Women's Soccer Falls to No. 12 Florida State, 3-0


Sept. 7, 2005

Box Score

ORLANDO, Fla. - Florida State's Sel Kuralay scored two goals as the Seminoles defeated UCF, 3-0, in women's soccer action Wednesday evening. The Golden Knights fell to 2-3 on the season, while Florida State improved to 5-0.

"Florida State is a good team," UCF head coach Amanda Cromwell said. "Our team is still trying to find itself. We aren't playing as a unit, we are playing as individuals."

Kuralay recorded her first goal at the 7:08 mark. Kirsten van de Ven headed the ball to Kuralay who sent it into the net.

The teams went into halftime with the Seminoles up, 1-0. Florida State out-shot UCF, 10-2, in the first half, while holding a slight edge in corner kicks (4-3). UCF's Jennifer Manis (Pensacola, Fla./Washington HS) and Florida State's Ali Mims each had four saves in the first 45 minutes of action.

In the second half of the match, Florida State's India Trotter scored the goal No. 2 for the Seminoles. Mami Yamaguchi passed the ball to Kuralay who then fed it to Trotter for the score in the 50th minute.

Less than four minutes later, Kuralay recorded her second goal of the evening when Trotter sent a pass her way.

At the end of the game, Florida State had 18 shots to UCF's seven, while both teams had six corner kicks and four saves.

Hanna Wilde and Roberta Pelarigo had two shots for the Golden Knights, while Jessica Hallgren, Kristin Bilby and Michelle DeCespedes each added one shot. Kuralay paced the Seminoles with eight shots, while van de Ven was second on the team with five.

UCF returns to the field Friday, Sept. 9 when the team hosts the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at 7 p.m.