Credit: Florida State Sports Information
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 3 Florida State (7-0-2, 2-0-1 ACC) will look to build off its momentum followingWednesday night’s 1-0 victory over No. 5 North Carolina when the Seminoles host NC State (6-3-0, 1-2-0 ACC)Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. inside the Seminole Soccer Complex.
FSU will honor former Seminole great and recent FSU Hall of Fame inductee Cindy Schofield before the start of Sunday’s match. Schofield, who played at Florida State from 1999 to 2002, finished her Seminole career with 102 points on 40 goals and 22 assists with 207 shots and 11 game-winning goals. She became the first Seminole soccer player inducted into the FSU Hall of Fame.
Sunday’s match is also a student loyalty game as FSU students, who present their student ID at the gate, will receive points for attending the match.
When looking at the series against NC State, FSU has won 12 in a row and is unbeaten in its last 14 games (12-0-2). The Seminoles have outscored the Wolfpack 35-9 during their 12-game win streak with NC State’s last win over the Seminoles coming in 1998, a 2-1 victory in Raleigh.
The Seminoles have not lost to the Wolfpack in Tallahassee in eight previous matches as FSU puts its eight-game home unbeaten streak (7-0-1) in the series on the line this Sunday. The Garnet & Gold has won six in a row at home in the series. Florida State has outscored NC State 20-7 in matches played in Tallahassee posting three shutouts including back-to-back 2-0 wins in 2009 and 2011.
The Seminoles have never faced the Wolfpack more than once in the 18 previous seasons of Seminole soccer.
FSU has scored two or more goals 13 times in the series, while limiting the Wolfpack to a goal or less 11 times. Last year, the Seminoles scored in each half thanks to goals by Dagny Brynjarsdottir (GWG) and Tiffany McCarty, while Kelsey Wys and Taylor Vancil combined for the 90-minute shutout – its second straight over the Wolfpack.
A win or tie over the Wolfpack on Sunday would establish a new home-unbeaten streak which
currently sits at 24 games (23-0-1). The Seminoles tied the record, which was originally established over three seasons (2005-07) at 22-0-2, following Wednesday night’s victory over the Tar Heels.
Sunday’s match will air live over the internet on ESPN3 and can be seen through the WatchESPN app.
Live stats will be available via gametracker. As always, Seminole fans can follow the Noles on twitter @FSU_Soccer and remember to like the Seminoles on Facebook (www.facebook.com/FSUSoccer) and on Instagram (NoleSoccer). Admission to the Seminole Soccer Complex is free.