Aug. 26, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State's Becky Edwards earned a spot on Soccer America's Team of the Week following a three-goal performance in the season opener against Jacksonville back on August 21.
Edwards was one of five different Seminoles to register a goal in FSU's 7-0 win over the Dolphins to open the 2009 campaign. The seven goals set the school record for the most scored on opening day surpassing the previous mark of five set just last year against UCF.
In leading Florida State to its 10th straight victory over Jacksonville, Edwards registered her first career hat trick while marking just her second career multi-goal game. With three goals in the season opener, the Downingtown, Pa., native tied her career-high for goals in a single-season as she tallied three as a sophomore in 2007. Edwards entered her senior season with just five career goals.
The hat trick by Edwards was the first since Sanna Talonen scored three times in FSU's 3-2 victory over Connecticut in the quarterfinals of 2007 NCAA Tournament. It also marked the fifth time a Seminole tallied a hat trick against Jacksonville and first since Katrin Schmidt performed the feat in the first round of the 2006 NCAA Tournament. Edwards became just the second player in school history to score three goals on opening day.
Edwards and the Seminoles return to action this Friday, August 28 as they play host to South Alabama at 7:00 p.m. inside the Seminole Soccer Complex. The first 250 fans to arrive at the complex on Friday night will receive an FSU shaker. Friday night's game will also feature $2 hot dogs and the unveiling of the 2009 schedule posters.