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NCAA Nov 10, 2020

ACC Women’s Soccer Championship kicking off Tuesday with quarterfinals

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The 2020 ACC Women’s Soccer Championship is set to kickoff Tuesday with four quarterfinal matches.

The championship will be held in its entirety at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. Quarterfinal action begins Tuesday, Nov. 10, semifinals are Friday, Nov. 13, and the final is Sunday, Nov. 15.

Florida State (8-0, 8-0 ACC) and North Carolina (9-0, 8-0) both finished the year unbeaten in conference matches and were tabbed ACC regular-season co-champions. The Seminoles won the tiebreaker with the Tar Heels to earn the No. 1 seed, which was decided by goal differential in conference games (21-16).

FSU and eighth-seeded Notre Dame (4-4, 4-4) will open Tuesday’s slate with a 12:30 p.m. kickoff, followed by fourth-seeded Clemson (6-3, 5-3) against fifth-seeded Duke (6-3-2, 4-2-2) at 3 p.m.

Second-seeded North Carolina and seventh-seeded Virginia Tech (5-7, 4-4) will battle at 5:30 p.m., while No. 3 seed Virginia (7-2-1, 5-2-1) and No. 6 Louisville (4-4, 4-4) will wrap up the day’s action at 8 p.m.

Louisville, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech ended the fall season with 12 points apiece in ACC play to create a three-way tie for sixth place. The seeds were determined first by the goal differential tiebreaker, which gave Notre Dame the eighth seed. Louisville and Virginia Tech were then compared as a two-way tie, with Louisville earning the advantage by winning the head-to-head matchup, which resulted in Louisville as the sixth seed and Virginia Tech as the seventh seed.

The field includes all six of the conference’s ranked teams in the most recent United Soccer Coaches Top 25 Poll: No. 1 North Carolina, No. 2 Florida State, No. 3 Clemson, No. 5 Duke, No. 10 Virginia and No. 13 Notre Dame.

The 2020 ACC Women’s Soccer Championship will not be open to the public, but ACC Network will carry the quarterfinals and semifinals, while the final will be broadcast live on ESPNU.

For more information on the 2020 ACC Women’s Soccer Championship, please visit theACC.com.

2020 ACC Women’s Soccer Championship
Quarterfinals
#1 Florida State vs. #8 Notre Dame | 12:30 p.m. | ACC Network
#4 Clemson vs. #5 Duke | 3 p.m. | ACC Network
#2 North Carolina vs. #7 Virginia Tech | 5:30 p.m. | ACC Network
#3 Virginia vs. #6 Louisville | 8 p.m. | ACC Network

Semifinals
Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner | 5:30 p.m. | ACC Network
Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner | 8 p.m. | ACC Network

Final
Semifinal 1 Winner vs. Semifinal 2 Winner | Noon | ESPNU