The Daily Sauce — Nov. 21, 2022: FSU Soccer Blanks Pitt to Reach Elite Eight, 3-0
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The Daily Sauce — Nov. 21, 2022: FSU Soccer Blanks Pitt to Reach Elite Eight, 3-0

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Lead Story

For the fifth straight season, Florida State soccer is bound for the Elite Eight. The top-seeded Seminoles clinched the berth on Sunday with a 3-0 win over No. 4 seed Pittsburgh in Tallahassee.

The contest was less than two minutes old when Beata Olsson put the Seminoles ahead for good with her sixth goal of the season. That would account for all the first-half scoring, but the second half was less than two minutes old when Leilanni Nesbeth doubled the lead with her sixth of the year. Jody Brown turned it into a rout with a goal in the 57th minute.

Brown added an assist while Onyi Echegini tallied two in the dominating effort. The Seminoles outshot Pitt 18-7 and finished with 10 shots on frame to just two for the Panthers.

With the win, FSU moves on to the Elite Eight for the 17th time in program history. The Seminoles will take on Arkansas on Saturday for a spot in the College Cup. The Razorbacks beat Memphis on penalty kicks on Sunday night.

Between the Lines for Nov. 20, 2022

Soccer: (4) Pittsburgh 0, (1) FSU 3 (NCAA Tournament Sweet 16)

On the Agenda for Nov. 21, 2022

Men’s basketball vs. Mercer, 6:30 p.m. ET (ACC Network)

Rolling News and Notes

FSU football rose four spots to No. 16 in both the AP and AFCA Coaches Polls.

Florida State football has opened as a 9-point favorite over rival Florida.

The ACC will announce players of the week for various sports on Monday.

Polls for various sports will be released on Monday.

Mike Ferguson is the lead writer for Double Fries No Slaw. Be sure to follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeWFerguson. Follow all of Mike’s work by liking his Facebook page.

Mike Ferguson

Mike Ferguson is the lead writer for Double Fries No Slaw and has more than 10 years of experience in online and print journalism. Mike graduated from Florida State University in 2009 and has had his work featured at numerous prominent publications such as Fox Sports, the Associated Press, Athlon Sports, Yahoo Sports and Sports Illustrated among others. Prior to joining Double Fries No Slaw, Mike was the founder and editor of The Daily Nole. He also serves as the managing editor for Fifth Quarter and is a contributor for Athlon Sports, Fish Stripes and Orlando Pinstriped Post. Mike and his wife Jennifer reside in Haines City, Fla. and have two daughters.

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