TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State soccer team (2-0-0) heads on the road for the first time this season to take on two top-10 foes in No. 4 UCLA (2-0-0) and No. 5 USC (2-0-0).
The Seminoles (2014 and 2018), Trojans (2016) and Bruins (2013) have combined to win four of the last six NCAA National Championships, and have made a total of seven trips to the College Cup over that span, including national title game appearances for Florida State in 2013 and UCLA in 2017.
The Seminoles begin the weekend out west against UCLA on August 29 at 5:30 PM PST in the Banc of California Stadium as a part of the Battle for the Banc series. The meeting between the Noles and the Bruins will be the fourth in the series as UCLA holds a slight 2-1 advantage. The first two meetings were in the College Cup Semifinals.
The Garnet and Gold got the better of UCLA a season ago as they defeated them 4-1 in Tallahassee. Florida State was led by goals from Anna Patten, Kirsten Pavlisko, Kristen McFarland and Yujie Zhao.
This match-up will be the first between the two schools on the west coast.
Florida State wraps up the weekend against USC at Wallis Annenberg Stadium at 2:00 PM PST on Sunday, September 1. The Seminoles and Trojans faced off twice a season ago resulting in two ties.
The first meeting was 0-0 draw in Tallahassee, and the second meeting was a 1-1 tie in the third round of the NCAA Tournament in Tallahassee. Florida State came away with a 5-4 win in penalty kicks after FSU goalie Caroline Jeffers denied USC’s fifth attempt and Yujie Zhao followed that up with a goal for Florida State, securing them a spot in the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals.
Florida State is a combined 20-8-3 all-time against current Pac-12 teams, including unbeaten records against Arizona (1-0), Arizona State (2-0), Cal (3-0), Colorado (1-0), Oregon (2-0), Oregon State (3-0-1) and Washington State (2-0). The Noles have also played Stanford (2-3) and Utah (0-1).
Each match this weekend will be streamed on the Pac 12 Network, with links for the broadcast and live stats available on the soccer schedule page of seminoles.com.
Admission for the game against UCLA is $20 dollars and admission for the game against USC is $10. Links to buy tickets can also be found on the soccer schedule page at seminoles.com
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