BYU too much for Florida State

Mar 18, 2006
Colleen O'Connell

It was a game wanted by both teams, but it was the Brigham Young University Cougars that captured the win with a score of 11-8, avenging an 11-10 loss they suffered in last year’s USL-MDIA semifinals against Florida State.
Florida State domintated the first quarter on both offense and defense. On the offensive side, the ‘Noles outshot the Cougars 13-6 and outscored Brigham Young 1-0 when junior Rob Herzog scored off a pass from sophomore Jamie Chapin. A solid veteran defense led by senior goalie Jeff Goren and defenders Blake Anderson, Nate McFadden and Seth Woods set the tone on the Seminole side of the field. Even with Florida State being assessed four penalties in thelast 2:55 of the first quarter, 55 seconds of those penalties resulting in the ‘Noles being two-men down, the Cougar offense couldn’t get past the tough man-down defense.
The Seminoles looked to carry their offensive momentum into the second quarter, with junior Todd Matherly scoring on Florida State’s first shot with 10:56 remaining. But the Cougar offense rallied, going on a 5-0 scoring streak. However, after the Cougars lost possession of the ball, McFadden marched the ball from his mainstay in the defensive half of the field down to Cougar goal, where he registered his first goal and shot of the season and his fifth goal of his collegiate career.
“I just got real excited,” said McFadden. “I knew we were in slump. I thought it would get offense moving and I figured it would get momentum going again.”
Unfortunately for the ‘Noles, the Cougar offense took control of the third quarter, outscoring Florida State 5-2. However, if there was any bright spot to Florida State’s game, it had to be the face-offs. Sophomore Lance Dunning dominated the face-off circle, going 17-for-18 and assisting the Seminoles to an overall 18-for-22 and a team season-high 81.82 face-off percentage.
“I was trying to work with the wing guys and seeing what we could do because they started blocking us,” said Dunning. “We had to work together and see how they were lining up and work it out. I thought the wings did a really good job and they made what I had to do very easy.”
Florida State heads up to North Carolina for two games. The first game will be a rematch from last year’s SELC finals, pitting the ‘Noles against the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, March 25 at 3:45 p.m. at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, following the game between the University of North Carolina and the University of Maryland. The second game in North Carolina will be against the North Carolina State University Wolfpack at 1:00 p.m. in Raleigh, N.C.
 
Game Summary: Brigham Young-  0    5     5     1- 11 Florida State-      1    2     2     3- 8
Goals: Florida State- Jarry-2, Chapin-1, Herzog-1, Light-1, Matherly-1, McFadden-1, Noonan-1 Brigham Young- Austin-3, Kay-3, Shumway-2, Cole-1, Theurer-1, Warner-1
Assists: Florida State- Light-3, Chapin-1, Herzog-1, Wilson-1 Brigham Young - Kay-2, Shumway-2, Cole-1, Shumway-1, Theruer-1
Shots: Brigham Young- 6    12    10    2- 30 Florida State-     13    6     6   19- 44
Groundballs: Brigham Young- 8    10     11     7- 36 Florida State-     6    10      8    13- 37
Face-offs: Florida State: 18-22 (team)             L. Dunning- 17-18             Lundgren- 1-2 Lombard- 0-2 Brigham Young: 4-22 (team)             Monteath- 3-12             Bivans- 1-9             Austin- 0-1


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