The No. 6 seeded Virginia men's soccer team took down the No. 3 seeded Wake Forest Demon Deacons 1-0 in overtime in the ACC quarterfinals Tuesday in Winston-Salem.
Todd Wharton scored on a penalty kick 3:44 into the extra period for the win.
Virginia advances to take on No. 1-ranked Notre Dame, the tournament’s No. 2 seed, Friday in Germantown, Md. Notre Dame defeated seventh-seeded Duke, 1-0, Tuesday in South Bend, Ind.
UVa eliminated Wake Forest from the ACC tournament for the sixth straight season; the Cavaliers are now 17-0-4 all-time against the Demon Deacons in the ACC tournament.
“We’ve learned a lot over the course of the season and in particular since the last time we played Wake Forest,” Gelnovatch said. “It starts with a mentality and being mentally tough, and the physical part will follow. From the start, we knew they’re a good passing team, they’re a hard-pressing team, they’re at home and they’re going to come at us quick, so we just need to make sure we don’t break. We bent a few times and got into halftime at 0-0 and then slowly got ourselves into the game.”
Virginia goalkeeper Calle Brown made three saves – all in the first half – as he recorded his second straight clean sheet. The Cavaliers claimed their ninth shutout in 18 games while also playing in their eighth overtime match of the year.
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