TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State earned a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title following its 2-0 victory over Duke on Halloween as the Seminoles put the finishing touches on their first unbeaten season in the ACC in school history.
Both Florida State and North Carolina finished the ACC regular season with identical 9-0-1 records and 28 points. The two schools played to a 1-1 tie in Chapel Hill back on October 23, but the Seminoles held the tiebreaker to earn the No. 1 seed in the upcoming league championship.
The ACC regular season title is FSU’s third in the last five years. The Seminoles have now shared the title twice (2010 & 2014), while winning the outright title in 2012.
The Seminoles (16-1-1, 9-0-1) will open the ACC Women’s Soccer Championship against fourth-seeded Notre Dame (12-4-2, 7-2-1) on Friday, November 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the UNCG Soccer Stadium on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Florida State enters the tournament as the defending ACC champions after the Seminoles defeated Virginia Tech, 1-0, in last year’s final in Cary, N.C. The league has not had a repeat winner since North Carolina won five straight titles from 2005-2009. Since 2009, Florida State is the only school to win multiple league titles.
The second semifinal featuring second-seeded North Carolina (12-2-2, 9-0-1) and third-seeded Virginia (17-1-0, 9-1-0) will be played at 8:00 p.m. on Friday.
Both of Friday’s semifinal games will be streamed live by ESPN, while Sunday’s championship match will be televised nationally by ESPNU.
Live stats will be available for FSU’s match at Seminoles.com. As always, in-game updates will be posted on the official twitter page of the Seminole soccer team (@FSU_Soccer).