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    October 10, 2012
    No. 19 Hokies set for tough ACC road swing this weekend, facing No. 1 Florida State and Miami
    Tech kicks off against the top-ranked Seminoles Thursday at 8 p.m. on RSN
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    (1) Florida State 101
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    • The No. 19 Hokies step back into the brutal ACC with a 8 p.m. matchup against the top-ranked Florida State

    Seminoles, last year’s ACC Champion, Thursday night in Tallahassee, Fla., before heading further south for a 1 p.m. match against the Miami Hurricans Sunday.

    THURSDAY’S MATCH

    • Thursday marks the fifth team Virginia Tech will face that is ranked nationally

    • The Seminoles are the last remaining undefeated team in the nation

    • Florida State has only allowed three goals in its first 12 matches, including one in the last 11 games

    • The Seminoles have outscored their opponents 29-3 and lead the nation in GAA (.250), shutout percentage (.833) and save percentage (.925)

    • Junior goalkeeper Kelsey Wys ranks third in the country in GAA with a .299 throughout 11 games

    • Tiffany McCarty leads the Seminoles with six goals, three assists, 31 shots and two game-winners

    THE SERIES

    • This marks the 12th meeting between the two teams and Florida State leads 10-0-1

    • The series dates back to 2002 where the Seminoles beat Virginia Tech 1-0 in at the Miami Tournament

    • The Hokies’ only point came in 2008 when Virginia Tech advanced to the second round of the ACC Tournament off a 4-2 advantage in penalty kicks

    • The Seminoles have outscored the Hokies 19-3 in the series

    • Florida State has been ranked in every meeting except one (2002)

    • This is the third meeting Virginia Tech has been ranked in the top 25

    LIVE ON TV

    • The Hokies and Seminoles kickoff at 8:05 p.m. on RSN

    • Game will air live on the following channels: FS South, Sun Sports, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and NESN

    IT CAN BE DONE

    • Florida State is just the second top-ranked team the Hokies have faced all-time and are 1-1 in those games

    • In 2009, Virginia Tech upset No. 1 and reining National Champions North Carolina, 1-0, in Blacksburg

    • Four current Hokies contributed in the 1-0 upset

    Kelsey Mitchell and Kelly Conheeney started against the Tar Heels and Julia Goldsworthy and Amanda Gerhard both saw action in the win

    LAST TIME OUT

    • The Hokies cruised past Oklahoma, 4-1, Sunday evening at Thompson Field

    • The win marked the first time in program history that Virginia Tech swept non-conference play

    • Four Hokies found the back of the net against the Sooner, including Ellie Zoepfl for the first time in her career

    • The four goals was the most goals scored this season

    • The Sunday win marked the 25th win under head coach Chugger Adair

    Click here for the complete set of game notes.

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