CARY, N.C. (Seminoles.com) – Deyna Castellanos delivered the pass that put the national championship within reach.
Dallas Dorosy calmly put it into the back of the net.
Castellanos’ low, early cross and Dorosy’s sliding finish in the 60th minute lifted Florida State to a 1-0 victory over North Carolina in Sunday’s NCAA College Cup Final, clinching the Seminoles’ second national championship here at WakeMed Soccer Park.
Florida State’s win over the Tar Heels – their second this year and 10th all-time – capped a stunning run to the title that saw the Seminoles knock off the sport’s biggest names.
Beginning on Oct. 28, Florida State beat No. 9 Duke, No. 12 Virginia and No. 3 North Carolina on the way to an ACC tournament title, and then No. 20 South Florida, No. 6 Southern California and No. 14 Penn State to clinch a spot in their 10th College Cup.
They then beat No. 1 Stanford on Friday to set up their title-game clash with the Tar Heels.
– The NCAA women’s soccer title is the 23rd overall for the ACC. Current membership combines for 26 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championships.
– The title match was the fourth between two ACC teams in NCAA history and first since 2014 – the year Florida State topped Virignia to win its first NCAA Championship.
– Sunday’s match between the Tar Heels and the Seminoles was a rematch of the 2018 ACC Championship title game, which Florida State defeated North Carolina, 3-2. It marked the 16th time the ACC Champion has gone on to win the NCAA title.
– Dallas Dorosy was named the 2018 College Cup Most Outstanding Player on Offense, while teammate Jaelin Howell was named the Most Outstanding Player on Defense.