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Aug. 23, 2011
• Atlantic Coast Conference women’s soccer teams have posted an 18-2-1 record vs. non-conference opposition through the first 21 matches of the 2011 season.
• Included in the ACC’s strong start were five wins in matchups of nationally-ranked teams. No. 10 Virginia edged No. 13 West Virginia, No. 4 Florida State topped No. 13 Oregon State, No. 5 Maryland defeated No. 22 Minnesota, No. 12 Duke shut out No. 21 South Carolina, and No. 18 Wake Forest blanked No. 24 UCF.
• Last Friday night’s 2-1 win over West Virginia marked the 22nd consecutive year that Virginia has won its home opener.
• Goalkeepers Jillian Mastroianni (Boston College) and Chantel Jones (Virginia) both have 34 career shutouts, one shy of the ACC record.
• Becky Kaplan became the first Maryland player in 11 years to net a hat track in Monday night’s 9-0 victory at Loyola (Md.)
• Seven ACC teams are ranked among the top 25 of both the NSCAA/Continental Tire and Soccer America polls this week. That includes five teams among the top 10 in the NSCAA rankings – North Carolina at No. 3, Maryland at No. 5, Virginia at No. 6, Florida State at No. 9 and Boston College at No. 10. Duke is ranked 10th in the Soccer America Poll.
• ACC Player of the Week Katie Stengel of Wake Forest was also honored by Top Drawer Soccer (National Team of the Week) and CollegeSoccer360.com (Primetime Performer of the Week). Duke goalkeeper Tara Campbell was also honored by both publications. Virginia Tech midfielder Kelly Conheeney joined Stengel and Campbell on the CS360 Primetime Performers list.
• Virginia’s Gloria Douglas had three assists in Sunday’s 6-0 win over Richmond (matching her assist total for her entire freshman season in 2010). She became the first Cavalier player in two seasons to have a three-assist game.
• Virginia Tech’s Kelly Conheeney has scored the game-winning goal in each of the Hokies’ last three season openers.
• With a 7-1 victory over South Carolina State to open its season, Clemson scored its most goals since tallying eight against UNC Asheville on Aug. 31, 2008.
• North Carolina junior Ranee Premji scored her second career goal last Friday night – a game-winner with 13:27 remaining in a 2-1 victory at Nebraska. Her previous goal was also a game-winning tally, as she scored with less than four minutes remaining to give the Tar Heels a 1-0 win over Florida State last Oct. 14.