No. 1 Seminoles remain unbeaten
By Official Florida FC
No. 1 Florida State advanced to the ACC Women’s Soccer Championship final with a 2-0 win over Pittsburgh on Thursday night in Cary, N.C.
The Seminoles (15-0-1) second half goals from Jordynn Dudley and Beata Olsson to advance to its fourth straight tournament final. The Seminoles will play a Clemson squad that seeks its first ACC title on Sunday.
When the two met in the regular season, Clemson scored two goals in the first 20 minutes, before Florida State roared back to win 4-2. All three Seminoles in the attacking trident – Dudley, Olsson and Onyi Echegini – scored in that Sept. 15 road win.
Florida Gulf Coast moves on to ASUN final
Third-seeded Florida Gulf Coast is one win away from returning to the NCAA Tournament for a second straight season.
The Eagles (12-5-4) used goals from Kendal Gargiula and Ashley Labbe to eliminate Central Arkansas at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex in Nashville on Thursday night.
Florida Gulf Coast will play North Alabama in the tournament final on Nov. 5. The Eagles won the regular season contest 1-0 on Sept. 24 via a Katharina Oelschlaeger goal in the 61st minute.
Florida Atlantic’s season ends in conference semifinals
SMU scored two goals in the first 10 minutes to set the pace in its American Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal on Thursday evening in Lakewood Ranch.
SMU won 3-0 to advance to Sunday’s tournament final against top-seeded Memphis (17-1).
Florida Atlantic’s season ends at 8-7-5. The Owls upset second-seeded South Florida in the ACC quarterfinals on Halloween 1-0.
FIU resurgence ends in Conference USA tournament
Florida International lost to Sam Houston State 3-2 on Wednesday evening in the Conference USA Championship quarterfinals in Ruston, Louisiana.
Sam Houston struck three times in the first 13 minutes. FIU used goals from Nikole Solis and Barbara Garcia to trim the deficit. Despite having nearly 40 minutes to find an equalizer, it never arrived.
The Panthers’ season ends with an 8-6-4 record, its most wins since 2015.
UCF thumped in Big XII Tournament semifinals
UCF will have to wait to see whether its first year in the Big XII will result in a NCAA Tournament berth following a 4-1 loss to No. 6 Brigham Young on Wednesday night.
BYU held a four-goal lead until UCF’s Katie Bradley converted a penalty kick in the 79th minute.
UCF is 10-7-1 with five Big XII wins and a victory over TCU in the conference tournament.