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College soccer: Wisconsin-Superior soccer teams placed in NCAA tournament field

Both teams will play on Saturday in the NCAA tournament first round.

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University of Wisconsin-Superior

Both Wisconsin-Superior soccer teams received word of their opponents for the first round of NCAA tournament play Monday, Nov. 8, after winning the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference tournament titles on their home field last Saturday.

The UWS women will travel to St. Paul for a duel of conference champions against Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference winner St. Catherine, to be played on Saturday. The 25th-ranked Wildcats defeated St. Benedict 1-0 in the MIAC tournament final last weekend.

UWS went 1-2 vs. MIAC teams this season, defeating St. Scholastica in October and losing to Augsburg (double overtime) and St. Mary's early in the season.

The UWS men face a longer trip, to Chicago. They'll face Washington University of St. Louis in a game played at North Park University, also on Saturday.

The 16-6 Yellowjackets won their fifth UMAC championship in a row last weekend. WashU (12-2-1) is ranked No. 3 in the country and won the University Athletic Association.

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