TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Second-ranked Florida State (19-1-1) continues its postseason run on Friday, November 21 at 5:00 p.m. when the Seminoles host Northeastern (15-4-3) in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship.
The Seminoles will host the second and third rounds of the championship inside the Seminole Soccer Complex. Friday’s second round action gets underway at 2:30 p.m. with eighth-ranked Wisconsin and 15th-ranked UCF. Game two will feature Florida State and Northeastern.
Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased over the phone at 888-FSU-NOLE, in person at the Seminole Ticket Office located in Building C of the University Center and online at Seminoles.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Seminole Soccer Complex beginning at 1:30 p.m., on Friday, November 21.
One Day Ticket Prices (either Friday or Sunday)
$7 – Adults
$3 – Children (3-18), Students & Senior citizens 50+
$1 – Children (2 and under)
Free – The 100 FSU students with a valid ID (Friday at 5 pm ONLY)
Tournament Ticket Package (includes all three games)
$13 – Adults
$5 – Children (3-18), Students & Senior citizens 50+
*Free – The 100 FSU students with a valid ID (ONLY Sunday if FSU advances)
Florida State and Northeastern are meeting for the first time on Friday night. The two schools have faced one common opponent in 2014 with that being Boston College. FSU defeated BC 2-0 in Newton, while the Huskies dropped a 1-0 decision to the Eagles. Both matches were played in September.
FSU is 2-0-0 all-time against schools from the Colonial Athletic Association. The Noles last faced a CAA school in 2012 as FSU defeated Charleston 4-0 in Tallahassee. Friday marks the second straight year FSU has faced a school from Boston in the NCAA Tournament as the Noles beat BC 4-0 in the quarterfinals.
Florida State earned the ACC’s automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament after claiming its third league title in the last four years. This year’s berth marks FSU’s 15th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. The Seminoles opened the postseason tournament with a 5-0 victory over South Alabama.
Northeastern, winners of the Colonial Athletic Association, is making its third all-time NCAA Tournament appearance while its win over Boston University in the first round was the Huskies first postseason victory in school history.
FSU returns to the NCAA Tournament for the 15th year in a row. Not too bad for a program that has been in existence for 20 seasons. The Seminoles are one of just 12 schools at the Division I level that have been to 15 consecutive NCAA Tournaments and one of nine schools on an active streak.
The Seminoles are 32-1-0 at home all-time in the NCAA Tournament outscoring the opposition 101-16. FSU enters Friday’s match winners of 14 straight NCAA Tournament matches at home. The Seminoles have just one loss in their last 46 home matches (44-1-1) overall.
Fans are encouraged to stay tuned to Seminoles.com for updates regarding the 2014 NCAA Tournament in Tallahassee. As always, Seminole fans can follow the Noles on twitter @FSU_Soccer and remember to like the Seminoles on Facebook (www.facebook.com/FSUSoccer) and on Instagram (NoleSoccer).