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GREENSBORO, North Carolina (theACC.com) – ACC women’s soccer moves into the second week of conference play this week with the first weekend of two play dates, with seven games scheduled for Thursday and Sunday.

Seven ACC teams are ranked this week in the United Soccer Coaches poll, the most schools of any conference.

ACC Network presents doubleheaders this weekend on Thursday and Sunday. On Thursday, Miami plays at Pitt at 6 p.m. and No. 14 Clemson travels to Wake Forest at 8 p.m. Sunday’s doubleheader features Virginia Tech at Wake Forest at 5 p.m. and No. 3 Duke at No. .22 NC State at 7 p.m.

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Thursday, September 22

Miami at Pitt | 18:00 | ACCN

Virginia Tech at No. 22 State of North Carolina | 19:00 | ACCNX

Boston College at No. 5 Duke | 19:00 | ACCNX

Louisville at No. 7 in the State of Florida | 19:00 | ACCNX

No. 2 Virginia at No. 18 Notre Dame | 19:00 | ACCNX

No. 3 North Carolina at Syracuse | 19:00 | ACCNX

No. 14 Clemson at Wake Forest | 20:00 | ACCN

Sunday, September 25

No. 14 Clemson at No. 7 Florida State | 13:00 | ACCNX

Miami in Syracuse | 13:00 | ACCNX

Pitt at number 18 of Notre Dame | 13:00 | ACCNX

Boston College at No. 3 in North Carolina | 13:00 | ACCNX

Louisville at No. 2 Virginia | 14:00 | ACCNX

Virginia Tech in Wake Forest | 17:00 | ACCN

No. 5 Duke at No. 22 NC State | 19:00 | ACCN

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• In the first NCAA RPI for 2022, released Monday, the ACC has eight teams in the top 20 and 10 in the top 35. Both totals are the most of any conference.

• Seven ACC teams are ranked in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll, the most of any league: Virginia (2), North Carolina (3), Duke (5), Florida State (7), Clemson (14) , Notre Dame (18) and North Carolina State (22).

• Florida State and Virginia are two of the remaining 20 teams nationally (of 337) that have yet to lose a game this season.

• ACC teams have combined to post a record of 74-10-18 (.814 winning percentage) against non-ACC opponents. That’s the best winning percentage of any league.

• ACC teams have almost quadrupled their non-conference opponents in the score, 246-69.

• Three of the top five defenses in the nation come from ACC teams. FSU (3rd, 0.286 goals allowed per game), Virginia (T4th, 0.33) and Wake Forest (T4th, 0.333).

• Three ACC teams rank in the top 10 nationally in scoring: Pitt (second, 3.67), Florida State (third, 3.57) and Virginia sixth (3.33).

• Five ACC teams rank in the top 15 nationally in schedule strength: North Carolina (1), Duke (7), Notre Dame (8), Miami (10) and Clemson (13).

• Florida State senior forward Onyi Echegini was named ACC Offensive Player of the Week, while Clemson senior defenseman Harper White earned ACC Defensive Player of the Week honors.

• Echegini scored his first career hat-trick with three goals against Boston College in FSU’s 6-0 win over the Eagles. He scored the first hat-trick for a Seminole since the 2017 season.

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• White played all 90 minutes at center back as Clemson recorded a clean sheet in a 2-0 home win over No. 6 Notre Dame on Thursday, handing the Fighting Irish their first loss and shutout of the season. He also recorded assists on both of Clemson’s goals.

• In the ACC preseason coaches’ poll, Duke was narrowly selected as the preseason favorite. The top four teams in the poll were separated by just 13 points total: Duke (156), Virginia (153), UNC (150), FSU (143).

• The preseason All-ACC team features 12 student-athletes, all of whom have previously earned All-ACC honors, including four returning All-ACC First Team honorees: 2021 ACC Freshman of the Year Michelle Cooper from Duke, as well as Megan Bornkamp (Clemson), Maycee Bell (UNC), and Lia Godfrey (UVa).

• The current ACC membership has combined for 27 NCAA championships. UNC owns 21 NCAA titles and FSU three, while Notre Dame won three before joining the league in 2013.

• Three ACC head coaches rank in the top five in NCAA Division I for most wins by an active head coach. Longtime UNC head coach Anson Dorrance leads the way with 908 wins. Virginia’s Steve Swanson is fourth with 459, while Pitt’s Randy Waldrum is fifth with 439 career wins from him. Duke’s Robbie Church ranks 13th among active coaches with 365 career wins by him, while Wake Forest’s Tony da Luz ranks 16th (336).

• Nine ACC teams were selected for the 2021 NCAA Championship, the most of any league.

• ACC teams have made 55 College Cup appearances, the most of any conference (next closest conference is the Pac-12 with 28 appearances). The current membership has combined for 67 appearances.

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• 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 ACC institutions have represented the league in the College Cup since 1982 (Boston College, Duke, Florida State, North Carolina, NC State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest).