Sept. 10, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Eighth-ranked Florida State (4-2-0) scored a game tying goal from senior Janice Cayman with just a minute and three seconds left in regulation, but sixth-ranked Florida (6-0-0) responded just fifteen seconds into overtime to end the Seminoles rally. Florida's golden goal came from sophomore McKenzie Barney, as the Seminoles lost their second over-time loss of the season. Florida's goal shocked a raucous crowd of more than 2,000 fans, one of the largest crowds to ever witness a Florida State/Florida match in Tallahassee.
"Obviously, our kids fought hard, very hard, to come back and equalize," said Head Coach Mark Krikorian. "It seemed as though we had a very positive shift in the momentum going into the overtime, scoring so late, but obviously we weren't mentally prepared enough on the kickoff."
"You know we talked about it before the start, but you know, let them have a free serve, let them have a free run in the box and a free touch and the game ends. So, our mentality has to get better in these situations in order for us to find the result we want, but you know, I thought our fight was very good. I thought we played some very good soccer through different moments of the game, but overall we have to get better," said Krikorian.
Janice Cayman's goal was her fourth of the season, which currently leads the Seminoles. She is now tied with junior Tori Huster for the team lead with nine points. The two goals allowed were just the fourth and fifth goals scored on freshman keeper Kelsey Wys, who has already had four shutouts in her early career.
Sophomore Ines Jurena was credited with the assist, which she took a deep cross that Cayman put into the Gators net. "I wanted to put the ball into the box and Toni was pretty far, I know she can kick from this far, but I was wide of them so I escorted the ball and no one came at me so I just sent the ball in," said Jurena. "Luckily in ended as a goal."
With the loss, Florida State's home record against the Gators is now 3-5 as the all-time record falls to 7-11 all-time. The game ends as the second overtime loss of the season, both to South Eastern Conference schools as the Noles record against the SEC dips to 22-17-1 all-time.
Florida State lost the first five games of the series to Florida dating back to 1995, but the series has seen a positive shift since 2000 as Florida State has gone 7-6 against their rival, and the two teams have tied in scoring 18-18 in those eleven matches.
"We just need to focus on Sunday. Even though we're disappointed we just need to keep looking forward and just forget about this," said Janice Cayman. The Seminoles now look to rebound quickly against Central Florida, who defeated the Seminoles 1-0 last year in Orlando. The game will be played this Sunday at the Seminole Soccer Complex with kickoff being at 1:00pm.