Tenth-ranked Florida State gets close, but know cigar for the top ranked soccer team. The Noles kept the score close all night Saturday against No. 8 Virginia, but it wasn’t enough.
“Virginia is a good team,” said head coach Mark krikorian. “They played good soccer. It was a good game, good fight, but unfortunately for us we did not do everything we needed to do to win the game.”
Tiffany McCarty, Brynjarsdottir and Huster all scored for the Seminoles on Saturday night in front a packed crowd of 1,590 inside Klockner Stadium, according to seminole.com.
McCarty’s goal was the 40th of her career bringing her into a tie with Cindy Schofield as the all-time leader in goals at Florida State. Brynjarsdottir tied a career-high against the Cavaliers with three points on a goal and an assist.
“Of course, I am disappointed,” head coach Mark Krikorian told reporters. “We fought back from being down a goal three times and our kids showed a lot of fight. I thought we created enough to have a couple more goals particularly in the first half; I thought we had some real good looks but did not finish them.”
Virginia wasted very little time to crack the scoreboard Saturday night as Julia Roberts recorded her fourth goal of the season in the third minute of play to give the Cavaliers the early advantage. The goal came off a direct free kick from just outside the box following a Seminole foul. Roberts took the kick and bent a cross that deflected off the outstretched hands of keeper Taylor Vancil and inside the left post for the first goal of the game.
Virginia outshot Florida State 11-3 in the second half and 2-0 in the overtime period to finish the game with a 16-7 shots advantage.
Vancil suffered her first loss in goal for the Seminoles as she played the entire game and made a season-high six saves.
Florida State will return home for three straight games inside the Seminole Soccer Complex. The Seminoles welcome No. 11 Maryland to Tallahassee on Thursday, October 13 with game time set for 7:00 p.m. The match is also Black Out night at the complex. The game will air live on the web at Seminoles.com All-Access, while gametracker will be available for the contest.