November 8, 2008
Tech takes on top-seeded Tar Heels in ACC title bout
Upset-minded Hokies make championship debut
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CARY, N.C. – The Virginia Tech women’s soccer team will take the field on Sunday, Nov. 9 for a chance to bring an ACC Championship back to Blacksburg. Standing in the Hokies’ path is North Carolina, winner of 19 national titles, 18 ACC Championships and the No. 1 seed in this year’s tournament. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.

Tech advanced its first finals match after once again defeating a nationally ranked opponent in the penalty kick round of yesterday’s semifinal. The Hokies edged No. 5 Florida State 4-2 during the tie-breaker in Wednesday’s quarterfinal before slipping past No. 12 Virginia 2-1 in penalty kicks in Friday’s semifinal contest.

During the regular season, North Carolina was the only team to hold the Hokies scoreless, posting a 4-0 victory in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Sunday, Oct. 12. This Sunday’s championship match will be the sixth meeting between the two squads. Virginia Tech is 0-5 all-time against the Tar Heels.

UNC is led by ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Casey Nogueira, while Second Team All-ACC honoree Emily Jukich will anchor the Tech attack. will carry gametracker coverage and a live audio feed of the match. Fans can also catch the contest live on Fox Sports South, Sun Sports, NESN and Comcast SportsNet.

For updates on Virginia Tech women's soccer, follow the Hokies on Twitter (@VT_WSoccer).

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