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    November 9, 2013
    No. 6 Hokies set to face No. 3 Florida State for ACC Title
    Tech seeking program's first-ever conference championship

    CARY, N.C. -- The Virginia Tech women’s soccer team will be seeking its first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference Championship on Sunday afternoon, as the No. 6 Hokies take on No. 3 Florida State in the ACC Finals at 4 p.m.

    On Friday evening, Virginia Tech pulled off a historic upset, knocking off top-ranked and previously-undefeated Virginia, 4-2, in the ACC Semifinals.

    Senior Jazmine Reeves scored a pair of first-half goals, while freshman Murielle Tiernan and junior Katie Yensen each scored in the second half to lead the Hokies to the ACC Championship.

    With the semifinal victory, the Hokies are now 16-3-2 on the season, tied for the Virginia Tech all-time record for wins in a single season. Tech has also scored 47 goals this season, making it the highest-scoring Hokie offense in school history, breaking last season’s record of 45 goals.

    Jazmine Reeves’ pair of goals on Friday gives her 10 this year to lead Tech. The senior is followed closely by Murielle Tiernan, whose goal on Friday was her ninth of the season, and Ashley Meier, who has scored eight times. With her two assists in the semifinals, junior Kelsey Loupee now has nine in 2013, tied for the third-most in a single season at Virginia Tech.

    The Seminoles, who entered the ACC Tournament as the second seed, reached Sunday’s championship after downing North Carolina in a hard-fought 2-1 victory that was decided in the third minute of overtime. The victory moved Florida State to 17-1-3 on the year, after going 10-1-2 in ACC play.

    Dagny Brynjarsdottir has scored nine times this season to pace the Seminoles. Megan Campbell currently leads the team in assists, having helped on seven goals thus far.

    Kelsey Wys has played every minute in goal for FSU this season, racking up 55 saves and an 0.55 goals-against-average in her 21 matches.

    Prior to Sunday’s meeting, the Hokies have faced FSU twice in the ACC Tournament. The two teams met in the 2008 quarterfinals, when Tech advanced past the Seminoles on penalty kicks, as well as the 2009 semifinals, which saw FSU advance with a 2-0 win.

    Earlier this season, in Blacksburg, the Seminoles used an 87th-minute goal from Dagny Brynjarsdottir to escape with a 2-1 victory. Af ter FSU went up 1-0 early in the match, Ashley Meier scored from 25 yards to level things before Brynjarsdottir’s late winner. Neither team has ever scored more than three goals in a match against the other.

    Sunday’s match is scheduled to kick off at 4 p.m. Live stats will be available and the contest will be broadcast live on ESPNU and WatchESPN.

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

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