Nesbeth & Florida State Advance in NCAA Tournament
LeiLanni Nesbeth and her No. 1 ranked Florida State Women's Soccer teammates moved on to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament following a 1-0 win over No. 19 Pepperdine at the Seminole Soccer Complex.
The win marked the 50th Seminole win at home in NCAA postseason history. Florida State improved to 69-18-5 overall postseason and 15-3-1 in third-round matchups.
Jody Brown has continued her streak of goals in postseason play with the game-winner in the fifth minute. Brown has scored one goal in each of the last three games. The goal started with Howell flicking the ball with her head on to Clara Robbins down the right side. Robbins sent a one-touch ball deep into the Waves’ half in the direction of Brown.
Brown showed off her impressive speed, outworking Pepperdine’s defense inside the 18-yard box. Brown cut back to the left and struck the ball to the far left post before bouncing in on the right side of the net.