College Women: No. 1 Florida State falls to Duke

Three days after playing to a 2-2 tie with No. 7 North Carolina, No. 1 Florida State fell to No. 6 Duke, 1-0, in front of a season-high 1,731 spectators at Koskinen Stadium in Durham.

The loss ended the Seminoles' 18-game unbeaten streak in ACC play, the second longest in their history.
Graduate student Tess Boade scored the game's only goal when her left-footed shot from the top of penalty area hit the hands of FSU goalkeeper Mia Justus before trickling over the line. Junior goalkeeper Ruthie Jones earned her 16th career complete-game shutout, making four saves but just one in the second half.

The tie and loss dropped Florida State into second place in the ACC with a 7-1-1 record behind Virginia (8-0-1). FSU hosts the Cavaliers in their ACC regular-season finale on Thursday.

The top six teams enter the ACC Tournament. Behind Virginia and Florida are Duke (6-2-1), Wake Forest (6-3-0), Notre Dame (6-3-0) and Clemson (5-3-1).

North Carolina, winner of 22 of the 33 ACC Tournament championships, is in seventh place with a 4-2-3 record, one point behind Clemson. The Tar Heels close out regular-season play in the ACC at Miami on Thursday.

The ACC quarterfinals will be played Sunday followed by the semifinals and final Nov. 5-7 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.
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