Notre Dame Athletics | September 17, 2020
After an offseason filled with twists and turns, the University of Notre Dame women’s soccer team will hit the field Thursday night to begin the 2020 campaign. The Irish will travel south for a matchup against the Florida State Seminoles as they begin their eight-game, conference-only slate. Head coach Nate Norman enters his third season with the Irish and looks to continue the momentum built in 2019 as the Irish returned to the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the second round.
The Irish will open the 2020 slate against one of the top teams in the ACC, the Florida State Seminoles.
FSU was picked second in the preseason coaches poll and are coming off an 18-6 campaign in 2019.
Florida State advanced to the ACC semifinals before falling to No. 1 Virginia in Cary.
In the NCAA Championship, the Seminoles earned one of the No. 1 seeds and made it to the quarterfinals before losing to UCLA.
Florida State returns players that accounted for 75.5 percent of their goals (37 of 49) and 75 percent of their assists (33 of 44) from the 2019 season. The Seminoles return 15 of 21 players from a season ago.
Florida State holds a 6-4 record all-time over the Irish but the teams are tied 2-2 in matches down in Tallahassee.
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