[FLORIDA STATE-DUKE]Florida State won the battle of top two ranked teams in the Soccer America Women's Top 25 as the No. 1 Seminoles edged No. 2 Duke, 1-0, on a goal by Jamia Fields off a deflection.
Fields scored the lone goal of the match in the 24th minute, blasting a left-footed shot from the top of the 18-yard box into the upper left corner for her first goal of the season.
“That was one heck of a game,” said FSU coach Mark Krikorian. “Again, another team came in here, fought us as hard as we could deal with and I thought our kids were resilient and fought hard. We scored a heck of a goal by Jamia Fields, bending the ball into the upper corner. Overall, I thought our performance was solid. We will get better. I know that right now we are regarded pretty highly but we still have a huge upside and we are just going to continue to get better.”
Florida State remains undefeated at 7-0-0 overall and Duke drops to 6-2-0 overall. The game was the first for both teams in ACC play.
"It was a great soccer game," said Duke coach Robbie Church. "I thought we competed, except for parts of the first half. We played at an extremely high level in the second half, but didn't do a good job of finishing our opportunities. I have no problem with our effort as we played at a championship level effort in the second half. We have to continue to play at that effort for 90 minutes."
The game featured the return of U.S. Under-20 Women's World Cup champions Kassey Kallman for Florida State and Mollie Patham for Duke.
Sept. 13 in Tallahassee, Fla.
Florida State 1 Duke 0. Goal: Fields (Pickett) 24.
Florida State --Wys, Jaurena, Short, Grubka, Brockway, Kallman, Fields, Hampton, Schmid, Price, McCarty. Subs: Hahn, Pickett, Murakami, Kervroedan.
Duke -- Campbell, Jandl, Anasi, Koballa, Haller, Kerr, Simpkins, Doria, Trees, Pecht, Weinberg. Subs: Lipp, DeCesare, Pathman.