ACC tournament results, plus local junior colleges in nationals

November 12, 2013
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The pairings are set for the ACC men’s tournament semifinals Friday night at Maryland SoccerPlex:

Maryland vs. Clemson, 5:30 p.m.

Virginia vs. Notre Dame, 8 p.m.

UPDATE (Wed. morning): The tournament committee has swapped the starting times, so Maryland-Clemson is now the later match.

The top-seeded Terrapins (11-3-5) remained on pace for a second consecutive conference title by defeating No. 8 Boston College, 2-0, at Ludwig Field in College Park. Junior midfielder Mikias Eticha (Stuart High School) and sophomore midfielder Tsubasa Endoh scored in the second half for Maryland, which has won five straight. Fourth-seeded Clemson (11-6-2) scored in the 75th and 82nd minutes to overtake No. 5 North Carolina, 2-1. During the regular season, Maryland won at Clemson, 3-1.

Sixth-seeded Virginia (10-4-4) upset No. 3 Wake Forest, 1-0, on Todd Wharton‘s penalty kick four minutes into extra time. Second seed Notre Dame (12-1-5) held off No. 7 Duke, 1-0. UVA is the only team to defeat the top-ranked Fighting Irish this year, a 2-0 result in South Bend on Oct. 26.

ESPN3.com will live-stream both semifinals. The final is Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPNU.

Meantime, two local junior colleges are preparing for national tournaments:

Montgomery College-Rockville carries a 13-game winning streak to Herkimer, N.Y., for the NJCAA Division III men’s quarterfinals. The second-seeded Knights, 21-1-0 and averaging 6.2 goals per match, will face Century (Minn.) on Thursday afternoon. Pairings and live streams are available here.

Boasting a 14-game winning streak, College of Southern Maryland (17-1-0) is heading to Melbourne, Fla., for the NJCAA Division I women’s tournament. The sixth-seeded Hawks will open against host Eastern Florida next Tuesday.

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.
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