|No. 4 Virginia (17-1, 9-1 ACC) vs. No. 5 North Carolina (12-2-2, 9-0-1 ACC)|
|Date & Time||Nov. 7 Â• 8 p.m.|
|Location||Greensboro, N.C. | UNCG Soccer Stadium|
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Nov. 6, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The fourth-ranked Virginia women’s soccer team travels to Greensboro, N.C., this week for the 2014 ACC Tournament, held at the UNCG Soccer Stadium. The Cavaliers take on fifth-ranked North Carolina in the semifinals on Friday at 8 p.m., in a game broadcast online by ESPN3.
All four of the ACC semifinalists are currently ranked in the top eight of the Soccer America rankings, with No. 2 Florida State facing No. 8 Notre Dame in the first semifinal at 5:30 p.m. The winners will meet in Sunday’s final, which is slated for 1 p.m. and will be televised by ESPNU.
Tickets for each day of the tournament are $10 for adults, $5 for youth (18 and under), $5 for senior citizens (65 and older) and free for students of any ACC school with a current student ID.
Virginia (17-1, 9-1 ACC) is looking for its third ACC Tournament title, winning the championship in 2004 and 2012. The Cavaliers enter the tournament riding a seven-game win streak after a 6-1 victory over Pitt on Saturday in the regular season finale. Virginia leads the ACC and ranks second nationally in scoring offense at 3.50 goals per game. Junior Makenzy Doniak (Chino Hills, Calif.) leads the ACC with 34 points on 13 goals and eight assists. Senior Danielle Colaprico (Freehold, N.J.) leads the league in assists with 14, tying the UVa single season record.
North Carolina (12-2-2, 9-0-1 ACC) enters the ACC Tournament on a 12-game unbeaten streak and secured a share of the ACC regular season crown with a 2-1 overtime victory at Syracuse Sunday. The Tar Heels are led in scoring by Joanna Boyles, who has three goals and seven assists for 13 points.
The Cavaliers and Tar Heels did not meet during the regular season. Although North Carolina holds a 35-3-3 advantage in the all-time series, Virginia is unbeaten (3-0-1) against UNC since 2011, winning three road games. The teams last met in the ACC Tournament in 2012, as the Cavaliers won 1-0 in a quarterfinal match in Chapel Hill en route to winning the title.
The winner of the tournament will receive the ACC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The field of 64 will be announced on Monday and first round action will begin on Friday, Nov. 14.