Florida State shuts down UVa for first women's title

In its eighth appearance at the Women's College Cup, Florida State won a national championship. Jamia Fields' goal in the 83rd minute gave the Seminoles a 1-0 win over Virginia in Sunday's final. Florida State was able to hold the nation’s best-scoring team without a goal to finish the NCAA Women's Tournament with six shutouts in six games.

Cheyna Williams found Fields, who dribbled across the 18-yard box before sending a low-lining left-footed shot from just outside the box past a diving Morgan Stearns for the game’s only goal. Williams, who was credited with an assist on the play, was named the College Cup’s Most Outstanding Player on Offense. The junior finished FSU’s postseason run with 13 points on six goals and one assist. She had both goals in a 2-0 win over Stanford in the semifinals.

All three of Virginia’s losses on the year came at the hands of the Seminoles and all three times by identical 1-0 scores. This time, the Cavs could not even put a shot on frame as FSU joined the 2003 North Carolina team as the only two schools to go through six games of the NCAA Tournament without allowing a goal.
 
The win for Florida State gives the Seminoles their first national championship in their third trip to the finals. Coach Mark Krikorian  made history on Sunday as he became just the second coach to win a national title at two different divisions as the 10-year head coach previously won back-to-back Division II championships with Franklin Pierce in 1994 and 1995. He joins Brian McManus who led UC San Diego to national titles at both the Division II and Division III levels. Krikorian becomes the first coach to perform the feat at two different schools.
 
Florida State ended the 2014 season with 10 straight wins and a school-record 21-game (20-0-1) unbeaten streak. The Cavaliers, who had beaten Texas A&M, 3-1, on goals by Makenzy Doniak, Emily Sonnett and Alexis Shaffer -- all underclassmen -- in the semifinals, fell in their first appearance in the NCAA final
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