Oct. 6, 2005
Tallahassee, Fla. - The University of Maryland women's soccer team lost a 3-1 decision to No. 14 Florida State Thursday evening at the Seminole Soccer Complex.
For the second straight game, the Terps (3-7-2, 1-2-1 ACC) gave its opponent its first goal on an own goal. This time, Florida State (10-2-0, 3-2-0 ACC) took the early lead in the third minute when a Maryland player deflected the ball into the Terrapin net.
Less than two minutes later the Terrapins answered back to knot the score at 1-1. Senior co-captain Kimmy Francis dribbled through the Seminole defense to the top of the 18-yard box, where she launched a shot past FSU goalkeeper Ali Mims into the back post.
The game remained tied through the remainder of the first half, but Florida State changed that quickly after the halftime break. In the 48th minute, Sel Kuralay, the Seminole's leading scorer, tallied her 11th goal of the season on a close shot from the left wing to give FSU a 2-1 lead.
Florida State added an insurance goal in the 61st minute on Katrina Schmidt's first goal of the season.
The Seminoles outshot the Terrapins 22-10 on the evening. Terrapin goalkeeper Nikki Resnick, who averaged 11 saves per game in Maryland's first three ACC games this season, stopped just five FSU shots.
Maryland finishes up its two-game Florida swing on Sunday in Coral Gables, Fla., with a 1 p.m. game with Miami at Cobb Field.
With her goal in the fourth minute tonight Kimmy Francis moved into a tie for sixth place with Robin McCullough on the school's career goal scoring list with 21 goals.
Francis also moved into sole possession of the fourth slot on Maryland's all-time points scored chart with 64. She needs just two points to tie McCullough for third.