“That was a great feeling,” Yujie Zhao, who hit the game-winner for the Seminoles, said. “I have a faith…It’s a little unfortunate we didn’t score a goal in the regular time but I have a faith that we are going to win in PKs.”
“It feels quite nice to be sitting on this side of it,” Florida State coach Mark Krikorian said. “Last year, I thought that we were quite good and had some unfinished business that we needed to address.”
“Everyone that was here was treated to a heck of a soccer game with two very good teams. I thought BYU gave us everything we could handle. Extremely proud of our group. I thought we played well, played smart, played hard but BYU matched us all the way. Heck of a national championship. Heck of a final.”
After the Seminoles’ victory became official, members of the Florida State family — from current coaches and players to alums — all took part in congratulating Mark Krikorian and his squad.
Here’s a selection of some of the social media reactions:
— Mike Metcalf (@Mmetcalf32) December 7, 2021