ACC setting a standard of excellence

November 3, 2006
By Doug McIntyre
With four of the top nine teams in the nation participating in Friday's ACC semifinals (Wake Forest vs. Virginia, Duke vs. Maryland), it has become official: college soccer's elite conference has set a new standard for excellence.

We've been gushing about the quality of the circuit all season -- from the absence of easy games (just ask top-seeded Duke, who barely squeaked by ninth-seed N.C. State 2-1 in their quarterfinal Wednesday) to the unprecedented attendance numbers (defending ...

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