Nov. 22, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Top-seeded Florida State (20-1-3) hosts Colorado (14-6-2) on Saturday, November 23 at 12 noon in the third round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship.
Florida State advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament for the ninth year in a row and 12th time in school history after defeating No. 22 Ole Miss, 3-1, Thursday night behind a two-goal effort from junior midfielder Dagny Brynjarsdottir. Colorado made its way into the Sweet 16 after defeating No. 19 BYU 2-1.
Florida State and Colorado will meet for the first team in series history when the two clubs square-off on Saturday. The match marks the fourth first-time opponent FSU will face this season as the Seminoles are 2-0-1 with wins over Oklahoma and Pittsburgh and a tie against Oklahoma State. Florida State has fared well when facing a team for the first time posting an all-time record of 58-28-5.
Against Pac-12 schools in the NCAA Tournament, the Seminoles are 3-4-0 all-time as all three wins have come against California. Along with the Golden Bears, the Seminoles have played UCLA, Stanford and Southern California in the postseason. The last time the Seminoles faced a Pac-12 opponent in the postseason was in the 2011 College Cup in Kennesaw, Ga., when FSU fell to Stanford 3-0 in the national semifinal.
Following their win over Ole Miss on Thursday, the Seminoles improved to 29-1-0 at home all-time in the NCAA Tournament. Florida State is 14-0-1 at home in 2013 and is carrying a 33-game (32-0-1) home unbeaten streak into Saturday's third round match.
With Florida State also hosting its final regular season football game on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. against Idaho, fans attending the soccer match are asked to adhere to the following parking procedures for Saturday's match ONLY:
Soccer spectators attending the match on Saturday may park on a space available basis starting at 10:30 in the Spirit Way parking garage (Lot 19). Because this lot is a reserved lot for football staff, media and booster parking, all soccer spectators must remove their vehicle from the lot within 45 minutes after the soccer game ends or be subject to towing. Spectators may also find paid parking spaces available in the neighborhoods surrounding the soccer and football stadiums.
Tickets for the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship can be purchased at the Seminole Soccer Complex beginning at 11:00 a.m., Saturday morning.
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 on Instagram (NoleSoccer).