“Wake Forest is a talented group that will be very organized,” said FSU head coach Mark Krikorian. “We haven’t played them in two years, just the way the ACC schedule has fallen. It makes it a bit challenging as their team and our team are significantly different than the last time that we played one another. We know they are off to a great start at 8-1, and we look forward to having the game tomorrow with them.”
FSU is 9-11-5 all-time against Wake Forest, but has won each of the last five home matches in the series played at the Seminole Soccer Complex, dating back to 2004. The Noles and Deacs have not played each other since 2013, and FSU’s last loss in the series came on a 2-0 defeat in Winston-Salem, N.C., in 2011.
The Noles are 6-19-5 in the all-time series versus the Cavaliers and are 3-1-1 in the last five meetings, including a 1-0 win for the 2014 NCAA Championship and advancing 7-6 on penalty kicks to win the 2015 ACC Championship.
Virginia averages over three goals per game since 2012 and has only been shutout six times in its last 119 matches, but five of those shutouts have been to Florida State. In total, the Cavaliers have not scored a goal in their last 398:34 minutes of play in Tallahassee, as the Seminoles earned shutout wins in 2014, 2012 and 2011, and played to a scoreless draw in 2010.
Florida State and Virginia are the only two schools in the conference to win either the ACC regular season or tournament title since 2012. FSU has taken the tournament crown in 2013-15 with regular season championships in 2012 and 2014, while UVA earned an ACC Championship in 2012 and secured the regular season title in 2013 and 2015.
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