Leilanni Nesbeth and her No. 1 Florida State Women's Soccer teammates clinched the outright ACC Regular Season Championship and completed the first full undefeated regular season in school history in a 5-0 win over NC State on Senior Night.
Florida State Women's Soccer honored 10 seniors, including Bermuda’s Nesbeth, Forward/midfielder.
Nesbeth has been a constant presence on the field for the Florida State this season. She's played 896 minutes over 12 games, recording 20 shots and 20 shots on goal. She's found the back of the net twice this season and assisted on three goals.
Both teams got some great looks early in the first half, but it was Florida State who converted in the 43rd minute as Sophia Nguyen sent a ball into the box that bounced around and found the foot of Lauren Flynn who converted to give FSU the 1-0 lead into the half.
Much like every other game this season, FSU came out strong in the second half, as they took just three minutes to add to their lead with Flynn scoring her second goal of the game. Less than a minute later, Nesbeth pushed the ball up the field to Katelyn Zipay who dribbled past her defender and took a shot that snuck past the goalie for her third goal of the season. Just four minutes later, Taylor Huff sent a free kick to the back post where Lauren Flynn was there for the header to score her first career hat trick after scoring just three career goals prior to Thursday night. Flynn is the first FSU player to record a hat trick since teammate Onyi Echegini on Sept. 16, 2022, against Boston College. Flynn's hat trick was the 21st in school history. FSU was unstoppable for the first 10 minutes of the second. FSU's first three goals in the second half came in just over a five-minute span