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Squad gears up to renew rivalry

Cavaliers to host Hokies in contest featuring ACC

The No. 8 Virginia women's soccer team will participate in its second-to-last regular season game of the season tonight against in-state foe and fierce rival Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers (11-3-2, 5-2-1 ACC) and the Hokies (11-4-1, 3-3-1 ACC) both enter tonight's matchup riding a three-game winning streak and rank as the top two scoring squads in the conference with 41 and 37 goals, respectively.

Should the Cavaliers win, they could put themselves in better position for earning the top seed in the approaching conference tournament. After dominating lowly Clemson Sunday afternoon, Virginia moved into a tie for first place in the ACC with perennial powers Duke and North Carolina, and propelled slightly ahead of Wake Forest. Standings have become even more important this year as recent changes in the ACC Tournament schedule allow only the top four schools to host first-round matchups.

"It's a little early to look at postseason, but just looking at that first game, now that it's going to be at a home site, we now have a lot to play for these next two games," Virginia coach Steve Swanson said. "We obviously are very comfortable in Kl


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