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FSU women reach soccer quarterfinals

By TIMES WIRES
Published November 20, 2006


TALLAHASSEE - Florida State recorded its 14th shutout of the season, downing Illinois 1-0 in women's soccer Sunday to move to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals for the third time in the past four seasons.

FSU (17-3-4) hosts Clemson on Friday at 7 p.m. for the right to advance to the College Cup.

"It was a heartfelt win," coach Mark Krikorian said. "It wasn't as artistic as it has been in other games, but when you get to this point in the year it's all about advancing."

Kelly Rowland scored her second goal of this postseason, the fourth of her postseason career, 20 minutes in. Rowland moved into second for school career postseason points and second in postseason goals.

The Seminoles allowed six shots, one on goal.

Illinois' best chance occurred on a free kick in the 49th minute. A free kick was played into the box and to the near post, but Kirsten van de Ven was standing on the line to keep the potential equalizer out of the net.

The win extended the Seminoles' home unbeaten streak to a school-record 19 games.

VOLLEYBALL: Marcie Hampton recorded 13 kills and eight digs to lead host Florida to a sweep of Kentucky 30-25, 30-23, 32-30. Florida (26-2, 19-1 SEC) concluded the inaugural double-round robin SEC schedule with a 19-1 record to win the program's 16th consecutive regular-season title, tied for the longest streak by any team in any sport in SEC history. The victory brought coach Mary Wise within one win of 600 career victories. She is 599-116, including a record of 518-53 in her 16 seasons at UF.