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Seminole Saturday Summary: FSU’s Kinhult Wins Schooner Fall Classic, Forrest and Walker to Represent Noles at ACC Operation Basketball

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Florida State women’s golf was unable to take home the team title at the Schooner Fall Classic, which ended on Sunday, but individually, there was a winner in garnet and gold.

Sophomore Frida Kinhult finished the 3-day tournament in Oklahoma tied for first place at -3 with Illinois’ Tristyn Nowlin. It was the third individual title of her career.

Kinhult entered the final round just a stroke off the lead, but made that up despite shooting just +1 over the final 18 holes. In 12 career starts, Kinhult has finished in the top 10 eight times.

Despite having the two winners, Illinois and FSU settled for a fifth-place tie as a team at +10. Amanda Doherty finished tied for 25th at +4 for the Seminoles. Texas took the team title at -2, followed by Alabama, Mississippi State and Baylor.

Trent Forrest will represent the Seminoles at ACC Media Days this coming week. ( athletics)

FSU hoops has selected a pair of guards to represent the program at this coming week’s ACC media event known as ACC Operation Basketball on Tuesday. The event takes place at the Charlotte Marriott City Center.

Representing FSU will be senior Trent Forrest and junior M.J. Walker. Forrest is the returning leader for the Seminoles in points, rebounds, assists and steals. Forrest averaged 9.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game last season to go with team-highs of 3.7 assists and 1.9 steals per contest.

A former McDonald’s All-American, Walker hopes for a breakout year as a junior. Walker averaged 7.5 points per game last season and is the Seminoles’ returning leader in made 3-pointers with 44 last season. Only recently graduated P.J. Savoy made more.

FSU has advanced past the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament in each of the last two seasons, but will have to replace six seniors. The Seminoles open the 2019-20 season at Pittsburgh on Nov. 6.


Record: 3-2 (2-1 ACC)
Ranking: None
Past Week: Idle
Upcoming: at Clemson (Saturday)
Recognitions: Alex Hornibrook, QB (ACC Quarterback of the Week); Amari Gainer, LB (ACC Rookie of the Week); Cyrus Fagan, S (ACC Defensive Back of the Week)
Weekly Commitments: None
2020 Recruiting Class Ranking: No. 10 nationally, second in ACC (21 total commitments)*
Big Picture: With a week to rest, Florida State will travel to face No. 2 Clemson in what should be a real measuring stick game for the Seminoles.

Men’s Basketball

Weekly Commitments: None
2020 Recruiting Class Ranking: No. 60 nationally, 12th in ACC (2 total commitments)*


Record: 10-2 (4-0 ACC)
Ranking: No. 6 United Soccer Coaches
Past Week: (2-0), defeated Syracuse, 1-0; defeated Pittsburgh, 1-0
Upcoming: at Syracuse (Sunday); vs. Pittsburgh (Saturday)
Recognitions: Deyna Castellanos, F (ACC Offensive Player of the Week)
Big Picture: FSU is red hot, having won eight straight matches. It is one of just two ACC teams undefeated in conference.

Weekly Review

(6) FSU 1, Syracuse 0
Sunday, Sept. 29

Deyna Castellanos’ seventh goal of the season in the 74th minute capped all the scoring as FSU won its seventh straight match and stayed perfect in ACC play. Yujie Zhao assisted on the goal. The Seminoles dominated the match, outshooting Syracuse, 23-2. Goalkeeper Brooke Bollinger recorded a pair of saves in her third start of the season.

Pittsburgh 0, (6) FSU 1
Saturday, Oct. 5

Abbey Newton’s goal in the second minute on a penalty kick was all FSU needed as the Seminoles won their eighth straight match and remained perfect in ACC play. FSU outshot Pittsburgh 19-2 as the Seminoles had their annual “Paint it Pink” match for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


Record: 9-3 (3-0 ACC)
Ranking: No. 23 AVCA Coaches Poll
Past Week: (2-0), defeated Wake Forest, 3-0; defeated Virginia, 3-1
Upcoming: vs. Pittsburgh (Sunday); at NC State (Friday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: Florida State remains perfect in ACC play as it gets set to host reigning ACC champion Pittsburgh in what can be viewed as a statement match on Sunday.

Weekly Review

(23) FSU 3, Wake Forest 0
Sunday, Sept. 29

Host Wake Forest never scored more than 20 points in any set as FSU easily scored a straight-set victory at Wake Forest. Payton Caffrey led FSU with 13 kills and eight digs. Peyton Suess had 16 of the 35 kills for the Demon Deacons.

Virginia 1, (23) FSU 3
Friday, Oct. 4

Florida State was unable to get the sweep, but remained perfect in ACC play on Friday night against Virginia. After FSU took the first two sets, the Cavaliers won the third, 25-17, but dropped the last, 25-22. Payton Caffrey led FSU with 20 kills and 15 digs. Morgan Chacon also had a double-double with 15 kills and 10 digs. Jelena Novakovic led Virginia with 14 kills while Alex Spencer added a match-high 16 digs in the loss.

Cross Country

Ranking: Men No. 3 USTFCCCA South Region; Women No. 17 USTFCCCA, No. 2 USTFCCCA South Region
Past Week: FSU men finished 10th at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational; women finished third
Upcoming: FSU Invitational (Friday)
Recognitions: Erin Phelps (ACC Women’s Performer of the Week); Yasmine Abbes (ACC Freshman Performer of the Week)
Big Picture: Both FSU cross country teams had strong showings in South Bend. The FSU women may have been the best of the school’s athletic programs to this point in the young athletic year.

Weekly Review

Men 10th, women 3rd at Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational
Friday, Oct. 4

Both Florida State cross country teams finished in the top 10 in South Bend. The men finished 10th with Kasey Knevelbaard leading the way to finish 19th. The FSU women finished third, paced by Maudie Skyring’s 17th-place finish. Jodie Judd and Elizabeth Funderburk each finished in the top 25 for the Seminoles. Taking the team titles were Utah on the women’s side and Colorado for the men.

Women’s Golf

Ranking: No. 13 WGCA
Past Week: FSU finished fifth at the Schooner Fall Classic
Upcoming: Jim West Challenge (Oct. 20-21)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: Frida Kinhult continues to make herself a name in college golf with an individual title. FSU finished strong at the Schooner Fall Classic.

Weekly Review

5th at Schooner Fall Classic
Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 29

FSU’s Frida Kinhult proved she was still an elite player as she tied Illinois’ Tristyn Nowlin for the individual title at -3. As a team, FSU finished in a fifth-place tie at +10. Amanda Doherty finished 25th overall for the Seminoles at +4. Texas finished at -2 to take the team title in Norman.

Men’s Golf

Ranking: None
Past Week: Idle
Upcoming: Jack Nicklaus Collegiate Invitational (Monday and Tuesday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU will try to have a nice showing in Ohio this coming week after underwhelming to this point so far.

Swimming and Diving

Ranking: N/A
Past Week: FSU men fell to Notre Dame, 171-129; FSU women fell to Notre Dame, 183.5-116.5
Upcoming: vs. Duke (Saturday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU started the season with a loss to Notre Dame on both the men’s and women’s side. The Seminoles will be home Saturday to take on Duke.

Weekly Review

Men: FSU 129, Notre Dame 171; Women: FSU 116.5, Notre Dame 183.5
Friday, Oct. 4

Notre Dame got the better of Florida State in the pool and on the board on both the men’s and women’s sides. There were only a few events where Seminoles took the top two spots. On the men’s side, Izaak Kucheran and Peter Varjasi took first and second in the 100-yard breaststroke. It was the 200-yard breaststroke on the women’s side that saw the Seminoles take the first two spots as Nina Kucheran and Hannah Womer finished first and second, respectively.

Other News

FSU’s football contest with Clemson will begin at either 3:30 p.m. EST or 7:30 p.m. EST and will air on ABC.

FSU baseball began fall practices.

Mark Ardizzone has been named the FSU women’s tennis team’s new associate head coach.

Forward Kiah Gillespie and head coach Sue Semrau represented FSU at ACC Women’s Tipoff.

FSU punter Logan Tyler has entered the transfer portal.

The ACC has announced future sites for the conference’s men’s golf championships.

Senior Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar, junior Chase Wood, sophomore Juan Martin Jalif and freshmen Loris Pourroy will be representing FSU men’s tennis at the 2019 ITA All-American Championships.

*247Sports Composite rankings

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