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Seminole Sunday Summary: FSU Soccer Stays Perfect with Pair of Wins

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No. 1 Florida State soccer continues to run through the competition. This week, the Seminoles played two matches and won them both.

FSU opened the week with a 4-1 win over Miami on Sunday at home before traveling to beat Virginia Tech on Friday night, 2-0.

After a scoreless first half, FSU erupted for four second-half goals against Miami. Yujie Zaho, Gabby Carle, Ran Iwai and Gianna Mitchell all scored in the victory.

Gudrun Haralz scored the lone goal for Miami. FSU finished with 32 shots to two for the Hurricanes.

FSU felt a little more resistance in Friday’s trip to Blacksburg, but still managed a shutout. Beata Olsson got the scoring started for FSU in the 31st minute before Jaelin Howell doubled the lead in the second half. The Seminoles held a 9-5 advantage in total shots.

With the victories, FSU moves to 14-0 and 7-0 in ACC play. FSU will visit No. 3 North Carolina on Thursday.

Football

Record: 2-4 (2-2 ACC)
Ranking: N/A
Past Week: Idle
Upcoming: vs. Massachusetts (Saturday)
Recognitions: Dillan Gibbons, G (ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week); Jermaine Johnson, DE (ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week); Malik McClain, WR (ACC Rookie of the Year)
Weekly Commitments: None
Weekly Decommitments: Aliou Bah, 3-Star T* (No. 358 overall)*
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 11 nationally, first in ACC (17 total commitments)*
Big Picture: Florida State had a bye this week as it prepares for homecoming. The Seminoles will try to put together three straight wins for the first time since 2017.

Soccer

Record: 14-0 (7-0 ACC)
Ranking: No. 1 United Soccer Coaches
Past Week: (2-0), beat Miami on Sunday, 4-1; beat Virginia Tech on Friday, 2-0
Upcoming: at North Carolina (Thursday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU showed no signs of slowing down this week with a pair of easy victories.

Volleyball

Record: 12-4 (5-2 ACC)
Ranking: N/A
Past Week: (2-0), beat Duke on Sunday, 3-1; beat Virginia on Friday, 3-0
Upcoming: vs. Pittsburgh (Sunday); at Virginia Tech (Friday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: After missing the NCAA Tournament last season with a shortened field, FSU looks more and more like a tournament team in 2021.

Cross Country

Ranking: Men No. 20 USTFCCCA, No. 1 South Region; Women No. 15 USTFCCCA, No. 3 South
Past Week: FSU men finished eighth, women third at FSU Invite
Upcoming: ACC Championships (Oct. 29)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU cross country wrapped up its final home meet of the year and will now prepare for the ACC Championships.

Men’s Golf

Ranking: N/A
Past Week: Idle
Upcoming: Jackson T. Stephens Cup (Monday-Wednesday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: After a week off, FSU heads to Arkansas for the Jackson T. Stephens Cup.

Women’s Golf

Ranking: No. 12 WGCA; No. 15 Golfweek/Sargarin Rankings
Past Week: Idle
Upcoming: Jim West Challenge (Sunday and Monday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: Two weeks removed from a stellar performance, FSU will make its way to Texas.

Swimming and Diving

Ranking: N/A
Past Week: FSU men beat Auburn 153-147; FSU women lost at Auburn, 177-123
Upcoming: at Georgia Tech (Friday)
Recognitions: Jesco Helling (ACC Men’s Diver of the Week); Samantha Vear (ACC Women’s Diver of the Week)
Big Picture: The Seminoles had a decent showing at Auburn in their first head-to-head competition of the season. They now head to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech.

Men’s Basketball

Weekly Commitments: None
Weekly Decommitments: None
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 34 nationally, ninth in ACC (3 total commitment)*
Big Picture: Anthony Polite, Malik Osborne and Leonard Hamilton represented FSU at ACC Tipoff this week. That means basketball season is just around the corner.

*Rankings according to 247Sports Composite

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

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