ACC Women: North Carolina stuns Virginia in quarterfinals

North Carolina has won 21 of 28 ACC women's championships, but its 3-0 win over Virginia on Sunday was its first win in the ACC Tournament in three years.

Goals by freshman Madison Schultz, Sarah Ashley Firstenberg and Julia Ashley gave the Tar Heels their second win over a Top 10 team in four days. Carolina had beaten Florida State, 1-0, on Thursday night.

Schultz, who had the winner with her first career goal against Florida State, set the tone, stealing the ball from Virginia goalkeeper Morgan Stearns in the penalty box and scoring from 12 yards.

The No. 11 Tar Heels advanced to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament, where they will play top-seeded Notre Dame Friday at MUSC Health Stadium in Charleston, S.C.  The Fighting Irish won their quarterfinal game Sunday with a 1-0 win over NC State.

The second semifinal game features three-time defending champion Florida State against No. 2 seed Clemson. Both teams needed shootout wins to advance. Florida State beat Duke on penalty kicks (3-2) after the teams battled to a 1-1 tie.  Clemson downed Miami, Florida, on penalty kicks after another 1-1 tie.
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