The Florida State Seminoles women's soccer team is national champions for the fourth time in program history —and for the first time under second-year head coach Brian Pensky — following a 5-1 victory over Stanford on Monday night.
FSU finishes a perfect season at 22-0-1, handing Stanford its first loss of the season. The five goals are the most in a women's championship game since 2003 and the most Stanford has allowed since the 2000 season.
Jody Brown scored two goals for the Seminoles, while Beata Olsson had a goal and two assists. Onyi Echegeni and Jordynn Dudley each added a goal and an assist.
Florida State became the first undefeated champion in over a decade, joining the 2011 Stanford squad that went 23-0. The Seminoles and Cardinal (20-1-4) made history as the first NCAA Division I women’s national championship game pitting two undefeated teams.
Stanford had a 36-match streak of allowing one or fewer goals snapped in its quest for a fourth championship. The Cardinal had allowed just 10 goals all season — with no multiple-score games.
Jordynn Dudley, Lauren Flynn win Most Outstanding College Cup honors
Freshman forward Jordynn Dudley earned the Most Outstanding Offensive Player, while junior defender Lauren Flynn earned the honor for the Most Outstanding Defensive Player.
FSU is second all-time in national championships with four. The Seminoles entered Monday night's championship game tied with Stanford with three. UNC has won 22.
FSU football head coach Mike Norvell congratulates soccer team
Florida State football head coach Mike Norvell congratulated the soccer team following the national championship.
— Mike Norvell (@Coach_Norvell) December 5, 2023
Contributing: The Associated Press
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Women's College Cup 2023: Florida State defeats Stanford for title