Duke women’s soccer falls to FSU

The Duke women’s soccer team lost a heart-breaker on Sunday afternoon to fourth-ranked Florida State, 2-1. The Seminoles scored the go ahead goal on a free kick with 3:02 remaining after a questionable foul at midfield.

soccer ballThe loss dropped the 12th ranked Blue Devils to 4-3-1 overall and 1-1-0 in the ACC. FSU is now 6-0-2. It was just Duke’s third home loss since the start of the 2012 season (21-3-4).

Duke jumped on the board first, at the 18:16 mark. It is their earliest score of the season. Kim DeCesare took a perfect pass from Laura Weinberg for her second goal of the season.

Unfortunately, FSU came right back less than a minute later to even the score.

In the 27th minute, both Weinberg and Kelly Cobb had great chances to break the tie (Cobb‘s coming on the point blank rebound). At the end of the first half, Duke led in shots 7-6 with five different players attempting a shot.

The second half was a different story, as it was all Seminoles (13-4 on shots). Duke’s best chances to score came in the 83rd and 84th minute.

Duke goalie Ali Kershner finished with four saves on the day.


The Blue Devils look to get back on track when they face seventh-ranked Wake Forest on Thursday night in Winston-Salem.

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