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Seminole Sunday Summary: FSU Soccer Tops Wake on OT to Advance to ACC Final

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For the seventh time in nine years, Florida State soccer will play in the ACC Championship match. The second-seeded Seminoles clinched their spot on Friday night with a 2-1 win over No. 6 seed Wake Forest in overtime in Cary, N.C.

After what had been a scoreless second half, Maria Alagoa found the net for the game-winner in the 97th minute. Jody Brown and Kirsten Pavlisko assisted.

The Demon Deacons actually scored first in the 31st minute as Sofia Rossi knocked through her eighth goal of the season. FSU answered in the 42nd minute as Lauren Flynn took advantage of a corner kick. Yujie Zhao assisted for FSU.

Cristina Roque had three saves for FSU in the victory. With the win, FSU advances to face top-seeded Virginia on Sunday.

The Cavaliers beat Clemson 1-0 on Friday night to advance. Florida State and Virginia played to a 1-1 tie to close the regular season in Tallahassee. Sunday’s contest begins at 1 p.m. ET and airs on ESPNU.


Record: 3-6 (2-4 ACC)
Ranking: N/A
Past Week: (0-1), lost to NC State on Saturday, 28-14
Upcoming: vs. Miami (Saturday)
Recognitions: Jermaine Johnson, DE (ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week; Bednarik Award semifinalist)
Weekly Commitments: None
Weekly Decommitments: None
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 13 nationally, third in ACC (16 total commitments)*
Big Picture: FSU lost another hard-fought ACC contest on Saturday. The Seminoles need to win out to reach a bowl.


Record: 15-1-2
Ranking: No. 2 United Soccer Coaches; No. 2 ACC Tournament
Past Week: (1-0), beat Wake Forest on Friday night in ACC Tournament, 2-1
Upcoming: vs. Virginia (Sunday, ACC Championship)
Recognitions: Emily Madril, D (ACC Defensive Player of the Year; All-ACC first team); Jaelin Howell, M (ACC Midfielder of the Year; All-ACC first team); Yujie Zhoo, M (All-ACC first team); Gabby Carle, D/M (All-ACC second team); Clara Robbins, M (All-ACC second team); Jody Brown, F (All-ACC third team); Maria Alagoa, M (All-ACC Freshman); Mia Justus, GK (All-ACC Freshman)
Big Picture: FSU will play in the ACC final for the seventh time in nine years on Sunday.


Record: 17-5 (10-3 ACC)
Ranking: N/A
Past Week: (2-0), beat Syracuse on Sunday, 3-2; beat Clemson on Friday, 3-1
Upcoming: at Georgia Tech (Sunday); vs. North Florida (Tuesday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU is rolling. The Seminoles weren’t ranked this week, but have won five straight.

Cross Country

Ranking: Men No. 23 USTFCCCA, No. 2 South Region; Women No. 9 USTFCCCA, No. 1 South
Past Week: Idle
Upcoming: NCAA Regionals (Friday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: After an idle week, FSU heads toward the final stretch of the season.

Men’s Golf

Ranking: No. 48 Golfweek/Sargarin Rankings
Past Week: Finished third at Daniel Island Invitational
Upcoming: Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate (Feb. 14-15)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU wrapped up its fall season with a strong showing in South Carolina

Women’s Golf

Ranking: No. 16 WGCA; No. 23 Golfweek/Sargarin Rankings; No. 24 Golfstat
Past Week: Finished 10th at Landfall Tradition
Upcoming: Moon Invitational (Feb. 20-22)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU got off to a rough start in Wilmington, but finished strong. It will be off until late February.

Swimming and Diving

Ranking: Men No. 15 CSCAA Coaches Poll
Past Week: FSU’s scheduled meet with rival Florida was cancelled because of weather.
Upcoming: Georgia Tech Invite (Nov. 18-20)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: The scheduled rivalry meet with Florida was canceled due to illness going around on the FSU campus.

Men’s Basketball

Ranking: No. 20 AP; No. 19 Amway Coaches
Upcoming: vs. Pennsylvania (Wednesday)
Weekly Commitments: None
Weekly Decommitments: None
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 18 nationally, fifth in ACC (5 total commitment)*
Big Picture: The wait is finally over. The 2021-22 season gets underway this week.

Women’s Basketball

Ranking: No. 16 AP; No. 24 Amway Coaches
Upcoming: vs. North Florida (Tuesday)
Big Picture: After taking last season off to be with her mother, FSU head coach Sue Semrau returns to the sidelines to lead her team on Tuesday night.

*Rankings according to 247Sports Composite

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

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