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LeiLanni Nesbeth helps Florida State progress to NCAA Championship quarter-finals

LeiLanni Nesbeth helped Florida State University reach the quarter-finals of the NCAA Championships with a 3-1 victory over Penn State (Photograph courtesy of Florida State University)

LeiLanni Nesbeth and her Florida State University team progressed through to the quarter-finals of the NCAA Championships on Sunday following a 3-1 win over Penn State in Carey, North Carolina yesterday.

Florida State dominated much of the first half, but they found themselves behind for the first time all season when Penn State scored in the 20th minute through Frankie Tagliaferri.

It took Florida State 13 shots, but they finally converted in the 31st minute. Yujie Zhao delivered a perfect corner that found Kristina Lynch to score her fourth goal of the season.

Florida State continued on the front foot in the first 15 minutes of the second half creating a number of opportunities through corners and shots on goal before grabbing the lead for the first time in the 62nd minute courtesy of Clara Robbins, her team-leading sixth of the campaign, after being set up by Gabrielle Carle.

Seven minutes later Florida State put the game out of reach when Carle scored her second goal of the tournament, this one from the penalty spot.

Nesbeth and FSU, ranked No 1, will now face Duke for the third time this season in the quarter-finals.

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Published May 06, 2021 at 7:58 am (Updated May 06, 2021 at 7:47 am)

LeiLanni Nesbeth helps Florida State progress to NCAA Championship quarter-finals

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