No. 7/10 Florida State Hands No. 11/12 MU its First Loss of 2011
Sept. 2, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The No. 11/12 Marquette University women's soccer team suffered its first loss of the 2011 season, 3-1, at No. 7/10 Florida State Friday evening at FSU Soccer Complex. Britney Scottscored MU's lone goal in the 49h minute.
The loss puts Marquette at 4-1-0 overall, while FSU improves to 4-1-0.
"These games come down to inches and missed opportunities," said head coach Markus Roeders. "It was a good game for us with a disappointing result. We had more chances but they scored on their six shots. The first one seemed to precede a handball that wasn't called and the ensuing rebound was finished. I thought the team responded very well in the second half and Lindsey did a fantastic job of keeping the ball alive with Brit Scott finishing the shot to the far post. Their second goal was unfortunate and just a mishandled ball in the back that they capitalized on. Sloan had one bounce out from under the bar or it would have been tied, and at the end we pushed everything forward so the last goal was more cosmetic for the score line than anything else. It was a great effort but we set the bar so high that our team is disappointed with the result. We will rebound on Sunday and have another excellent performance. We got better tonight but have nothing to show for the game."
Tori Huster put Florida State on the board with her goal in the eighth minute. Marquette responded with four shots before the end of the first half.
Scott scored the equalizer just over three minutes into the second half at the 48:49 mark. Lindsey Page controlled the ball and dished off to Scott who finished her shot to the far post from 20 yards out.
The Seminoles answered with their go-ahead goal, an unassisted strike by Jessica Price in the 65th minute. Janice Cayman scored FSU's third and final goal at the 89:45 mark.
Sloan and Miller each had a shot to tie the game, but Sloan's attempt was unlucky as it the crossbar and bounced in front of the goal line and Miller's shot was saved by Kelsey Wys.
The Golden Eagles return home to host North Dakota Sunday, Sept. 4 at Valley Fields at 1 p.m.