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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia softball team (33-20, 13-7 ACC) has earned the No. 2 seed in the 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference championship, its highest since 1997, and will play No. 7 Virginia Tech (24-32, 8-13 ACC) at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Tech Softball Park in Blacksburg, Va.

Virginia’s No. 2 seeding ties the highest in school history. The Cavaliers were also the No. 2 seed in 1994, when UVa won the event, and 1997.

The game against the Hokies will be live streamed on ACC Select and live stats will also be linked on

The Cavaliers, who set a school record with its 13 conference wins this season, were picked to finish seventh in the preseason poll.

The winner of the Virginia vs. Virginia Tech game will take on the winner of No. 3 Florida State and No. 6 Maryland at 1 p.m. Saturday in the semifinals. That game will also be broadcast on ACC Select. The title game is set for 1 p.m. Sunday and will be televised by the league’s regional sports network.

Earlier this season, Virginia swept the Hokies for the first time since 1998, though Virginia Tech holds a 22-16 advantage in the all-time series.

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