Women's Soccer 2013 NCAA Tournament #1 Florida State / Colorado Region 2nd and 3rd Round Game Breakdowns

#1 Florida State / Colorado Region 2nd and 3rd Round Game Breakdowns


#1 Florida State vs. Mississippi

Behind two goals from Carson Pickett and a four-point performance from Megan Campbell, top-seeded Florida State rolled to a 5-0 victory over South Alabama in the first round Friday night. The Seminoles scored three first half goals, all in the first 21 minutes, to advance out of the first round of the tournament for the ninth consecutive season. With the win, Florida State pushed the nation's longest current home unbeaten streak to 32 games (31-0-1), while improving its NCAA Tournament record to 39-12-2 all-time. FSU also remained unbeaten all-time in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament pushing its record to 13-0-1. Ole Miss made history for the program Friday night when they defeated Jackson State by a score of 9-0 to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. It marked the first time for the Rebels to host an NCAA Tournament game, and the Rebels did so in style with nine goals from seven different players to pick up the win. The victory gave the Rebels the most wins ever in a season at 16 on the year and marked only the second time Ole Miss had won an NCAA Tournament game in five trips to the annual event.


Colorado vs. BYU

The University of Colorado soccer team finally tasted victory over Denver when it was most important – in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship. With less than seven minutes remaining in regulation, senior standout Anne Stuller netted the game-winner to give the Buffs’ the 1-0 victory. In Stuller and her fellow seniors’ time at CU, the Buffs had never gotten a win over their in-state rival Denver. The Buffs are now a perfect 2-0 against the Pioneers in NCAA play.  CU advances to the Round of 32 for the first time since 2007, when the Buffs fell to Portland in the second round. The win was the Buffs’ first over a ranked opponent since 2010. BYU moved into the second round of the NCAA tournament by routing in-state rival Weber State 4-0 Friday night. Senior Colette Jepson Smith scored her fifth goal and Erica Owens recorded her 10th shutout of the season in possibly their last game at South Field. Jaiden Thornock and Ella Johnson also had goals for the Cougars.


Ole Miss has never beaten their Friday opponent, having a 0-3-1 record against the Seminoles. If the Rebels were to win, it would be their first meeting with BYU and their fourth with Colorado, which defeated them 3-2 in overtime in 2008. Other than Ole Miss, which Florida State last beat 2-1 in 2003, the Seminoles have faced neither of their potential second round opponents. Colorado has some history with its first opponent of the weekend. The Buffs are 0-3-1 against the Cougars, including a 2-0 NCAA Tournament loss in 2003.


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