Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
3. TV PREVIEW: Heels seek revenge against No. 1 FSU
September 21st, 2006 4:32AM
Subscribe to College Soccer Reporter

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED


North Carolina will be out for revenge Thursday night when the Tar Heels host top-ranked Florida State in an ACC women's match televised live on Fox Soccer Channel (8 pm ET).

In 2005, the Tar Heels had assembled one of the best teams in their storied history, but the Seminoles upset them on penalty kicks in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Tournament.

"Considering what happened in the NCAA Tournament last year, I am sure this is a game they are looking forward to," says FSU senior Kelly Rowland. "If you asked me freshman year, I would have never thought that UNC may have a game vs. Florida State circled on their calendar."

Last year's game aside,  Carolina has dominated the series with Florida State. The first nine times Carolina played Florida State, the Heels outscored it, 62-2. After a 3-1 loss played in the driving rain the first time the teams played in 1995, FSU wasn’t even within four goals in any of the next eight meetings. UNC leads the series 17-1-1, with the Noles' one outright victory coming in 2000.

Florida State comes into Thursday's game with a 6-0-0 record in 2006. Its best win came in its opener when it beat defending champion Portland, 2-1. Only once have the Seminoles scored as many as three goals in a game, though. Australian Selin Kuralay and U.S. international India Trotter, FSU's two top threats, have combined for only six goals on 55 shots.

Carolina is 8-1-0 with its only loss coming at Texas A&M in its opening game. Coach Anson Dorrance has the youngest team in the program's history. For the last three games, Dorrance started six freshman -- defenders Kristi Eveland and Ali Hawkins, midfielders Nikki Washington and Tobin Heath and forwards Sterling Smith and Whitney Engen -- and another freshman, U-20 star Casey Nogueira, has been a key contributor off the bench. UNC's only senior starter is U.S. national team forward Heather O'Reilly.

The nationally televised showdown marks the first time in 16 years that Carolina has hosted a team ranked higher than it in the national rankings,
    WEDNESDAY ROUNDUP-WOMEN

  • No. 18 Texas A&M overwhelmed Sam Houston State, 9-0, before 2,145 fans at the Aggie Soccer Stadium. Ashlee Pistorius, Natalie Currie and Melissa Garey each scored twice.

  • Freshmen Emily Pallotta and Casey Brown scored in the first half to lift No. 25 Boston University to a 2-0 win over over Harvard. The win marked the Terriers' first victory over the Crimson in the series history.

  • Laura Harper scored from 25 yards out only 23 seconds into the second half to give unbeaten Maine a 1-0 victory over Brown, which shared the No. 25 spot in the Soccer America Women's Top 25 with BU. The Black Bears (7-0-1) have now won six straight games, allowing just one goal in that span.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
College Men: Murphy sends Carolina to College Cup    
Limited to six games with a foot injury, transfer Drew Murphy came off the bench and ...
College Men: Denver headed to first final four    
Unbeaten Denver advanced to the Men's College Cup for the first time when it beat No. ...
Women's College Cup: West Virginia and USC reach final    
Excellent goals determined the two finalists that will meet Sunday to determine the national champion. Michaela ...
NSCAA All-Americans: NCAA Division II and III    
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced its NCAA Division II and III All-America Teams ...
NSCAA All-Americans: NCAA Division I Women    
West Virginia defender Kadeisha Buchanan and Florida forward Savannah Jordan each earned All-America honors for a ...
Schedule: NAIA Women's Championship    
No. 1 seed Spring Arbor kicks off second-round action at the NAIA Women's Championship in Orange ...
Schedule: NAIA Men's Championship    
Play begins Monday at the NAIA Men's Championship in Delray Beach, Fla. Hastings (21-0-0) begins the ...
College Men: Langsdorf does it again for Stanford    
Jordan Morris led Stanford to its first NCAA Division I men's title in 2015. Foster Langsdorf ...
College Men: Virginia Tech pulls another surprise    
Of the five ACC teams in the NCAA Division I men's quarterfinals, the big surprise is ...
Women Soccer: No. 1 West Virginia finds way to San Jose    
Top-ranked West Virginia completed the Women's College Cup field when it beat Duke, 1-0, on Saturday ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives