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Boston College, Clemson, Louisville, and Wake Forest advance
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Boston College, Clemson, Louisville, and Wake Forest are headed to the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Soccer Championship Semifinals.
No. 8 Boston College upset No. 1 North Carolina, 1-0. The Eagles’ lone goal came in the 58th minute, when Zeiko Lewis snuck in a shot past a diving James Pyle. Lewis has scored all three of the goals for Boston College in the ACC Championship.
A 75th minute goal from Jacori Hayes sent No. 2 Wake Forest past No. 7 Notre Dame with a 1-0 victory. The Demon Deacons have reached the ACC semifinals in back-to-back years for the first time since 2008-09
Tim Kubel notched his second goal of the season in the 55th minute to lead No. 3 Louisville past No. 6 Virginia, 1-0. The Cardinals will make their second ACC semifinal appearance in the last three seasons.
A 67th minute goal from Clemson’s Diego Campos and a Syracuse equalizer from Sergio Camargo in the 86th minute sent the game to overtime, where neither team was able to tally the golden goal. In penalty kicks, No. 4 Clemson advanced with a 4-2 edge over No. 5 Syracuse.
Scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, the semifinals will be held in Clemson, South Carolina, where the fourth-seeded Tigers host No. 8 Boston College, and Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where No. 2 Wake Forest welcomes No. 3 Louisville. Clemson and Wake Forest are hosting the ACC semifinals for the second straight year.
The first three rounds of the 2016 ACC Men’s Soccer Championship are held at the campus of the higher seed. The semifinal winners will advance to the ACC Championship Game, which will be played at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, at MUSC Health Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina, and will be televised nationally on ESPNU.
Boston College and Clemson faced off during the regular season on Oct. 14 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, with the game ending in 0-0 draw. Wake Forest defeated Louisville, 2-1, on Oct. 15 in Winston-Salem.
2016 ACC Men’s Soccer Championship
Wednesday-Thursday, November 2-3 (Campus Sites)
#8 Boston College t. #9 Virginia Tech, 2-2 (PKs 4-3)
#5 Syracuse d. #12 Pitt, 4-0
#6 Virginia d. #11 NC State, 1-0
#7 Notre Dame d. #10 Duke, 3-2 (OT)
Sunday, November 6 (Campus Sites)
#8 Boston College d. #1 North Carolina, 1-0
#4 Clemson t. #5 Syracuse, 1-1 (PKs 4-2)
#3 Louisville d. #6 Virginia, 1-0
#2 Wake Forest d. #7 Notre Dame, 1-0
Wednesday, November 9 (Campus Sites)
#8 Boston College at #4 Clemson, 7 p.m. (ACC Network Extra)
#3 Louisville at #2 Wake Forest, 7 p.m. (ACC Network Extra)
No. 8 Boston College knocks off No. 1 North Carolina, while higher seeds Wake Forest, Louisville and Clemson advance.