ACC Men's Soccer Championship gets under way Monday

Nov. 3, 2011

GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina holds the top seed for the 25th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Championship and will be the host site for two games for the nine-team tournament , which opens on Monday (Nov. 7).

Eighth-seeded NC State (6-10 overall, 2-6 ACC) will face ninth-seeded Virginia Tech (4-12-2, 1-6-1) in Monday’s 1 p.m. first-round game at UNC’s Fetzer Field. The regular-season champion Tar Heels (14-2-2, 5-1-2) will then play host to that first-round winner on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

Three other quarterfinal matches are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at campus sites, with the higher seed serving as the host team. Second-seeded and defending champion Maryland (13-2-3, 4-2-2) will welcome seventh-seeded Boston College (12-5, 4-4) in a matchup of teams currently ranked among the nation’s top 10. Sixth-seeded Clemson (8-8-1, 4-4) will travel to third-seeded Duke (10-6-1, 4-3-1), and fourth-seeded Virginia (11-6-1, 4-3-1) will play host to fifth-seeded Wake Forest (8-6-4, 4-3-1).

The tournament then moves to WakeMed Soccer Park at Cary, N.C., on Friday, Nov. 11, for semifinal matches at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Both contests will be shown nationally by ESPN3.

Friday’s winners will return to WakeMed on Sunday, Nov. 13, at noon for the championship match, which will be televised nationally by ESPNU.

Monday, Nov. 7 - First round
At UNC’s Fetzer Field
No. 8 N.C. State vs. No. 9 Virginia Tech, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 8
Campus Site of Higher Seeded Team
All Matches Start at 7 p.m.
Monday’s winner at No. 1 North Carolina
No. 5 Wake Forest at No. 4 Virginia
No. 7 Boston College at No. 2 Maryland
No. 6 Clemson at No. 3 Duke

Friday, Nov. 11 - Semifinals
WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.
Semifinal Match No. 1 (ESPN3)..... 5:30 pm
Semifinal Match No. 2 (EPSN3).... 7:30 pm

Sunday, Nov. 13 - Finals
WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.
Championship (ESPNU)................. Noon