TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Back in Tallahassee for the final homestand of the 2018 regular season, No. 10 Florida State (9-2-1, 2-2-0 ACC) will continue ACC play with matches against Clemson (7-5-0, 2-2-0 ACC) and Wake Forest (6-4-1, 2-2-0 ACC). The Noles and Tigers will face off on Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m., with the Seminoles and Demon Deacons closing out the weekend on Sunday, October 7 at 1:00 p.m.
Thursday’s match will be FSU Soccer’s annual Paint It Pink game, where the soccer players will be wearing custom pink jerseys that will be auctioned off starting Friday to raise funds for the TMH Breast Cancer Center. Fans will be encouraged to wear pink to the game and have the opportunity to purchase the 2018 Paint It Pink apparel at the Seminole Soccer Complex.
On Sunday, the first 300 fans will receive a free, custom-designed FSU Soccer scarf. Vouchers will be given at the gate and the scarves can be redeemed after halftime.
“Traveling to Boston and Notre Dame was tough travel for us, but we look forward to welcoming two teams to Tallahassee,” said FSU head coach Mark Krikorian. “Clemson is a big challenge. They are going to be organized and competitive. They had a great result a week ago against Virginia, so their quality is clear. They are going to come in here prepared to battle, so we are going to have to make sure that we are as ready to play and compete as they are.”
Florida State has a combined record of 16-7-4 against Clemson, and the Noles are unbeaten in the last 14 games in the matchup, posting a record of 11-0-3 dating back to the 2004 season. FSU is 8-2-1 at home against the Tigers.
The Seminoles trail Wake Forest in the all-time series, 10-12-5, and are 2-1-2 in the last five matches against the Demon Deacons. Florida State has fared better against WF at home, as the Noles are 7-3 all-time against the Deacs in Tallahassee.
FSU is 149-12-7 at home since 2005 when Mark Krikorian became head coach at Florida State. The Noles are 81-4-4 in their last 89 matches played at home, dating back to 2011. FSU has 26 wins over ranked opponents over that time.
Thursday’s match will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra, while links for live stats for both games will be available on the soccer schedule page of Seminoles.com. Admission is free for all home regular season matches at the Seminole Soccer Complex.
Throughout 2018-19, the Seminoles will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of women’s intercollegiate athletics at Florida State and there are many events and reunions planned for all women’s sports. Head to www.seminoles.com/50th/ for more information that will be updated throughout the year.
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