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CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia men’s soccer team will begin play at the 2010 ACC Tournament on Wednesday (Nov. 10) in Cary, N.C., at WakeMed Soccer Park. The sixth-seeded Cavaliers will face No. 3 seed Wake Forest at 2:30 p.m.

TheACC.com will stream the match live, and live statistics will also be available at VirginiaSports.com

Virginia (10-4-3, 2-4-2 ACC) is the reigning conference champion, having won the 2009 Tournament as the No. 5 seed. In all, UVa has won a combined 15 ACC Men’s Soccer Tournament and Regular-Season Championships.

Junior forward Brian Ownby (Glen Allen, Va.) and rookie forward/midfielder Brian Span (Somers, N.Y.) earned postseason honors from the ACC, the league announced Tuesday (Nov. 9). Ownby was a first team All-ACC selection while Span was named to the ACC All-Freshmen team.

In the poll released on Tuesday (Nov. 9) by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), Virginia was ranked No. 20.

Wake Forest (8-8-2, 4-3-1 ACC) wrapped up its regular-season with a 2-1 loss to fourth-seeded Duke on Friday (Nov. 5).

The Demon Deacons won the regular-season meeting with Virginia, 1-0, on Sept. 18 in Charlottesville.

The teams met in last year’s conference tournament semifinal (Virginia advanced on penalty kicks after a scoreless draw) and in the NCAA College Cup national semifinal (Virginia won, 2-1, in overtime).

North Carolina is the No. 1 seed at the 2010 ACC Tournament, followed by No. 2 Maryland, No. 3 Wake Forest, No. 4 Duke, No. 5 Boston College, No. 6 Virginia, No. 7 Clemson, No. 8 NC State and No. 9 Virginia Tech.

Should Virginia advance to the semifinal, its match would be played at 5:30 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 12). The Cavaliers would face the winner of Maryland vs. Clemson.

The championship match will take place on Sunday (Nov. 14) at 1 p.m., and will be televised by the ACC’s Regional Sports Network (Comcast SportsNet in the Charlottesville area).

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