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For the seventh time in nine years, Florida State soccer will play for the ACC championship. In a top-5 matchup, FSU topped Notre Dame on penalty kicks on Thursday night in the ACC Tournament semifinals.
Regulation ended in a 3-3 tie following a rally by both teams. No. 5 FSU, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, led 2-1 at halftime, but Notre Dame’s Korbin Albert completed the hat trick with two goals in a 27-second span to give the Fighting Irish a 3-2 lead.
No. 4 Notre Dame, the third seed in the ACC Tournament, was unable to hold on. Emma Bissell took advantage of an open net to knot the match at 3-3 in the 73rd minute. After two scoreless overtimes, penalty kicks would decide the contest.
FSU goalkeeper Cristina Roque came up with a pair of clutch saves for FSU in the penalty kick session. Following a diving stop on a shot by Notre Dame’s Waniya Hudson, Jenna Nighswonger ultimately ended the contest with a make for FSU.
It was a penalty kick by Heather Payne that gave FSU a 2-1 lead in the first half. Clara Robbins got the scoring started for FSU with a goal in the 13th minute. Albert’s first of three goals for the Irish came less than a minute later.
Roque finished with nine saves prior to the penalty kick session. Notre Dame outshot FSU 28-18. FSU’s Onyi Echegini had the lone assist of the match.
Notre Dame was one of just two teams to beat FSU during the regular season. The other was North Carolina. That’s who FSU will see in the ACC Championship on Sunday. The Tar Heels also advanced on penalty kicks with a win over Duke.
Between the Lines for Nov. 3, 2022
Soccer: (4) Notre Dame 3, (5) FSU 3 (FSU wins on penalty kicks, 4-2)
On the Agenda for Nov. 3, 2022
Women’s swimming and diving at Miami, 1 p.m. ET
Volleyball vs. Clemson, 8 p.m. ET (ACC Network)
Rolling News and Notes
FSU women’s hoops defeated Flagler in an exhibition on Thursday, 119-27.
FSU football remains a 7.5-point favorite over Miami for Saturday.
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