TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The College of Charleston women’s soccer team fell, 4-0, to top-ranked Florida State at the Seminole Soccer Complex on Sunday afternoon.
The Cougars played evenly with the Seminoles in the early going and created quality scoring opportunities but FSU goalkeeper and reigning ACC player of the week Kelsey Wys was up to the challenge.
"It's not every day that a College of Charleston team gets to play the number-one team in the nation so we were honored to represent our school on the field today against Florida State,” said head coach Christian Michner. “I was very impressed with our approach from the start and we created some dangerous scoring opportunities, but were thwarted by some great goalkeeping."
"FSU has a lot of dangerous players and if you lose your focus for a second they will capitalize. That happened to us as it appeared we would be even going into the break, but a late goal off a corner kick put them ahead.
"We played a very good match and our collective effort to hunt down the ball was excellent. I’m very proud of the team today and where we are at in our preparation for SoCon play in three weeks.”
The Cougar defense did an excellent job of denying the Seminoles quality looks at goal and looked to get into halftime in a scoreless draw. FSU broke though, however, on a corner kick in the 42nd minute which Tiana Brockway sent into the box and Kristin Grubka headed home for the 1-0 lead.
Roughly 10 minutes into the second half, Tiffany McCarty scored a pair of goals separated by just over a minute. The first she scored with a boot from the top of the box and the second she was able to head home on a cross ball.
Michaela Hahn scored FSU’s final goal late in the match when she was sprung up the middle on a through ball from Nora Kervroedan and scored just as she crossed into the top of the box.
The Cougars return home to Patriots Point on Friday, September 7th to square off against the University of South Florida at 7:30 p.m. in their first match of the weekend’s College of Charleston Cup.