By: Marcus Joseph
The sixth seeded Florida State added more accomplishments to their 2011 season, Friday night. As the lady Noles defeated second-seeded Virginia, in the second semifinal of the league championship at WakeMed Park. The win marked the Seminoles’ first victory over the Cavaliers in school history.
The win for Florida State was its fifth straight, while the Seminoles improved to 7-6 against ranked foes in 2011 including 5-4 on the road.
“It was a good win,” said head coach Mark Krikorian. “Every win in the ACC is a good win. I think we should get 10 teams in the NCAA Tournament. I don’t look at any win as being monumental, because I think they are all very good wins. They are all very good teams. Everyone could be playing in the final here and could be playing in the final in December. This is a good win against a very good team.”
After Florida State went ahead for the first time Friday evening, the Seminole defense kept the Cavaliers at bay giving up just four shots over the final 22 minutes with zero shots on goal. Kelsey Wys played the entire 90 minutes in goal for Florida State as she made four saves to move to 12-5 on the year.
Florida State will now face fifth-seeded Wake Forest in the ACC Championship game on Sunday, November 6 in Cary, N.C. It marks the first time these two schools will square-off in the league championship game, while the Seminoles are in search of their first ACC title.