TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Advancing to the semifinals of the ACC Championship for the 14th time in the last 19 years, No. 9 Florida State (13-4-2) continues its pursuit of a sixth ACC title as the Noles take on No. 11 Virginia (15-3-0) on November 2 at 8:00 p.m. at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.
The Seminoles and Cavaliers join No. 3 North Carolina (16-2-1) and No. 23 Clemson (12-7-0) in the semifinals, and the Tar Heels and Tigers will play in Friday’s first match at 5:30 p.m. The winners from Friday will play in the 2018 ACC Championship Game on Sunday, November 4 at 12:00 p.m.
Florida State holds a record of 8-3-2 all-time in the semifinal round of the ACC Tournament and last lost in the semis in 2012 by a score of 4-2 to Virginia.
“We opened the ACC Tournament with a good game up at Duke against good competition with a strong performance by our group,” said FSU head coach Mark Krikorian. “Now we’ll look to go back up to North Carolina to play against Virginia. Much like some of the teams that we’ve played in the past, they are going to come out and be aggressive. They will try and play a full-field game and it will be a very good game between two high-powered teams.”
The Seminoles trail Virginia 7-19-6 in the all-time series against the Cavaliers, including a 2-16-4 mark in ACC play. The matchup has been tightly contested in recent years, with seven of the last eight matches determined either by one goal or ending in a draw. Overall in the ACC tournament, Florida State is 2-3-2 against the Cavaliers, triumphing over UVA in both the 2014 and 2015 ACC Championship Game.
Florida State has played all three of the other semifinalists this season, winning on the road at Virginia (2-0), while dropping 1-0 losses at home to both North Carolina and Clemson.
Friday’s ACC semifinal match against Virginia will air on ACC Network Extra, with a link for the broadcast and live stats available on the soccer schedule page of Seminoles.com. Tickets for the ACC Championship are $10 for each day (November 2 and 4) and are available on www.theacc.com.
Throughout 2018-19, the Seminoles will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of women’s intercollegiate athletics at Florida State and there are many events and reunions planned for all women’s sports. Head to www.seminoles.com/50th/ for more information that will be updated throughout the year.
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