November 9, 2020 - by
Soccer Begins ACC Tournament Against Eighth Seeded Notre Dame


CARY, N.C. – The second-ranked Florida State soccer team (8-0) begins the ACC Tournament on Tuesday, November 10 at 12:30 pm against eighth-seeded Notre Dame (4-4). The match is broadcasted on the ACC Network.

Florida State enters the 2020 ACC Tournament as the No. 1 seed after finishing the regular season without a loss or a tie for the first time in program history. This marks the fourth time that the Seminoles have entered the ACC Tournament as the top seed.

The Seminoles are 23-17-9 all-time in the ACC Tournament and are 11-8-4 in the first round. FSU is 12-8-5 when the ACC Tournament is in Cary, N.C. and 15-12-5 all-time in Cary.

Tuesday’s meeting between the Seminoles and the Fighting Irish will be the 12th meeting between the two programs. Florida State is 7-4 all-time against Notre Dame with a 4-1 record against them in the ACC. Florida State leads the series 2-1 in neutral site matches with one of those wins coming in the 2014 ACC Tournament. Florida State is 7-4 against Notre Dame under head coach Mark Krikorian.

When the two teams met earlier this season it was in the season opener. Florida State dominated Notre Dame, winning 5-0. Yujie Zhao scored the first goal for the Seminoles in the 20th minute. Florida State went into the half with a 2-0 lead after Emily Madril scored her second career goal and first since 2017 after she missed the last two seasons with injuries. 13 minutes into the second half, Zhao struck again giving FSU a 3-0 lead. Nighswonger and Brown capped things off with goals in the 68th and 79th minutes.

Florida State has outscored Notre Dame 23-14 with four shutout wins in their 11 meetings all under head coach Mark Krikorian.

The winner of the Florida State and Notre Dame quarterfinal takes on the winner of Duke and Clemson on Friday, November 13 at 5:30 pm. The match will be live on the ACC Network.

The 2020 ACC Tournament is closed to the public and only those on the team’s pass list will be allowed entry. All quarterfinal and semifinals matches will be on the ACC Network with the ACC Championship on ESPNU at Noon on Sunday, November 15.

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