The fourth-ranked Virginia Tech women’s soccer team hosted the No. 3 Florida State Seminoles Thursday night and experienced a devastating loss, 2-1.
“They’re a really good team, they are really well-balanced, sophisticated on the ball. They are really confident on the ball, so that was the most difficult part,” head coach Chugger Adair said.
Florida State entered the match as one of only two teams in the entire country that remained undefeated, with a record of 13-0-3.
The Seminoles struck first in the 15th minute when Florida State midfielder Dagny Brynjarsdottir found the back of the net.
Entering the second half, the Hokies once again had many chances to score, but could not get the ball in the net.
“They’re were better in the finishing aspect, that was one thing,” Adair said. “But I thought that we were better or as good with possession.”
Finally, in the 71st minute, the Hokies got on the board when sophomore midfielder Ashley Meier scored her eighth goal of the season.
Despite their tie, the Seminoles bounced back to score with just three minutes left, making the final score 2-1.
“You know we gave up a lead here,” Adair said. “We just couldn’t get over the hump to finish this game.”
With the loss, the Hokies move to 13-2-2 on the season, with two regular season games left.
The Hokies will look to bounce back against another ACC opponent this Sunday against Miami at Thompson Field at noon.