No. 3 Seed Men's Soccer to Face No. 6 Seed Clemson in ACC Tourney Opener
Oct. 30, 2006
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – –
Virginia enters the 2006 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Championship as the No. 3 seed when the tournament gets underway Tuesday at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, Md. The Cavaliers (13-3-0, 5-3-0 ACC) will face sixth-seeded Clemson (11-6-2, 3-3-2 ACC) at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday night in the quarterfinal round.
This marks the second year that the Cavaliers and Tigers will meet in the opening round of the ACC Tournament. Clemson eliminated Virginia in the quarterfinal round of the 2005 ACC tournament, 4-1.
Virginia looks to bounce back after falling at home to then No. 3 Wake Forest, 2-1, in the regular season finale. Clemson knocked off Duke, who earned the No. 1 seed in the tournament, 1-0, at home.
The Cavaliers defeated the Tigers in the team’s earlier meeting this season, 1-0, back on Sept. 30. Freshman midfielder Jonathan Villanueva scored the game-winner in the 75th minute.
Virginia has won two of the last three ACC Tournaments defeating Maryland both times in the championship game. Duke earned the tourney’s top seed after going 5-2-1 in the conference. Wake Forest is the No. 2 seed. Defending ACC Champions, Maryland is the No. 4 seed while Boston College is seeded fifth. Eighth seed Virginia Tech and ninth-seeded NC State will meet in the opening round on Tuesday.
2006 ACC MEN’S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP
Tuesday, Oct. 31
#8 Virginia Tech vs. #9 NC State – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 1
#2 Wake Forest vs. #7 North Carolina – Noon
#1 Duke vs. Virginia Tech/NC State winner – 2:30 p.m.
#3 Virginia vs. #6 Clemson – 5:30 p.m.
#4 Maryland vs. #5 Boston College – 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 3
Wake Forest/UNC winner vs. Virginia/Clemson – 5:30 p.m.
Duke/VT/NC State winner vs. Maryland/Boston College winner – 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 5
Championship Game – 1 p.m. (RSN)