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FSU soccer begins NCAA Tournament run on Friday

The top-ranked Florida State soccer team (16-1-2) begins the ACC Tournament on Friday at 6 pm against South Alabama (12-4-3). The game will stream live on ACC Network Extra.

Florida State enters 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.

Friday’s game against the Jaguars of South Alabama will be the 14th meeting between the two programs. Florida State is 12-1 all-time against South Alabama, including a 10-0 record at home. Four of FSU’s 10 home wins against USA were in the NCAA Tournament. Florida State shut out South Alabama in each of the four meetings in the NCAA Tournament, outscoring USA 17-0.

The two teams met for the third game of the season this year, resulting in a 4-0 FSU win. The Seminoles did not allow South Alabama to get a shot off as they had a 27-0 shot advantage. FSU’s four goals came from four different student-athletes and all four came from players who started the game on the bench.

Florida State enters this game at the Seminole Soccer Complex with a stellar home record in the NCAA Tournament. Overall, FSU has posted a 47-2-1 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 143-21 at home in those 50 matches, including a cumulative score of 90-11 over the last 31 games, dating back to 2010.

All ticket information can be found here. The first 100 students are free of charge.

Carle, Lynch named to all-district team

Two members of the Florida State soccer team have been named to the 2021 Academic All-District Women’s Soccer Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Senior defender Gabby Carle and senior forward Kristina Lynch were voted to the All-District first team. Carle has a 4.0 GPA in Exercise Physiology and has started in all 17 games she has played in on the backline of the Florida State defense. Carle has two goals and five assists so far this season and was named a member of the All-ACC Second Team. Lynch has played in 18 games for the Noles this season with 16 starts. She has one goal and one assist on the season from her forward position. She has a 4.0 while getting a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology.