Women's Soccer 2014 NCAA Tournament Florida State vs. South Carolina Regional Final Game Breakdown


#1 Florida State vs. #3 South Carolina

Florida State needed a second-half goal by Kristin Grubka to squeak by UCF in a defensive battle between the two in-state schools. In doing so, the Seminoles extended their unbeaten streak to 18 games. Though Dagny Brynyarsdottir and Megan Campbell failed to record a point for the Seminoles, these two have been instrumental in the team’s success thus far. Brynyarsdottir has two goals and one assist in three tournament games, while Campbell has four assists. Brynyarsdottir and Campbell lead the team in goals and assists, respectively, so Florida State will need them to produce against a tough South Carolina team.

Raina Johnson’s first-half goal, coupled with the Gamecocks’ stellar defense, helped give South Carolina a 1-0 win over North Carolina in the third round. South Carolina hadn’t scored a regulation goal in their prior two matches, as they needed penalty kicks to take out both Clemson and Seattle. However, the Gamecocks went ahead midway through the first half and held the Tarheels to just three shots on goal. Like Florida State, South Carolina has pitched three straight shutouts en route to the quarterfinals, so goals could be hard to come by between these two. Since the Seminoles possess a more potent attack, though, the edge would have to go to Florida State.


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