Berkely’s OT goal lifts FSU past Wisconsin

Malia Berkely scored with just minutes left in overtime as the top-ranked Florida State soccer team defeated Wisconsin 1-0 on Sunday afternoon.

Berkely’s goal was a 25-yard rocket that found the top of the left corner of the net and helped the Seminoles improve to 2-0 on a sweltering day at the Seminole Soccer Complex.

“That was a top-class strike,” FSU coach Mark Krikorian said.

The Seminoles and No. 16 Badgers played to a scoreless tie through regulation. Redshirt senior Caroline Jeffers came up big with four saves and keeping the game scoreless.

“Caroline is a steady kid. I’ve said it from the beginning,” Krikorian said. “She’s steady in goal, she’s in the right positioning, she follows her script and she does all the little things properly and makes it a little easier for the rest of her team.”

FSU was hosting the first live game broadcast on the new ACC Network.

The Seminoles will next make a trip West to play at UCLA on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. and at USC on Sunday at 5 p.m. Both games will air on the Pac-12 Network.

FSU’s next home match is Sept. 6 against Florida at 7 p.m. That game helps kick off a fun weekend as the Seminoles’ football team opens the home slate with a Saturday game against ULM.