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2010 Florida Womens College Soccer Scores

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Miami takes Hurricane Cup Title with Shutout Win

In 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 Stadium.

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. more

 

 

Heat, rain can’t slow Dolphins

The 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.” more
 

 

Reid Scores Twice As Bulls Down Harvard

TAMPA -- 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 Stadium.

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 conference.

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. more

 

Eagles Fall to Marist

WEST 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.  more
 

Hatters Fall to Trojans in St. Louis

St. 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. more
 

 

West Virginia Downs FAU in Hurricane Cup Action

Coral 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 opportunities.

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 connecting. more
 

Noles Slay Knights

TALLAHASSEE, 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." more
 

 

Ospreys Rally to 4-3 Victory over Francis Marion

JACKSONVILLE, 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. more
 

FIU Pushes No. 15 Duke to Double-Overtime 0-0 Tie

DURHAM, 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." more
 

 

FAU Falls 2-1 to North Dakota State in Hurricane Cup Opener

Coral 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 the season.

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 Stratton.

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 native. more

 

Miami's Late Rally Turns Away West Virginia

Two 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 half.

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 keeper. more
 

Eagles Blank Vermont

WEST 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. more

 

No. 6 Gators Win in Overtime 2-1 at No. 10 Florida State

A 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 Tallahassee. more


 

Joswiak's Two Goals Propel UCF

ORLANDO, 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 year.

"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. more
 

 

Hermosa Nets Game-Winner Over Redhawks

Cape 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 season.

"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." more
 

 

Bulls Play to 1-1 Draw at Jacksonville

TAMPA -- 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 one.

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. more

 

Bulls Start Weekend with Trip To Jacksonville

TAMPA - 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. more
 

 

Three-goal second half lifts Jacksonville over Winthrop

It 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 season.” more
 

Miami Ends FGCU Classic with Win Over Kent State

In 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 minute.

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. more
 

Klotz, Pineiro Lead Bulls to 4-0 Win Over Stetson

TAMPA -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. more

 

Noles Shutout Bears, 3-0

MACON, 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 season.

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 more
 

UCF Wins Third-Straight

ORLANDO, 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 more
 

Rams Send Hatters on Long Road Trip with Loss

DeLand, 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 heart." more
 

Ospreys Drop Double Overtime Heartbreaker

JACKSONVILLE, 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. more
 

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 pull away.

“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.” more
 

 

Kent State Rallies For 2-1 Win Over FGCU

FORT 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.”  more
 

 

Jewell's Double Overtime Goal Takes Down South Florida

TAMPA, 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 season.

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 victory.  more
 

 

Noles Fall At Auburn

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 season. more

 

Gators Defeat Jacksonville 6-0

The 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 relentless.” more
 

 

Arkansas Slips by Miami at FGCU Classic

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 Arkansa

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 diving stop. more

 

FIU Drops 2-1 Decision to Fresno State

MIAMI - 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. more
 

 

Knights Head to Tampa Friday, Hosts VCU Sunday

ORLANDO, 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. more
 

 

Klotz Leads Bulls Into Pair of Weekend Matches

TAMPA - 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 since 1998.

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 Aug. 29.  more

 

Eagles Fall to Miami

CORAL 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.”  more
 

 

Stetson Falls to #6 Florida State in Tallahassee

Tallahassee, 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. more
 

 

Jenista Scores Twice to Lead Hatters Over Eagles

DeLand, 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). more
 

 

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 1998. more

 

Tahnai Annis Picks Up a Pair of Honors Monday

A 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 Week. more
 

 

Wys Earns National Honor
 Florida 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. more
 

 

No. 11 Gators Takes 2-0 Win at No. 25 UCF

A 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.” more


 


Florida State earns championship of Washington State Inivtational.

PULLMAN, 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 more
 

 

Hatters Fall to Hurricanes on Jimmy Buffett Day

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 corner. more
 

FSU Tops Washington State

Aug. 20, 2010
PULLMAN, 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 better." more

 

Bulls Open 2010 With Decisive 4-0 Win over UNF

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 Stadium.

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. more
 

 

Hatters Take Season Opener Over Owls

DeLand, 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. more

 

Brown Leads Guyana To 2010 Gold Cup Qualifier

TAMPA- 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, Trinidad.

"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.  more

 

 

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.” more

 

Hurricanes Release 2010 Women's Soccer Schedule

CORAL 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.

Head Coach 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. more

 

Former UCF Women's Soccer Goalkeeper Lee Signs Pro Contract

Orlando, 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
Tampa 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 the win.
“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.” more

Eight May Be Enough

DeLand, 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 alphabetical order.

Ciarra Britt 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.  more

 

USF's Klotz Scores Four In W-League Opener

The 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 Majestics.

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. more

 

Ana Cate And Nicaraguan National Team One Win Away From Qualifying For CACs

Ana 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 States.

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 Post

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.”  more
 

 

Eagles Shutout Miami to Remain Undefeated in Spring Season

FORT 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 environment.

“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 FGCU program." more
 

 

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 Thursday.

"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, etc." more
 

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. more
 

 

Lions Announce New Signings for 2010

SAINT 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 experienced squad.

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 Semifinal. more

 

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. more
 

Tony Amato Resigns Rollins Women’s Soccer Post

WINTER 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 head coach.

“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.” more

 

Eagles Dominate the Gators in Spring Game

FORT 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 this spring.

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.  more

 

 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 research.

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. more
 

 

Sky Blue Tops FSU

TALLAHASSEE, 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 Seminoles scoreless.

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. more
 

 

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 Florida, 2-1.

"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. more

 

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 England.

"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 positive impact."

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. more

 

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 center.

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. more

 

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 Portugal. more
 

 

Flagler Field 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

TALLAHASSEE, 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. more
 

 

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 www.uwfsocceralumni.com.

 

FSU Welcomes 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 more
 

 

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 state.

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 the classroom.”

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. more

 

Seminoles 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, Finland).

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. more
 

 

FAU Signs 13 Players for 2010

Thirteen 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 Coach 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 coach 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. more

 

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. more

 

Gordon Sisters Selected by Atlanta Beat in WPS Draft

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.  –  University of West Florida women’s soccer players Shameka Gordon and Shaneka Gordon 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

TAMPA-With the first pick of the fifth round in the 2010 Women's Professional Soccer Draft, the Atlanta Beat selected University of South Florida goalkeeper Mallori Lofton-Malachi.

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). more

 

Four Bulls Train with Canadian U-20 National Team

TAMPA - 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 Title

DECATUR, 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. more

 

 

Carolina Blanks Stanford To Claim Its 21st Women's Soccer Title

COLLEGE 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 mark. more

 

 

Argos Season Ends On Penalty Kicks

TAMPA, 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. more

 

 

Noles Fall To Irish 2-0

TALLAHASSEE, 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

Polk 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." more
 

 

Second Half Surge Leads UWF to 2-1 Victory and NCAA Final Four Bid

JEFFERSON 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 Joe Bartlinski directly led to victory, as senior defender Shameka 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 Courtney Jones (Panama City, Fla./Bay HS). more

 

 

Polk Advances

The 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. more

 

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. more
 

 

No. 1 UWF Advances to NCAA Quarterfinals After 1-0 Battle With Rollins

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Senior goalkeeper Courtney 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. more

 

 

Beard and Macko Tabbed Daktronics All-South Second Team Members

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The accolades continue to be handed out to the women’s soccer pair of Hannah Beard and Sara 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

 

 

Price's Golden Goal Sends FSU Into Quarterfinals Of NCAA Tournament

TALLAHASSEE, 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 victory.

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. more

 

 

PSC Women's Soccer Loses First Game at Nationals

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 1-0.

"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." more
 

 

Polk Women's Soccer Team Sets Sights on a National Title

Offers 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. more

 

 

UWF's Courtney Jones Named To CoSIDA Academic All-America Team

TOWSON, Md. – Senior goalkeeper Courtney 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

MEMPHIS, 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. Shakira Duncan becomes the second consecutive Lady Argo to be named South Region Player of the Year as teammate Shaneka Gordon took home that title last season.

Representing the Argos on the First Team is goalkeeper Courtney Jones, defenders Shameka Gordon and Kaley Morris, midfielders Marcela Franco and Dernelle Mascall and forwards Shaneka Gordon and Shakira Duncan. Rounding out the Argos All-South Region selections on the Second Team is defender Anastasia Prescott. more

 

Brantley, Pyles Selected to Daktronics All-South Region Team

MEMPHIS (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 2009 season.

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 more

 

Fire Teams Fall In Title Games

KISSIMMEE | 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 championship games.

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 hurts." more

 

 

Six Given Daktronics Women’s All-South Region Nod
 

MEMPHIS, 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 history.
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
 

 

Edwards Named Academic All-American

TALLAHASSEE, 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 team accolades.

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. more

 

FSU Blanks Cal 3-0

TALLAHASSEE, 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 forwards 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

WINTER 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. more

 

 

UCF Women's Soccer Ends Season With Second-Round Loss at Wisconsin

MADISON, 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 program history.

"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."  more

 

Florida Soccer's Season Ends with 1-0 OT Loss to Oregon State in NCAA Second Round

The 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. more

 

 

From the North Star State to the Sunshine State; Frosh Trio Adjusts to College in Tampa Bay

One 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. more

 

Lions Roar Back in Final Minutes; Mocs Fall 3-2 in First Round of NCAA South Region Tournament

PENSACOLA – 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 more

 

No. 1 Seed FSU Beats Southeastern Louisiana, 4-1

TALLAHASSEE, 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 program.

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. more

 

Florida Soccer Defeats Illinois State 2-0 in NCAA Championships Opening Round

Two 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 Stadium.

The Gators 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. more

 

Whidden Scores Twice in UCF's First-Round Win Over UW-Milwaukee

MADISON, 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 head coach 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. more

 

Four Bulls Train with Canadian U-20 Team

TAMPA - 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
 

 

Seminoles Are No Secret

It's 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 winning equation.

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.  more

 

Argos Enter Postseason Ranked No. 1

KANSAS 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. more

 

Panthers Advance to Second Round of NCAA Tournament with 1-0 Win

WINTER 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

Box Score

PENSACOLA, 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. Shaneka 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 Dernelle 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. more

 

 

Rollins Women’s Soccer: 2009 Sunshine State Conference Tournament Champions!

WINTER 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.

To 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. more

 

 

UCF Women's Soccer Suffers Loss to Memphis in C-USA Championship

DALLAS, 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 more

 

 

FSU Falls To UNC In ACC Final

CARY, 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 today."  more

 

 

Tars Advance to SSC Tournament Finals with 4-1 Conquest over Lions

WINTER 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.

Senior midfielder Jessica Mooney netted the game-winning tally, and freshman forward 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.  more

 

 

Vikings Head to Nationals on Penalty Kicks

AUBURNDALE | 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. 19-21.

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. more

 

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.

The 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. more

 

 

Halbert's First Goal of the Year Sends No. 9 UCF to the C-USA Finals

DALLAS, 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 up from Becca Thomas and that ended up being the more

 

 

Patterson Named to All-BIG EAST Rookie Team

TAMPA- 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 Team.

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. more

 

Lady Argos Cruise Past Christian Brothers in GSC Semifinals

PENSACOLA, 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 Shakira 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. more

 

FSU Downs Virginia Tech, Advances To ACC Final

CARY, 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. more

 

 

Urquhart named first team All-Peach Belt

EVANS, 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. more

 

Mocs Back in SSC Title Game With 2-0 Win Over Fla. Tech

WINTER PARK – 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 Alex Hoover, and the Kerri-Ann 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. more

 

No. 1 Lady Argos Earn Eight All-GSC Selections

BIRMINGHAM, 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 Shakira Duncan (Kingston, Jamaica/Darton College) and Shaneka Gordon (Old Harbour, Jamaica/Community College of Baltimore).

Joining Duncan and Gordon on the first team is defender Kaley Morris (Gulf Breeze, Fla./Gulf Breeze HS) and midfielders Marcela Franco (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Colegio Visconde de Porto Seguro) and Dernelle Mascall (Basse terre, Moruga, Trinidad/Mobile). more

 

 

Eckerd Ends Season with OT Loss to PBA

ST. 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 overtime heartbreaker.

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. more

 

Three Moccasins Named to All-SSC Women's Soccer Team

The All-Sunshine State Conference women’s soccer team was announced on Thursday and three Florida Southern Moccasins were a part of it. Princess Haley, Jackie Bachteler and Alex 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. more

 

 

Brantley Collects Two of the SSC's Top Postseason Awards

ORLANDO, 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 Ann-Marie Helgestad, Sara Lewis and Brittany Rainbow garnered second team honors. more

 

 

Lions Place Five on the SSC All Conference Team

SAINT 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 Sara Macko each were voted in as first team members, while Francesca Williams made the second team. Defender Dari Alcantara was an at-large second team member and sophomore forward Pia 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).  more

 

 

Tars Grab Coach and Defensive Player of the Year for Second-Straight Season

ORLANDO, 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 junior defender 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 officials. more

 

Hatters Drop Semifinal Battle to Bruins

Kennesaw, 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. more

 

No. 8 Florida Soccer Defeats Tennessee 1-0 2OT in SEC Tournament Opening Round
 

A 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 SportsPlex.

These two 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. more

 

 

Lions Advance with SSC Quarterfinal Win Over Nova Southeastern

SAINT 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 Ana Davila found 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

 

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