Volleyball, Soccer, and Cross Country got wins at home
The Noles were represented well at home this week, with wins from volleyball, soccer, and cross country. Football missed out against Wake Forest, and men’s golf started their season on the road at the Fighting Illini Invite.
Volleyball stunned the Gators in memorial game
FSU volleyball played an outstanding game on Wednesday night to kick start the week for the Noles. The gym was packed for the rival match against the Gators that was also a ceremonial game, celebrating a former player and All-American, Brianna Barry. The number 14 ranked Gators managed to sneak the first set 24-26, but lost the next three 25-15, 25-19, 25-20. It was an emotional night with friends and family of Brianna there to celebrate her life and legacy, and the Noles did just that by topping it off with a win.
Cross country’s Adriaan Wildschutt wins XC Open
On an early Friday morning, the Apalachee Regional Park was busy with runners pacing through the trails with a goal of winning the race. That pace was set by Adriaan Wildschutt, who won the 8k with a time of 23:21:9, approximately 11 seconds faster than the next runner. This is the 4th fastest time in the history of the course. As a team, the men placed third overall, as coach Braman praised them but is preparing for more during the season. Meanwhile, the women’s team placed an impressive second in the 6k, just behind reigning national champions, BYU. Lauren Ryan had an impressive race with a time of 20:50:8, finishing 5th individually.
Soccer continues win streak in ACC opener
The Noles started the ACC season with a win at home over Boston College. It was a slower start than usual with no goals in the first half. But that changed with four goals being scored in the second half by the Noles. Emily Madril scored the first goal after the goalkeeper from BC fumbled the ball from a corner kick. The second goal was from another corner, this time finished with a header by Lauren Flynn. Yujie Zhao made it 3-0 after a lovely assist from Jenna Nighswonger. The fourth and final goal for the Seminoles was scored by Ran Iwai who fired one into the top right corner. BC managed to get one back with a penalty in the last 5 minute of the game, making the final score 4-1.
Football takes another loss on the road
Football was away on Saturday against Wake Forest, looking to redeem themselves after a painful loss last weekend. The Deacons came out firing going up 0-14 in the first quarter. The Noles managed to score a touchdown with Travis throwing one to Ward, bringing the score back to 7-14 heading into the second quarter. The Deacons went ahead again, 7-24, before a 65 yard touchdown from Travis to Wilson making it 14-24 heading into the half. Unfortunately, the Noles couldn’t hang on anymore, and the final score was 14-35.
Golf returns at Fighting Illini Invitational
The men’s golf team returned to play this year at the Fighting Illini Invitational, but didn’t get off to the best of starts. The team finished in 13th place with total score of 872, +29 to par. Frederik Kjettrup lead the Noles, finishing tied 20th place with +4 to par, and a total of 214.