Five ACC women's soccer teams are among the final 16 still standing in the NCAA Championship field. This marks the sixth consecutive year that the ACC has placed at least four teams among the Sweet 16.
North Carolina has advanced to at least the third round of the NCAA Tournament for the 29th successive year. UNC will play host to Notre Dame in the NCAA third round Saturday. It will mark the fifth successive year in which the Tar Heels and Fighting Irish have faced each other in the tournament, with UNC having won three of the past four in NCAA play. Notre Dame's win came in the third round of the 2007 tournament, a 3-2 victory at UNC's Fetzer Field.
Florida State, which hosts Marquette in the third round of the NCAA Championship on Saturday, is 20-1 all-time at home in NCAA tourney play. The Seminoles will be making their sixth consecutive round of 16 appearance.
Virginia will be making its sixth straight appearance in the round of 16 when it plays host to Ohio State on Saturday afternoon.
Duke will be facing Oklahoma State for the first time ever in Friday night's NCAA Women's Championship third-round match. The Blue Devils have advanced to the Sweet 16 in three of the past four seasons. The Blue Devils edged fifth-ranked Florida, 4-2, in a second-round penalty kick shootout. It marked the first time since 2006 that Duke had advanced in NCAA play on PKs.
Boston College has advanced to the round of 16 three straight years and six of the last seven. BC's record in the NCAA Tournament in the last five years is 8-4-1.