Weekly Recap: Soccer Headed to College Cup
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Weekly Recap: Soccer Headed to College Cup

Thanksgiving week events

The Noles had a lot less sports this week during Thanksgiving and as seasons begin to end for the fall semester. Basketball, volleyball, and soccer all had home games while football headed to Gainesville.

Volleyball hosted senior day

FSU began to close out their season with their senior day game at home in Tully. They honored their four seniors, Lily Tessier, Caroline Golden, Morgan Chacon, and Marissa Stockman. The number 14 ranked Noles then had to face Notre Dame but lost in 3 sets. They were back in Tully on Friday for their last home game of the season against Georgia Tech. They unfortunately lost in a close 3 sets again, but looked towards the NCAA selection show on Sunday night. The Noles drew Kansas State in the first round of the 10th seeded Nebraska’s first and second round site.

Men’s basketball gets OT win at home

The Noles were home on Wednesday night for a game against Boston University. They lead the score most of the night but Boston got a last second buzzer shot to even the score. They went into OT and were trailing in the last 2 seconds. Mathew Cleveland managed to score the game winning basket in the last 2 seconds and the stadium erupted as the Noles won 81-80.

The women’s team missed out on some close games on the road this week, falling to BYU 54-61 and Purdue 61-66.

Soccer headed to the college cup

Soccer was back on Friday for their final game at home, looking for their ticket to the College Cup in Santa Clara. They faced number 9 ranked Michigan in the Elite 8 in a nail biting game. It was a goalless game with both teams having shots on goal throughout both halves, but both keepers saving them. The Noles were in OT with 1 minute to go in the first half when Jaelin Howell crossed the ball in to Gabby Carle on the back post. She kicked it back to Beata Olsson who was their waiting to kick it into the back of the net, securing their place in the final 4.

Football ends comeback season

The Noles headed to Gainesville to play Florida in their final game of the season. A lot was at stake as a win would take them to a bowl, but also it is the biggest rivalry game in Florida. The team struggled as Travis got hit and had to leave the game for a few minutes, but they tied the score 7-7 at the half. They were down 17-7 in the third quarter, but pulled back to 24-21 with 1 minute to go in the final quarter. They couldn’t get the win in the end, but they finished strong this season after starting 0-4.

-Vic

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