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Seminole Sunday Summary: FSU Soccer Opens Season with Thrilling Win in Top-10 Match-Up

Larry Novey/Florida State athletics

After reaching the national championship match last season, Florida State soccer’s 2021 campaign started on the right foot.

The top-ranked Seminoles opened the year with a thrilling 1-0 victory over No. 9 Texas A&M on Thursday night. Clara Robbins scored the match’s lone goal in the 89th minute.

Despite not scoring until late, FSU dominated the match. The Seminoles finished with a 14-2 advantage in shots and a 6-0 edge in corner kicks. Kenna Caldwell had six saves for the Aggies before Robbins broke through.

The victory is the 14th straight season-opening win for the Seminoles. They’ll be back in action at home against Alabama on Sunday.

Football

Record: 0-0
Ranking: N/A
Upcoming: vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 5)
Weekly Commitments: None
Weekly Decommitments: None
Recognitions: McKenzie Milton, QB (Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award watch list); Lawrance Toafili, RB (Polynesian College Football Player of the Year watch list)
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 9 nationally, first in ACC (18 total commitments)*
Big Picture: Just two weeks separate us from the start of the season.

Soccer

Record: 1-0
Ranking: No. 1 United Soccer Coaches
Past Week: (1-0), defeated Texas A&M on Thursday, 1-0
Upcoming: vs. Alabama (Sunday); vs. South Alabama (Thursday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU opened the 2021 season on the right foot with a thrilling win over Texas A&M.

Volleyball

Record: 0-0
Ranking: N/A
Upcoming: vs. Northern Arizona (Tiger Classic, Friday); vs. Michigan (Tiger Classic, Saturday)
Recognitions: Emma Clothier, MB (Preseason All-ACC)
Big Picture: FSU was picked to finish fifth in the ACC. The Seminoles open the season on Friday in Baton Rouge.

Men’s Basketball

Weekly Commitments: None
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: N/A (0 total commitments)*
Big Picture: A number of former FSU players made noise these past weeks in the NBA Summer League.

*Rankings according to 247Sports Composite

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

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