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Nov. 7, 2005

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia is the No. 2 seed in the 2005 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Championship, which opens Tuesday at SAS Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. The Cavaliers (12-3-2) finished the ACC regular season 6-2-0 and will face seventh-seeded Clemson(10-4-3, 2-4-2 ACC) at 8 p.m. Wednesday night in the quarterfinal round.

Virginia is coming off a 2-1 overtime win at Wake Forest last Friday. Fourth-year Joe Vide (Raleigh, N.C.) provided the game-winning goal in the 93rd minute for the Cavaliers. Clemson pulled a bit of an upset when the Tigers defeated Duke, 3-1, in Durham, N.C., Saturday night.

The Cavaliers defeated the Tigers in the team’s earlier meeting this season, 1-0, in double overtime, back on Oct. 7. Yannick Reyering (Mettingen, Germany) scored the game-winner in the 104th minute at Riggs Field in Clemson, S.C.

Virginia last faced Clemson in the ACC Tournament in the quarterfinals of the 2003 Tournament. The teams tied after two overtimes and the Cavaliers advanced on penalty kicks. Virginia went on to defeat Wake Forest and Maryland to win the 2003 ACC Tournament.

Virginia has won the past two ACC Tournaments defeating Maryland both times in the championship game. Maryland earned the tourney’s top seed after going 7-1 in the conference. N.C. State earned the third seed while Virginia Tech is the fourth seed and Duke is the fifth seed.

The winner of the game between Virginia and Clemson will face the winner of the game between NC State and North Carolina.

Tuesday, Nov. 8
#8 Wake Forest vs. #9 Boston College – 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 9
#4 Virginia Tech vs. #5 Duke – Noon
#1 Maryland vs. Wake Forest/Boston College winner – 2:30 p.m.
#3 NC State vs. #6 North Carolina – 5:30 p.m.
#2 Virginia vs. #7 Clemson – 8 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 11
Virginia Tech/Duke vs. Maryland/Wake Forest Boston College – 5:30 p.m.
NC State/North Carolina vs. Virginia/Clemson – 8 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 13
Championship Game – 1 p.m.

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