TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net) – The Florida State University Seminoles headed into the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship Tournament’s first round on Friday. The Seminoles started the tournament 12-6-1 as a number 4 seed.
The Seminoles ended up advancing in the NCAA Championship Tournament by defeating Ole Miss 5-0 at home. This allows the Seminoles to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament where they will take on the University of Arizona WildCats on Nov. 10 at a neutral site.
Deyna Castellanos scored two goals in Friday’s contest, including a quick goal scored within the first four minutes. These two goals increase her goal total for 2017 to 17, which is the most goals by a Seminole since 2012 when Tiffany McCarthy did the same.
The 5-0 shutout was also goalkeeper Cassie Miller’s 47th in her FSU career.
Arizona defeated Texas Christian University in the first round by a score of 2-1 also on Friday.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – The Florida State Seminoles soccer team has two big conference games coming up this week. Thursday against NC State (4-8-0, 0-3-0 ACC) at 7 p.m., and No.1 North Carolina (11-0-1, 4-0-0 ACC) on Sunday at 12 p.m., which will be aired live on Fox Sports.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 3 Florida State (1-0-0) wraps up its season opening three-game road swing at No. 9 UCF (2-0-0) on Friday, August 24 at 7:00 p.m.
The two schools reunite after a one-year hiatus in 2011 that saw FSU advance to the College Cup and UCF make a run to the Elite Eight for the second time in school history.
Friday’s match marks the 12th all-time meeting between the Seminoles and the Knights with FSU leading the overall series 8-3-1, but the Seminoles are just 3-2-1 in Orlando. Florida State has won four of the last six meetings against UCF outscoring the Knights 16-5, while UCF is 1-0-1 against FSU in the last two meetings played on the Knights’ home turf.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – The Mark Krikorian Soccer Academy is offering two unique camp opportunities for the summer.
The Summer Day Academy (June 4-7; 9AM-12PM) offers boys and girls aged 5-18 an opportunity to develop fundamental soccer skills in an environment that promotes soccer confidence, enjoyment, and good sportsmanship. One of the highlights of the camp is the famed “World Cup”, where players are placed into teams representing different countries for a round robin tournament on the last day of camp. Groups are formed based on age and ability to ensure a fantastic experience for every camper. The FSU coaching staff runs the Summer Day Academy on a rotational basis so that each group has access to all the coaches.
The Florida State soccer team clinched the sixth-seed in the ACC Tournament with a 5-5-0 record and 15 points this season. The Seminoles will face third-seeded North Carolina in the quarterfinals tomorrow after at 1:00 p.m.
The Tar Heels closed their regular season with 19 points and a league record of 6-3-1. UNC defeated FSU at home 2-0 in the regular season.
Sunday’s quarterfinal match-up will be the 11th meeting between Florida State and North Carolina in the ACC Tournament, according to seminoles.com.
“When you go and play at Carolina, it is always going to be a tough game,” head coach Mark Krikorian told reporters. “We played them earlier this year at our place and I don’t think we had our best performance on that day. They took advantage of it and capitalized on a couple mistakes that we made. We know that they are going to be a good team. They have certainly won their share of games over the course of time and it will be a tough first round test for us.”
Tenth-ranked Florida State gets close, but know cigar for the top ranked soccer team. The Noles kept the score close all night Saturday against No. 8 Virginia, but it wasn’t enough.
“Virginia is a good team,” said head coach Mark krikorian. “They played good soccer. It was a good game, good fight, but unfortunately for us we did not do everything we needed to do to win the game.”
Tiffany McCarty, Brynjarsdottir and Huster all scored for the Seminoles on Saturday night in front a packed crowd of 1,590 inside Klockner Stadium, according to seminole.com.
McCarty’s goal was the 40th of her career bringing her into a tie with Cindy Schofield as the all-time leader in goals at Florida State. Brynjarsdottir tied a career-high against the Cavaliers with three points on a goal and an assist.
Tenth-ranked Florida State will travel this week to face the No.8 Virginia in a ACC match-up.
The Lady Noles will travel this week in search of another ACC win. The Noles has never been able to rally against the Cavaliers.
Virginia leads the series 10-0-4 including a mark of 7-0-1 in Charlottesville.
Three of the last five meetings have resulted in a tie, according to seminoles.com. FSU came away with a 1-1 tie in Charlottesville back in 2007 snapping UVA’s six-game win streak over the Noles inside Klockner Stadium.
Florida State is coming off a 1-1 home stand last week in which the Seminoles dropped a 2-0 result to No. 10 North Carolina but bounced back to beat NC State by the same score.
According to seminoles.com, McCarty enters this weekend’s game against Virginia needing one goal to tie the school record for career goals – a record set by Cindy Schofield, who scored 40 goals from 1999-2002.
Florida State’s Tiffany McCarty was named to TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Team of the Week for the second time this year after recording her first career hat trick in the Seminoles’ 6-2 victory over Clemson last week, according to seminole.com.
It marked the first hat trick by a Seminole in over two years when Becky Edwards netted three against Jacksonville in the 2009 season opener. The win was also the first in the ACC for the Seminoles this year.
With three goals on the night, McCarty moved within two of the Seminole all-time record held by Cindy Schofield, who scored 40 from 1999 to 2002.
The Laurel, Md., native was credited with the game-winner as she scored once in the first half and then added two more in the second half. All four shots taken by McCarty in the game were on goal with three finding the back of the net.