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Florida State vs. Notre Dame Women’s Soccer Preview

Jason Merry, Correspondent (@JasonMerryFS on Twitter)

TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net) –On Thursday at 5:30 p.m., the Florida State Seminoles women’s soccer team will take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Notre Dame, Indiana.

The Seminoles are coming off their second loss of the season against the Boston College Eagles by a score of 2-1.  The Seminoles are sitting at 8-2-1 on the season and are ranked sixth in the country by the NCAA Women’s Soccer RPI. The Fighting Irish come into this matchup with a record of 5-5, most recently scoring a win over the Wake Forest Deacons 1-0.

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FSU Women’s Soccer Team prepares for the season at Day 2 of preseason training.

Despite losing their last game, the Seminoles had a good shooting performance, having 12 total shots with seven of them on target.  A great game for the goalkeeper and a mid-game penalty shot made by Boston College ultimately helped put the Eagles over the top, despite having fewer shots on goal.

The Seminoles come into this game led by junior Deyna Castellanos, who is tied for most goals scored on the team, with four, and is the leading shot taker.  The Fighting Irish have a much more even scoring approach having five different players tied at two goals each leading their team.

Both teams could use a conference win to boost their records in the ACC.  Despite having the better overall record the Seminoles are 1-2 in the conference and the Fighting Irish have a conference record of 1-1.

Champs Sports Bowl: (8-4)Florida State vs. (8-4)Notre Dame – Dec. 29th

Florida Citrus Sports announced Sunday night that FSU will face Notre Dame in the December 29th game at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. This is Florida State’s 30th consecutive trip to a bowl game, which is the second longest streak in NCAA history for a team.

The first match-up between these two teams in the Florida Citrus Bowl goes back to 1994, FSU won 23-16. Florida State has now played Notre Dame six times, wining four games.

“It’s a pleasure to go to the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando and face an opponent with great tradition like Notre Dame,” FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said, according to seminoles.com. “They’re very well-respected and I think we’ll be in for a great matchup. Orlando is a great city. Our kids are very excited about coming down there. From being at the bowl in the past, the hospitality, the way we’re treated and the first-class organization in which they are, it’s a great honor to play in this game.”