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FSU women reach NCAA soccer final

CARY, N.C. — Jamia Fields scored twice in the second half as Florida State advanced to the NCAA women's College Cup soccer final, beating Virginia Tech 3-2 Friday.

FSU (23-1-3) faces UCLA (21-1-3) in the final at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Bruins beat Virginia 4-2 in penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie.

Fields gave FSU a 2-1 lead in the 57th minute and broke a tie at 2 in the 83rd minute as the Seminoles reached the title game for the second time in program history. FSU lost the 2007 final to Southern Cal 2-0.

"It was one heck of a battle, and sometimes in this game you have to have a little bit of luck," FSU coach Mark Krikorian said. "One of the words that defines our season is 'perseverance,' and I think we showed that again."

The Hokies (19-5-3) lost to the Seminoles for the third time this season.

Fields scored the winner on a lofted shot from the right flank from outside the box. Tech goalkeeper Dayle Colpitts tracked the ball as it approached the net and leaped to try to save it. The ball hit off the left post, deflected off Colpitts and trickled in.

"I didn't want it to go off the post and hit her, but I'm always going for the goal," Fields said.

"It was obviously a tricky ball," Colpitts said. "It went off my hand, off the post, off me, back in, off everything and back in. I'm disappointed with it."

Tech's Jazmine Reeves had a shot bounce off the goal frame with about a minute left.

FSU ousts UF in volleyball

GAINESVILLE — Nicole Walch recorded a match-high 22 kills and Florida State upset host and fifth seed Florida 25-15, 20-25, 22-25, 25-22, 15-9 in the second round of the NCAA volleyball tournament. The Seminoles (26-7) advance to play today's Cal-Wisconsin winner on Dec. 13. Oregon swept Miami 25-16, 25-23, 25-17 in the first round at Lincoln, Neb.

In the Division II tournament, Berklely Whaley had 14 kills as No. 1-ranked Tampa (31-1) swept Florida Southern 25-23, 25-20, 25-17 in a South Region semifinal at Tampa. Jessica Wagner added 11 kills for the Spartans, who play West Florida (28-7) in tonight's South Region title match at 7.

FSU women reach NCAA soccer final 12/06/13 [Last modified: Saturday, December 7, 2013 12:09am]
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