The Virginia Cavaliers (6-7), seeded No. 4 in the 2013 ACC Championship, will face the top-seeded Maryland Terrapins (9-2) on Friday at 5 p.m. in the first semifinal game of the tournament at North Carolina's Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Virginia must win the ACC Tournament to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. The Cavaliers lost to the Terps earlier this season by just two goals, 9-7.
UVa senior midfielder, Rob Emery says, "I think that made us confident that we can play with anyone and team in the country, its just executing and small things that is hurting us. I think we definitely saw areas that we can exploit and that's what we're going to go for on Friday."
Coach Dom Starsia says, "These second games with teams are sometimes an emotional test who can summon the energy and the focus to get this done and we certainly have enough reason to be taking care of that part of it."
The victor of Friday's contest will return to Kenan Stadium on Sunday to face the winner of No. 2 seed North Carolina versus No. 3 seed Duke. The ACC Championship final will faceoff at 1 p.m. and will be televised live on ESPNU in HD.