FSU faces Michigan with berth in College Cup on line

The No. 1 Florida State soccer team (19-1-2) takes on No. 9 Michigan (18-3-3) on Friday at 2 p.m. with a shot at the 2021 College Cup on the line. The game will stream live on ACC Network Extra.

This will be the first-ever meeting between FSU and Michigan in soccer.

Florida State heads into the game looking to advance to the College Cup for the 12th time. FSU is 9-4-2 in the quarterfinal round, advancing on both ties. The Garnet and Gold have made the College Cup in two of the last three seasons, advancing to the National Championship game on both occasions.

The Seminoles head into the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament on a six-game unbeaten streak including a 1-0 win over No. 1 Virginia in the ACC Championship game.

In their last eight NCAA Tournament games, the Seminoles have recorded five shutouts. The Noles only allowed three goals in 780 minutes good for a 0.35 goals against average. Cristina Roque started in goal for all eight of these games, recording nine saves.

Florida State enters this game at the Seminole Soccer Complex with a stellar home record in the NCAA Tournament. Overall, FSU has posted a 50-2-1 record in the NCAA Tournament at home, winning every postseason game in Tallahassee, other than a 2-0 loss to Notre Dame in the quarterfinals of the 2009 tournament, a 1-1 draw to USC in 2018 before triumphing 5-4 in penalty kicks and a 4-0 loss to UCLA in 2019.

The Noles have outscored their opponents 152-22 at home in those 53 matches, including a cumulative score of 99-12 over the last 34 games, dating back to 2010.

Florida State entered the NCAA Tournament as the overall No. 1 seed. This is the 10th time in school history the Seminoles have been named a No. 1 seed and the fourth straight season. It is also the 17th straight season and 18th time overall that Florida State received a national seed to the NCAA Tournament.