Nation’s Top-Two Teams to Meet in ACC Women’s Soccer Championship Final Sunday

Nation’s Top-Two Teams to Meet in ACC Women’s Soccer Championship Final Sunday

CARY, N.C. (theACC.com) – Following wins in the semifinals on Friday night, the nation’s top-two teams and the conference’s top-two seeds, Virginia and Florida State, will meet in the ACC Women’s Soccer Championship Final on Sunday at 1 p.m.

No. 1 seed Virginia defeated fifth-seeded Clemson, 1-0, in the first semifinal and No. 2 Florida State edged No. 6 Wake Forest in overtime, 2-1, in the second semifinal.

The Cavaliers are making their eighth appearance in the final and their second in the last three seasons, while the Seminoles are in the final for the 13th time and second consecutive.

Following a scoreless first half, Virginia (16-1-2) found the back of the net just three minutes into the second half. ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Diana Ordonez, scored her conference-leading 15th goal of the season thanks to a great pass from teammate Haley Hopkins to put the Cavaliers up, 1-0.

Clemson (12-6-1) had five shots, including two shots on goal, but the Tigers were unable to convert and were shutout for just the second time this season.

In the second game of the night, Wake Forest (15-5) struck first after a goal from Sofia Rossi in the 31st minute. The Demon Deacons’ lead was short-lived; however, as Florida State (15-1-2) scored the equalizer in the 42nd minute to level the score at 1-1 heading into halftime. Lauren Flynn recorded the goal for the Seminoles and Yujie Zhao tallied the assist.

Both teams created scoring chances in the second half but were held scoreless to force overtime. With nearly three minutes remaining in the first overtime, Kirsten Pavlisko made a great run down the right side, gave it to Jody Brown, who played a great cross to Maria Alagoa for the golden goal. It was Alagoa’s fifth goal of the year.

Virginia and Florida State will meet for the second consecutive week, as the teams played to a 1-1 draw in Tallahassee last Thursday, October 28. Sunday’s matchup will mark the first time the teams have met in the final since 2014 when Florida State won, 1-0.

Tickets for the final of the 2021 ACC Championship can be purchased at https://theacc.co/wsocchamptix21. Single-day adult general admission tickets are $10.

Admission is free for youth ages 18 and under, as well as students of ACC institutions.  

2021 ACC Women’s Soccer Championship

First Round | Sunday, Oct. 31

#5 Clemson 3, #4 Notre Dame 2

#6 Wake Forest 2, #3 Duke 1

Semifinals | Friday, Nov. 5

#1 Virginia 1, #5 Clemson 0

#2 Florida State 2, #6 Wake Forest 1 (OT)

Final | Sunday, Nov. 7

#2 Florida State vs. #1 Virginia | 1 p.m. | ESPNU

 

 

 

 

 

 


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