|NCAA College Cup Semifinals Â• No. 4 Virginia (22-2-0) vs. No. 5 Texas A&M (22-2-2)|
|Date & Time||Dec. 5 Â• 5:00 p.m.|
|Location||Boca Raton, Fla. | FAU Stadium|
|Coverage||ESPNU Â• WatchESPN ||
|NCAA Tournament Info||Interactive Bracket | College Cup Homepage|
|Additional Information||Buy Tickets | Twitter | Facebook | Game Notes|
Dec. 3, 2014
BOCA RATON, Fla. – The fourth-ranked Virginia women’s soccer team travels to Boca Raton, Fla., this week as it makes its second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Women’s College Cup. The Cavaliers (22-2-0) play No. 5 Texas A&M (22-2-2) in the national semifinals Friday at 5 p.m. at FAU Stadium on the campus of Florida Atlantic.
Friday’s second semifinal, between No. 2 Florida State (21-1-1) and No. 3 Stanford (20-1-3), will start at 7:30 p.m. The semifinal winners will meet Sunday at 1 p.m. for the national championship. All three games of the College Cup will be televised live on ESPNU with Glenn Davis and Julie Foudy on the call.
Virginia is making its 21st consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and its 27th overall. The Cavaliers have advanced to the College Cup for the third time in program history. In 1991, Virginia reached the semifinals for the first time, falling to top-seed North Carolina, 5-1, in Chapel Hill. The Cavaliers returned to the College Cup last season, playing a 1-1 draw with UCLA in a semifinal match in Cary, N.C., before the Bruins advanced to the final on penalty kicks.
Virginia reached the College Cup with a 2-1 quarterfinal victory at top-ranked UCLA on Nov 28. It was the Cavaliers’ second all-time victory over a No. 1 ranked opponent and snapped the Bruins’ 44-game unbeaten streak. Junior Emily Sonnett (Marietta, Ga.) and senior Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.) scored for Virginia.
The Cavaliers, who lead the nation in scoring at 3.54 goals per game, have outscored their opponents 20-1 in victories over High Point, Rutgers, Kentucky and UCLA to reach the College Cup. Junior Makenzy Doniak (Chino Hills, Calif.) leads the ACC with 49 points (19 goals, 11 assists), setting a UVa single-season record. Brian has 10 goals and 13 assists this season and is the leading scorer in this year’s NCAA Tournament with four goals and eight assists for 16 points. Senior Danielle Colaprico (Freehold, N.J.) has set the Virginia single-season assist record with 18, the most by an ACC player since 2007. All three players were named semifinalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy this week.
Texas A&M is making its first appearance in the College Cup. The Aggies advanced to Boca Raton with home victories over Houston Baptist, Arizona, Notre Dame and Penn State. Texas A&M won both the SEC regular season and tournament titles and enters the College Cup on a 14-game unbeaten streak.
Tickets for the College Cup are available online at NCAA.com. General admission tickets for all three games (Friday’s semifinal doubleheader and Sunday’s final) are $40 for adults and $35 for youth.