Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Colleges

FSU to face Duke in NCAA women's soccer semifinals

Defending national champion Florida State will play Duke in the women's soccer College Cup semifinals Friday in Cary, N.C.

Florida State (18-2-4) beat Texas A&M 5-0 on Saturday to reach the College Cup for the fifth season in a row and the ninth time overall. Duke (13-5-5) advanced with a 3-2 penalty-kick shootout victory over Stanford on Sunday. The Seminoles and Blue Devils meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

In the other semifinal, Rutgers (19-3-3) faces Penn State (20-3-2), which beat West Virginia 2-0 on Sunday. That match is 5 p.m. Friday. Rutgers advanced by beating top-ranked Virginia 7-6 on penalty kicks Saturday after regulation ended in a scoreless tie.

Both semifinals will be televised by ESPNU.

FSU is riding a postseason scoreless streak of 900 minutes, an NCAA record, dating to the 2013 College Cup and encompassing its past 10 NCAA postseason games. The Seminoles surpassed North Carolina's 2003-04 streak of 829:31.

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