#3 Seed Virginia Will Face #6 Seed Clemson In 2003 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Soccer Championship
Nov. 3, 2003
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The #3 seeded University of Virginia men’s soccer team will face the #6 seeded Clemson Tigers in the upcoming 2003 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Championship (November 12-16) on Wednesday, November 12th at 8:00 PM in Cary, N.C. at the SAS Soccer Complex. Virginia earned the #3 seed in the ACC Tournament after posting a 3-3-0 record in the ACC, while Clemson was awarded the #6 seed in the ACC Tournament after posting a 2-4-0 record in the conference. The Cavaliers defeated the Tigers by the score of 3-2 on October 11th in Charlottesville, Va. in the only meeting between the two teams this season.
The 2003 ACC Tournament will run from November 12-16. The quarterfinals round is scheduled for Wednesday, November 12th (3:00 PM, 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM), the semifinals round is scheduled for Friday, November 14th (5:30 PM and 8:00 PM) and the ACC Championship (Finals) is scheduled for Sunday, November 16th at 1:00 PM.
If UVa advances past Clemson in the quarterfinals round, the Cavaliers will face the winner of the #2 seed Wake Forest vs. #7 seed Duke on Friday, November 14th at 8:00 PM at the SAS Soccer Complex. If UVa were to also advance past the semifinals, it would play in the finals on Sunday, November 16th at 1:00 PM in a match that will be televised on Fox Sports Net South, the Sunshine Network and Comcast Sportsnet.
Virginia stands 25-9-3 (.716) all-time in the history of the ACC Championship. UVa has advanced to the ACC Finals 13 of the 16 times the tournament has been played and has won the ACC Tournament title on seven occasions. The Cavaliers claimed the ACC Tournament title in: 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1997. Virginia has competed in the ACC Finals the past four consecutive seasons (1999-2002) and seeks its fifth consecutive appearance.
Here is look at the 2003 ACC Men’s Soccer Championship schedule and UVa’s year-by-year results in the ACC Tournament:
2003 ACC MEN’S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, November 12thGame 1 #4 North Carolina vs. #5 N.C. State 3:00 PMGame 2 #2 Wake Forest vs. #7 Duke 5:30 PMGame 3 #3 Virginia vs. #6 Clemson 8:00 PM* #1 Maryland has a first round bye
Friday, November 14thGame 4 Winner of Game 1 vs. #1 Maryland 5:30 PMGame 5 Winner of Game 2 vs. winner of Game 3 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 16thGame 6 Winner of Game 4 vs. winner of Game 5 1:00 PM
VIRGINIA IN THE ACC TOURNAMENT:
Year Opponent Score Round1987 North Carolina L, 0-3 SF1988 N.C. State (2 ot) T, 0-0 SF North Carolina W, 2-1 F1989 Duke L, 0-1 SF1990 North Carolina W, 3-0 QF Wake Forest (2 ot) T, 0-0 SF N.C. State L, 1-2 F1991 North Carolina W, 1-0 SF Wake Forest W, 3-1 F1992 North Carolina W, 2-0 SF Clemson W, 4-2 F1993 Wake Forest W, 4-0 QF Duke W, 1-0 SF Clemson W, 2-1 F1994 Wake Forest W, 2-0 QF Clemson (2 ot) T, 2-2 SF Duke W, 1-0 F1995 Duke W, 4-1 SF Clemson W, 1-0 F1996 Duke (2 ot) W, 3-2 SF Maryland L, 0-2 F1997 North Carolina W, 4-0 QF Wake Forest W, 2-1 SF Maryland W, 2-0 F1998 N.C. State (ot) W, 4-0 QF Duke (ot) L, 1-3 SF1999 Maryland W, 2-0 QF Wake Forest W, 2-1 SF Duke (3 ot) L, 2-1 F2000 N.C. State W, 1-0 QF Duke W, 3-0 SF North Carolina (ot) L, 1-0 F2001 Wake Forest (ot) W, 1-0 SF Clemson L, 1-0 F2002 Duke W, 4-1 QF Wake Forest W, 1-0 SF Maryland L, 3-0 F
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