No. 1 Virginia 4, Miami 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Top-ranked Virginia set a school record with its 17th consecutive win, downing Miami 4-0 on Thursday night in front of 1,489 fans at Klöckner Stadium. The Cavaliers (17-0, 11-0 ACC) used a pair of goals in each half to down the Hurricanes, who fell to 8-7-1 (3-7-1 ACC).
The Cavalier victory set up a showdown with No. 3 Florida State (14-0-3, 9-0-2 ACC) on Sunday, which will be a matchup of the nation's only two remaining unbeaten squads.
Virginia had four goal-scorers on Thursday, with junior Morgan Brian, senior Molly Menchel, sophomore Makenzy Doniak and senior Amber Fry finding the back of the net. In addition, sophomore Emily Sonnett and first-year Alexis Shaffer each had a pair of assists.
Overall, Virginia outshot Miami 28-3 and had an 8-1 corner kick advantage. First-year Morgan Stearns and senior Danielle DeLisle combined to post the shutout, with DeLisle making the save on Miami's lone shot on goal. Hurricane keeper Emily Lillard made 10 saves at the other end.
The victory gave the Cavaliers a new school record with their 17th consecutive win. The previous record was a 16-game win streak to start the 1990 season.
No. 3 Florida State 2, No. 4 Virginia Tech 1
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Third-ranked Florida State (14-0-3, 9-0-2 ACC) ran its unbeaten streak to 17-games courtesy of Dagny Brynjarsdottir's second career multi-goal game as the Seminoles went on the road and defeated No. 4 Virginia Tech (13-2-2, 8-2-1 ACC) 2-1 on Thursday night on Thompson Field.
The junior midfielder broke a 1-1 tie in the 87th minute putting away a beautiful cross from Carson Pickett for her team leading ninth goal of the season and fifth game-winner.
Florida State improved to 5-0-1 against ranked foes in 2013 as three of those wins have come against top five opponents. The Seminoles also remained unbeaten all-time against the Hokies improving to 12-0-1 all-time and 5-0-0 in Blacksburg.
Despite being outshot 7-2 in the second half, Florida State made its second shot count as Pickett sent a high arching cross from the left side of the field to the far post where Brynjarsdottir headed home the ball inside the left post for her second goal of the evening.
The score marked the 11th time this year that Florida State has registered a goal after the 80th minute including the eighth time in which a goal has given the Noles the lead for good or tied up a match.
No. 5 North Carolina 2, Clemson 0
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Summer Green and Kealia Ohai tallied goals and No. 5 North Carolina recorded its 10th shutout of the season in beating Clemson 2-0 on Thursday night at Fetzer Field.
Carolina solidified its hold on fourth place in the ACC standings heading into the final two games of the season Sunday at Wake Forest and next Thursday at home versus Duke.
Senior midfielder Crystal Dunn returned from the U.S. National Team after missing last Sunday's match versus top-ranked Virginia and assisted on both Carolina goals as UNC improved to 14-3 overall and 8-3 in the ACC. Clemson, vastly improved over last year when it won only one ACC match, is now 7-6-4 overall and 4-5-2 in the ACC.
UNC has now posted 10 shutouts on the season in 17 matches and it has posted six shutouts in 11 ACC games.
UNC outshot the Tigers 22-7 in the match and had an 8-1 advantage in corner kicks.
No. 6 Portland 2, San Diego 0
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Ellen Parker notched the first goal late in the first half to put the Pilots up 1-0 against San Diego. That goal proved to be the game winner as Portland shut out San Diego with a final score of 2-0.
Noelle LaPrevotte scored the game's second and final goal early in the second half.
With the win, the Pilots are now 13-1-1 on the season and the Toreros fell to 9-7-0.