Second Half Goals Lift Top-Ranked Florida State Over Women's Soccer

Sept. 3, 2006

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Tempe, Ariz. - Top-ranked Florida State scored twice in the second half to pull away from Loyola and defeat the Greyhounds, 3-1, at the Arizona State Soccer Tournament. Loyola, which out-shot FSU, comes home winless after three very competitive games in Tempe.

In Sunday's match with Florida State, the `Hounds fell behind in the 31st minute when Selin Kuralay scored from six yards out. The Greyhounds, however, came right back in the 38th minute with an unassisted goal from Carolyn Kennington, who dribbled down the left-side and fired a shot from eight yards away.

The score would remain 1-1 at the half and until the 56th when FSU's Kelly Rowland flicked a header past goalkeeper Brittany Henderson. The Greyhounds continued to attack and kept pressure on FSU goalkeeper Ali Mims, who had five saves in the match.

Loyola registered 16 shots to Florida State's 13. Kennington and Courtney Arikian each registered two shots-on-goal for the Greyhounds while Ty Glenn and Heather Cooke had good looks as well. Florida State added an insurance goal late in the match for the 3-1 final.

The result improves FSU to 3-0 this season and drops Loyola to 0-3. The Greyhounds return to the East Coast and head to Georgetown for a match with the Hoyas on Friday, September 8.