Sept. 21, 2013
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RALEIGH, N.C. – The NC State women’s soccer team gets back in action tomorrow afternoon, taking on No. 3 Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla. Sunday’s match is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN3.
In its last match action, the Wolfpack (6-3, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) fell at Miami by a final score of 2-1 Thursday night. The Hurricanes jumped out to an early lead in the 19th minute and were able to double this advantage in the 82nd. NC State fought back with a goal by Jackie Stengel (Melbourne, Fla.) in the 89th minute, but couldn’t quite find the equalizer as time expired.
TONS OF TOP-25 TESTS
Sunday’s match at No. 3 Florida State begins a stretch of schedule which will feature four of the next five opponents currently ranked in the NSCAA Top 25. NC State will next play No. 23 Virginia Tech, Boston College (unranked), No. 21 Maryland, and No. 5 North Carolina.
Heading into Sunday’s match at Florida State, senior defender Randi Soldat has appeared in 61 matches, the most of an active Wolfpack student-athlete. Soldat, an electrical engineering major, has played in 750 of a possible 810 minutes in 2013.
AT HOME ON THE ROAD
NC State is two matches into its longest road trip of the season. The Wolfpack will end this three-match road swing at No. 3 Florida State Sunday afternoon (1 p.m., ESPN3).
SCORING AT WILL
Freshman forward Jackie Stengel has been an incredible offensive force for the Wolfpack this season, scoring seven goals in nine matches. This currently ranks tied at the top of the ACC along with Maryland’s Haley Brock and Virginia Tech’s Jazmine Reeves. As of the official NCAA statistics release on Sept. 17, Stengel ranks 28th in the country in total goals scored.
SIX TO THE GOOD
Through the first nine matches of the 2013 season, NC State has posted a +6 goal differential, scoring 18 goals while allowing just 12.
LENDING A HELPING...FOOT
Megan Proper recorded her team-leading fourth assist of the season Thursday night on Jackie Stengel’s goal in the 89th minute. The redshirt senior is currently tied for seventh on the ACC’s assist leaderboard.
THE SHOT STOPS HERE
Despite having played just seven matches, Mackenzie Stelljes ranks second in the ACC in goalkeeper saves. The redshirt freshman has made 34 stops in seven matches, averaging nearly five saves per contest. Stelljes also ranks sixth in the league with her .810 save percentage.
With Sept. 15’s match at Pittsburgh seemingly destined for overtime, freshman forward Jackie Stengel scored in the 90th minute to give the Wolfpack its first ACC win of the season. The goal came with just 53 seconds remaining in the match and gave NC State its first ACC victory since Oct. 20, 2011.
SCOUTING THE SEMINOLES
-Florida State enters Sunday’s match as the No. 3 team in the country according to the latest NSCAA national coaches rankings
-The Seminoles are an undefeated 7-0-2 this season with a2-0-1 mark in ACC play
-In non-conference action, FSU defeated Oregon State, Auburn, Florida, No. 17 UCF, and Oklahoma. The Seminoles earned a 1-1 draw against Oklahoma State
-In ACC action, FSU drew No. 7 Wake Forest and defeated No. 12 Duke and No. 5 North Carolina
-Florida State has scored 14 goals this season while allowing just three. The Seminoles are balanced offensively, as three student-athletes on the team have found the back of the net on three occasions
-Kelsey Wys has played every minute in goal this season for FSU, making 22 saves and posting a goals-against average of 0.32
NC STATE - FLORIDA STATE SERIES HISTORY
-Sunday’s match will be the 19th all-time meeting between NC State and Florida State
-The Wolfpack trails in the all-time series, 3-13-2