were rewarded for their persistence in
the early portion of the second half with a goal. From just
inside the box, senior Jessica Eicken chipped the ball
to just below the 18-yard line.
Whidden Scores Twice in UCF's First-Round
Win Over UW-Milwaukee
Wis. (UCFAthletics.com) - Senior
Courtney Whidden (Palm Harbor, Fla.) tallied two goals and
earned an assist to lift the No. 3 seed UCF women's soccer team
past UW-Milwaukee, 3-0, in the NCAA Tournament First Round in
Madison, Wis. The Knights (17-4-1) will now make an appearance
in the Second Round for the third-straight season and the fourth
time since 2004 when they play either Arizona State or host
Wisconsin Sunday afternoon.
"Getting used to the field in the first half was hard," said
Amanda Cromwell. "But the first-half goal was a typical
Courtney Whidden goal, she just cleaned up the mess. But I
thought we had to make adjustments on defense, and adjusted our
formation a little bit to try to get more possession in the
second half. And even against a strong wind in the second half
we had some good possessions.
Four Bulls Train with Canadian U-20 Team
- The Canadian women's U-20 national team, who recently
completed its second training camp of 2009, featured four
members of the University of South Florida women's soccer team.
Sophomore's Rehana Murani and Gina Pacheco, along with freshman
Bahar Sansar and Taylor Patterson traveled to El Paso, Texas to
train in hopes of earning a spot on the Canadian National World
Cup team. more
no secret that Florida State has been one of the toughest teams
in women's soccer over the past several seasons, but now the
Seminoles have climbed one step higher on the national scene as
they were selected as one of four No. 1 national seeds for the
first time in school history.
The Seminoles' success this can be attributed to many
factors, but the productive combination of forwards
Tiffany McCarty and
Jessica Price has served as an integral part of the team's
McCarty and Price are responsible for 72 (28 goals, 16
assists) of FSU's 176 total points this year, accounting for
more than 40 percent of the team's scoring. McCarty, a sophomore
from Laurel, Md., leads the Atlantic Coast Conference with 1.81
points per game, while Price, a redshirt sophomore from
Libertyville, Ill., follows with 1.62 points per game.
Argos Enter Postseason Ranked No. 1
CITY, Ks. – The University of West Florida women’s
soccer will enter their eighth straight NCAA postseason as the
top ranked team in Division II as announced by the National
Soccer Coaches Association of America. The Lady Argos earn the
No. 1 ranking for the sixth straight week and are the top seed
in this weekend’s NCAA Preliminary Rounds.
West Florida, fresh off their second consecutive Gulf South
Conference Championship, enters the postseason on a 19 game
winning streak. They boast the number one scoring offense in the
nation, averaging 5.57 goals per match. The Argos have dominated
their competition this season, outscoring their opponents 106-7.
Panthers Advance to Second Round of NCAA
Tournament with 1-0 Win
PARK, Fla. (Women’s Soccer) – No. 16 Florida Tech just needed
one goal by
Brittany Carnegie to squeak by Saint Leo in the first round
of the NCAA South Region Tournament Thursday evening at Cahall-Sandspur
Field and Barker Family Stadium.
The victory marked the Panthers’ third win over the Lions
this season. With the win, Tech (15-3-1) will now take on
Rollins in the second round of the tournament Saturday at 7 p.m.
in Winter Park. The loss eliminates Saint Leo (9-6-1) from
postseason play. more
No. 1 Lady Argos Repeat As GSC Champions
Fla. – The top ranked University of West Florida
women’s soccer team took down Gulf South Conference rival North
Alabama 4-1 in Sunday afternoon’s GSC Championship match to
claim their second straight GSC title.
Gordon led the attack for the Lady Argos with two first half
goals, giving them the early lead.
Gordon set the tone of the match early on as she put the
Argos on top with her first goal of the match just two minutes
in. Her second goal of the match would seal the Lady Argos fate
as GSC Champions. In the 22nd minute Gordon took a pass from
Mascall in the middle of the box, dribbled around a pair of
defenders and fired one to the back of the net to give the Argos
a 2-0 lead.
Rollins Women’s Soccer: 2009 Sunshine State
Conference Tournament Champions!
PARK, Fla. (November 8, 2009) -
It has taken 13 seasons, 236 contests, 141 victories, and two
regular season Sunshine State Conference championships; today,
the Rollins women's soccer team earns another first as they
become the 2009 SSC Women's Soccer Tournament Champions by
overpowering Florida Southern 1-0 on Sunday afternoon.
make the story even sweeter, The Tars (15-1-2) won the
milestone matchup on their home turf, and earned an automatic
bid to the NCAA Tournament as well.
UCF Women's Soccer Suffers Loss to Memphis
in C-USA Championship
Texas (UCFAthletics.com) - Three second-half goals gave Memphis
a 3-0 win over the No. 9 UCF women's soccer team Sunday in the
Conference USA Championship title game in Dallas. The loss ended
the Knights' 10-game winning streak and dropped their record to
16-4-1 on the season.
With an RPI in the top-10 entering Sunday's match, UCF still
has a great chance to receive an at-large berth into the NCAA
Tournament. The NCAA Selection Show is scheduled for Monday at 8
p.m. on ESPNews.
It was the third-straight tournament crown for the
third-seeded Tigers (16-6-0), and the third-consecutive season
they bounced the No. 1 seeded Knights from the
FSU Falls To
UNC In ACC Final
N.C. - Two early goals by fourth-ranked North Carolina
(17-3-1) proved to be too much to overcome as third-ranked
Florida State (16-4-1) fell 3-0 to the Tar Heels in the ACC
Championship game Sunday afternoon in Cary.
The Tar Heels received a pair of goals from Casey Nogueira in
the first 13 minutes of play to give UNC its 20th league title
in 22 years.
"The better team won today," said head coach
Mark Krikorian. "Carolina was better from the start and took
it to us pretty well. They created good chances early on and
throughout the course of the game. We just were not sharp enough
Tars Advance to SSC Tournament Finals with
4-1 Conquest over Lions
PARK, Fla. (November 6, 2009) -
In a Friday night fight for the finals, the top-seeded Rollins
women's soccer team triumphed with a 4-1 victory over Saint Leo
University, advancing the Tars to the championship round of the
2009 Sunshine State Conference Tournament.
Jessica Mooney netted the game-winning tally, and freshman
Ali Schrader nabbed two goals to lead the game as the No. 8
Tars press forward to an overall mark of 14-1-2 on the season.
Vikings Head to Nationals on Penalty Kicks
| With plenty of drama, the Polk State College women's soccer
team is headed to nationals for the second time in three years.
The Vikings (13-0-0) edged Middle Georgia College, 4-2,
Friday evening in penalty kicks at Lake Myrtle Park in the
Disrict F championship.
The victory means the top-ranked Vikings head to Texas as one
of the final eight teams in the national championships Nov.
It was the first time in the program's seven seasons that the
Vikings had gone to penalty kicks. The teams were tied 1-1 after
regulation and two sudden-death overtime periods.
No. 8 Florida Soccer Loses 1-0 to
No. 15 South Carolina in SEC Tournament Semifinal
A first-half penalty kick
gave the No. 15 South Carolina soccer team (17-3-1, 7-3-1 SEC) a 1-0 win
over No. 8 Florida (15-5-2, 8-1-2 SEC) in the Southeastern Conference
Tournament’s semifinal round at the Orange Beach SportsPlex.
Gamecocks will look to continue their attempt to avenge their three
regular-season losses in Sunday’s final versus No. 13 LSU. So far in this
tournament, USC has defeated two opponents that claimed wins versus the
Gamecocks, posting a 3-2 win over Georgia in Wednesday’s opening round.
Florida defeated USC 3-0 a week ago in Gainesville in the regular-season
finale for both teams. This will be the first SEC Tournament final
appearance for both LSU and USC.
Halbert's First Goal of the Year Sends No.
9 UCF to the C-USA Finals
Texas (UCFAthletics.com) - Junior defender
Lauren Halbert scored her first goal of 2009 in the 65th
minute and it held up as the No. 9 UCF women's soccer team got
past UAB, 1-0, Friday in the Conference USA semifinals in
Dallas. The top-seeded Knights won their 10th-consecutive match
and improved to 16-3-1 on the year while the No. 5 seed Blazers
dropped to 11-7-3.
"It was a great game and a typical conference semifinal match
where it comes down to one goal," said head coach
Amanda Cromwell. "Lauren
Halbert's goal in the second half was a great set piece set
Becca Thomas and that ended up being the
Patterson Named to All-BIG EAST Rookie Team
Freshman Taylor Patterson of the University of South Florida
women's soccer team has been named to the 2009 All-BIG EAST
Rookie Team in addition to being named to the All-BIG EAST Third
The Edmonton, Alberta native, was sensational in her debut
campaign with starting 18 of 19 contests. She accumulated seven
points on the season and her five assists were tied for most on
the team. Her lone goal proved to be the game winner in the
Bulls 3-0 win over Louisville.
Lady Argos Cruise Past Christian Brothers
in GSC Semifinals
Fla. – The top ranked University of West Florida
women’s soccer team dominated Christian Brothers Friday
afternoon in the semifinals of the Gulf South Conference
Tournament, handing them a 6-0 loss. It was
Duncan who once again led the attack for the Argos, posting
four goals and assisting on one other in win. On Sunday the Lady
Argos will have a chance to defend last season’s GSC title
against No. 25 North Alabama at 11am CT at Brosnaham Park.
Virginia Tech, Advances To ACC Final
N.C. - For the fifth time in school history, Florida State
(16-3-1) is headed to the ACC Championship final. The
third-ranked Seminoles earned the right to play for the
conference title after recording a 2-0 victory over Virginia
Tech (14-7-0) Friday evening in the first semifinal game of the
22nd ACC Women's Soccer Championship at WakeMed Park.
The Seminoles were the beneficiary of two second half goals
for the second game in a row and will advance to play the winner
of the second semifinal game featuring North Carolina and Boston
College on Sunday, November 8 at 2:00 p.m.
first team All-Peach Belt
Ga. − Flagler College senior midfielder Tiffany Urquhart (Ormond
Beach, Fla./Seabreeze HS) has been selected to the 2009
All-Peach Belt Conference First-Team released Friday afternoon
by conference officials at the conference tournament banquet.
She becomes the first Flagler student-athlete to be selected for
an all-conference honor in the Peach Belt. Urquhart was also a
preseason All-Peach Belt selection.
Mocs Back in SSC Title Game With 2-0 Win
Over Fla. Tech
Jackie Bachteler waited all season to get her first point on
the stat sheet, and when it finally came, it was a play that
changed the game and gave Florida Southern another chance at a
conference championship. Bachteler’s corner kick in the 68th
minute was right on target for a header by
Hoover, and the
Brown added a goal in the waning moments to send Florida
Southern into the SSC Championship Game with a 2-0 win over
15th-ranked Florida Tech.
No. 1 Lady Argos Earn Eight All-GSC
Ala. – The top ranked West Florida women’s soccer team
continues their impressive season as eight players have been
named to the Gulf South Conference all-conference squads. A
league high five players will represent the Argos on the All-GSC
First Team led by
Duncan (Kingston, Jamaica/Darton College) and
Gordon (Old Harbour, Jamaica/Community College of
Joining Duncan and Gordon on the first team is defender
Morris (Gulf Breeze, Fla./Gulf Breeze HS) and midfielders
Franco (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Colegio Visconde de Porto Seguro)
Dernelle Mascall (Basse terre, Moruga, Trinidad/Mobile).
Ends Season with OT Loss to PBA
PETERSBURG, Fla. – In the squad’s last game of the
season, the Eckerd Tritons were hoping to end the 2009 season on
a good note. Instead, the Tritons (2-13-1) were unable to do so
as they fell to the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish in a 1-0
With the loss of key players, the Eckerd College Tritons knew
they were faced with a difficult task to try to beat Palm Beach
Atlantic. Triton Midfielder,
Amanda English was placed in the goalkeeper position
due to the amount of injuries facing the team.
Three Moccasins Named to
All-SSC Women's Soccer Team
All-Sunshine State Conference women’s soccer team was announced
on Thursday and three Florida Southern Moccasins were a part of
Hoover were all Second Team selections.
Haley is an All-SSC selection for the second
year in a row while leading the Moccasins with nine goals and 22
points. The junior forward scored seven of those goals in SSC
games, three of them game-winners, and had at least two points
in six of the Mocs’ eight conference games. Only SSC
Player-of-the-Year Teresa Brantley of Florida Tech had more
goals (8) and more points (17 to 16) during the conference
portion of the schedule.
Brantley Collects Two of the SSC's Top
Fla. (Women’s Soccer) – Florida Tech’s
Teresa Brantley was rewarded for her phenomenal regular
season on Thursday as she was named the Sunshine State
Conference Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year,
announced by the league office. Also, Brantley,
DeeDee Newland and
Melissa Pyles earned a spot on the All-SSC First Team, and
Sara Lewis and
Brittany Rainbow garnered second team honors.
Lions Place Five on the SSC All Conference
LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo women’s soccer team, led by
two first team selections, placed five student-athletes on the
Sunshine State All-Conference teams, it was announced Thursday
by SSC Commissioner Jay Jones.
Hannah Beard and
Macko each were voted in as first team members, while
Francesca Williams made the second team. Defender
Alcantara was an at-large second team member and sophomore
Soesemann made the honorable mention squad.
Beard, the 2008 Player of the Year, had another outstanding
season for the Lions. Aside from tying Casie Poyssick’s all-time
points’ record with 117, The Liverpool, England native led the
team in goals scored with 12 and points with 27. The senior
started in 12 of 14 contests and was responsible for one
game-winning goal while tallying nearly 1150 minutes of playing
time. She ranked first in the conference in goals-per-game
(0.92), third in goals scored (12), and points-per-game (2.00).
Tars Grab Coach and Defensive Player of the
Year for Second-Straight Season
Fla. (November 5, 2009) - For the
second season straight, the Rollins women's soccer team has
grabbed two of the coveted All-Sunshine State Conference slots
as head coach
Tony Amato earns his second Coach of the Year honor, while
Meagan Thomas was given the nod as Defensive Player of the
Year along with her First Team selection. The duo highlights a
long list of Tars as Rollins placed five other players on the
2009 All-SSC team, which was announced Thursday by conference
Hatters Drop Semifinal Battle to Bruins
Ga. - A late goal off a set piece allowed #2 Belmont to defeat
#3 Stetson 1-0 in Thursday's semifinal of the Atlantic Sun
Conference championship. It was the second time in as many
seasons that the Bruins (10-5-4) have eliminated the Hatters
(11-7-2) in the post-season tournament.
After the teams played the majority of the game even, it was a
Hatter hand ball and a Bruins set piece with approximately seven
minutes remaining that decided the contest. The free kick by
Annie Musacchio from 30 yards out nicked the crossbar and tucked
just inside the top right corner. Stetson goalkeeper Andrea
Garavaglia (Webster Groves, Mo.) had made several brilliant
saves early, yet could not quite get to the game-winner.
No. 8 Florida Soccer Defeats Tennessee 1-0
2OT in SEC Tournament Opening Round
golden goal by sophomore Lindsay Thompson sends the No. 8
University of Florida soccer team (15-4-2, 8-1-2 SEC) to the
Southeastern Conference Tournament’s semifinal round. The Gators
defeated Tennessee (8-9-3, 4-5-2 SEC) 1-0 2OT in the opening
round of the SEC Tournament held Wednesday at the Orange Beach
teams also played a tight match in the their regular season
meeting on Oct. 16 in Knoxville, Tenn. Florida also needed late
dramatics in that match, as sophomore Tahnai Annis hit
the tying goal in the 86th minute. The match ended in a 2-2
double overtime tie. Florida expected, and got, another battle
on Wednesday although UF Head Coach Becky Burleigh
thought the Gator effort was much stronger in this meeting.
Lions Advance with SSC Quarterfinal Win
Over Nova Southeastern
LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo junior forward
Chrissy Darwell found the back of the net just 69 seconds
into their Sunshine State Conference quarterfinal round match
against Nova Southeastern University as she provided the only
scoring in the Lions’ 1-0 win over the Sharks on Tuesday night
from a rowdy and cool University Field.
The only score of the match came before most fans had found
their seats as
Hannah Beard on the left side of the box. Beard managed to
turn her defender and slotted the ball even with the left-side
edge of the area where Darwell pushed it across the face of goal
and into the net. more