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FSU soccer set to start ACC schedule

Florida State has played some of the SEC’s best teams, going 4-0. The Seminoles have won some close games but have also controlled the possession and leaned on a defense that has allowed just four goals in seven games.

The No. 1 Seminoles now begin a 10-match ACC schedule, starting with Boston College on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Seminole Soccer Complex. FSU is coming off a 2-1 win at No. 10 Auburn and has been able to rest a bit without a midweek game.

“Now we have to start to turn the page and get ready for the conference — we know that we will continue to be challenged,” FSU coach Mark Krikorian said. “We know each other a little bit. The coaches have done a really good job of continuing to rebuild the program.”

BC (6-1-1) has found early success but has not played as challenging a schedule. The Eagles’ loss was 1-0 at No. 12 South Carolina, the only ranked team they have faced.

FSU and BC did not play in 2020 as part of an abbreviated fall season. But the Seminoles and Eagles have played some wild games in the past, including FSU’s 5-4 victory in 2019 in Tallahassee.

The Seminoles have shown off their depth and have a wealth of players who can put the ball in the net, including Florida transfer Beata Olsson (five goals) and Clara Robbins (three goals, two assists). Fifteen FSU players have a goal or an assist.

Saturday’s game will stream live on ACC Network Extra.