Men’s, women’s soccer teams reach Sweet 16 of NCAA tourney

Womens soccer
The Maroons women's soccer team opened NCAA tournament play Saturday with a 6-0 win over Webster University.
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The UChicago men’s and women’s soccer teams advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III Championship following victories Sunday at Stagg Field.

The No. 1-ranked men’s team scored three goals in a three-minute span in the first half of its 4-0 victory over Westminster College in the second round of the tourney. Earlier that afternoon, the No. 11-ranked Maroons women’s team defeated Augsburg College 2-0, a day after defeating Webster University 6-0 to open tournament play.

The Maroons men’s team (17-0-2), which had a first-round bye as the top seed in the tournament, advanced to the Round of 16 for the second time in program history. UChicago will host a four-team sectional on Nov. 19-20 at Stagg Field and will face the University of Redlands (15-4-1) on Saturday at 11 a.m.

The Maroons women’s team (17-3) reached the Round of 16 for the 10th time in school history. It will face No. 3-ranked Thomas More College this weekend in a four-team sectional hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The time of Saturday’s game is TBA.