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CARY, N.C. – The No. 1 Virginia women’s soccer team (15-0-3) will face No. 5 Florida State (15-4-0) in the semifinals of the ACC Championships in a 2:30 p.m. match on Friday (Nov. 8) at WakeMed Soccer Park. Virginia is the three seed in the tournament, while Florida State is the two seed.

The match will be carried on the ACC Network and streamed live on the ESPN app to viewers who subscribe to a cable system that carries the ACC Network. Fans can also follow the action through live stats linked at or by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomenSoccer).

Tickets are $10 for general admission and are good for both semifinal games on Friday. Tickets for Sunday’s championship match are also $10. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online at Youth under the age of 18 and students of an ACC institution with a valid student ID will be admitted free.

• Virginia remained at the top of the United Soccer Coaches poll for the eighth consecutive week
• At 15-0-3, UVA is one of only two unbeaten teams nationally (BYU: 16-0-1) entering the week
• UVA boasts top goal scorers in the ACC in Meghan McCool (1st – 14) and Diana Ordonez (T2nd – 13)
• McCool has scored in five straight matches and in 13-of-18 matches so far this season for the Hoos
• Of her 14 goals this season, McCool has six game winners – including five against ACC opponents  
• Ordonez has 13 goals through 15 matches played, putting her ninth nationally in goals/game (0.87)
• She also leads the ACC in points per game (1.93) and goals per game (0.87) and is third in points (29)
• Sydney Zandi has delivered offensively, with a goal or assist in three consecutive matches for UVA
• Ashlynn Serepca scored twice vs. Boston College, giving her two multiple-goal games this season, 
   two game-winning goals (Minnesota, BC) and a game-winning assist (vs. #16 Virginia Tech)
• UVA’s 18-game unbeaten streak to start 2019 is the third longest in Virginia program history
• UVA enters the week ranked top five nationally in scoring offense (3rd – 3.06 gpg), goals (3rd – 55) 
   points per game (4th – 8.61) and total points (5th – 155) 
• Laurel Ivory has been part of a stout defense that has 13 shutouts this season and posted seven 
   straight shutouts in ACC play this season prior to Boston College (10/27)
• She is among the nation’s leaders in shutouts (T1st – 12), goals against average (2nd – .229) and save 
   percentage (24th – .857)
• UVA posted seven straight shutouts in ACC play, the most in program history and the most consecutive 
   shutouts by the Hoos overall since the start of the 2016 season
• UVA is fourth in the RPI and has played 10 matches against the top 50 in the RPI  going 8-0-2
• UVA has played eight matches vs. top-25 this season with a 7-0-1 record against ranked opponents
• Florida State is 15-4-0 this season and is coming off a 2-1 victory over Clemson in the ACC quarterfinals 
• FSU has won three straight with wins over Wake Forest, Duke in the regular-season finale and Clemson in the 
• Deyna Castellanos is ACC Offensive Player of the Week with two goals and an assist last week, including the 
   game-winner vs. Duke
• Castellanos leads the Seminoles offense with 11 goals and nine assists this season for a team-leading 31 points
• Keeper Caroline Jeffers has 43 saves and 20 goals allowed on her way to a 12-4-0 record in goal this season and 
   five solo shutouts
• As a team, FSU has scored 42 goals while allowing the 20 goals against – the Seminoles have allowed eight goals 
   in the four losses
• Virginia leads the all-time series 20-8-6 with the Seminoles of Florida State
• The Seminoles have had the run lately with a 5-3-2 edge in the last 10 meetings
• Virginia’s won this season’s meeting in Tallahassee, the first since 2008 there for UVA
• FSU won both meetings last season – one at UVA and one in the ACC semifinals
• Five of the last 11 meetings have come in the post-season (4 ACC Tourney, 1 NCAA)
• Virginia went on the road and got a 1-0 victory in overtime at FSU in October
• Meghan McCool provided the golden goal in the 104th minute of play
• She was assisted by Courtney Petersen and Anna Sumpter off a corner kick
• FSU held a 14-10 edge in shots, but UVA had a 6-to-4 edge in shots on goal
• Laurel Ivory faced a career-high tying 14 shots and made saves on all four shots on goal on her way to ACC 
   Defensive Player of the Week honors that week

• The Hoos and Seminoles have played eight times before in the ACC Championships
• In those matches, the Cavaliers are 3-3-2 all time against Florida State
• The last time the two teams met in the Championships was the 2018 ACC Semifinals
• In that match, UVA held the 1-0 halftime lead before FSU scored three second-half goals
• UVA won meetings in 1998, 2005 and 2012 – with 1998 and 2012 being semifinal matches