TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The path to the 2019 Women’s College Cup has culminated in one final game in Tallahassee this Friday, November 29 at 2 pm as the Seminoles (18-5-0) take on the UCLA Bruins (17-4-1). The winner heads to San Jose, Calif. for the 2019 College Cup.
The game is a rematch to one we witnessed earlier in 2019 when UCLA took down Florida State 2-1 in Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. The Bruins lead the all-time series 3-1 with the only Seminole win coming in 2018 on the field of the Seminoles Soccer Complex.
The Noles and Bruins have faced off twice in the NCAA Tournament with both games resulting in UCLA wins. The first came in 2005 when UCLA won 4-0 in College Station, Texas. The second meeting game eight years later in 2013 when UCLA won 1-0 in overtime in the College Cup.
The four goals Florida State scored a season ago against the Bruins was the most UCLA had allowed in a game since 2016 when they lost 4-3 to the University of Florida in overtime. The meeting earlier this season saw UCLA senior Jessie Fleming score two early first-half goals that the Seminoles could not rebound from. Jaelin Howell scored her first goal of the season coming off an assist from Jenna Nighswonger in the 76th minute but FSU could not get the equalizer. Florida State was held to a season-low five shots and Caroline Jeffers recorded a career-high nine saves in the game.
Florida State heads into the match-up, winners of three in a row while outscoring their opponents 6-1 in the NCAA Tournament. The Seminoles are 9-3-1 all-time in the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament and 47-1-1 at home during the postseason.
Tickets are on sale at the FSU Ticket Office $20 for reserved seats with chair backs, $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (50+) and $3 for youth (3-12) for single-game tickets. Children 2 and under and the first 100 students with their student IDs will be free. Tickets can be purchased online at Seminoles.com, by phone at 888-FSU-NOLE (378-6653), or in person at the Seminole Soccer Complex at the Spirit Way Gate.
The match will be streamed online on the ACC Network Extra, with links to the stream, as well as live stats, available on the soccer schedule page on Seminoles.com.
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