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ACC Soccer: News and notes, schedules for busy week for men, women

This Weekend in ACC Women’s Soccer

Friday, October 23

  • acc soccerNo. 4 Duke at No. 1 North Carolina (non-conference) | 7 p.m. | ACCNX

Saturday, October 24

  • Navy at Virginia Tech | 4 p.m. | ACCNX

Sunday, October 25

  • Notre Dame at No. 13 Louisville | 1 p.m. | ACCN

ACC Women’s Soccer Notebook

Seven ACC Teams Ranked in United Soccer Coaches Poll

  • Six ACC teams are ranked in this week’s United Soccer Coaches Poll – the most of any conference – highlighted by the nation’s top four teams.
  • The ACC owns four of the top-five teams for the second consecutive week.
  • North Carolina headlines the poll as the No. 1 team in the country, followed by No. 2 Florida State, No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Duke.
  • No. 10 Virginia and No. 13 Louisville round out the poll for the conference.

ACC in the National Rankings

  • Florida State owns the top spot in points per game (9.50) and scoring offense (3.67).
  • Pitt leads the country in total points (81), total goals (29) and total assists (23).
  • Syracuse’s Lysianne Proulx headlines the nation in saves per game with 9.40.
  • Pitt’s Amanda West paces the nation in total goals (11) and total points (26).
  • Notre Dame’s Kiki Van Zanten and West are tied for the national lead in goals per game with 1.00.
  • Virginia Tech’s Emily Gray is No. 1 in the nation in total assists with five on the year.

This Weekend in ACC Men’s Soccer

Friday, Oct. 23

  • No. 2 Wake Forest at Duke | 6 p.m. | ACCN
  • No. 1 Pitt at Louisville | 7 p.m. | ACCNX
  • No. 3 Clemson at NC State | 8 p.m. | ACCN

Saturday, Oct. 24

  • Virginia at Notre Dame | Noon | ACCNX
  • Syracuse at Virginia Tech | 7 p.m. | ACCNX

ACC Men’s Soccer Notebook

  • ACC teams hold four of the five spots in the United Soccer Coaches national rankings this week: Pitt (1), Wake Forest (2), Clemson (3) and North Carolina (5).
  • Pitt’s No. 1 national ranking this week is its first in program history. Prior to this season, the highest ranking Pitt had received was No. 7 on Oct. 9, 2000.
  • Each of the six ACC matches last week was determined by one goal or a tie. Five went to overtime.
  • Twelve of the 16 conference games this season (75%) have been determined by one goal or a draw, with eight going to extra time.
  • Pitt sophomore midfielder Valentin Noel and Clemson senior forward Kimarni Smith were named the ACC Men’s Soccer Co-Offensive Players of the Week, while Clemson junior goalkeeper George Marks picked up ACC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
  • Pitt leads the nation in scoring at 3.25 goals per game, while UNC tops the nation on the defensive end, allowing just 0.48 goals per match.