#3 UVA women’s soccer earns #3 seed in ACC Tournament

uva soccerThe UVA women’s soccer team will be the No. 3 seed in the 2014 ACC Tournament, which will be heldNov. 7-9 at the UNCG Soccer Stadium in Greensboro, N.C.

Virginia (17-1, 9-1 ACC) will play second-seeded North Carolina (12-2-2, 9-0-1 ACC) in Friday’s second semifinal at 8 p,m. Top-seeded Florida State (16-1-1, 9-0-1 ACC) will play fourth-seeded Notre Dame (12-4-2, 7-2-1 ACC) in the first semifinal at 5:30 p.m. Both semifinals will be broadcast on ESPN3, while Sunday’s championship game will be televised live at 1 p.m. on 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 is looking for its third ACC Tournament title, winning the championship in 2004 and 2012. The Cavaliers and Tar Heels are the only teams to have won multiple ACC Tournament titles in the past 25 years.

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.

This season marks the first year the ACC Tournament has been a four-team event. All four semifinalists are currently ranked in the top 10 of the national rankings with Florida State at No. 2, Virginia at No. 3, North Carolina at No. 5 and Notre Dame at No. 9.

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