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NCAA Division III soccer championships are Friday, Saturday at Swope

The NCAA Division III men’s and women’s soccer championships conclude Friday and Saturday at Swope Soccer Village.

The women’s semifinals start the day today with Washington University of St. Louis, 20-2-0, playing Messiah, 21-0-2, at 11 a.m. and Williams, 19-1-2, taking on Centre, 21-1-1, at 1:30 p.m.

The men’s semifinals start at 5 p.m. with SUNY Oneonta, 19-3-1, playing Amherst, 17-1-1, followed by Calvin, 24-0-1, against Loras, 17-4-1, at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, the women’s championship kicks off at 1:30 p.m with the men’s title game starting at 5:30 p.m.

All-session tickets are $15 and are available at the gate.

▪ Late Thursday, fifth-seeded Rockhurst lost 1-0 to No. 17 Cal Poly Pomona in the NCAA Division II men’s soccer semifinals in Pensacola, Fla.

Volleyball

Rockhurst won its opening-round match in the NCAA Division II women’s volleyball tournament Thursday, defeating Saginaw Valley 3-0 in Big Rapids, Mich. The Hawks, seeded second in the Midwest Region, will face No. 3 seed Lewis at 6:30 p.m. today.

Central Missouri and Washburn were eliminated in their opening-round Central Regional matches in St. Paul, Minn. The Jennies lost in four sets to Wayne State and the Ichabods lost in three sets to Southwest Minnesota State.

NAIA tournaments

Columbia College advanced out of pool play in the NAIA national volleyball tournament in Sioux City Iowa, with a 3-2 victory over Hastings (Neb.) on Thursday. The MidAmerica Nazarene women beat Briar Cliff (Iowa) in straight sets 25-17, 25-19, 25-18 in pool play. Ottawa was eliminated from the national tournament, losing to College of Idaho 3-1. Both Evangel and Park were also knocked out on Thursday.

▪ No. 4 seed Missouri Valley takes on top-seeded Rio Grande (Ohio) at 3 p.m. today and No. 10 seed MidAmerica Nazarene plays Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) at 5:30 p.m. in the NAIA men’s soccer semifinals at Delray Beach, Fla. The title game is at 4 p.m. Saturday. The No. 4 seed Benedictine women are also in the NAIA semifinals and play top-seeded Lindsey Wilson at noon today in Orange Beach, Ala. The women’s title game is at 3 p.m. Saturday.

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