The University of Colorado women's soccer team put together an impressive run to the Sweet 16.

On Saturday that run came to an abrupt end.

Third-ranked Florida State scored three goals in the first 15 minutes en route to a 4-0 victory in Tallahassee, Fla. The Seminoles, a No. 1 seed in the tournament, took 24 shots while holding the Buffs to a season-low four.

Colorado finished the season with a 14-7-2 record -- marking just the fifth time in program history the Buffs won at least 14 games in a single season. It's been a rapid improvement under second-year coach Danny Sanchez as the Buffs won eight games last season and just four in 2011 before he arrived.

"This whole season has been a dream for me," senior Anne Stuller, a Fairview grad, said. "We knew we were coming in today with a big challenge ahead of us and Florida State showed us what a good team they were but I'm not going to hang my head. I have so much to be proud of and how proud I am of my team."

Stuller, who set season records at CU this year with 93 shots and 53 shots on goal, led the Buffs against the Seminoles with two shots and their lone on goal.

Senior co-captain Annie Brunner grabbed three saves in goal for the Buffs.

Dagny Brynjarsdottir scored two goals for the Seminoles, while Kristin Grubka and Michaela Hahn tallied the others for FSU.


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"I think that Florida State is very good, I'm just going to state the obvious," Danny Sanchez said. "We have played a lot of good teams this year but just the way that they came out and the way they possessed and created chances; getting that early goal, I think that we needed to get through that first stretch of the game and that didn't happen. Then after that we were just chasing the game. I am proud of the team and how they continued to battle. I mean we gave up three goals in the first 14 minutes and it could have gotten ugly."

With the victory, Florida State keeps alive the nation's longest active streak of trips to the NCAA quarterfinals, reaching the fourth round for the ninth consecutive year. FSU improved to 21-1-3, with its only loss coming to No. 1 Virginia and extended its home unbeaten streak to 34 games (31 games in NCAA play). FSU will play the winner of Sunday's Boston College-Illinois game in the Elite Eight.