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GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) - Virginia holds the top seed for the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Soccer Championship, which gets under way Sunday, Nov. 3, with quarterfinal matches at four campus sites.
The Cavaliers (19-0-0, 13-0-0 ACC), who are the first team since the 2006 North Carolina squad to finish league play unbeaten and untied, will play host to eighth-seeded Maryland (10-9-0, 6-7-0 ACC) in quarterfinal action Sunday. Virginia earned its first ACC regular-season title with a win over No. 3/3 Florida State on Oct. 27.
Other Sunday matchups include No. 2 seed Florida State (15-1-3, 10-1-2 ACC) hosting No. 7 Duke (8-7-4, 5-5-3 ACC), No. 3 North Carolina (16-3-0, 10-3-0 ACC) at home against No. 6 Boston College (10-8-1, 6-6-1 ACC), and No. 4 Virginia Tech (14-3-2, 9-3-1 ACC) playing host to No. 5 Notre Dame (11-6-1, 7-5-1 ACC).
All of Sunday’s quarterfinal matches will kick off at 1 p.m. The winners advance to WakeMed Soccer Park at Cary, N.C., for semifinals on Friday, Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Championship will take place on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m.
As has been the norm in recent years, the 2013 ACC Women’s Soccer Championship is packed with elite teams. Six of the eight teams in this year’s tournament field are ranked in either the NSCAA or Soccer America poll, while four – No. 1/1 Virginia, No. 3/3 Florida State, No. 4/4 North Carolina and No. 5/5 Virginia Tech are among the Top 5.
The semifinal and championship matches will be shown nationally via ESPN platforms, with the semifinals set for ESPN3 and the title game for ESPNU.