TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – For the third straight weekend, second-ranked Florida State (21-1-1) will host an NCAA Tournament match inside the Seminole Soccer Complex. On Friday, November 28 the Seminoles will square-off against No. 18 South Carolina (14-5-5) at 2:00 p.m. with a trip to College Cup on the line.
Tickets for Friday’s NCAA Quarterfinal match are currently on sale and can be purchased online at Seminoles.com or at the Seminole Soccer Complex beginning at 1:00 p.m., on Friday.
One Day Ticket Prices
$7 – Adults
$3 – Children (3-18), Students & Senior citizens 50+
$1 – Children (2 and under)
Free – The 100 FSU students with a valid ID
Florida State and South Carolina are meeting for only the second time in series history on Friday afternoon and just the first time in the NCAA Tournament.
The only other meeting between the two schools occurred in 2008 when they played to a 3-3 regular season draw in Auburn, Ala. Tiffany McCarty scored twice and Rachel Lim added another as the Seminoles outshot the Gamecocks 20-14. South Carolina ran out to an early two-goal advantage after the first 26 minutes before FSU scored three unanswered goals including the go-ahead goal in the 62nd minute. South Carolina’s Idana DeCecco scored the equalizer in the 75th minute to force overtime.
Both Florida State and South Carolina secured a spot in the quarterfinals with victories in the third round by identical 1-0 margins. The Seminoles defeated No. 21 UCF, while the Gamecocks knocked off North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Neither team has allowed a goal in the NCAA Tournament through the first three rounds.
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.
The Gamecocks are making their eighth all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament and seventh trip in the last eight years.
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 34-1-0 at home all-time in the NCAA Tournament outscoring the opposition 105-16. FSU enters Friday’s match winners of 16 straight NCAA Tournament matches at home. The Seminoles have just one loss in their last 48 home matches (46-1-1) 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).