ACC Women’s Soccer Championship kicks off in Cary
Okay, so the Railhawks didn’t win the league championship last week (hey, it’s just nice to be nominated) but that doesn’t mean that great soccer has left the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. In fact, the next two weeks are going to be full of it!
The ACC Women’s Soccer tournament starts tomorrow, 11/3, with local favorite and perennial powerhouse UNC holding the top seed. As a family with two daughters who played Division I soccer, we would be remiss to not get a plug in for this week’s games.
The Tar Heels kick off against Virginia Tech at high noon, followed by the Florida State Seminoles coming at Amy’s Wake Forest Demon Deacons at 2:30. (Lindsey played in the SEC at Florida.)
A tournament atmosphere for any sport is hard to beat, but when you throw in several teams that are all ranked nationally within the top ten (UNC, Maryland, Florida State and Virginia), you’re bound to see some seriously good soccer matches. Duke, Wake Forest and Boston College are also within the top 25.
The WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary continues to draw some of the nation’s best soccer players and teams to its facilities, from professional to high school; it’s simply a great stadium for these kinds of events. And in the Triangle area, which boasts one of the country’s largest youth soccer programs and places many of its players on ACC teams, the turn-outs are typically terrific.
And next week, the ACC Men’s Soccer Championship Tournament comes to WakeMed Soccer Park, starting on 11/9.