TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In a rare split-travel weekend, No. 16 Florida State (8-2-0, 3-1-0 ACC) will continue ACC play by hosting Boston College (8-4-1, 2-1-1 ACC) for a match at 7:00 p.m. on October 5 at the Seminole Soccer Complex, before hitting the road for a game at No. 4 Duke (11-1-0, 4-0-0 ACC) on Sunday, October 8 at 1:00 p.m. in Durham, N.C.
Thursday’s match against Boston College will be Florida State Soccer’s annual “Paint It Pink” game, when the team wears special pink jerseys to help raise awareness and support of breast cancer. After the game, the jerseys will be auctioned off at Seminoles.com, with all proceeds from donations and the auction going to the Sharon Ewing Walker Breast Health Center at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. Fans can also purchase pink T-shirts at the game for $10.
Since the 2009-2010 season, Florida State’s partnership with TMH and the Paint It Pink campaign has raised over $85,000 towards breast cancer research.
“We know that Boston College is a really good team that has had some very good results,” said FSU head coach Mark Krikorian. “They have some talented kids out front and are tough, organized and hard to break down. I think that we are going have a very worthy opponent tomorrow night.
“The Paint It Pink game is a special event for us each year. All of us have had moms and many of us have daughters and sisters and so on, and so we recognize how severe a disease this is. If we can help in our small little way to bring awareness or to support in any way possible, I think it is worthwhile.”
Florida State is 12-2-3 all-time against Boston College, including an 8-2-2 mark in ACC play against the Eagles. Both FSU losses have come on the road, including a 3-2 defeat in 2012 and a 2-1 loss in 2016. The Noles are 8-0-1 at home against the Eagles and have outscored BC by a total of 23-7 at the Seminole Soccer Complex.
The Seminoles lead the Blue Devils in the all-time series, 12-9-6, with a 9-8-5 mark in conference play. In 2016, a header by Kaycie Tillman in overtime gave FSU a 1-0 win, while the Noles needed penalty kicks to advance out of the ACC quarterfinal match at Duke after a 1-1 draw.
Both matches this weekend will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra, while live stats will be available on Seminoles.com. Admission is free for all FSU home regular season matches, while tickets are available for $5 at GoDuke.com for Sunday’s match with the Blue Devils.
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