October 20, 2021 - by
Soccer Heads On The Road For a Pair of Top-10 Tests

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 1 ranked Florida State soccer team (14-0) is on the road to take on No. 7 North Carolina (10-2-2) on Thursday, October 21 at 8 pm and No. 6 Duke (10-2-1) on Sunday, October 24 at 2 pm. Both games are on the ACC Network

FSU VS. NORTH CAROLINA

Thursday’s meeting between the Seminoles and the Tar Heels will be the 45th meeting between the two programs. Florida State is 11-29-4 all-time against North Carolina. FSU is 9-5-2 against the Tar Heels in their last 16 meetings.

STRONG AGAINST THE TAR HEELS

The Noles are a combined 9-5-2 in the last 16 matches of the series between Florida State and North Carolina, dating back to 2011. Florida State has won three of the last four meetings, two wins coming in 2019, including 3-2 in the ACC Championship game and 1-0 in the National Championships game. FSU once again defeated UNC in the ACC Championship game 3-2 in 2020.

NATION’S BEST VS. UNC

The Seminoles have a combined record of 11-29-4 against the Tar Heels, The 11 victories against North Carolina is the most of any other program in the country.

FSU has 15 combined wins and draws against UNC all-time, and other than Duke (6 – four wins and two draws), Notre Dame (10 – seven wins and three draws), Virginia (9 – four wins and five draws), Santa Clara (6 – six wins) and Stanford (6 – two wins and four draws), no other school in the nation has more than five combined wins and draws against North Carolina.

FSU VS. THE ACC

The Seminoles have an all-time ACC record of 140-78-25.

Florida State is 118-32-19 in league play under head coach Mark Krikorian as more than three-quarters of FSU’s all-time wins in the ACC have come with Krikorian at the helm. Under Krikorian, FSU is 70-10-6 against league opponents at home and 48-22-13 on the road.

FSU has finished no lower than second place (including ties) in the ACC 12 times (2005-10, 2012-15, 2019-20) over the last 16 years, claiming five regular-season titles (2009, 2012, 2014, 2018 and 2020).

IMPRESSIVE STREAKS

Florida State heads into the game against North Carolina having won 11 straight road games, good for the longest road winning streak in program history. The Seminoles have also won a program-record 17 straight ACC games. FSU has won 24 straight regular-season games dating back to 2019. And their 14 game winning streak is the longest in the country.

ROAD SWEET ROAD

The Seminoles are also impressive away from the friendly confines of the Seminole Soccer Complex, posting a true road record of 45-15-8 since 2013, as well as a neutral site mark of 20-5-3.

FSU has lost just 15 times in its last 63 road games – including 12 one-goal matches with eight against ranked teams.

The Seminoles have won nine straight road games dating back to October 27, 2019 when FSU defeated Wake Forest 2-1.

Florida State has recorded four shutouts and defeated two ranks teams during this streak

DOMINATING POSSESSION

Through the first 14 games of the season, the Seminoles have controlled the ball as they have had possession for 71% of the season. This has resulted in a 49-7 goal advantage and a 266-40 shot advantage.

The Seminoles had the ball for a season-high 81% of the game against FGCU.

SHARING THE WEALTH

Through 14 games this season a program-record 17 different Seminoles have recorded a goal and 17 Noles have recorded at least one point. Florida State’s 17 different goals scorers are more than 122 Division 1 teams have goals scored.

Both games this week are on the ACC Network. All broadcast links can be found on the soccer schedule page of seminoles.com.

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