TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The top-ranked Florida State soccer team (16-1-2) begins the NCAA Tournament on Friday, November 12 at 6 pm against South Alabama (12-4-3). The game will be broadcast on ACCNX.
Florida State enters the NCAA Tournament as the overall number one seed. This is the 10th time in school history the Seminoles have been named a No. 1 seed and the fourth straight season. It is also the 17th straight season and 18th time overall that Florida State received a national seed to the NCAA Tournament.
Friday’s game against the Jaguars of South Alabama will be the 14th meeting between the two programs. Florida State is 12-1 all-time against South Alabama, including a 10-0 record at home. Four of FSU’s 10 home wins against USA were in the NCAA Tournament. Florida State shut out South Alabama in each of the four meetings in the NCAA Tournament, outscoring USA 17-0.
The two teams met for the third game of the season this year, resulting in a 4-0 FSU win. The Seminoles did not allow South Alabama to get a shot off as they had a 27-0 shot advantage. FSU’s four goals came from four different student-athletes and all four came from players who started the game on the bench.
Florida State enters this game at the Seminole Soccer Complex with a stellar home record in the NCAA Tournament. Overall, FSU has posted a 47-2-1 record in the NCAA Tournament at home, winning every postseason game in Tallahassee, other than a 2-0 loss to Notre Dame in the quarterfinals of the 2009 tournament, a 1-1 draw to USC in 2018 before triumphing 5-4 in penalty kicks and a 4-0 loss to UCLA in 2019.
The Noles have outscored their opponents 143-21 at home in those 50 matches, including a cumulative score of 90-11 over the last 31 games, dating back to 2010.
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