Nov. 5, 1997
ACC Soccer Tournament Approaches
Florida State (8-11, 0-7 in the ACC) travels to Winston-Salem, NC to take on the ACC in the 1997 ACC Women's Soccer Championships at Spry Stadium (3,000) on the campus Wake Forest University. Since fielding it's program for the 1995 season, FSU is 0-2 in ACC tournament action, both matches against North Carolina. Both times ranked No. 1 in the country, UNC defeated FSU 9-0 in 1995 and 7-1 in '96.
ALL-TIME ACC TOURNAMENT STATISTICS Scoring by periods Goals Ast Pts Shots CK Saves Fouls 1995 FSU 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 5 UNC 6 3 9 7 25 24 16 7 4 1996 FSU 0 1 1 0 2 2 1 3 19 UNC 5 2 7 3 17 22 10 0 25 TOTALS FSU 0 1 1 0 2 5 3 5 24 UNC 11 5 16 10 42 46 26 7 29
OSORIO FINISHES AT THE TOP Junior forward ALEX OSORIO finished the 1997 regular season on top of the Seminole statistics with an overall 12 points. The three-year veteran of the program led the team in assists with six, a single-season record, and had three goals off of 23 shots. She scored the game-winning goal against Elon College, while starting 12 of 16 total matches played. Osorio is the program's all-time leader in shots on goal (85), assists (12) and points scored (36). Her 12 overall goals scored is second to Kelley Poole's 14 from the 1996 season.
BRINGING IN FORD WAS A GOOD MOVE Junior forward JILL FORD has made her way up the leader board to finish right behind Osorio with 11 overall points. Ford, who transferred from George Mason, finished tied for the team lead with five goals and had one assist. Her 31 shots on goal led the team this season while appearing in all 19 matches, starting 17. She scored the game-winning goal at South Florida with just 28 seconds left in regulation play. She also scored the Seminoles only goals against #6 Virginia and NC State. Earlier in the season she set a single-game record when she tallied 10 shots on goal by her lonesome in a 3-0 shutout of Stetson.
WALKUP PLAYS UP TO POTENTIAL Junior forward/defender JANNA WALKUP, after suffering nagging injuries throughout the previous two seasons, has re-emerged as one of the Seminoles key players. Her 11 points was good enough to finish tied for second on the team. She scored five goals and had one assist. She led the team with three game-winning goals against Wofford, South Alabama and Alabama-Birmingham. Walkup has also appeared in every match this season, while starting 18 of them. Her 10 goals scored all-time is good for third place and the 21 career points place fifth.
SAYING GOODBYE TO THE SENIORS Katie Lunn, Nicole Sedgwick, Justina Torres and Taryn Cervi make up this year's class of seniors. Ironically, they are just the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh seniors to ever play for the Seminoles. Seniors from '96 were Jennifer Yocca and Kelley Poole. The lone senior from the '95 inaugural season was Kelly McGrath.