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No. 10 Virginia Faces No. 2 Duke Friday In ACC Semifinals

Nov. 2, 2017

No. 10 Virginia (11-4-4) vs. No. 2 Duke (18-1-0
Date & Time Nov. 3 • 5:30 p.m.
Location Charleston, S.C. | MUSC Health Stadium
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – The No. 10 Virginia (11-4-4) women’s soccer team continues play in the ACC Tournament on Friday (Nov. 3), facing off against top-seeded and No. 2 Duke (18-1-0) in a 5:30 p.m. contest at MUSC Health Stadium.

The contest will be broadcast on various Regional Sport Networks and the ACC Network Extra, though the ACC Network Extra stream is subject to blackout. A listing of Regional Sports Networks partnered with the ACC and links to the ACC Network Extra stream can be found at VirginiaSports.com.

It’s the second meeting between the Blue Devils and the Cavaliers in the last week as Virginia and Duke faced off in the regular-season finale for both teams on October 26. The Blue Devils won that contest 1-0 on a goal with less than three minutes to play.

The winner of Friday’s contest advances to face the winner of North Carolina and NC State on Sunday in the ACC Championship match.

QUICK KICKS
Veronica Latsko is tied for the team lead in points with 15 on six goals and three assists
Latsko has hit the game-winning goal for the Hoos in three of the last five UVA victories
Taryn Torres is team-leader with seven goals - 2 game winners - and an assist for 15 points
Taylor Ziemer is third on the squad with 12 points (4 goals, 4 assists) this season
• Twelve different players have scored for UVA this season, while 10 have added assists
Megan Reid and Ziemer are tied for the team lead in assists with four each this season

FOUR HOOS GRAB ALL-ACC HONORS
• Four members of the Virginia squad garnered All-ACC honors as voted on by league coached
• Senior Veronica Latsko is on the first team, while senior Megan Reid is on the second team 
• Sophomore Phoebe McClernon and freshman Taryn Torres were third team selections
• Torres also made an appearance on the All-Freshman team as UVA garnered five total honors

THE SERIES WITH DUKE
• Virginia holds the lead in the all-time series with the Blue Devils 21-14-7
• The last three meetings have all been 1-0 decisions - two in a row by the the Blue Devils 
• The first meeting between the teams came in 1985, a 3-0 win by Virginia at Duke
• The teams have played five times on a neutral field with Duke leading 3-2 in those matches
• The Hoos have outscored the Blue Devils 61-to-50 over the course of the series 

UVA IN THE ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS
• Virginia holds a 19-20-9 all-time record in the ACC Championships
• The Cavaliers have won the ACC Championships twice in program history - 2004 and 2012
• Virginia has made 30 appearances in the ACC Tournament throughout the program’s history
• In its nine draws, the Cavaliers have only twice advanced on PKs, once being the 2004 title

LAST TIME  VS. DUKE
• The Cavaliers faced a top-10 team for the fifth time this season, facing No. 2 Duke 
• A goal in the 87th minute proved to be the difference as Duke picked up the 1-0 victory 
• The Cavaliers managed six shots for the match, while Duke took nine shots on the night
• Freshman Laurel Ivory posted three saves before Duke would slip the winning goal in the net
• Kat McDonald hit Duke’s game-winner from five yards out off a pass from Kayla McCoy

LAST TIME OUT FOR VIRGINIA
• The Cavaliers rallied from a halftime deficit to pick up a 2-1 win over #21 Wake Forest
• Wake Forest took a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute off a header from Bayley Feist
Taryn Torres hit her seventh goal of the season on a PK in the 55th minute to tie thin match
• UVA took the lead when Meghan McCool hit her first goal of the season in the 74th minute
• The Hoos out-shot the Deacons 9-to-6 for the match with a 6-to-3 edge in the second half


 

 

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