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No. 4 Notre Dame 1, No. 13 Wake Forest 1

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The first goal of freshman Kendall Fischlein's career handed No. 4 Notre Dame the first blemish on its ACC record as No. 13 Wake Forest earned a 1-1 tie on the road against the Fighting Irish Thursday night.

After a scoreless first half and a severe weather delay at halftime of more than an hour, Notre Dame (9-1-1, 5-0-1 ACC) took the lead in the 76th minute, but Fischlein answered back only 56 seconds late with a strike off of an assist by Katie Stengel to give Wake Forest (8-2-2, 3-2-2 ACC) an important road point.

It was the first time that Wake Forest had earned a result against Notre Dame, traditionally one of the best teams in the country, in four meetings.

Stengel's assist, which came from a strong cross through the box to Fischlein, was her eighth of the season, tying the career-high mark that she set in 2012.

Aubrey Bledsoe made five saves in net for the Demon Deacons, including two from close range. Kaela Little had three saves for the Fighting Irish.

Notre Dame's goal came off the foot of Karin Simonian, who roofed a shot from near the penalty spot after taking a pass from Kaleigh Olmsted.

After a severe weather delay of more than an hour, the teams took the field for the second half. 

Neither team could find the back of the net until the 76th minute when all of a sudden the offenses came to life.

The Irish struck first as Olmsed passed to Simonian at the penalty spot and her shot wrong-footed Bledsoe who could only get a hand on it as it went past her into the net.

But Wake Forest answered back only 56 seconds later. Stengel played a long cross from the left that bounced to Kendall Fischlein, who was making a late run down the right wing, and Fischlein blasted a shot into the back of the net to tie the game.

No. 5 Florida State 4, Boston College 3

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- It was a tale of two halves Thursday night inside the Seminole Soccer Complex as No. 5 Florida State (10-0-3, 5-0-2 ACC) erased a two-goal deficit scoring four second half goals en route to a 4-3 victory against Boston College (6-6-0, 3-4-0 ACC).

A crowd of 1,060 was on hand to witness the largest come-from-behind victory at home since Oct. 7, 2001 when Florida State came back from two down to defeat Duke, 3-2, in overtime.

The win kept the Seminoles unbeaten on the year, while running FSU's school record home unbeaten streak to 27 games (26-0-1).

The home unbeaten streak looked to be in jeopardy early as the Eagles jumped out to a two goal lead through the first 14 minutes of play as McKenzie Meehan scored twice in a span of one minute and 57 seconds to give BC a 2-0 advantage.

The first Boston College goal came off a quick restart following a Seminole foul deep in the Eagles' offensive third. Madison Meehan took a pass from the left side of the pitch and fired it on goal but it was blocked by the Seminole defense. The ball deflected inside the 6-yard box where it remained as both teams fought for possession. McKenzie Meehan finally found the loose ball and one-timed it into the back of the net for the goal and a 1-0 BC lead.

The Eagles pushed their lead to 2-0 as McKenzie Meehan once again found the back of the net on a great pass from Gibby Wagner that split FSU's central defense. Meehan ran in on the ball and blasted a shot from about 20 yards out that found the back of the net.

The two goals by Meehan in the first 14 minutes marked the first time that FSU had allowed more than one goal in a match this year.

For the second consecutive game, the Seminoles went into the locker room trailing but on Thursday night FSU faced its largest deficit of the season.

After Kelsey Wys made an outstanding diving save to prevent Meehan from recording a hat trick in the 51st minute, the tide seemed to turn in favor of Florida State as the Seminoles picked up their offensive intensity.

FSU was rewarded for its fight in the 56th minute when Pickett got the Seminoles on the board with her first goal of the season. 

Less than eight minutes later a great passing combination from Michaela Hahn to Jamia Fields led to a goal by Thorvaldsdottir to give the Seminoles their first lead of the match at 3-2. Hahn played a through ball to Fields, who passed across the 18-yard box to a sliding Thorvaldsdottir, who timed her run perfectly on the near post to score her team leading sixth goal of the season.

FSU's lead was short lived as the Eagles' Zoe Lombard tied the match at 3-3 in the 78th minute off a BC set piece. A Seminole foul deep in BC's offensive third once again led to a goal as Lauren Bernard sent the free kick inside the box to Lombard who headed the ball into the back of the net for her first goal of the season.

The Seminoles would retake the lead in the 82nd minute on a penalty kick conversion by Marta Bakowska-Mathews. Thorvaldsdottir created the penalty-kick opportunity when she was taken down from behind inside the box after a great entry pass from Fields. The goal by Bakowska-Mathews' was her third of the season and second game-winner.

Florida State outshot Boston College 21-9 on the night, while holding the advantage in corner kicks at 4-0. The win also kept the Seminoles undefeated all-time against the Eagles at home (7-0-0).

No. 9 Georgetown 3, Butler 0

WASHINGTON -- Ninth-ranked Georgetown began a stretch of three-consecutive conference road games with a 3-0 win against Butler on Thursday night in a Big East game in Indianapolis, Ind.

It was the second-consecutive win for the Hoyas, who improve to 10-0-2 overall and 2-0-1 in the Big East Conference. The win also extends a season-opening unbeaten streak for Georgetown, ranked No. 9 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and No. 9 by Soccer America, to 12 games, the longest in program history.

Sophomore Sarah Adams scored the first goal of the night for Georgetown off a corner kick from junior midfielder Daphne Corboz. 

The Hoyas held a 5-1 advantage in shots in the first half and limited chances from the Bulldogs, holding leading scorers Sophia Maccagone and Elise Kotsakis in check.

Senior forward Kaitlin Brenn and senior defender Colleen Dinn each scored a goal for Georgetown in the second half with Brenn getting behind the Butler defense off the pass from Marina Paul in the 48th minute and Dinn earned her first goal of the season off a breakaway. 

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