September 13, 2018
Soccer Opens ACC Play Against No. 6 UNC

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Closing out the non-conference slate with an unbeaten 7-0-1 record, No. 2 Florida State now transitions to conference play as perennial ACC favorite No. 6 North Carolina (5-2-0) comes to Tallahassee on Friday, September 14, with the match starting at 7:00 p.m.

“I think that everyone here is as excited as can be to host such a great program like Carolina on Friday night,” said FSU head coach Mark Krikorian. “We know that they are maybe the best program in all of college sports, so that is not lost on me and not lost on us. We have great respect for what they have done year after year after year. We are looking forward to putting our 11 out there against their 11 on Friday night.”

Florida State holds an all-time record of 8-27-4 against North Carolina and the eight wins are the most of any team against UNC. The Seminoles are responsible for 11% of all the losses in Tar Heel history (8-of-72). There are only four schools to ever beat North Carolina at least four times – Notre Dame (7), Santa Clara (5) and Virginia (4).

With their 7-0-1 non-conference record, the Seminoles enter ACC play with an unbeaten record for the first time since 2013 and the fifth time in program history – 2013 (5-0-2), 2012 (6-0-0), 2006 (8-0-0) and 2005 (8-0-0).

Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Brooke Bollinger leads the nation with six shutouts and a 0.123 goals against average as she has allowed just one goal in 731:12 of play on the year.

Florida State’s wins over Vanderbilt (7-1-0), Wisconsin (6-1-0) and UCLA (3-1-0 are the only losses this season for those respective teams, while the draw with USC (6-0-1) is the only blemish on the Trojans’ record this season.

Florida State is 148-11-7 at home since 2005 when Mark Krikorian became head coach at Florida State. The Noles are 80-3-4 in their last 87 matches played at home, dating back to 2011. FSU has 26 wins over ranked opponents over that time.

The match will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra and live stats will be available through StatBroadcast. Links for both will be available on the soccer schedule page on Seminoles.com. Admission is free for all regular season home games 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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