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Virginia Earns No. 4 Seed, Will Host Wake Forest in ACC Quarterfinals


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia men's soccer team has earned the No. 4 seed and will play host to a quarterfinal game of the 2011 ACC Men's Soccer Championship at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Klöckner Stadium. The Cavaliers will battle No. 5 seed Wake Forest in the quarters.

Tickets for the quarterfinals are $10 for reserved seating, $8 for general admission and $5 for youth/senior general admission. Fans can order tickets by phone through the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office at 800-542-UVA1 (8821) or 434-924-UVA1 (8821). Tickets are also available at the gate beginning one hour prior to the start of play.

With their 4-1 win Thursday over NC State, the Cavaliers finished the regular season in a third-place tie with Duke and Wake Forest in the final ACC standings. Through the league's tiebreaker procedures, Duke earned the No. 3 seed, UVa the No. 4 seed and Wake the No. 5 seed. Virginia and Wake Forest played earlier this season (Oct. 14), with the Demon Deacons claiming a 4-3 win in Winston-Salem, N.C. The teams also played in the ACC quarterfinals last year, with UVa nabbing a 1-0 victory.

North Carolina holds the top seed for the tournament and will be the host site for two games for the nine-team tournament, which opens on Monday (Nov. 7).

Eighth-seeded NC State (6-10 overall, 2-6 ACC) will face ninth-seeded Virginia Tech (4-12-2, 1-6-1) in Monday's 1 p.m. first-round game at UNC's Fetzer Field. The regular-season champion Tar Heels (14-2-2, 5-1-2) will then play host to that first-round winner on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Three other quarterfinal matches are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at campus sites, with the higher seed serving as the host team. Second-seeded and defending champion Maryland (13-2-3, 4-2-2) will welcome seventh-seeded Boston College (12-5, 4-4) in a matchup of teams currently ranked among the nation's top 10. Sixth-seeded Clemson (8-8-1, 4-4) will travel to third-seeded Duke (10-6-1, 4-3-1), and fourth-seeded Virginia (11-6-1, 4-3-1) will play host to fifth-seeded Wake Forest (8-6-4, 4-3-1).

The tournament then moves to WakeMed Soccer Park at Cary, N.C., on Friday, Nov. 11, for semifinal matches at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Both contests will be shown nationally by ESPN3.

Friday's winners will return to WakeMed on Sunday, Nov. 13, at noon for the championship match, which will be televised nationally by ESPNU.

Monday, Nov. 7 - First round
At UNC's Fetzer Field

No. 8 N.C. State vs. No. 9 Virginia Tech, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 8
Campus Site of Higher Seeded Team
All Matches Start at 7 p.m.

Monday's winner at No. 1 North Carolina
No. 5 Wake Forest at No. 4 Virginia
No. 7 Boston College at No. 2 Maryland
No. 6 Clemson at No. 3 Duke

Friday, Nov. 11 - Semifinals
WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.

Semifinal Match No. 1 (ESPN3), 5:30 p.m.
Semifinal Match No. 2 (ESPN3), 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 13 - Finals
WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.

Championship (ESPNU), Noon


 

 

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