TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State soccer program enters its 23rd season in 2017 and released its regular season schedule on Wednesday, which includes nine home games at the Seminole Soccer Complex. The Noles will open the 2017 season with a 33-game home unbeaten streak, which is the second-longest in program history, narrowly trailing the 37 games without a loss from 2011-14.
Looking to build on its fourth-consecutive ACC Championship in 2016, FSU will face strong competition in the 2017 regular season as eight teams participated in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, including Florida (SEC), South Alabama (Sun Belt) and Samford (SoCon) who were champions of their conference.
The Seminoles finished the 2016 season ranked No. 14 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and will play against six teams that were ranked in the final poll of 2016, including three top-10 teams – No. 4 North Carolina, No. 7 Duke and No. 10 Florida.
Florida State will begin the season at home on August 18 against UNC Greensboro, followed by a match against South Alabama on August 20. The Noles will hit the road for a pair of games in the state of Alabama, playing at Samford on August 24 before heading to Tuscaloosa to take on the Crimson Tide on August 27.
FSU will continue its streak of playing three straight SEC opponents as Kentucky comes to Tallahassee on September 3, before the Noles and Gators meet in Gainesville for the Fresh From Florida Sunshine Showdown on September 8. Florida State will wrap up its non-conference schedule at home on September 12 against Troy.
The Seminoles will begin the 2017 ACC regular season the way it ended both the 2016 regular season and ACC tournament, with a match against North Carolina as the Tar Heels come to Tallahassee on September 17. A road trip to Louisville (September 21) and Virginia Tech (September 24) follows before the Noles return home for a match against NC State on September 29 to close out the month.
Boston College opens the final month of the regular season with a game at home on October 5, prior to a pair of road games at Duke and Wake Forest on October 8 and 14, respectively. The final home weekend of the year will begin on October 19 against Notre Dame, while Pitt comes to town on October 22. The Noles will close out the regular season on October 26 at Clemson.
Admission is free for all home regular season games at the Seminole Soccer Complex and the announcement of any televised games will come closer to the start of the season.
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