TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The long and crazy offseason comes to an end this week as the Florida State soccer team finally steps on the pitch for their first two competitions of the season. The Seminoles open up 2020 against Notre Dame on Thursday, September 17 at 8 pm. The Noles wrap up the opening weekend of play at 1 pm on Sunday, September 20 against Louisville.
SERIES HISTORY VS. NOTRE DAME
Thursday’s meeting between the Seminoles and the Fighting Irish will be the 11th meeting between the two programs. Florida State is 6-4 all-time against Notre Dame with a 3-1 record against them in the ACC. The series is tied 2-2 in games played in Tallahassee. Florida State is 6-3 against Notre Dame under head coach Mark Krikorian.
In their last meeting in 2018, Florida State won 4-0 in Notre Dame. FSU took an early lead with a goal in the 13th minute and followed that up with another goal in the 24th minute. The Seminoles would go on to score two more goals in the second half.
The last meeting in Tallahassee came in 2017 when the Fighting Irish won 4-3. Florida State was down 2-0 at halftime before storming back to take a 3-2 lead. Notre Dame would go on to score goals in the 83rd and 88th minute to win.
Florida State has outscored Notre Dame 18-14 with three shutout wins in their 10 meetings. FSU has outscored ND 17-12 with three shutouts in the nine meetings under head coach Mark Krikorian
SERIES HISTORY VS. LOUISVILLE
Sunday’s meeting between the Seminoles and the Cardinals will be the seventh meeting between the two programs. Florida State is 6-0 all-time against Louisville with a 4-0 record against them in the ACC. Florida State is a perfect 3-0 in games played in Tallahassee. Florida State is also a perfect 5-0 against Louisville under head coach Mark Krikorian.
In their last meeting in 2017, Florida State won 2-1 in Louisville. FSU came out of the gate quickly with two first half goals. The first scored in the 20th minute by Dallas Dorosy on an assist from Gabby Carle. Deyna Castellano put the game out of hand with a goal in the 28th minute. UL would score their only goal in the 70th minute on a free-kick.
The last meeting in Tallahassee came in 2016 when the Seminoles won 1-0. Florida State scored the game’s only goal in the 80th minute when Megan Connolly headed one in from five yards out on assists from Olivia Bergau and Kristen McFarland
Florida State has outscored Louisville 17-3 with four shutout wins in their six meetings. FSU has outscored UL 14-1 with four shutouts in the five meetings under head coach Mark Krikorian
Both games will be broadcasted on the ACC Network.
Florida State will be allowing a limited number of fans into the Seminole Soccer Complex for the 2020 season with a max capacity of 400 people.
All seating will be general admission throughout the entire stadium with enough spacing for appropriate social distancing amongst groups of fans. Gates will open one hour prior to the game and masks are required for all fans in attendance.
The first 150 fans to the facility will be admitted free of charge on the day of the game. The first 100 students with a valid student ID will be admitted free of charge as well. The remaining 150 tickets will be held for home and visiting team guests.
Concessions will be available for purchase. No outside food and beverages will be permitted in the facility.
The clear bag policy remains in place for all home games. There will also be no tailgating in the Spirit Way parking garage or surrounding lots.
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