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The fifth-ranked Florida State (9-1-0, 2-0-0 ACC) soccer team defeated Louisville 6-0 in Talahassee last night. (4-5-0, 1-1-0 ACC) 6-0 on Thursday night at the Seminole Soccer Complex. The Cardinals
The Cards were held to a season low with one shot in the match. Florida State had 21.
Florida State held most of the possession in the first half fwhich paid off with a goal by Megan CampbellMegan Campbell in the 16thminute of play. The Cardinal defense held tight and Cardinal keeper
Paige Brown collected four saves in the first half.
Florida State held a 10-0 shot advantage in the first half. They also held a 3-1 corner kick advantage.
Could the Louisville defense keep the opportunistic FSU offense out of the goal in the final
45 minutes and find a way to break through the iron curtain the Noles were representing with their
Sadly it didn't happen for Louisville
Cheyna Williams scored two goals in the first three minutes of the second half to break the game
open for the Seminoles. The Seminoles continued to dominate possession and control the clock
throughout the second half.
Brown finished with a season-high six saves. She needed 14 more.
A first test against one of the elite ACC women's soccer teams and a tutorial on what it will
take to climb onto that top rung of the ladder. The Seminoles seemed a step quicker, were
organized in their offensive attack and had little trouble breaking up any Cardinal attempt
to move to the goal. We've said it many times this season and we'll repeat it again. This
is a very young squad Karen Ferguson Dayes coaches...with 12 freshman on the roster.
The question is...does Louisville learn and improve from this slaughter on national television
or do they sink even further down as the stakes and the opponent level increases?
The Cardinals will continue road play at Miami on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 1:00 p.m.
* * Louisville Volleyball gets the ACC slate started tonight with a 7 p.m. match against Boston College. The Eagles are 5-6 on the season. The Cards ran the table in the AAC last year (18-0) but the odds are astronomical that they can do that in the tougher ACC. Maya McClendon and Janelle Jenkins lead Louisville in kills this season. paulie