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Florida State vs. Jacksonville Game Preview
Courtesy: Seminoles.com
Release: 08/20/2009
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Aug. 20, 2009

  Florida State (0-0) (0-0 ACC)
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  Jacksonville (0-0) (0-0 A-Sun)
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Match Info:    August 21st, 2009: 7:00 PM ET | Tallahassee, FL
Facility:    Seminole Soccer Complex | Driving Directions
Tickets:    Free Admission
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Match 1 Notes vs. Jacksonville in PDF Format

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State opens the 2009 campaign on Friday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m. inside the Seminole Soccer Complex against Jacksonville. The Seminoles, ranked No. 6 in the preseason polls, are 12-1-0 all-time against the Dolphins and have won 10 straight in the series.

Florida State returns six starters and 14 letterwinners from last year's squad that advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament for the fourth consecutive year and for the fifth time in the last six seasons.

The Seminoles head into the season opener with an all-time record of 8-5-1 on opening day, including a mark of 6-1-1 when opening the year on their home turf. FSU is 3-1-0 on opening day against head coach Mark Krikorian.

WHO'S BACK AND WHO'S NOT IN 2009
BACK...
Florida State returns six starters and 14 letterwinners from last year's squad that advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament for the fourth consecutive year and for the fifth time in the last six seasons.

Florida State returns 67.5% (131 of the 194 points) of its total scoring from last year including eight of 10 Seminoles that registered double-digit points. Sophomore forward Tiffany McCarty, the 2008 ACC Freshman of the Year, is the top returning scorer for the Garnet and Gold with 28 points on 11 goals and six assists. She led the team with 73 shots and tied for second with a pair of game-winning goals a year ago.

Senior Lauren Switzer is coming off a junior campaign in which she led the team in assists with nine. Three times last seaon Switzer recorded two assists in a game. She finished the year third on the team in points with 19.

The Seminoles open the 2009 season with just two seniors on the roster including Becky Edwards and Lauren Switzer. It marks the smallest senior class since 2003 which featured Amber Tollefson and Kristin Boyce. Sixteen of the 22 players on this year's roster are listed as either freshmen or sophomores.

GONE...
Sanna Talonen, who led the team in points (36), goals (16) and game-winning goals (6) in 2008, posted 78 points on 34 goals and 10 assists in just two seasons. She sits second all-time at Florida State in goals and third in points.

Sarah Wagenfuhr, who had a career year as a senior, finished with 16 points on four goals and eight assists. Thirteen of her 16 points came against ACC opponents including a school-record five assists.

Three of the four members of the backline that set the school record for lowest goals against average (0.63) and fewest goals allowed (15), while tying the school record for shutouts with 14.

For Complete Notes please see the above PDF

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