No. 1 overall seed FSU is undefeated at 18-0-1 this season. They beat Morehead State 5-0 in the first round, and thanks to a second-half goal by ACC Freshman of the Year Jordynn Dudley, FSU bested No. 8-seed Texas A&M 1-0 in the second round Friday night. The Seminoles also have ACC Coach of the Year Brian Pensky and ACC Offensive Player of the Year Onyi Echegini, whose 13 goals lead the conference.
Big 12 tournament champion Texas (17-4-2) has won seven straight games. The Longhorns blanked Lamar 2-0 in the first round of the NCAA tournament, then upset No. 4-seed Wisconsin 2-1 on Friday. Lexi Missimo won the game on her 26th goal of the season, tying her for the NCAA lead with Nebraska’s Eleanor Dale. Coach Angela Kelly also boasts the nation’s fourth-leading scorer in Trinity Byars (18 goals).
FSU has played Texas once before, winning 4-0 on Nov. 23, 2007, in Tallahassee in the third round of the NCAA tournament. The winner today will play either Memphis or Pittsburgh next week for a spot in the College Cup in Cary, North Carolina.
FSU-Texas score updates
No. 1 Florida State remains unbeaten in 2023 with a 5-0 win over No. 5 Texas in the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament on Sunday at Seminole Soccer Complex.
The Seminoles will host the winner of Memphis and Pittsburgh next Friday in the quarterfinals. If they win next week, they advance to the College Cup in Cary, N.C. on Dec. 1 for the semifinals.
It was the sixth shutout in seven games for FSU, a span in which the Seminoles have outscored its opponents 24-0.
Five different players scored for the Seminoles.
Head coach Brian Pensky was able to clear the bench and get some of his starters out of the game in the 59th minute with FSU cruising with a 4-0 lead.
One of the subs who came on was Olivia Garcia, who scored in the 64th minute to push the Seminole lead to 5-0.
This marks the fifth time this season FSU has scored five goals in a game and the second time in the postseason. The season-high is six goals in a shutout win over Boston College in the beginning of October.
The attack is going well for the Seminoles to start the second half. Off an assist from Jordynn Dudley, Taylor Huff scored her goal in the 49th minute to push the FSU lead to 4-0.
Ran Iwai was also credited with an assist on the goal.
FSU has outshot Texas 10-8, including 8-0 on shots on goal and have dominated every aspect of the game.
The Seminoles are off to a quick start and are just 45 minutes from advancing to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.
Beata Olsson opened the scoring in the second minute, with Onyi Echegeni adding a goal in the 10th minute. Freshman Jordynn Dudley piled on with a penalty kick in the 21st minute to give the Seminoles a commanding first half lead.
FSU constantly put pressure on the Longhorns in the first half, getting nine shots off with seven of them on goal. Texas goalkeeper (and former Seminole) Mia Justus already has four saves.
The Longhorns got off six shots, with none of them being on goal. They have committed seven fouls to the Seminoles six and have four corners to just one for FSU.
Texas’ Breana Thompson tackled FSU freshman stud Jordynn Dudley in the box in the 21st minute, sending Dudley for a PK.
Dudley cooly deposited the ball past Mia Justus for the third goal of the game and gave FSU a very comfortable 3-0 lead.
Per FSU Sports Information, this is the fastest the Seminoles have gotten to three goals this season.
The Seminoles are keeping the pressure on the Longhorns early. On a break, Onyi Echegeni was able to push the FSU lead to 2-0 when she deposited a shot past Mia Justus in the 10th minute.
FSU has gotten off to slower starts in the first half in past games, so a quick start against a dangerous Texas squad is important.
Right place, right time. That was the case for midfielder Beata Olsson, as she headed in a rebound off a save from Texas goalkeeper Mia Justus in the seventh minute to give FSU a 1-0 lead.
The goal was setup by a shot off the leg of Onyi Echegeni, which former Seminole keeper Justus did a good job of defending. But the ball stayed in play and Olsson was able to easily deposit in the net.
This game is far from over, as Texas led the nation in goals and shots this season.
FSU leads 1-0, 9th minute
Game kicked off at 5:35 p.m. with 70-degree weather. The Seminoles are guarding the goal near the parking garage in the first half.
In the first three minutes, the Seminoles already have gotten off a shot.
The Seminoles and Longhorns are set to play in the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 round here at Seminole Soccer Complex.
The winner advances to the quarterfinals against the winner of Pittsburgh and Memphis, which is to be played at 7 p.m. tonight.
Here are the starting lineups for both sides:
- GK – Cristina Roque
- M – Taylor Huff
- M – Onyi Echegeni
- M – Ran Iwai
- D – Lauren Flynn
- F – Beata Olsson
- F – Jody Brown
- F – Jordynn Dudley
- F – Leilanni Nesbeth
- D – Ameila Van Zanten
- D – Heather Gilchrist
- GK – Mia Justus
- D – Abby Allen
- D – Carly Montgomery
- M – Hannah Waesch
- M – Lexi Missimo
- M – Jilly Shimkin
- F – Holly Ward
- F – Trinity Byars
- D – Breana Thompson
- D – Lauren Lapomarda
- M – Ashlyn Miller
The Florida State vs. Texas match in the NCAA women’s soccer tournament is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, November 19 at Seminole Soccer Complex in Tallahassee, Florida.
FSU-Texas can only be seen via streaming on ESPN+.
|Thursday, Aug. 17||at Texas A&M: W 2-1|
|Sunday, Aug. 20||at TCU: W 2-0|
|Sunday, Sept. 3||vs. USF: W 5-1|
|Thursday, Sept. 7||at North Florida: W 4-0|
|Sunday, Sept. 10||vs. Florida: W 1-0|
|Friday, Sept. 15||at Clemson*: W 4-2|
|Thursday, Sept. 21||at Syracuse*: W 3-2|
|Sunday, Sept. 24||at North Carolina*: T 3-3|
|Friday, Sept. 29||vs. Miami*: W 2-0|
|Thursday, Oct. 5||at Louisville*: W 2-0|
|Sunday, Oct. 8||at Boston College*: W 6-0|
|Thursday, Oct. 12||vs. Notre Dame*: W 4-1|
|Thursday, Oct. 19||vs. Pittsburgh*: W 3-2|
|Sunday, Oct. 22||at Duke*: W 4-0|
|Thursday, Oct. 26||vs. NC State*: W 5-0|
|Thursday, Nov. 2||vs. Pittsburgh^: W 2-0|
|Sunday, Nov. 5||vs. Clemson^: W 2-1|
|Friday, Nov. 10||vs. Morehead State+: W 5-0|
|Friday, Nov. 17||vs. Texas A&M+: W 1-0|
|Sunday, Nov. 19||vs. Texas+|
|15||Kaitlyn Zipay||Junior (R)||M/F|
|17||Mimi Van Zanten||Freshman||M/D|