Nov. 26, 2007
Tallahassee, Fla. - Home Sweet Home! For the second straight year, a berth in the Women's College Cup will come through Tallahassee. The NCAA announced on Sunday that Florida State will host the University of Connecticut on Friday, November 30 at 7:00 pm in a quarterfinal match-up at the Seminole Soccer Complex.
Florida State has posted three consecutive shutouts in the NCAA Tournament outscoring the opposition 11-0 through the first three rounds on its home turf. The Seminoles defeated Kennesaw State (3-0) and LSU (4-0) in the first and second rounds, respectively, before downing Texas 4-0 in the Round of 16. FSU is undefeated at home in the NCAA Tournament posting an all-time record of 13-0-0. This is the Seminoles third straight appearance in the quarterfinals and fourth overall. FSU is 2-0-1 all-time in quarterfinal play.
Connecticut is coming off an impressive third round victory over No. 1 seeded Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif. last weekend. The Huskies scored a pair of second half goals to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the 18th time in school history and for the first time since 2003. UConn has posted a record of 7-10-0 in quarterfinal action. In 2007, Connecticut got past Boston College in the opening round on penalty kicks then defeated Wake Forest before upsetting top seeded Stanford.
Friday's contest will mark the third meeting in the series between Florida State and Connecticut as all three games have come in the NCAA Tournament. The Huskies won the two previous match-ups defeating the Seminoles 1-0 in third round action in Storrs, Conn. back in 2002, while blanking FSU 2-0 in the 2003 College Cup semifinals in Cary, N.C.
Fans can purchase tickets for the NCAA Quarterfinals by logging on to www.seminoles.com, over the phone (850) 644-1830 or by going to the main ticket office located in University Center Side C, Suite 1300. Tickets will also be available at the Seminole Soccer Complex beginning one hour before game time on Friday. Prices are $7 for adults & $5 for youth (3-18), seniors (50+) and students from participating schools. Also, the first 100 FSU students with an FSU-ID will get in free, compliments of Florida State.