TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After a six-game homestand, No. 2 Florida State (8-1-1, 2-0-1 ACC) is back on the road as the Noles head north to take on Pitt (1-9-1, 0-3-0 ACC) in a conference match on October 1 at Ambrose Urbanic Field. The match will begin at 2:00 p.m., which was recently changed from the 7:00 p.m. game time that was announced prior to the season.“It’s been nice to be here in Tallahassee, but it’s that stage of the season to go back on the road and test ourselves at someone else’s park,” said FSU head coach Mark Krikorian.
“We’re getting better and better. We are seeing a team that is getting more cohesive in their play and the collective play both in the attacking and the defending is getting better. We’re starting to see what we were hoping to see from this young group.”
FSU is 3-0-0 all-time against Pitt, outscoring the Panthers 13-0 in the series that dates back to 2013. The Noles also hold an 82-4 advantage in shots in those three matches.
The Seminoles have been ranked in the Top 5 of the NSCAA poll for 50 consecutive weeks and in the Top 25 for 153 straight weeks.
Florida State has only allowed two goals in the first 10 games of the season, setting a program record and sits second in the NCAA for fewest goals allowed so far this season. The streak of 518:28 from September 5-25 sits as the fifth-longest streak without allowing a goal in school history.
FSU has been impressive away from the friendly confines of the Seminole Soccer Complex, posting a true road record of 18-4-5 since 2013. The Noles have lost just three times in its last 20 road games – all one-goal matches – a 3-2 defeat at No. 14 UF on August 30, 2015, a 1-0 loss at No. 2 UVA on October 25, 2015 and a 1-0 defeat at South Alabama on September 5, 2016.
Saturday’s game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra and live stats will be available through Gametracker on Seminoles.com. The Panthers are also celebrating Canadian Heritage Day, and the first 200 fans will be able to receive free poutine from the concession stands with a purchase of a soft drink.
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