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GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – All four top-seeded teams in the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Soccer Championship are headed to the semifinals, as the tournament got under way on Sunday.
Sunday's quarterfinal action at the campus sites of the higher seeded teams found No. 1 Virginia defeating No. 8 Maryland, 6-1, No. 2 Florida State blanking No. 7 Duke, 2-0, No. 3 North Carolina edging No. 6 Boston College, 1-0, and No. 4 Virginia Tech topping No. 5 Notre Dame, 2-1, in double overtime.
The tournament now moves to WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., which will be host site for the semifinals and finals for the sixth-straight year and the 10th time in 11 years.
Friday's first semifinal matchup finds Virginia (20-0-0) facing Virginia Tech (15-3-2) at 5:30 p.m. The second semifinal at 8 p.m. matches Florida State (16-1-3) against North Carolina (17-3-0). Both games will be broadcast by ESPN3.
The winners advance to next Sunday's 4 p.m. championship match, which will be broadcast nationally by ESPNU.
North Carolina seeks its 22nd ACC Championship, while defending champion Virginia is looking for its third title and Florida State its second tournament crown. Virginia Tech, who is making its first semifinals appearance since 2009, looks for its first ACC Championship title. The Cavaliers earned the top seed for this year’s Championship by finishing league play with an unblemished record of 13-0-0. The regular-season title is the first in Virginia women’s soccer history.
The Seminoles edged the Tar Heels, 1-0, in the two teams’ regular season meeting in Tallahassee on Sept. 18, while Virginia shut out Virginia Tech in Charlottesville, 2-0, on Oct. 31.
Tickets for both semifinal games on Friday and are available for $10 for adults and $5 for youth, while championship game tickets are also $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Students from an ACC school can enter for free with valid student identification.
Make sure to use the official hashtag, #ACCWSoccer, and follow ACC Women’s Soccer on Twitter, @ACCWSoccer for news and updates during the championship.