The winner of Tuesday's game will head to Germantown, Md. for ACC semis
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By Steven Wright, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
Wake Forest To Host Virginia in ACC Quarterfinals
The Last Meeting
October 12, 2012
- No. 3-seed Wake Forest will host No. 6-seed Virginia in the quarterfinals of the 2012 ACC Men's Soccer Championship on Tuesday night at Spry Stadium at 7 p.m.
- The winner of Tuesday night's game will move on to the ACC Championship semifinals and will play the winner of No. 2-seed North Carolina and No. 7-seed Duke on Friday at 8 p.m. at the Maryland Soccerplex in Germantown, Md.
- The ACC Championship Final is slated for Sunday at 12 p.m. at the Maryland Soccerplex.
- Tickets are available through the Wake Forest ticket office at 336-758-3322 and will also be available at the gate. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for youth/seniors. Any student with an ACC school student ID will be admitted into the game for free.
- Free scarves will be available for Wake Forest students in attendance on the hill near Polo Road.
How to Catch the Game
- The game will be streamed live on WakeForestSports.com and will be free for all viewers. Evan Lepler will have the call
- Also, be sure to follow the Wake Forest men's soccer on Twitter (@WakeMensSoccer) for updates throughout the game.
Last Time Out
- Wake Forest upended then-No. 1 and previously unbeaten Maryland 4-2 on Thursday night at Spry Stadium to wrap up the regular season and secure the No. 3-seed in the ACC Championship.
- Sean Okoli got the Deacs on the board at exactly 14:00, and after Maryland went ahead with back-to-back goals, he then assisted on Ross Tomaselli's game-tying goal in the 59th minute.
- Luca Gimenez put Wake Forest on top in the 68th minute, while Danny Wenzel converted a PK in the 77th minute to give the Deacs a two-goal advantage.
- The win was Wake Forest's first over a No. 1-ranked team since Sept. 27, 1998 at Washington.
- Virginia enters the tournament as the No. 6 seed after finishing the regular season scheduled with 10 points (3-4-1). The Cavaliers are 9-6-2 overall.
- Will Bates leads the team with 11 of Virginia's 25 goals on the season. He also has one assist for a team-high 23 points on the year.
- On Thursday, the Cavaliers defeated NC State in double overtime to earn the No. 6 seed after Darius Madison scored a goal in the 104th minute.
- Virginia leads the all-time series with Wake Forest 35-9-6 since the teams first met in 1980.
- The Demon Deacons defeated the Cavaliers earlier in the season at Klockner Stadium 4-1 behind goals from Sean Okoli, Luciano Delbono, Michael Gamble and Ross Tomaselli.
- Wake Forest and Virginia have met each year in the ACC Tournament since 2008. The Cavaliers have advanced the previous four times with a 3-0-1 record against the Deacs. Three of the games went to overtime, while the 2009 contest was decided in penalty kicks.