Reporter: Marcus Joseph
The lady Noles soccer team defeated Virginia Friday afternoon to advance to the 2011 Women’s College Cup. This will be the Seminoles fifth time in school history that they have reached the College Cup.
The (18-6-1) Seminoles became the first team to earn a spot in the national semifinals with a 3-0 victory over Virginia in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament at the Seminole Soccer complex, in front of a packed stadium.
The Noles defeated Virginia earlier this month for the first time in school history in the ACC Tournament semifinals. FSU also snapped UVa’s eight-game unbeaten streak inside the Seminole Soccer Complex.
Three different players were able to contribute to the teams’ success, Friday afternoon. Ines Jaurena scored the Noles first point of the game on a penalty kick at the 35th minute after McCarty was fouled from behind down near the end line. Dagny Brynjarsdottir and Tiffany McCarty also found the back of the net against Cavaliers.
FSU keeper Kelsey Wys made six saves in 90 minutes to help the Noles to their 12th shutout of the season and to tie a school record with their third shutout of the postseason.
Virginia finished the game out shooting Florida State 15-13. Huster and McCarty led the Noles with three shots each, while Colaprico led UVa with four shots.
FSU will now make a 300-mile travel north to Kennesaw, Ga., the site of the 2011 Women’s College Cup, where they will face the winner of Stanford/Oklahoma State on Friday, December 2.