No. 8 FSU downs Virginia Tech
Seminole junior nets all three goals
October 2, 2005 BLACKSBURG, Va. - Florida State junior Viola Odebrecht scored three second-half goals within a 17 minute span as No. 8 Florida State defeated Virginia Tech, 3-0, Sunday afternoon at the Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium. The Hokies perhaps deserved a better fate as the team held the early shot advantage, but hit three posts and two crossbars in the first half. Tech took the first five shots of the match. "I think we are one of the unluckiest teams in the league right now," head coach Kelly Cagle said. "I was encouraged by our early chances. That being said, when you don't finish your chances, good teams make you pay, and Florida State made us pay." Tech played the Seminoles even through the first 50 minutes. It wasn't until Odebrecht broke the scoreless tie in the 51st minute, that Florida State pulled away. Odebrecht's header off a Kelly Rowland throw-in found the net and gave FSU a 1-0 lead. Odebrecht completed the hat trick with goals in the 58th minute and the 68th minute. "Aside from us not finishing, we didn't do a good job of containing one of their best weapons," Cagle said. "When you scout another team, you highlight their strengths. And (Odebrecht) was definitely one of their big-time players." Following the three-goal flurry by Florida State, Tech's defense clamped down and out-shot the Seminoles 6-5 in the final 23 minutes of the contest. Sophomore Ashley Stinson (Acworth, Ga.) and senior Shannon Poach (Chesapeake, Va.) led the charge with four shots a piece. With her four shots, Stinson moved into tenth-place all-time at Virginia Tech in career shots in just her second year with the Hokies. Junior goalkeeper Mallory Soldner (Lanesville, Ind.) made 10 saves in a losing effort for the Hokies. "Florida State did what we're doing now, four years ago," Cagle said, referring to building a soccer tradition. "We aren't hiding that we are a developing program. In doing that, you are going to have some ups and downs, with this weekend being a good example of both. "We will keep building and competing in the best soccer conference in the country." Virginia Tech (5-6-1, 1-3 in the ACC) will look to keep building when the team travels to Clemson, Thursday evening at 7 p.m., for another conference battle.