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Seminole Sunday Summary: FSU Soccer Wins Twice on PKs to Advance to National Championship; FSU Track and Field Wins Men’s, Women’s ACC Outdoor Championships

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Florida State soccer has played more than 240 minutes of soccer without a goal. Somehow, the Seminoles are one win away from a third national championship in seven seasons.

FSU advanced to the title match with a pair of victories on penalty kicks. In neither of the wins did either team score in regulation or in two overtime periods.

The Seminoles clinched a trip to the College Cup on Sunday with a victory over Duke in the Elite Eight. FSU outshot the Blue Devils 14-2, but was unable to find the net.

In the penalty kick session, Duke’s first shot from Taylor Mitchell was the lone miss for either team. FSU converted each of its first four kicks before Yujie Zhao sealed the 5-3 victory in the session.

In the College Cup in Cary, N.C. on Thursday, FSU held a slight shot advantage, but neither team could score in 110 minutes. In the penalty kick session, freshman goalkeeper Cristina Roque shined. After the first miss went high for the Cavaliers, she saved back-to-back shots.

Again, FSU didn’t miss. The Seminoles got makes from Clara Robbins, Emily Madril and finally, Gabby Carle to win 3-0 on penalty kicks.

All that now stands in FSU’s way is Santa Clara. Santa Clara clinched its berth in the national championship with a 3-1 win over North Carolina.

The teams will meet at 5:30 p.m. ET on Monday night. The match will air on ESPN2.

Kasaun James claimed the ACC crown in the 200 meters. (FSU athletics)

FSU soccer wasn’t the only group of Seminoles with championship aspirations this past week. FSU track and field claimed both the men’s and women’s title at the ACC Championships.

The FSU women shared the title with Duke as both teams finished with 110 total points. Over the three days in Raleigh, FSU claimed five victories on the women’s side.

Shanice Love claimed the ACC title in the discus for the Seminoles while FSU won the 4-by-100-meter relay. Jayla Kirkland claimed ACC gold in the 100 meters and silver in the 200.

Kelechi Nwanaga and Sara Zabarino claimed the top two spots for FSU in the javelin. Ruta Lasmane claimed the title for the Seminoles in the triple jump.

Florida State’s men won with 136 total points. Virginia Tech finished second with 116.5. On the men’s side, FSU claimed ACC gold in five events.

Like the women, the FSU men took first place in the 4-by-100-meter relay. As expected, Trey Cunningham won in the 110-meter hurdles.

Kasaun James and JoVaughn Martin finished first and second, respectively, in the men’s 200 meters. Adriaan Wildschutt won the men’s 5,000 meters.

Freshman William Ott won two events and finished second overall in the decathlon. Isaac Grimes claimed the ACC crown in the long jump.

Football

Weekly Commitments: None
Weekly Decommitments: None
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 9 nationally, first in ACC (9 total commitments)*
Big Picture: FSU head coach Mike Norvell and company have taken on a heavy camp schedule.

Men’s Basketball

Weekly Commitments: None
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: N/A (0 total commitments)*
Big Picture: M.J. Walker became the fourth FSU player to declare for the NBA Draft this week.

Baseball

Record: 27-19 (18-14 ACC)
Ranking: No. 13 Baseball America; No. 17 D1Baseball; No. 17 NCBWA; No. 30 Collegiate Baseball
Past Week: (2-2), lost to Florida Gulf Coast in a game completed on Wednesday, 8-7; beat Florida Gulf Coast on Wednesday, 2-1; beat Clemson on Friday, 8-3; lost to Clemson on Saturday, 9-5
Upcoming: vs. Clemson (Sunday); at NC State (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU assured itself at least a .500 record in ACC play. The Seminoles can clinch a winning ACC record with a rubber game victory over Clemson.

Track and Field

Ranking: Men No. 5 USTFCCCA, No. 2 South; Women No. 11 USTFCCCA, No. 6 South
Past Week: FSU men won the ACC Outdoor Championships; FSU women won the ACC Outdoor Championships
Upcoming: NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 9-11)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU had a fantastic showing in Raleigh, winning the men’s and women’s championships.

Women’s Tennis

Record: 18-5
Ranking: No. 7 ITA; No. 7 NCAA Tournament
Past Week: Idle
Upcoming: vs. Texas A&M (Sunday, NCAA Tournament Sweet 16)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: After more than a week off, FSU will take on Texas A&M with a trip to the Elite Eight on the line.

Men’s Golf

Ranking: No. 2 Golfweek Coaches Poll; No. 2 Golfweek/Sargarin; No. 2 Golfstat; No. 1 Tallahassee Regional
Past Week: Idle
Upcoming: Tallahassee Regional (Monday-Wednesday)
Recognitions: John Pak (ACC Player of the Year, All-ACC, Ben Hogan Award finalist); Vincent Norrman (All-ACC); Brett Roberts (All-ACC)
Big Picture: FSU is ready to begin the NCAA Tournament on Monday.

Softball

Record: 39-10-1 (26-5-1 ACC)
Ranking: No. 7 NCFA Coaches; No. 10 Softball America; No. 8 D1Softball; No. 2 seed ACC Tournament
Past Week: (1-1), beat NC State in ACC Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday, 2-0; lost to Duke in ACC Tournament semifinals on Friday, 4-3
Upcoming: NCAA Tournament (TBD)
Recognitions: Devyn Flaherty, IF (All-ACC first team, All-ACC Freshman); Kathryn Sandercock, P (All-ACC first team); Sydney Sherrill, IF (ACC Defensive Player of the Year, All-ACC first team); Caylan Arnold, P (All-ACC second team); Dani Morgan, OF (All-ACC third team); Kalei Harding, UT (All-ACC third team, All-ACC Freshman)
Big Picture: FSU’s streak of six straight ACC Tournament titles came to an end with a heartbreaking loss to Duke on Friday. The Seminoles will still likely host an NCAA Regional.

Women’s Golf

Ranking: No. 9 Golfweek/Sargarin; No. 8 Golfstat; No. 5 WGCA Coaches Poll
Past Week: Won Louisville Regional
Upcoming: NCAA Championships (Friday-May 26)
Recognitions: Beatrice Wallin (ANNIKA Award finalist)
Big Picture: FSU won its first-ever regional this week as its focus turns to the NCAA Championships.

Soccer

Record: 13-0-2
Ranking: No. 1 United Coaches Poll; No. 1 seed NCAA Tournament
Past Week: (0-0-2), beat Duke on Sunday in Elite Eight on penalty kicks, 0-0 (5-3); beat Virginia in College Cup on penalty kicks, 0-0 (3-0)
Upcoming: vs. Santa Clara (Monday, National Championship)
Recognitions: Jaelin Howell, M (MAC Hermann Trophy finalist, United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic first team, United Soccer Coaches All-American first team); Malia Berkely, D (MAC Hermann Trophy finalist, United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic first team, United Soccer Coaches All-American first team); Yujie Zhao, M (United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic first team, United Soccer Coaches All-American third team); Emily Madril, M (United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic first team, United Soccer Coaches All-American second team); Cristina Roque, GK (United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic second team); Kristina Lynch, F (NCAA Elite 90 Award)
Big Picture: After winning a pair of matches on penalty kicks, FSU is one win from a third national championship in seven seasons.

*247Sports Composite rankings

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

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