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FSU Soccer: Seminoles Edge Duke on Penalty Kicks in ACC Quarterfinal

Larry Novey/FSU athletics

Florida State’s bid to win a fourth straight ACC soccer title remained alive on Sunday as the Seminoles defeated Duke on penalty kicks in Durham in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament.

Megan Connolly’s goal lifted FSU to a 3-2 victory on penalty kicks as the sixth-seeded Seminoles (13-3-2) advanced to the semifinals in Charleston.

The third-seeded Blue Devils broke through in the 32nd minute with the game’s first goal. The shot from about 25 yards out from Ashton Miller sneaked past FSU goalkeeper Cassie Miller to make it 1-0. It took the Seminoles just three minutes into the second half to draw even as Deyna Castellanos scored what would be the final goal of regulation.

FSU dominated possession, getting 11 shots on goals to Duke’s four. The Seminoles also had nine corner kicks to Duke’s three.

Miller finished with three saves for the Seminoles while E.J. Proctor had 10 saves for Duke. Duke will wait to see where and who it will play in the NCAA Tournament. FSU will move on to face second-seeded Clemson in the ACC semifinals on Friday.

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

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