November 7, 2019 - by
Soccer Takes on No. 1 Virginia in ACC Tournament Semifinal


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 5 Florida State soccer team (15-4-0, 8-2-0) continues play in the ACC Tournament semifinals this Friday, November 8 against No. 1 Virginia (15-0-3, 6-0-3). That match is at 2:30 pm at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. and live on the ACC Network.

The Seminoles have advanced to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament for the 14th time. They currently hold a 9-3-2 (.750) record in the semifinals. Florida State and Virginia have met up eight times in the ACC Tournament as the two teams have split the match-ups 3-3-2. The two draws ended up with Florida State advancing in penalty kicks. The draw in 2015 ended with the Garnet and Gold winning 7-6 in PKs and taking home their fourth ACC Tournament championship.

Virginia does hold the advantage in the all-time series 20-8-5. Since Florida State’s first win over Virginia in the 2011 ACC Tournament, the Seminoles are 7-4-1 against the Cavaliers.

The two teams did meet up earlier in the season in Tallahassee. No. 1 Virginia defeated No. 5 Florida State 1-0 in doubles overtime. The game remained scoreless for 103 minutes until Meghan McCool earned her ninth goal of the season. Florida State outshot Virginia 14-10 but could not get one in the back of the net.

A season ago the two teams met in the 2018 ACC Tournament semifinal and the Noles came away with a 3-1 win. Deyna Castellanos scored two goals for the Noles and Kristen McFarland capped off the scoring for the Seminoles.

The winner of the Florida State and Virginia semifinal takes on the winner of North Carolina and NC State on Sunday, November 10 at 12 pm. The match will be live on ESPNU.

Tickets for the ACC Tournament semifinal games can be found here. All remaining matches of the ACC Tournament are played at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.

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  • Deyna Castellanos is currently in second at Florida State with 47 career goals. Tiffany McCarty is the all-time leader with 63 goals.
  • With three assists against Boston College in the ACC Opener, Castellanos tied a school record. She currently ranks fourth in the country with seven assists.
  • Florida State is 81-27-12 all-time in November, 66-12-8 under head coach Mark Krikorian.
  • The Seminoles have had three student-athletes record multi-goal games this season. There have been four games with an athlete to score multiple goals (Jenna Nighswonger vs. Colorado; Jaelin Howell vs. Samford; Yujie Zhao vs. Villanova, Nighswonger vs. Boston College).
  • Castellanos is now ranked second all-time at FSU with 114 points in her career. Tiffany McCarty is the all-time leader with 150 points.
  • Castellanos is in a tie for first with Dagney Brynjarsdottir for game-winning goals with 19.