Top-seeded West Virginia beat Baylor 1-0 in the Big 12 women’s soccer semifinals Friday on Frances Silva’s free kick from 20 yards out in the 52nd minute.
Silva, a former Blue Valley North star, has three goals in the tournament at Swope Soccer Village. West Virginia will play Oklahoma State, which beat Texas Tech 1-0, for the championship at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
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Oklahoma State, the No. 6 seed, pulled its second straight upset on Courtney Dike’s 22nd-minute goal. The Cowgirls beat No. 3 Texas 2-1 on Wednesday.
Central Missouri placed five players on the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association all-conference women’s soccer team, led by offensive player of the year Carly Stanley.
Stanley, a De Soto grad, scored four goals and led the Jennies with 10 assists. Forward Hannah Pyle, a St. Thomas Aquinas grad who scored 10 goals, was freshman of the year. Cindy Lackey was the defensive player of the year and Lewis Theobald was coach of the year.
Midfielders Kristin Bright and Becky Lackey were Central Missouri’s other first-team selections.
The Jennies won the regular-season title for the fourth straight season but were eliminated in the first round of the MIAA tournament by Central Oklahoma, which beat Washburn 2-0 in the semifinals Friday night at College Boulevard Activities Complex in Olathe. Southwest Baptist, seeded third, edged No. 7-seed Emporia State 2-1 in the other semifinal.
Central Oklahoma and Southwest Baptist will play for the championship at 11 a.m. Sunday.
• The UMKC women’s soccer team reached the Western Athletic Conference tournament championship with a 2-0 win over Utah Valley on Friday in Las Cruces, N.M. Taylor Bare scored both goals and Nina Tzianos got the shutout for the Kangaroos, who play top-seeded Seattle for the title at noon Sunday.
• Missouri’s volleyball team remained perfect with a 25-17, 25-21, 25-22 victory at Auburn on Friday. The No. 7 Tigers, 28-0 overall and 12-0 in the SEC, play Sunday at Alabama.
• Park’s men’s cross country team won the American Midwest Conference championship and the women finished third on Friday. Junior Thomas Chelulei was chosen conference runner of the year after beating teammate Daniel Tubei in the men’s race.
• Morgan State volleyball coach Ramona Riley-Bozier, an Oak Park graduate who played at Missouri, won her 400th career match Sunday when the Bears beat Delaware State 3-1.