TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Securing a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the eighth time in school history, No. 6 ranked Florida State (15-5-0) begins the 2019 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship on Saturday, November 16 with a match against South Alabama (16-3-2) that will start at 6:00 p.m. at the Seminole Soccer Complex.
Saturday’s match will serve as the 12th meeting between the Seminoles and the Jaguars. FSU currently holds a 10-1 advantage over South Alabama. The Noles last played USA in 2018 when the Seminoles won 2-0. Florida State and South Alabama have met three times in the NCAA Tournament, with all three games resulting in a 5-0 win for FSU. South Alabama received the automatic bid to the NCAA Championship after winning the Sun Belt Conference Tournament Championship for the sixth time in program history to secure an appearance in the NCAA Tournament after missing it a season ago.
FSU has posted a 44-1-1 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 and a 1-1 draw with USC in the third round a season ago. Florida State would advance from that game with a 5-4 win in penalty kicks.
The Noles have outscored their opponents 137-16 at home in those 46 matches, including a cumulative score of 84-2 over the last 27 games, dating back to 2010.
Two-thirds of Florida State’s games this season (14-of-20) have been against teams that are competing in the 2019 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship, including five national seeds and five schools from the ACC. FSU posted a record of 9-5 against those in the tournament, including a win over No. 3 seed Wisconsin (1-0). Florida State enters the postseason ranked No. 4 in the RPI and has four wins against teams in the RPI top-35.
Tickets are on sale at the FSU Ticket Office and are $20 for reserved seats with chair backs, $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (50+) and $3 for youth (3-12). 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 also be broadcast on 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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