Wake Forest Returns, North Carolina Holds

Wake Forest

The question last week was, how long can they hold on to it? We have our answer. The Wake Forest men’s soccer team returns to the top of the United Soccer Coaches Men’s Top 25. This, a week after North Carolina (the ‘they’) took over the top spot from the Demon Deacons.

There’s no question as to who leads the ACC in the Women’s Top 25. The Tar Heels continue to hold firmly to their top 5 position in the poll.

A total of 8 men’s teams and 5 women’s teams have earned a berth in the rankings as the regular season nears an end. Collectively, 4 teams are in the receiving votes category this week.

On the men’s side of the conference Wake Forest leads the Atlantic Division with a 5-1, 14-1 overall record. Meanwhile, in the Coastal Division North Carolina holds a 4-1, 10-2-1 overall record.

The top 5 ACC women’s teams –

  • North Carolina  7-0  12-2-1
  • Boston College  5-1-1  13-1-1
  • Duke  5-1-1  11-2-2
  • Virginia  5-2  12-2
  • Louisville  5-2  11-3

United Soccer Coaches Top 25 (M) (W) – The ACC

RANKTEAM (MEN) RANKTEAM (WOMEN)
#1#3
#5#6
#6#10
#10#11
#14#14
#16RV #30
#21RV #33
#24RV#37
RV #28

Top ACC Performers

This week’s ACC Men’s Soccer Co-Offensive Players of the Week honors go to NC State’s David Loera and Virginia’s Daryl Dike. The ACC Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week is NC State’s Leon Krapf.

Duke’s Taylor Racioppi earns the ACC Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week honors. NC State’s Sydney Wootten is the ACC Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.

ACC Soccer Championships

Women

  • Quarterfinals  October 28
  • Semifinals  November 2  5:30pm  8:00pm
  • Championship  November 4  12:00pm  ESPNU

Men

  • First Round  October 31
  • Quarterfinals  November 4
  • Semifinals  November 7
  • Championship  November 11  12:00pm  ESPNU

The opening rounds of play for both men and women will be on the campuses of higher seeded teams. Coverage of those games will be available on ACC Network Extra.

Mike Watts will handle play-by-play and Cat Whitehill color commentary for the ACC Women’s Soccer Championship semifinals and final.

Watts will pair up with Devon Kerr who will handle color commentary for the ACC Men’s Soccer Championship coverage.

NCAA College Cup – Is This The Year For Wake Forest?

Women

  • Selection Show  November 5
  • First Round  November 9, 10 or 11
  • Second/Third Round  November 16 and 18
  • Quarterfinals  November 23 or 24
  • College Cup Final  November 30 to December 2

Men

  • Selection Show  November 12
  • First Round  November 15
  • Second Round  November 18
  • Third Round  November 24 or 25
  • Quarterfinals  November 30 or December 1
  • College Cup Final  December 7 – 9

The ACC Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships will be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC which will also host the NCAA Women’s Soccer College Cup.

The NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship will be held at Harden Stadium in Santa Barbara, CA.

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