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Seminole Sunday Summary: FSU Soccer Wins ACC, Advances to Second Round of NCAA Tournament; FSU Football Rallies Past Miami

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This past week, Florida State soccer claimed one championship and began its quest for another.

As the second seed in the ACC Tournament, the Seminoles claimed their seventh conference crown in nine years by knocking off top-seeded Virginia in the ACC Championship on Sunday, 1-0.

The lone goal for FSU came in the 10th minute as Clara Robbins found the back of the net. Virginia had multiple chances in the second half and actually outshot FSU for the match, 11-8. Goalkeeper Cristina Roque came up huge with three saves.

Robbins was named the ACC Tournament MVP for the second straight year. The victory ultimately earned FSU the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.

FSU kicked off the NCAA Tournament at home on Friday night with a 3-0 win over South Alabama. In less than a 3-minute span midway through the first half, FSU got goals from Jody Brown and Beata Olsson and never looked back. Emily Madril added a goal in the second half.

Jaelin Howell, Robbins, Yujie Zhao and Maria Alagoa all recorded assists in the win. The Seminoles dominated with 23 shots to just three for the Jaguars.

FSU will move on to the round of 32 where it will face the winner of Sunday’s matchup between SMU and Texas.

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Florida State football’s 4-game losing streak to Miami is officially over. The Seminoles rallied to beat the rival Hurricanes on Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium, 31-28.

FSU raced to a 17-0 lead, but Miami erupted offensively to take a 28-20 lead. Tyler Van Dyke passed for 316 yards and four touchdowns for the Hurricanes.

After Ryan Fitzgerald’s third field goal cut the lead to five late, Jordan Travis marched the Seminoles 80 yards in less than two minutes. On the winning drive, Travis connected with Ja’Khi Douglas for 59 yards and Andrew Parchment for 24 yards on a critical 4th-and-14. Travis ultimately sneaked in for the winning touchdown before running in the 2-point conversion with 26 seconds left in the game.

Travis finished with 274 yards passing and two rushing touchdowns. Jashaun Corbin added a team-high 68 yards rushing and a touchdown.

Miami didn’t do itself many favors as the Hurricanes turned the ball over three times and committed 14 penalties for 105 yards. Jammie Robinson and Omarion Cooper each came away with interceptions for the FSU defense. Jermaine Johnson also had a monster day for the Seminoles with seven tackles, five for loss and three sacks.

FSU will have to win its final two games — at Boston College and Florida — to become bowl eligible. Miami falls to 5-5 with the loss.

Football

Record: 4-6 (3-4 ACC)
Ranking: N/A
Past Week: (1-0), beat Miami on Saturday, 31-28
Upcoming: at Boston College (Saturday)
Recognitions: Keir Thomas, DE (ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week)
Weekly Commitments: None
Weekly Decommitments: None
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 13 nationally, third in ACC (16 total commitments)*
Big Picture: FSU scored an enormous win on Saturday night by rallying past Miami. The Seminoles have to win their final two games to become bowl eligible.

Soccer

Record: 17-1-2
Ranking: No. 1 United Soccer Coaches; No. 1 NCAA Tournament
Past Week: (2-0), beat Virginia in ACC Championship on Sunday, 1-0; beat South Alabama in NCAA Tournament on Friday night, 3-0
Upcoming: vs. Texas or SMU (NCAA Tournament, Friday)
Recognitions: Emily Madril, D (All-ACC Tournament); Clara Robbins, M (ACC Tournament MVP; All-ACC Tournament; CoSIDA Academic All-District); Maria Alagoa, M (All-ACC Tournament); Cristina Roque, GK (All-ACC Tournament); Lauren Flynn, D/M (All-ACC Tournament) Kristina Lynch, F (CoSIDA Academic All-District)
Big Picture: FSU claimed a seventh ACC championship in nine years and kicked off the NCAA Tournament on the right foot this past week.

Volleyball

Record: 18-6 (10-4 ACC)
Ranking: N/A
Past Week: (1-1), lost to Georgia Tech on Sunday, 3-1; beat North Florida, 3-1
Upcoming: at Syracuse (Sunday); vs. Miami (Friday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU wasn’t able to pull the upset against Georgia Tech, but gets an extended rest to prepare for Syracuse.

Cross Country

Ranking: Men No. 23 USTFCCCA, No. 2 South Region; Women No. 9 USTFCCCA, No. 1 South
Past Week: FSU men finished third at the NCAA South Regionals, women second
Upcoming: NCAA Championships (Nov. 20)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: The FSU women qualified for the NCAA Championships and the men likely will, also. On the men’s side, Adriaan Wildschutt and Ahmed Muhumed finished first and second, respectively, in the NCAA South Regionals.

Swimming and Diving

Ranking: Men No. 15 CSCAA Coaches Poll
Past Week: Idle
Upcoming: Georgia Tech Invite (Thursday through Saturday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: After a lengthy rest, FSU will return to the pool this week in Atlanta in its last competition of 2021.

Men’s Basketball

Record: 1-0
Ranking: No. 20 AP; No. 19 Amway Coaches
Past Week: (1-0), beat Pennsylvania, 105-70
Upcoming: at Florida (Sunday); vs. Tulane (Wednesday)
Weekly Commitments: Alaa Boutayeb, Unranked C* (Unranked*)
Weekly Decommitments: None
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 19 nationally, fifth in ACC (6 total commitment)*
Big Picture: FSU was impressive in its season-opening win over Pennsylvania. Up next is a rivalry date with Florida.

Women’s Basketball

Record: 1-0
Ranking: No. 16 AP; No. 24 Amway Coaches
Past Week: (1-0), beat North Florida on Tuesday, 78-50
Upcoming: vs. Milwaukee (Sunday); vs. Jacksonville (Thursday)
Big Picture: FSU kicked off the new season with a convincing win over North Florida.

*Rankings according to 247Sports Composite

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

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