TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – For the first time in 2016, No. 1 Florida State (3-1-0) will be able to play in front of its home fans as the Seminoles host their home opener on Thursday, September 8 with a match against No. 17 UConn (5-1-0) that will begin at 7:00 p.m. The Noles opened the year with a program-record four games on the road, posting three shutout victories before falling, 1-0, at South Alabama. FSU enters Thursday’s game on a 24-match home unbeaten streak, going 23-0-1 at the Seminole Soccer Complex since September 8, 2014.
Overall, Florida State is 59-1-2 in its last 62 games played at home, with the only defeat coming to Florida (2-1) on September 5, 2014.
FSU is 3-2 all-time against UConn, winning each of the last three matches in the series. It is just the second time the Noles and Huskies have played in Tallahassee, with FSU earning a 3-2 double-overtime victory in the quarterfinals of the 2007 NCAA Tournament.
The Seminoles will play their next six games at home and will host Troy (4-3-0) for a match at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 11 to close out the weekend. FSU and Troy have only met once before, with the Noles earning an 8-0 victory over the Trojans in Tallahassee on September 12, 2007.
There will be no television broadcast or online stream for either the UConn or Troy matches, but live stats will be available on Seminoles.com.
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