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Favorites fall in ACC semifinals


Wake Forest was considered a heavy favorite to reach the ACC men's tournament final, but nobody told Virginia, which knocked off another higher seed to reach the ACC Final.

The Cavaliers converted all five penalty kicks to defeat Wake Forest, 5-4, in penalty kicks in their ACC Tournament semifinal in Cary, North Carolina. Wake Forest freshman Andy Lubahn got the Demon Deacons to the semifinals with a pair of goals in a quarterfinal victory, but his penalty hit the left post to send Wake Forest home and push Virginia into the final.

Virginia will face No. 7 seed North Carolina States, which upset No. 3 seed Boston College, 1-0, in the other semifinal. Ronnie Bouemboue headed home an Alan Sanchez pass to give the Wolfpack the victory and set up the first Virginia-NC State ACC Final since 199.

The final is set for Sunday at 1pm.

What do you think of these results? Stunned to see Wake Forest knocked off? Think Virginia is a team of destiny? Who do you see winning Sunday's final?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. The ACC appears to be strong. They deserve to have seven teams in the tournament: Wake Forest, NC, NC State, BC, Maryland, Virginia and Duke. I think the Big East could have seven teams as well: St. John’s, Notre Dame, Connecticut, Louisville, USF, Providence and DePaul. Akron remains top dog as they score late goal to be Northern Illinois.


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