Weekly Recap: NCAA Championships Were The Theme of the Week
photo via Alicia Devine / Tallahassee Democrat

Weekly Recap: NCAA Championships Were The Theme of the Week

Cross country and soccer competed in NCAA Championships

Soccer and cross country were the sports with the biggest games this week, as they competed in their National Championships. Basketball, swim and dive, volleyball, and football also had games spread out throughout the week.

Basketball was undefeated this week

FSU women’s hoops defeated Jacksonville University on Thursday 64-39, followed by a 76-53 win against Grambling State to go 4-0 so far this season. Samantha Puisis hit her 86th 3 pointer of her career in the final half against Grambling.

Men’s basketball took beat Tulane on Tuesday night in a tight game 59-54, before playing in the Jacksonville Classic on Sunday. They defeated LMU 73-45 in an evening game to improve to a 3-1 record.

Swim and dive take 3rd and 4th

The FSU swim and dive team were away at the Georgia Tech Invite over the weekend against numerous teams. The men’s team placed 3rd overall with a score of 886.5, while the women placed 4th with a score of 788.Β The men’s 200m free relay automatic qualifiers for NCAA with a time of 1:16.96. Nina Kucheran broke the school record that had been standing since 2014 in the 200m IM with a time of 1:57.56.

Volleyball misses out against Miami

The Noles were in Tully on Friday night in a rivalry game agaisnt Miami. It was a thrilling game with teams splitting sets until the deciding set. The Noles won the first 25-19, then Miami took the second 19-25. The Noles bounced back and took the third 25-20, before losing the fourth 22-25. The final set went to the end but Miami won 15-12.

Cross country gets high finishes in NCAA’s

FSU was hosting the cross country National Championships on Saturday at Apalachee park and finished 19th for the women 20th for the men. Lauren Ryan placed 26th in the 6k becoming an All-American for her first time. Adriaan Wildschutt and Ahmed Muhumed finished were also named All-Americans, finishing 6th and 20th individually. This is the 12th time in the last 13 years the women have placed in the top 20, while the men placed the highest they have since 2012.

Soccer heads to the Elite 8

The Noles were hosting at home this weekend for their second and third round games in the NCAA Championships. They defeated SMU on Friday 5-1 before facing number 4 ranked Pepperdine on Sunday. They won again 1-0 in a tight match and secured their place in the quarterfinals for their last home game on Friday before the winner heads to the College Cup.

Football beats BC on the road

FSU football was away against Boston College in an important game that would keep their hopes of going to a bowl alive. They came out on fire going up 7-0 in the first quarter, and 19-3 at the half, with great plays from Jordan Travis. They continued to advance in the 3rd quarter going up 26-10, but the eagles fought back to 26-23. The Noles held them off and we took the win 26-23.

-Vic