GREENSBORO, NC (theACC.com) – The 2022 ACC Men’s Soccer Championship advances to the semi-finals on Wednesday night. No. 3 seed Virginia visits No. 2 Syracuse at 5 p.m., and No. 8 Clemson travels to No. 4 Wake Forest for a game at 7 p.m. ACC Network has broadcast of both games.
The winners will advance to the championship game, which will take place on Sunday, November 13 at noon at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.
Syracuse (seven games, 5-0-2) and Virginia (six games, 3-0-3) have the two longest active unbeaten streaks in the ACC. UVa defeated Syracuse, 1-0, Sept. 24 in Syracuse. The Clemson-Wake Forest game is a rematch of a Sept. 24 game in which the Deacs won 6-1 at Clemson, the most goals allowed by the Tigers since 1994.
2022 ACC Men’s Soccer Championship
First round | Wednesday November 2
on campus sites
at No. 7 North Carolina 1, No. 10 Boston College 0
No. 12 Virginia Tech 2, at No. 5 Louisville 1
at No. 6 Pitt 4, No. 11 NC State 1 (OT)
at No. 8 Clemson 3, No. 9 Notre Dame 1
Quarter-finals | Sunday November 6
on campus sites
at No. 4 Wake Forest 1, No. 12 Virginia Tech 0
at No. 3 Virginia 1, No. 6 Pitt 0
at No. 2 Syracuse 1, No. 7 North Carolina 0
No. 8 Clemson 2, to No. 1 Duke 0
Semi-finals | Wednesday, November 9
on campus sites
No. 3 Virginia at No. 2 Syracuse | 5:00 p.m. | ACCN
No. 8 Clemson at No. 4 Wake Forest | 7 p.m. | ACCN
Championship | Sunday November 13
WakeMed Soccer Park | Cary, North Carolina
Semi-final winners | Noon | ESPNU
Noting ACC Men’s Football
• Among current ACC programs, Virginia leads with 16 ACC championships. Clemson is second (15). UVA has won the league’s best 11 tournament titles, while Clemson has won four.
• In the last five tournaments, there have been five different champions (Wake Forest, Louisville, Virginia, Clemson, Notre Dame).
• Syracuse won the Atlantic Division title for the first time since 2014, although it was their first outright title.
• In the latest NCAA RPI release, announced Monday, four ACC teams are in the top 10 and seven are in the top 25. The two totals are the most of any conference. Virginia leads all ACC teams at No. 3 in RPI.
• Four ACC teams were included in the NCAA Men’s D-1 Soccer Committee’s Top 16 rankings, announced Oct. 28: Duke (3), Syracuse (4), Louisville (5) and Virginia (11). ). The top 16 is the number of teams ranked in the 48-team bracket of the NCAA Championship.
• Five ACC teams are ranked in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll. That’s the most of any league. Nine ACC teams have been ranked at some point this season.
• Syracuse is No. 3 in the USC poll this week, followed by Duke (4), Virginia (11), Clemson (18) and Wake Forest (20).
• Road teams are 19-18-11 (.510) in the league, although home teams are 5-1-6 in the final two weeks of the regular season. The road teams are 2-6 in the first two rounds of the ACC tournament.
• ACC teams finished 61-20-14 (.716) in non-conference play, outscoring their opponents 202-87. The winning percentage is the second-best of all conferences.
• Eight ACC teams rank in the top 30 nationally in schedule: Virginia (1), Louisville (2), Boston College (3), Pitt (7), Clemson (10), North Carolina ( 19), Virginia Tech (26) and Syracuse (28).
• Duke (0.438) ranks second nationally in goals against per game. Syracuse (0.556) is fifth, while North Carolina and Wake Forest (0.833) are 18th.
• BC’s Stefan Sigurdarson is sixth nationally in goals with 12. Duke’s Shakur Mohammed and Syracuse’s Levonte Johnson are tied for third nationally in game-winning goals (five), one of national advance. Virginia’s Leo Afonso (four) is 10th in game-winning goals.
• Duke goaltender Eliot Hamill is second nationally in goals-against-average (0.438). Syracuse’s Russell Shealy is ninth (.588) and Clemson’s Joseph Andema (.615) is 12th. Hamill leads the nation in shutouts (11).
• Pitt’s Filip Mirkovic is fourth nationally in assists (12).
• Seven ACC head coaches rank in the NCAA Division I top 50 in career wins by active head coaches: Clemson’s Mike Noonan (seventh, 376), George Gelnovatch of the UVA (ninth, 361), Pitt’s Jay Vidovich (15th, 337), Duke’s John Kerr (34th, 228), Syracuse’s Ian McIntyre, 38th, 224), NC State’s George Keifer (47th, 205), and Bobby Muuss of Wake (49th, 203).
• Six current ACC programs have won at least one national championship, the most of any conference. Eleven different league programs have reached the Men’s University Cup. Sixty-one ACC teams have reached the All-Time Men’s University Cup.
• Virginia has won seven NCAA men’s soccer championships, the third most of all time. Clemson (3), North Carolina (2), Duke (1), Notre Dame (1) and Wake Forest (1) also won titles.
• The ACC had two of four teams in the 2021 NCAA Men’s University Cup (Clemson, Notre Dame) and has had at least one conference team in the Men’s University Cup in 20 of the past 21 seasons.