CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 5 Virginia women’s soccer team will host an ACC Tournament quarterfinal game on Sunday against No 16 Maryland. The second-seeded Cavaliers and seventh-seeded Terrapins will kick off at 1 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium.
Tickets are $10 for reserved seating, $8 for general admission and $5 for youth/senior general admission. Fans can purchase tickets at the gate beginning one hour prior to the start of play.
This season marks the first time the ACC quarterfinals will be played at the home field of the higher seeded team. Sunday’s contest will mark the first ever ACC Women’s Soccer Tournament game held at Klöckner Stadium. The only previous time the Cavaliers played at home in the ACC Tournament was in 1990, when UVa hosted the tournament at the University Hall Field.
Virginia (13-3-2, 7-2-1 ACC) ended the regular season with five straight wins to climb to second place in the ACC standings, tying the highest finish in school history. Thursday’s 2-0 win over Miami in the regular season finale was the Cavaliers’ fourth consecutive shutout. Virginia leads the ACC in scoring this season with 47 goals and has scored multiple goals in 12 of 13 home games.
Maryland (10-4-4, 4-4-2 ACC) snapped a two-game losing streak by rallying for a 2-1 overtime victory over North Carolina on Thursday in College Park. The Terrapins, who fell in penalty kicks to Wake Forest in the 2010 ACC Final, didn’t clinch their spot in this year’s tournament until the final day of the regular season.
The Cavaliers lead the all-time series 25-4-4, including a 12-0-1 record in Charlottesville. Virginia has more wins against Maryland than against any other opponent. The teams last met on Sept. 15 in the ACC opener for both teams, a 4-1 Cavalier victory at Klöckner Stadium. Virginia and Maryland haven’t met in the ACC Tournament since 1994.
Sunday’s winner will advance to the ACC Tournament semifinals, which will be played at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. on Friday. The Virginia/Maryland winner will play the North Carolina/Florida State winner in the second semifinal at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN3. The ACC Tournament final will be Sunday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. in Cary and will be broadcast by ESPNU.