Nov. 2, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Second-seeded Florida State (15-1-3) opens ACC Tournament play on Sunday, November 3 at 1 pm when the Seminoles host seventh-seeded Duke (8-7-4) in the quarterfinals inside the Seminole Soccer Complex.
Sunday marks just the third time the Seminoles and Blue Devils will meet in the ACC Tournament. FSU has defeated Duke in the two previous tournament meetings both by a 2-0 score and both coming in Cary, N.C. in 2006 and 2009. The winner of Sunday's match will advance to the semifinals which will begin on Friday, November 8 at WakeMed Park in Cary, N.C.
Earlier this year, Florida State went into Durham and defeated Duke 2-1 erasing a one-goal deficit as Kristin Grubka's goal in the 87th minute proved to be the difference. The win marked the first-ever victory for the Seminoles in Durham in 10 all-time meetings.
FSU enters the tournament as a top four seed for the 12th time since 2000. With 32 points and the No. 2 seed in 2013, the Seminoles have now finished no lower than second place in the ACC a total of eight times over the last nine years.
Florida State has won two in a row over Duke and six in a row against the Blue Devils inside the Seminole Soccer Complex. Duke's last win in Tallahassee came in 1999. FSU has outscored Duke 17-6 during the six-game home winning streak with two of those matches decided in overtime.
In the ACC Tournament, FSU owns an all-time record of 12-15-6 and is 1-1-0 in tournament games played in Tallahassee. The Seminoles hosted the tournament in Tallahassee back in 2002 but fell to Maryland 4-2 in the first round. Last year, Florida State played host to a first round match-up and defeated Boston College 4-0.
Florida State has advanced out of the first round of the ACC Tournament in six of the last eight years and is 8-7-3 all-time in the first round of the ACC Tournament. Last year as the No. 1 overall seed, FSU defeated Boston College 4-0 on two goals by Tiffany McCarty and a career-high four points on a goal and two assists from Dagny Brynjarsdottir.
Ticket prices for the quarterfinal round in Tallahassee inside the Seminole Soccer Complex will be $8 for adults and $5 for children (ages 3-18)/students and seniors (age 50 and above), while all ACC students are admitted free with a valid school ID.
Tickets for the ACC Quarterfinal match can be purchased online now at Seminoles.com under the Tickets Tab or by clicking here
Live stats for the 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 Instagram (NoleSoccer).