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ACC women's soccer race tightens up after a 2-2 slugfest between No. 1 Florida State and No. 7 North Carolina

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Recap: No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 7 North Carolina ends in a 2-2 tie

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After 110 minutes of play, including 90 minutes of regulation and two overtime periods, this top ten ACC showdown ends in a 2-2 tie.

With the draw, No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Virginia are now tied for first place in the ACC.

Florida State came out on the front foot, with Beata Olsson scoring within the first minute of the match. Olsson caught North Carolina goalkeeper Claudia Dickey off of her line to earn the 1-0 start.

With under 15 minutes remaining in the first half, Emily Murphy connected with Isabel Cox, who slotted a goal back post and tied the game up for North Carolina to enter halftime at 1-1.

The second half saw goals from that same duo once again, with Cox scoring in the 61' minute and Olsson finding the back of the net in the 79' minute. Both earned a brace for their side on goals that were set up from a through ball, finished to the near post by Cox and to the back post by Olsson.

The overtime period saw a handful of chances from both sides, with North Carolina having the slight edge in momentum in the final moments. Still, Florida State outshot North Carolina 16-12 in the match, including 6-4 in shots on goal. North Carolina committed 14 fouls to Florida State's 10, and had the slight advantage in corner kicks at 5-3. This is the first ACC match this season where Florida State has given up more than one corner kick to an opponent.

Florida State's 14 match win streak, the longest active streak in the NCAA, has been snapped after this match against the Tar Heels. The Seminoles remain unbeaten at 14-0-1. 

North Carolina moves to 10-2-3 on the season. Anson Dorrance remains at win number 899.

2:25 am, October 22, 2021

FINAL: Florida State vs. North Carolina ends in a 2-2 draw

Florida State's 14 match win streak has been snapped after this match against the Tar Heels, however the Seminoles remain unbeaten at 14-0-1. 

North Carolina moves to 10-2-3 on the season.

2:02 am, October 22, 2021

Tied 2-2 heading into overtime

No. 1 Florida State and No. 7 North Carolina are headed into overtime after ending regulation knotted at 2-2.

This is Florida State's first overtime match of the season. North Carolina is 3-0-2 in overtime matches this season.

What's at stake:

Florida State comes into this match as the only unbeaten and untied team left in Division I women's soccer. A loss tonight would blemish the Seminoles perfect record, along with a nation leading 14 game winning streak.

A tie tonight for the Seminoles would be their first tie of the season, and leave them tied for first place in the ACC with Virginia.

North Carolina is fighting to gain points to secure a top six spot in the ACC to earn a conference tournament berth. North Carolina has never missed the ACC tournament in the history of the program.

With a win, North Carolina head coach Anson Dorrance would pick up his 900th win in history and extend the largest win column held by any women's soccer head coach in NCAA history.

1:53 am, October 22, 2021

Florida State ties it up 2-2 with under 10 minutes left in regulation

Beata Olsson finds the back of the net once again as the Seminoles tie it up 2-2 with under 10 minutes remaining in the second half.

Beatta Olsson received the pass, took one touch and slotted the ball back post to put the Seminoles up and secure the brace.

1:34 am, October 22, 2021

Isabel Cox strikes again to put North Carolina up 2-1

The Tar Heels take the lead with under 30 minutes in the second half as Isabel Cox secures the brace and puts her team up 2-1. Cox received a pass from Emily Moxley and buried it from close range. North Carolina leads Florida State 2-1 with plenty of time left to play.

12:46 am, October 22, 2021

Florida State and North Carolina tied 1-1 at the half

After scoring in the opening minute of the match, the Florida State Seminoles went up 1-0 thanks to a goal from Beata Olsson. Olsson caught North Carolina goalkeeper Claudia Dickey off of her line to grab the early lead.

The Seminoles held on to the lead for over 30 minutes until freshman Emily Murphy came off of the bench for the Tar Heels, finding forward Isabel Cox and connecting to get North Carolina back in it at 1-1 with under 15 minutes remaining in the first.

Prior to this match, Florida State came in holding 71% of all possession against its opponents in its last 14 matches, and the same was true in this one. The Seminoles outshot the Tar Heels 9-5 overall, including 3-1 in shots on goal and held the majority of possession.

North Carolina, however, is the first team in the ACC to get more than one corner kick against Florida State since the beginning of conference play.

12:33 am, October 22, 2021

North Carolina ties it up 1-1 with just under 15 minutes in the first

Emily Murphy set up Isabel Cox on a beautiful through ball to tie it up 1-1 with under 15 minutes remaining in the first half.

Murphy came off the bench and made an immediate impact to get the Tar Heels back in this one.

12:07 am, October 22, 2021

Hot start for the Seminoles, 1-0 inside the first two minutes

Beata Olsson struck first for the Seminoles, who go up 1-0 within the first two minutes of match play. 

Olsson caught North Carolina goalkeeper Claudia Dickey off her line and fired top right to put the Seminoles up early.

11:08 pm, October 21, 2021

No. 1 Florida State vs. No 7 North Carolina tonight on ESPN+

No. 7 North Carolina enters this match coming off of a defeat by NC State earlier this week. Despite that, the Tar Heels still sit in the United Soccer Coaches' top 10 and come in at 10-2-2 overall.

No. 1 Florida State on the other hand has consistently been on top. The Seminoles are the only active Division I women's soccer team without a loss or a tie this season, entering this match at 14-0-0. The Seminoles return 10 of their 11 starters from the 2021 title game where they finished runner up. 

The last time these two programs met was in the ACC Championship, where Florida State defeated North Carolina 3-2 last season.

What you need to know:

9:38 pm, October 20, 2021

Previewing Florida State vs. North Carolina

North Carolina vs. Florida State is always a must-watch match in women's soccer.

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This time around, No. 7 North Carolina enters in an unusual situation, where they have been upset twice so far in conference play, once by Duke earlier in the season, and then by NC State earlier this week. Despite that, the Tar Heels still sit in the United Soccer Coaches' top 10 and come in at 10-2-2 overall.

Florida State on the other hand has been dominant. The Seminoles are the only active Division I women's soccer team without a loss or a tie this season. Florida State enters this match 14-0-0 as the number one team in the country. This is no surprise, as the Seminoles return 10 of their 11 starters from the 2021 title game where they finished runner up. The FSU offense has recently scored at least three goals in five consecutive games.

The last time these two programs met was in the ACC Championship, where Florida State defeated North Carolina 3-2 last season.

What you need to know:

  • When: 8 p.m. E.T. Friday, Sept. 17
  • Where: Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Stream: ESPN+
  • Statsclick here for stats

Series history

  • The Tar Heels lead the series 29-11-4 all-time.
  • In Chapel Hill, North Carolina leads Florida State 10-2-3.
  • This will be the 45th meeting between the two programs.
  • The Seminoles are 9-5-2 in the last 16 matches of the series against North Carolina, dating back to 2011.
  • Florida State has won three of the last four meetings.

Quick facts

  • Florida State is on a nation-leading 14 game winning streak, including an 11 game road streak heading into this match.
  • FSU has had a record 17 individuals score a goal this season. That is more goal scorers than 122 division 1 teams have goals scored.
  • UNC has been shutout three times in seven ACC games but was out-scored just 2-0 in those games. It's the first time UNC has been kept off the scoreboard three times in regular-season league action since 2016.
  • With a win, North Carolina head coach Anson Dorrance would pick up his 900th win in history. His current 899 wins are the most by any women's soccer program and the most by any women's soccer head coach in NCAA history. Former Connecticut head coach Len Tsantiris is second with 570 wins.
9:09 pm, October 20, 2021

How to watch Florida State vs. North Carolina

Florida State women's soccer is ranked No. 1

Florida State will try to remain undefeated and in control of the ACC when the No. 1 Seminoles visit No. 7 North Carolina on Thursday night. Here's how you can catch all the action.

  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • Date: Thursday, Oct. 21
  • Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • TV channel: ACC Network
  • Live stats: Click or tap here
8:56 pm, October 20, 2021

Florida State leads remaining undefeated teams

Florida State is No. 1, but the Seminoles aren't the only undefeated team in DI women's soccer.

Both Georgetown and UCLA have yet to lose this year, though Florida State is the only team to win every game:

  • No. 1 Florida State: 14-0-0
  • No. 8 UCLA: 12-0-2
  • No. 20 Georgetown: 9-0-6

We're tracking these three undefeated teams as they try to become the first unbeaten national champion since 2011 when Stanford went 25-0-1.

8:54 pm, October 20, 2021

Women's soccer rankings

Florida State remains the runaway No. 1 in the latest rankings. FSU has 31 of the 34 first-place votes in the United Soccer Coaches poll top 25. North Carolina is No. 7, dropping four spots from last week after falling to rival NC State on Saturday.

Through Games OCT. 19, 2021

RANK

SCHOOL

POINTS

RECORD

PREVIOUS

1 Florida State (31) 843 14-0-0 1
2 Virginia (2) 810 13-1-1 2
3 Pepperdine 747 13-1-0 4
4 Arkansas (1) 728 12-2-0 6
5 Southern California 681 11-2-0 5
6 Duke 658 10-2-1 8
7 North Carolina 631 10-2-2 3
8 UCLA 609 12-0-2 7
9 Rutgers 588 13-2-0 9
10 Tennessee 545 13-1-0 10
11 TCU 518 13-2-1 11
12 BYU 432 9-3-1 15
13 Ole Miss 395 11-2-2 18
14 Stanford 384 10-3-1 13
15 Notre Dame 345 12-2-1 17
16 SMU 297 8-2-2 20
17 Xavier 269 14-1-1 NR
18 Purdue 240 11-3-2 19
19 Auburn 205 11-3-0 23
20 Georgetown 197 9-0-6 NR
21 Texas 161 8-3-4 25
22 South Florida 113 9-3-2 NR
23 Memphis 94 10-2-1 14
24 Penn State 88 10-5-0 NR
25 Hofstra 69 12-2-1 12