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Nesbeth opens account as Florida State run riot

On target: LeiLanni Nesbeth, scored Florida State University's fourth goal in their win over Florida Gulf State University on Thursday night, her first goal of the season

LeiLanni Nesbeth scored her first goal of the season as top-ranked Florida State University beat Florida Gulf Coast University 4-0 in Fort Myers on Thursday night for their sixth straight victory.

The Seminoles dominated the game scoring two goals in each half to earn the victory. Nesbeth closed out the scoring in the 76th minute with a first time, left-footed shot from inside the box after Jody Brown received a pass on the right side and crossed for Nesbeth to find the bottom far corner.

The Seminoles took the lead in the 16th minute when Kirsten Pavliskodribbled into the 18-yard box before shooting into the right side of the net from 16 yards.

FSU got off several more shots in the first half, including an effort from Jenna Nighswonger in the 41st minute that hit the crossbar. A minute later Nighswonger threatened again, this time on the left side of the box before she was fouled by Meagan Gruber, resulting in a penalty being awarded. Emily Madril stepped up to convert the kick.

FSU extended their lead in the 58th minute courtesy of Emma Bissell, the first goal of her college career. She received a pass from Clara Robbins on the right side and dribbled it into the box before scoring into the near post from 16 yards.

Nesbeth and her Florida State team-mates left yesterday morning for Alabama where they will play Auburn tomorrow at 3pm. The match is being broadcast on ESPNU.

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Published September 11, 2021 at 7:56 am (Updated September 11, 2021 at 7:53 am)

Nesbeth opens account as Florida State run riot

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