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Junior midfielder nets both Florida State goals in regular season finale
GEENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) - Florida State junior midfielder Marta Bakowska-Mathews has been named the ACC Women’s Soccer Player of the week, as announced Tuesday by the league office. It is her first player of the week honor of her career, and the final weekly honor awarded for the 2013 season.
Bakowska-Mathews scored both goals in Florida State’s come from behind double-overtime win over No. 19/10 Notre Dame in both teams’ regular-season finale. The win gave the Seminoles the No. 2 seed in the ACC Women’s Soccer Championship, which got under way on Sunday.
With the Seminoles trailing 1-0, Bakowska-Mathews scored the game-tying goal with 2:35 left in regulation, when she sent her bending shot into the upper right corner from just inside the 18-yard box to force overtime. The Herne Bay, Kent, England, native came through with the game’s golden goal in the 105th minute, as she finished a perfectly timed run with a diving header off Megan Campbell’s cross to the back of the net. For the season, Bakowska-Mathews owns six goals, including three game winners.
The win over the Irish also kept Florida State’s home unbeaten streak intact, while pushing it to 31 straight games.
The ACC Women’s Soccer Championship continues this weekend at WakeMed Soccer Park at Cary, N.C. The semifinals will feature No. 1 seed Virginia playing No. 4 seed Virginia Tech at 5:30 p.m., and No. 2 Florida State meeting No. 3 seed North Carolina at 8 p.m. Tickets for both semifinal games on Friday and are available for $10 for adults and $5 for youth, while championship game tickets are also $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Students from an ACC school can enter for free with valid student identification. For more information, click here: http://theacc.co/WSOC13tix