TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 8 Florida State (13-4-1, 7-2-1) was picked as the fourth seed in the 23rd annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Soccer Championship to be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. The Seminoles will take on the fifth seeded Wake Forest Demon Deacons (11-7-1, 5-4-1). The Seminoles defeated Wake Forest 1-0 in overtime during a September 30th match in Tallahassee.
Four teams in this year’s ACC Championship field – third-ranked Maryland, fourth-ranked UNC, seventh-ranked Virginia and eighth-ranked Florida State – are currently ranked among the nation’s Top 10 teams.
Two-time defending national champion North Carolina (16-2-1 overall, 8-2 ACC) has earned the top seed and will face eighth-seeded Virginia Tech (10-8-1, 4-5-1) in Wednesday’s quarterfinal match. North Carolina is seeking its sixth straight ACC title and its 22nd in 24 years.
Second-seeded Maryland (15-2-1, 7-2-1) will face seventh-seeded Duke (10-6-1, 4-5-1), while third-seeded Virginia (13-3-2, 7-2-1) will play sixth-seeded Boston College (12-5-1, 5-5).
The starting times for the four quarterfinal matches will be announced on Monday. The semifinal matches are set for Friday at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The finals are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday’ quarterfinal matches and Friday’s semifinals will be webcast via theACC.com. Sunday’s Championship will be televised by Regional Sports Networks.
All eight teams in this year’s ACC Championship field competed in the 2009 NCAA Tournament, posting a league-record 20 wins and placing four teams among the final eight.
This will mark the third straight year, and the seventh time in eight seasons, that Cary, N.C., has hosted the ACC Women’s Soccer Championship. WakeMed Soccer Park will also be the site of the NCAA Women’s College Cup on Dec. 3 and 5.
ACC Women’s Soccer Championship
WakeMed Soccer Park
Wednesday, Nov. 3
Starting Times To Be Announced
#1 North Carolina (16-2-1, 8-2) vs. #8 Virginia Tech (10-8-1, 4-5-1)
#4 Florida State (13-4-1, 7-2-1) vs. #5 Wake Forest (11-7-1, 5-4-1)
#2 Maryland (15-2-1, 7-2-1) vs. #7 Duke (10-6-3, 4-5-1)
#3 Virginia (13-3-2, 7-2-1) vs. #6 Boston College (12-5-1, 5-5)