Leilanni Nesbeth and her No. 5th ranked Florida State Women’s Soccer teammates knocked off No. 2 North Carolina 2 - 1 to win its third straight ACC Championship.
North Carolina stuck first a goal on their first shot. That shot did not come until the 23rd minute but Avery Patterson scored her 10th goal of the season off assists from Isabel Cox and Emily Moxley.
Florida State were not down for long as they scored in the 31st minute. Jenna Nighswonger took a corner kick from the right corner and slung it into the back of the net without touching another player. It was Nighswonger’s fifth goal of the season.
Just over three minutes into the second half Florida State took their first lead of the game after Jody Brown scored her seventh goal of the season. Nighswonger sent a shot into the bottom corner that was saved by UNC but Brown was there on clean-up duty to give Florida State a 2 - 1 lead, and they held on for the win.