TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Back on the road for a pair of ACC matchups, No. 2 Florida State (9-1-1, 3-0-1 ACC) heads to the Northeast to continue conference play on October 6 against Boston College (9-3-1, 1-3-0 ACC), who received votes in this week’s NSCAA poll, and finish the road trip on October 9 at Syracuse (7-4-2, 0-3-1 ACC). Florida State is 28-2-6 in its last 36 games against teams in the ACC, including ACC Tournament and NCAA Tournament matches, dating back to 2013.
“We are reasonably battle-tested when it comes to traveling,” said FSU head coach Mark Krikorian. “What we know is that we are going to go up and compete against some very good teams. It is about doing the best we can in the game with Boston College, then recovering and getting our way up to Syracuse and competing against another good team.
“Right now, we are going to look at these two games as two challenging games on the road in the ACC and know that we are going to have to have our best performance to win.”
The Noles are 12-1-3 all-time against Boston College, including a 3-1-1 mark on the road. The only FSU loss in the series came in Newton, Mass., on Oct. 18, 2012, with the Eagles earning a 3-2 win
FSU is 3-0 in the all-time series with Syracuse, with a 2-0 mark since they joined the conference in 2013. The Noles earned an overtime victory in their only road match of the series, 1-0 on Oct. 10, 2013.
Florida State has only allowed two goals in the first 11 games of the season, setting a program record and also sits tied with Brown for the fewest goals allowed in the nation so far this season.
The nine shutouts so far in 2016 sits 12th in FSU history and the Noles are on pace to record 21 shutouts, which would break the school record of 19 shutouts during the 2014 NCAA National Championship season.
The Noles will face the Eagles at Thursday night at 7:00 p.m., while Sunday’s match against the Orange will begin at 1:00 p.m. Admission is free for the games at Boston College and Syracuse this weekend, while live stats for both games will be available through Seminoles.com.
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