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No. 11 FSU wins in OT

No. 11 FSU wins in OT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Arkansas battled No. 11 Florida State to a draw for 90 minutes on Sunday, but the Seminoles scored off a crossing pass the first minute into overtime for a 1-0 victory.

FSU had the ball to start the extra period and got the goal just 43 seconds into the extra period. Amanda DaCosta worked down the right side of the field. Arkansas’ back line dropped and cut her off, but DaCosta passed to Breezy Hupp, who passed to Tori Huster for the game-winner.

Huster’s shot went just inside the left post in the 91st minute of the game.

Florida State put pressure on Arkansas’ defense most of the game, and the Razorbacks answered the challenge until the first play of the extra period.

For the game, the Seminoles had a 19-6 shot advantage, but just a lead of 8-6 in shots on goal. Arkansas had three shots in each half, all on goal.

FSU had four corner kicks to three on Arkansas. The Razorbacks were called for nine fouls while Florida State was called for two.

Laurel Pastor and Kelsey Allison had two shots each, and Beth McVean and Ally Atkins one each.

Goalkeeper Britni Williams had seven saves for Arkansas.

In the first half, Florida State was the more aggressive team on offense. The Razorbacks spent most of the period on defense before mounting several attacks toward the end of the half.

The numbers had FSU with a 9-3 shot advantage, but the teams were tied with three shots on goal each. The Seminoles had two corner kicks to one for Arkansas. Three fouls were called on the Razorbacks while FSU was called for one. Each goalkeeper had three saves.

Arkansas went with a starting lineup of Pastor and Allie Chandler at forward; Rachel Carlson, Jessie Givens, Camille Flores and Bethany Labac at midfielder; Melanie Foncham, McVean, Kailey Anders and Jenn Fryrear at defender; and Williams at goalkeeper.

Arkansas opens Southeastern Conference play next week, traveling to Tennessee on Friday and No. 21 Georgia on Sunday.

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