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NCAA Women’s Tournament: Penn State falls to No. 1 Florida State in Sweet 16

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The NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament Third Round — the Sweet 16 — is being played at various sites in and around Cary, North Carolina.

Among the match-ups, No. 9 Penn State women’s soccer team came up short against the ACC champions and No. 1 overall seed Florida St on Wednesday, May 5 at 3 p.m. ET in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Nittany Lions (12-3-1) took the early lead as Frankie Tagliaferri scored in the 20th minute.  The Seminoles came roaring back, with the equalizer coming from Kristina Lynch in the 31st minute, then they broke the tie in the second half with a pair of goals from Clara Robbins and Gabby Carle.  The Seminoles remain unbeaten (13-0-0) as they’ll now face Duke in the Fourth Round on Sunday.

Here is the schedule for the third round.  The later games will be played at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Here is the schedule for the quarterfinals. All times ET.

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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