CARY, N.C. – The No. 5 Virginia women’s soccer team travels to Cary, N.C., this week for the ACC Tournament at WakeMed Soccer Park. The second-seeded Cavaliers meet sixth-seeded Florida State a semifinal matchup on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The final is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday.
The Virginia-Florida State semifinal is the second game on Friday, following the first semifinal between Duke and Wake Forest at 5:30 p.m. Both semifinal contests will be broadcast online by ESPN3. Sunday’s championship game will be televised by ESPNU.
Virginia (14-3-2) is in the ACC semifinals for the first time since 2008 and is looking for its first appearance in the final since 2005. The Cavaliers advanced to Cary with a 2-0 quarterfinal victory over Maryland on Sunday at Klöckner Stadium. It was the fifth consecutive shutout posted by the Virginia defense, while offensively the Cavaliers continue to lead the ACC in scoring with 49 goals this season.
Florida State (13-6-0) is riding a four-game win streak and is coming off a 1-0 overtime win at North Carolina in the ACC quarterfinals. The Seminoles rank second in the conference in scoring with 42 goals this season.
The Cavaliers lead the all-time series 16-0-4, including a 2-0-1 edge in the ACC Tournament. Virginia won the regular season matchup 4-3 in overtime on October 8 at Klöckner Stadium. The teams haven’t met in the ACC Tournament since 2005, when the Cavaliers defeated the Seminoles 2-0 in the semifinals in Cary.
The winner of the ACC Tournament will receive the conference’s automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Tournament. The field of 64 will be announced on ncaa.com on Monday at 4:30 p.m. First round play will begin on Friday, November 11.