CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The seeds and brackets have been announced for the 2020 ACC Women’s Soccer Championship and Virginia (7-2-1, 5-2-1 ACC) earned the No. 3 seed and will face sixth-seeded Louisville (4-4-0, 4-4-0 ACC) in the quarterfinals on Nov. 10.
All matches of the ACC Championship will be played at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. Following the quarterfinal matches on Tuesday, Nov. 10, the semifinals will be played on Friday, Nov. 13, and the championship match played on Sunday, Nov. 15.
Virginia and Louisville faced each other in the regular season with the Cavaliers taking a 2-0 victory over the Cardinals at Klöckner Stadium on Oct. 15.
Florida State (8-0, 8-0 ACC) and North Carolina (9-0, 8-0) both finished the year unbeaten in conference matches and were tabbed ACC regular-season co-champions. The Seminoles won the tiebreaker with the Tar Heels to earn the No. 1 seed, which was decided by goal differential in conference games (21-16).
FSU and eighth-seeded Notre Dame (4-4, 4-4) will open Tuesday’s slate with a 12:30 p.m. kickoff, followed by fourth-seeded Clemson (6-3, 5-3) against fifth-seeded Duke (6-3-2, 4-2-2) at 3 p.m.
Second-seeded North Carolina and seventh-seeded Virginia Tech (5-7, 4-4) will battle at 5:30 p.m., while No. 3 seed Virginia and No. 6 Louisville (4-4, 4-4) will wrap up the day’s action at 8 p.m.
Louisville, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech ended the fall season with 12 points apiece in ACC play to create a three-way tie for sixth place. The seeds were determined first by the goal differential tiebreaker, which gave Notre Dame the eighth seed. Louisville and Virginia Tech were then compared as a two-way tie, with Louisville earning the advantage by winning the head-to-head matchup, which resulted in Louisville as the sixth seed and Virginia Tech as the seventh seed.
The 2020 ACC Women’s Soccer Championship will not be open to the public, but ACC Network will carry the quarterfinals and semifinals, while the final will be broadcast live on ESPNU.
For more information on the 2020 ACC Women’s Soccer Championship, please visit www.theACC.com.