UM Soccer Closes Out Regular Season With FSU

Oct. 24, 2000

CORAL GABLES, Fla.–The University of Miami women’s soccer team will close out the regular season Wednesday night as they play host to in-state rival No. 17 Florida State at 7 p.m. at Cobb Stadium.

Miami (9-8-1) enters the contest on a two-game winning streak and a four-game unbeaten streak after a 2-0 weekend in which they beat cross divisional BIG EAST opponents Rutgers (2-1) and Georgetown (5-1).

After compiling a 6-0-1 record over the past month, the 17th-ranked Seminole soccer team (11-5-1) dropped its first match to the Maryland Terrapins Friday night. Maryland shutout the Seminoles for only the second time this season.

The Hurricanes are 2-0 all-time versus FSU, including a 3-0 victory over the Seminoles last season.

“This will be a great game, Florida State has done really well this season,” said head coach Jim Blankenship. “This will be a good measuring stick for us, to see how we have improved throughout the season.”

Junior Alexis MacKenzie (Plantation, Fla.) has improved her game and now leads the Hurricanes with 13 points on the season. She has scored goals in the last two games.

Freshman Nicole Safran (Harrison City, Pa.) also leads the team with 13 points, including nine assists, three of them have been game-winning assists.

Miami also had two BIG EAST Player of the Week award recipients this week, Lisa Gomez (Boca Raton, Fla.) and Vonda Matthews (Broken Arrow, Ok.)

Emma Breland leads FSU with 25 points, including 10 goals and five assists.

The Hurricanes have a total of 308 shots on the season, while FSU has 271. UM has scored 38 goals this season, compared to 35 for the Seminoles.

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