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The Daily Nole — Sept. 12, 2016: FSU Soccer Edges Troy

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It’s a new week, Florida State fans. FSU football is off to a 2-0 start while other fall programs have begun the year on the right track as well. Below is what you need to keep an eye on in the Seminole world. This post will be updated throughout the day:

Lead Story

Despite getting 16 more total shots than Troy on Sunday, Florida State’s soccer team needed an overtime goal to escape with a 1-0 win at home.

In a game that had a long weather delay, it was Kristen McFarland, who scored in the first minute of overtime to lift the Seminoles to the victory. Assisting on the goal was Megan Connolly.

With the win, FSU improved to 5-1 on the season. Goalkeeper Cassie Miller had one save in the victory. Each of Florida State’s five victories this season have come by shutout.

Between the Lines

Aside from a thrilling soccer victory, Florida State’s men’s golf team had a nice day, rallying from seventh to finish third out of 14 teams at the Rod Myers Invitational in Durham, North Carolina. Finishing ahead of FSU was Liberty and winner Wake Forest.

On the Agenda

There are no athletic events for Monday. The next FSU program in action will be the volleyball team which hosts rival Florida on Wednesday.

News and Notes

On the Jeff Cameron Show on Monday morning, FSU head football coach Jimbo Fisher implied the knee injury suffered by sophomore safety Derwin James on Saturday probably does not come with the worst possible outlook. Fisher said James will “miss some time”.

UPDATE: Fisher said Monday afternoon that James has a cartilage tear in his left knee and will undergo surgery. There is no timetable for his return.

On Cameron’s program, Fisher also implied that true freshman Keith Gavin could see some playing time soon at wide receiver. Senior safety Nate Andrews should be able make his 2016 debut this week, Fisher said Monday afternoon. Guards Kareem Are and Wilson Bell are question marks.

FSU junior wide receiver Travis Rudolph was named ACC Receiver of the Week for his performance against Charleston Southern on Saturday.

Kickoff for Florida State’s visit to South Florida on Sept. 24 has been set for noon EST.

Some notable changes were made to the FSU depth chart for this week’s contest against Louisville.

Also on Monday, the ACC unveiled the 2016-17 conference slate on Monday. The Seminoles will kick off conference play at home against Wake Forest on Dec. 28 and conclude it by hosting rival Miami on March 4.

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Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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