Oct. 18, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Following another week off, No. 3 Florida State (12-0-3, 7-0-2 ACC) returns to the pitch looking to keep its unbeaten streak alive while keeping pace atop of the ACC standings when the Seminoles host Maryland (8-7-0, 4-5-0 ACC) on Sunday, October 20 at 1:00 p.m.
The match will air live on ESPN3 with Scott Kotick and Tim Jones on the call. Sunday's match against the Terrapins is a student loyalty game as FSU students, who present their student ID at the gate, will receive points for attending the match. Admission to every regular season home match inside the Seminole Soccer Complex is free of charge.
Florida State and Maryland will square-off for the final time during the regular season on Sunday as conference rivals. The Seminoles hold the all-time series edge but both schools have each won five times in 10 all-time meetings in Tallahassee.
The Terrapins are the last team to win inside the Seminole Soccer Complex defeating the Noles 3-0 back on October 13, 2011. Despite out shooting Maryland 21-3 in that match, the Terps converted all three shots into goals to post the win. Since the loss to Maryland, Florida State has not lost at home unbeaten in its last 28 games (27-0-1).
Last year, the Seminoles snapped a two-game losing streak to the Terrapins with a 1-0 victory in College Park thanks to a goal by Tiffany McCarty in the 86th minute.
FSU has dominated the series as of late winning 11 of the last 15 games with one tie during that span. It's in complete contrast to how the series began with Maryland winning five of the first six games in a series that dates back to 1995.
Despite FSU's series lead, both schools have scored 31 goals in the first 21 games. The Noles have posted seven shutouts to the Terps' five all-time. FSU is 8-2 in one-goal games vs. Maryland.
Florida State's 15-game unbeaten streak to open the year set a couple of school records. The mark is a new school record for all-time unbeaten streak and all-time unbeaten streak to start a season as the previous record for both were 14 games (14-0-0) set last year. FSU enters the weekend as one of just two remaining unbeaten teams in the nation joining fellow conference foe Virginia (15-0-0) as that other school. The Cavaliers play at North Carolina on Sunday.
Live stats for Sunday's match will be available via gametracker. As always, Seminole fans can follow the Noles on twitter @FSU_Soccer and remember to like the Seminoles on Facebook (www.facebook.com/FSUSoccer) and on Instagram (NoleSoccer).