November 2, 2009
    Women's soccer earns highest ACC regular season finish
    Tech earns the No. 4 seed in the ACC Tournament

    GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Virginia Tech women’s soccer team earned the fourth seed in this year’s Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament and will take on fifth-seeded Wake Forest on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 2:30 p.m. All four first-round games will be played Wednesday at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., the site of this year’s championship, with the winners of those games playing Friday, Nov. 6 and the championship game taking place Sunday.

    This is the highest seed and conference finish for the Hokies in program history as they have only made it to the postseason as a member of the ACC and finished as the No. 7 seed in their two previous postseason appearances. This season was also the best regular season for the Hokies as they earned a 13-6-0 overall record in the regular season. Tech also tallied an impressive 6-4-0 conference record this year that had them facing some of the nation’s top competition each week. Each of the Championship’s top six seeds – Florida State, Boston College, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Maryland – are all currently ranked among the nation’s Top 20 teams by the NSCAA, Soccer America and Soccer Times. Seventh-seeded Virginia is ranked No. 25 this week by Soccer America, and eighth-seeded Duke was also ranked nationally earlier in the season.

    Earlier this season, the Hokies visited the then-No. 5 Demon Deacons and walked away with a 4-3 victory, earning their first-ever win in Winston-Salem. Marika Gray led the offense that game, scoring two goals in five minutes while Kelly Conheeney also netted a goal in that span and Jennifer Harvey remained perfect on penalty kicks, scoring in the first half. Wake would attempt a late offensive run, scoring two goals in the final 20 minutes but Tech would come out on top.

    Below is the full, detailed tournament schedule. For all tournament information, visit www.theacc.com/championships/09-womens-soccer-championship.html

    ACC Championship

    WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.

    Quarterfinals

    Wednesday, Nov. 4

    Noon – Florida State (14-3-1, 7-2-1) vs. Duke (8-7-4, 4-4-2)

    2:30 pm – Virginia Tech (13-6, 6-4) vs. Wake Forest (13-4-2, 5-3-2)

    5 pm – Boston College (15-2-1, 7-2-1) vs. Virginia (9-5-4, 4-4-2)

    7:30 pm – North Carolina (14-3-1, 7-3) vs. Maryland (12-4-2, 4-4-2)

    Semifinals

    Friday. Nov. 6

    5 pm – Winners of Wednesday’s 1st and 2nd matches

    7:30 p.m. – Winners of Wednesday’s 3rd and 4th matches

    Championship

    Sunday, Nov. 8

    2 pm – Winners of Friday’s matches

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