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UVA Women's Soccer Wins ACC Tournament Championship

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The Virginia women's soccer team beat Maryland 4-0 to win the ACC tournament title for the second time in school history Sunday in Cary, North Carolina.

UVA won its first ACC title back in 2004.

The win in the championship game against the #7 Terps gives the #8 Wahoos the conference's automatic bid into the NCAA tournament.

The victory is also the Cavaliers fifth in a row against a ranked opponent.

UVA senior forward Caroline Miller says, "We've been playing great soccer, we know we've been playing great soccer. We felt really confident against UNC and against Florida State, and coming into today, we knew if we just played our game, this game would be ours."

Head coach Steve Swanson adds, "We've been feeling confident lately. I haven't said much. I try not to say too much when things are going well. They've worked hard. They deserve this."

Miller got things started for the 'Hoos in the first half, sending a perfect through-ball to Junior Gloria Douglas,  who scored into the far side of the net.

Later in the second half, Sophomore Danielle Colaprico fought her way through the defense and passed to Morgan Brian whose shot got saved, but she immediately kicked her rebound in for the Cavalier goal that put them up 2-0.

In the 64th minute Colaprico struck again and passed forward to Caroline Miller, who put away her 16th goal of the season as the 'Hoos went up 3-0.

The last goal in the championship game came off the foot of Freshman Makenzy Doniak to seal the 4-0 victory over the Terrapins.

The Cavaliers' 27 wins over the Terrapins are their most against any opponent.

All 64 teams in the NCAA soccer tournament will be announced on Monday, and first round of action will start Friday, November 9th.

(photo credit Jeff Najarian/Univ. of Virginia)

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