November 18, 2021
Soccer Hosts SMU For the NCAA Tournament Second Round

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The top-ranked Florida State soccer team (17-1-2) continues play in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, November 17 at 5 pm against No. 25 SMU (12-4-2). The game will be broadcast on ACCNX.

This will be the first-ever meeting between FSU and SMU in soccer.

The Seminoles head into the second round of the NCAA Tournament on a four-game unbeaten streak including a 1-0 win over No. 1 Virginia in the ACC Championship game. FSU is 18-2 all-time in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

In their last six NCAA Tournament games, the Garnet and Gold have recorded four shutouts. The Noles only allowed two goals in 600 minutes good for a 0.30 goals against average. Cristina Roque started in goal for all six of these games, recording eight saves.

Florida State enters this game at the Seminole Soccer Complex with a stellar home record in the NCAA Tournament. Overall, FSU has posted a 48-2-1 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 146-21 at home in those 51 matches, including a cumulative score of 93-11 over the last 32 games, dating back to 2010.

Florida State entered 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.

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