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
Another Talonen hat trick leads 'Noles past UConn
December 3rd, 2007 8:15AM
Subscribe to College Soccer Reporter

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[ELITE 8]If you haven't heard of Sanna Talonen, the Finnish frosh, before, you certainly have now.

The 23-year-old Talonen, a member of Finland's senior national team, sent Florida State to the Women's College Cup for the third consecutive season and for the fourth time in five years with a hat trick in the Seminoles' 3-2 win over Connecticut Friday night at the Seminole Soccer Complex.

Talonen scored the golden goal in the 104th minute for her third goal of the evening and second hat trick of the tournament. The Seminoles fought back from a goal down twice in the match before Talonen capped off the victory with a diving header into the lower right corner.

Florida State coach Mark Krikorian called the match an epic classic between two teams that just didn't want to lose.

Brittany Tegeler struck first for UConn in the 4th minute, Talonen equalized in the 18th when she collected the rebound of a shot Husky keeper Stephanie Labbe was unable to control. Annie Yi put UConn back ahead in the 58th minute, and Talonen equalized a second time with less than 10 minutes left in the game when Talonen redirected Kartrin Schmidt's shot.

"I think at different moments during the season we had defining moments," said Krikorian, "and I think we had a couple of them tonight. We got down by a goal, we fought back to equalize, got down by a goal the second time, fought back to equalize, and of course had the finish at the end to assist us moving forward to another final four."

Game Summary:
Nov. 30 in Tallahassee, Fla.
Florida State 3 Connecticut 2 (OT).Goals: Talonen (Yamaguchi) 18, Talonen (Schmidt) 82, Talonen (Schmidt) 104; Tegeler (Schnur) 4, Yi 58.
Florida State --McNulty, Sutton, Schmidt, Gianeskis, Edwards, Kazbour, DaCosta, van de Ven, Peltzer, Yamaguchi, Talonen. Subs: Stalzer, Switzer, Lim.
Connecticut --Labbe, Diakun, Ebert, Riviere, Macisaac, Schnur, Taylor, Richards, Gundling, Eng, Tegeler. Subs: Fugowski, Yi, Gray, Cunningham, O'Brien, Zedros.
Referee:Mike Balson.
Att.: 1,703.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Jordan Morris carries Stanford to first men's title    
In what could be his farewell game, Jordan Morris showed why he is the first collegian ...
Finalists named for MAC Hermann Trophy awards    
The finalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy awards are Georgetown forward Brandon Allen, Creighton forward Fabian ...
NSCAA names NCAA Division I Men's All-America Teams    
NCAA Division I runner-up Clemson led all teams with four players on the NCAA Division I ...
Six collegians in Canada team at Natal tournament    
West Virginia All-Americans Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence and Rebecca Quinn, who helped Duke reach the ...
Stanford-Akron: More than Morris on show    
Stanford, led by heralded U.S. international Jordan Morris, faces Akron, winner of the 2010 NCAA title ...
Clemson-Syracuse: ACC rivals face off in rubber match    
No. 2 seed Clemson and No. 6 Syracuse square off in a battle of ACC teams ...
Pfeiffer and Grand Valley State crowned champions    
Pfeiffer claimed its first NCAA Division II men's title and also the first title in 29 ...
Scoreboard: Small College Tournaments    
Six champions will be crowned on Saturday: NCAA Division II Men (Pfeiffer-Cal Poly Pomona), NCAA Division ...
Clemson survives shootout to reach Men's College Cup    
No. 2 seed Clemson beat Maryland, 3-1, in a shootout after their game ended 1-1 to ...
Payne carries Duke past Florida State    
Junior Toni Payne was a one-woman wrecking crew, setting up Kayla McCoy with the first goal ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives