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FSU Seminoles fall in women's soccer semifinal; FSU, Florida advance in volleyball

SAN DIEGO — Christine Nairn's goal in the second minute of overtime lifted Penn State to a 2-1 victory Friday over Florida State in the first national semifinal of the women's NCAA soccer tournament.

Tiffany McCarty had tied the match for FSU (20-4-1) with 36 seconds left in regulation, the second-latest tying goal in school history behind Tori Huster's last year with 28 seconds remaining against Virginia. Penn State (21-3-2) faces the Stanford-North Carolina winner in the championship match at 4 p.m. Sunday.

FSU, UF, UT advance in volleyball: Florida State's Fatma Yildirim posted nine kills and the ninth-seeded Seminoles advanced out of the first round of the women's NCAA volleyball tournament with a 25-21, 25-10, 25-20 victory over Hofstra in Tallahassee. The Seminoles (28-3) play Purdue (22-10) at 4:30 p.m. today.

In a first-round match in Gainesville, Florida (26-4) beat Tulsa 25-9, 25-21, 25-21. The 14th-seeded Gators advance to play the College of Charleston (27-7) at 7:30 tonight.

In the Division II tournament, region host and top seed Tampa (29-3) beat Florida Southern 25-19, 25-17, 25-21 to advance to the third round against Palm Beach Atlantic (35-3) at 7 tonight.

FSU Seminoles fall in women's soccer semifinal; FSU, Florida advance in volleyball 11/30/12 [Last modified: Saturday, December 1, 2012 12:19am]

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