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FSU Wins Fourth Straight ACC Soccer Title

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It took penalty kicks for the ball to finally find the back of the net, but Florida State prevailed over North Carolina in Charleston on Sunday to win its fourth straight ACC soccer championship.

After a scoreless regulation and two scoreless overtime, the sixth-seeded Seminoles prevailed 4-3 on penalty kicks. FSU goalkeeper Cassie Miller came up with a big save in the third session after both teams scored goals in each of the first two. Haylie Grant lifted FSU to a 4-3 lead with a goal in the fourth stanza and the Seminoles clinched the title when Bridgette Andrzejewski’s shot went off the post.

FSU outshot the Tar Heels 8-7 and had more shots on goal 4-3. Miller came up with three saves for FSU in regulation while Lindsey Harris saved four shots for No. 4 seed North Carolina.

FSU (14-3-3) will learn its seeding and first opponent for the NCAA Tournament on Monday. A national seed would mean that the Seminoles would not have to leave Tallahassee until the College Cup. FSU has reached the College Cup or national semifinals in each of the last four seasons.

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

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