Florida State, the No. 6 seed, remained on course for its fourth straight ACC tournament title as it scored less than four minutes into its semifinal against Clemson and held on to beat the Tigers,
1-0. Kaycie Tillman
and Malia Berkely
set up Irish star Megan Connolly
for her sixth goal of the season.
“I thought overall that our kids
competed very favorably,” Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian
said. “Clemson is a very good team and they have a lot of good players. You have to be prepared for the air game. I
thought our back line did a reasonably good job of picking up those first balls, and then on the second balls, I thought we did a good job of picking those up as well.”
Sunday's final against North Carolina with eight straight wins in ACC Tournament.
“Every time you go out you want to play, you want to compete, you want to give yourself a
chance to win,” Krikorian said. “This is the youngest team we’ve had since I’ve been at Florida State. It’s a collection of little kids, but they’re not afraid to
go out and battle, and that can serve them well.”