Virginia will face Duke in the first game of the 2013 ACC Tournament
Nov. 2, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The No. 4 Virginia field hockey team will be the No. 5 seed in the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Championship being held Thursday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 10 in Newton, Mass. The Cavaliers will open the tournament, facing No. 7 Duke (13-5, 3-3 ACC) on Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. at Field Hockey Field.
The Cavaliers ended the regular season with a 15-4 overall record and a 3-3 mark in the ACC, tying for third place with North Carolina and Duke. The Tar Heels were awarded the No. 3 seed by virtue of the goal-differential tie-breaker. Duke was named the No. 4 seed.
The winner of the Virginia/Duke game will advance to play the No. 1 seed, Maryland.
Virginia leads the all-time series against Duke, 32-16, including a 4-3 victory over the Blue Devils in Charlottesville on Oct. 18. Senior forward Elly Buckely (Scarborough, Perth, Australia) scored three of UVa's four goals in that game.
Boston College will host the ACC Tournament for the second time in program history, with the games being played on Field Hockey Field on the Newton Campus. Following the Virginia/Duke game, the No. 7 and No. 2 seeds, Boston College and Syracuse, battle at 1 p.m. and the No. 6 and No. 3 seeds, Wake Forest and North Carolina, end the day at 3 p.m. The semifinals will be played at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday and the championship game will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. The first round of action will be streamed on ESPN3 while the semifinals and championship games will be streamed and broadcast on the ACC Regional Network.
All-Session Adult tickets are $10 and students are $6. Single-Session Adult tickets are $5 and students are $3. All students with a valid college ID from an ACC member-institution are admitted free.
For more information, visit the ACC Field Hockey Tournament page.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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