Sixth-Seeded Virginia and Second-Seeded Maryland Set For ACC Semifinal Showdown
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia men’s soccer team continues play at the 2010 ACC Tournament on Friday (Nov. 12), facing the Maryland Terrapins. UVa is the No. 6 seed and Maryland is the No. 2 seed. Live statistics and video are available at VirginiaSports.com for the 5:30 p.m. match.
Virginia (11-4-3, 2-4-2 ACC) is ranked No. 13 by Soccer America and No. 20 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA). The Cavaliers defeated third-seeded Wake Forest, 1-0, in the quarterfinals. Junior midfielder Hunter Jumper (Plano, Texas) scored the game-winning goal for UVa on an assist from sophomore Ari Dimas (Chesapeake, Va.).
Junior forward Brian Ownby (Glen Allen, Va.) became the first Cavalier since Yannick Reyering in 2007 to be named to the All-ACC First Team on Tuesday (Nov. 9). Ownby has scored seven goals and added three assists for the Cavaliers in 2010. Sophomore forward Will Bates (Chester, Va.) leads the team with eight goals and four assists.
Senior goalkeeper and last year’s ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player, Diego Restrepo (West Palm Beach, Fla.), posted his eighth shutout of the season in the quarterfinals vs. Wake Forest.
Virginia has an all-time record of 36-12-7 at the ACC Tournament and has won 10 tournament titles (1988, 1991-95, 1997, 2003-04, 2009).
Virginia is 28-36-8 all-time against Maryland. The Terrapins claimed the regular-season meeting, 2-0 (Oct. 29).
In ACC Tournament games vs. Maryland, Virginia holds a slight advantage in the series, 4-3-1. In last year’s quarterfinal, UVa prevailed, 1-0.
Should the Cavaliers advance, the ACC final would be Sunday (Nov. 14) at 1 p.m. That contest will be televised live by the ACC’s Regional Sports Network (Comcast SportsNet in the Charlottesville area).