Nov. 2, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, FLA – The Virginia women’s soccer team closed out the 2002 regular season with a 2-1 upset of No. 15 Florida State Saturday night at the Seminole Soccer Complex. For the Cavaliers, it was their fourth consecutive conference win as they finish the conference season in a second place tie with Clemson at 4-3 in the league.
The Cavaliers jumped out to an early lead as senior Darci Borski (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored her team leading 10th goal of the season. The goal, in the 6th minute, was assisted by Julie Napolitano (Ellicott City, Md.) and Lindsay Gusick (Livonia, Mich.). The Cavaliers struck again to make in 2-0 in the 29th minute as first year Kelly Hammond (Bowie, Md.) scored on a rebound for her second goal of the season. Virginia would take that 2-0 advantage into halftime.
The Seminoles would quickly rally after halftime and cut the Virginia advantage to 2-1 in the 53rd minute as Cindy Schofield scored off a corner kick taken by Meredith Jones. However, that was as close as the Seminoles would get as the Virginia defense tightened and secured the win.
“Tonight was a good win for us to keep our momentum going,” stated Virginia head coach Steve Swanson. “We were playing on the road agasinst a ranked team on their senior night. They were looking for their first ever win against us and we came out and scored early and got the win. To start out 0-3 in the ACC and then win our last four is a great testiment to this team.”
Overall, Virginia and Florida each had ten shots in the contest. Anne Abernethy (Atlanta, Ga.) made five saves in net for the Cavaliers while Kerry York made two for Florida State.
Virginia remains in Tallahassee this week as Florida State hosts the ACC Tournament. The Cavaliers will be the tournament’s No. 3 seed as play begins on Thursday.
|Virginia (11-5-2, 4-3)||2||0||2|
|No. 15 Florida State (11-5-3, 3-3-1)||0||1||1|
1. UVa. Borski (Napolitano, Gusick) 5:512. UVa. Hammond 28:413. FSU. Schofield (Jones) 52:07
Shots: UVa 10, FSU 10Corners: UVa 5, FSU 6Saves: UVa 5, FSU 2Fouls: UVa 17, FSU 15