Florida State Drops Women's Soccer, 4-0
Oct. 28, 2012
Tallahassee, FLA -
The Boston College women's soccer team fell to top-seeded Florida State, 4-0, on Sunday afternoon at the Seminole Soccer Complex in the quarterfinal of the ACC Tournament.
Boston College is now 10-7-3, while Florida State improved to 16-2-0. FSU will advance to the semifinal round of the tournament on Friday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. against Virginia, which defeated UNC this afternoon.
The Eagles got down quickly as Florida State scored two goals in the first five minutes of the game.
"When you're on the road, you can't get down two in the first five minutes. You're behind the eight ball with the fact that you're traveling in the ACC. It puts you in a tough hole to dig out of,'' said Boston College Head Coach Alison Foley. "We adjusted our system after the first half, trying to get some more number forward. It created more opportunities but then again another set piece gets you down three. It was a tough day."
Florida Staet opened the scoring just 1:05 into the match. The Noles earned a corner kick and Dagny Brynjarsdottir headed the ball just inside the cross bar for 1-0 lead. Four minutes later, Tiffany McCarty headed home a long ball into the top corner for a 2-0 lead.
Florida State, we beat them last week and they were coming out and wanted revenge.
"In the first five minutes we got caught sleeping and in the ACC, everyone is a great team. They came out, you fall asleep for five minutes and give up two goals,'' said senior forward Victoria DiMartino of BC early performance in the match "They're a good team. We did well and we tried to get some goals. They played great defense and you've got to give them credit."
Florida State led 2-0 at the half and had seven shots to one for BC.
In the second half it was more of the same, Florida State struck at 53:48 when Tiani Brockway gave the Seminoles a 3-0 lead. In the 70th minute, McCarty notched her second of the game on a pass from Dagny Brynjarsdotti (one goal, two assists). Boston College was outshot 14-4 in the match and FSU had seven corner kicks to just four for the Eagles.
BC was without midfielder Kristen Mewis, who suffered a late-game injury vs. Virginia last week.
"We hope we did enough during the regular season to get that opportunity to get a bid. There is a lot we can learn and there are a lot of good things we have about our program. We have to get healthy,'' said Coach Foley, "Obviously missing Kristie Mewis and her leadership and ability out in the field today, but make no excuses, Florida State had a good day. They were more prepared for it. They were more up for it and they got results."