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Andy Craven scored the game winner against Virginia in the previous meeting between to the two sides.
Andy Craven scored the game winner against Virginia in the previous meeting between to the two sides.
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UNC Faces Virginia Friday At ACCs
Release: 11/08/2012

 

No. 3 North Carolina will head to Germantown, Md. on Friday to continue its trek to a second straight ACC Tournament title when the Tar Heels face Virginia at 5:30 p.m.

The Tar Heels will be looking to become just the second team in ACC history to pull off the ACC double in consecutive years. Virginia accomplished the feat in 1991-92.

Carolina will face Virginia in the ACC Semifinal with a spot in Sunday's ACC Final on the line. Maryland and Clemson meet in the other semifinal at 8 p.m. on Friday.

The Tar Heels claimed a 1-0 win earlier in the season over the Cavaliers thanks to a goal from Andy Craven.

The win was the fifth straight for the Tar Heels over Virginia after a 1-0 double overtime win in 2009 thanks to a golden goal from Cameron Brown, a 1-0 road win in 2010, a 3-0 win in Charlottesville in 2011 and a 1-0 ACC Tournament win last year.

The meeting will be the ninth between the two sides at the ACC Tournament with the Cavaliers claiming a 5-3 series advantage.

The Tar Heels have captured the last two meetings against the Cavaliers in the ACC Tournament, both overtime contests, with 1-0 wins in 2000 and 2011.

Billy Schuler scored the game winner a year ago for the Tar Heels, less than two minutes into extra time. In 2000, Caleb Norkus struck just 13 seconds into overtime to provide Carolina with a 1-0 win and the ACC title.

Carolina has won three ACC Tournament crowns since the tourney began in 1987. The Tar Heels captured the very first one in 1987 before claiming the 2000 and 2011 titles.

 


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