ACC Women’s Soccer Teams Open NCAA Tournament Action This Weekend

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NCAA Championship First Round
Friday, November 11
Vanderbilt at #5 Clemson | 15:00 | ESPN+
FGCU in the #1 State of Florida | 17:00 | ESPN+

Saturday, November 12
Omaha at No. 1 Notre Dame | 14:00 | ESPN+
Wake Forest at number 3 in South Carolina | 18:00 | ESPN+
FDU at #3 Virginia | 18:00 | ESPN+
Radford in Duke #2 | 19:00 | ESPN+
Buffalo at #4 Pitt | 19:00 | ESPN+
Old Dominion at #2 North Carolina | 19:00 | ESPN+

Sunday, November 13
UCF in the #8 state of North Carolina | noon | ESPN+
Virginia Tech at #7 West Virginia | 13:00 | ESPN+

*NCAA Championship seeds are listed before team names

NCAA Tournament Notes
• The ACC led the country with 10 bids to the 2022 NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament.

• The ACC has 55 College Cup appearances, the most of any conference (next closest conference is the Pac-12 with 27 appearances). The current membership combines for 67 appearances.

• The ACC has had a Women’s College Cup team in 39 of the last 40 NCAA Tournaments and in each of the last 16 years.

• Eight of the 10 teams on the field will play first-round games at home, led by No. 1 seeds Florida State and Notre Dame. The Seminoles earned the No. 1 overall seed.

• Florida State is coming off its third straight conference title after defeating North Carolina in the title game last Sunday in Cary, North Carolina. It’s the Seminoles’ ninth championship in the last 12 years.

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• The Seminoles, making their 23rd overall appearance, are seeking their second straight national championship and looking to become the first team to accomplish the feat since 2008-09 (North Carolina).

• The ACC tournament champion has won the NCAA Women’s College Cup 17 times, most recently at Florida State a season ago.

• Notre Dame makes its 28th NCAA Tournament appearance and is seeking its first national title since 2010. The Fighting Irish were ranked No. 1 for the first time since 2008.

• North Carolina, the only team to have appeared in all 41 NCAA Tournaments, is the No. 2 seed and will begin its Championship run on Saturday. The Tar Heels have won 22 of the previous 40 NCAA titles.

• Duke is making its 28th NCAA Tournament appearance and enters as a top 16 national seed for the seventh time in the past eight seasons. According to the NCAA, the Blue Devils enter this year’s tournament with the toughest schedule in the nation.

• Virginia enters the NCAA Tournament as the No. 3 seed and is in the field for the 29th straight year (35th overall). The Cavaliers are looking for their first national championship appearance since 2014.

• Pitt is making his first NCAA Tournament appearance. The Panthers set program records for overall wins (12) and ACC wins (five) during the regular season and qualified for the ACC Championship field for the first time in program history.

• Clemson makes its ninth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament and 23rd overall. The Tigers look to advance to the Elite 8 for the second time in three seasons.

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• NC State earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament for the sixth straight season and 17th overall. Wolfpack is one of six ACC programs that have been a part of the national tournament for the past six fall seasons.

• Virginia Tech and Wake Forest will hit the road for their first-round matchups. The Hokies are in the tournament for the 13th time, while the Demon Deacons are in their 22nd tournament of all time.

• The ACC leads the country with seven teams in the United Soccer Coaches Poll: North Carolina (2nd), Notre Dame (4th), Florida State (5th), Duke (8th), Virginia (11th ), Pitt (19th) and Clemson (25).

• The ACC women’s soccer teams have enjoyed a stellar non-conference portion of the 2021 season, as the league’s 14 teams combined to compile a record of 74-10-18 (.814).