Eventful week on campus
This week was a busy one with lots of sports having events at home, including basketball beginning their season, soccer hosting NCAA’s, and football in a rivalry game against Miami.
Volleyball gets two wins
The Noles were at home on Tuesday against UNF in their first game of the week, and won 3-1. They had a 7-2 run in the final set to fin 25-23 in the fourth. They were on the road on Sunday against Syracuse for their last regular season game. The Noles came out on top 3-1, which lead them to move up in the rankings to 11!
Basketball begins their season
Women’s basketball started first with a convincing win at home against UNF 78-50. This follows the return of coach Sue, as she is back coaching the FSU squad after a year of looking after her mother. The Noles were back on Sunday with another win against Milwaukee, 79-42, moving them to 2-0 and up to 17 in the polls.
The men’s team also started this week with a win over Penn 105-70, before heading on the road for a Sunday game. They were up against the Gators and came up short 55-71.
Cross country qualifies for the NCAA’s
The Noles competed in the regional event this week looking to confirm their place in the NCAA tournament. The number 9 ranked women’s team placed 2nd in the 6k race to automatically qualify for the tournament at home. On the men’s team, Wildshutt and Muhumed placed 1st and 2nd, with the number 23 ranked Noles placing 3rd overall. The Noles later found out they were confirmed in the NCAA tournament at Apalachee this Saturday.
Women’s tennis closes out fall season
The women’s tennis team was away for their final tournament of the fall season in Jacksonville for the UNF Invite. On Friday, the Noles took a loss in the first doubles match with both pairings losing, before bouncing back the same day and taking a convincing 6-2 win over a Clemson team. The Noles were also successful in singles with Lesedi Jacobs, Vic Allen, and Alice Amendola taking wins over top opponents. On Saturday, the Noles were into the semis, beginning with 2 doubles wins from pairings Allen/Arkadianou and Jacobs/Amendola. They then took to the singles court with Jacobs and Amendola securing their place in the final, whilst Allen retired in a third set. The remaining Noles missed out on Sunday, finishing their run to the finals.
Soccer wins NCAA opener
The Noles earned their hosting rights in their stellar season, and faced South Alabama in their first round game. It was a comfortable start with a 3-0 win and goals from Brown, Olsson, and Madril. They play once a week for their first 4 games of the tournament, before heading to the College Cup.
Football downs Miami
The Noles were in the Doak for the last home game of the season, and a huge rivalry match. They started well going up 14-0 in the 1st quarter, and quickly extending their lead in the 2nd to 17-0. They headed into the half with a lead 20-7, but Miami closed in 20-14 heading into the 4th. The Noles then were behind in the score 20-28, with Fitzgerald managing to get a field goal to close in 23-28. Travis then threw the ball to Parchment who caught it 1 yard from the end zone. They scored the touchdown and went for 2, and Travis snook through into the end zone for the Noles to win 31-28.