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The Seattle Pacific University women’s soccer team will participate in the postseason for the 11th consecutive year with a first-round NCAA tournament game Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in Bellingham against Sonoma State.

The winner advances to play No. 2 seed Western Washington (17-1-1), which is hosting the subregional. That game will be Saturday at 2 p.m.

SPU (14-5-1) is the No. 6 seed in the West in the 48-team NCAA Division II tournament field, which was announced Monday.

Western Washington is 9-0 at home this season.

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• The Seattle Pacific men’s soccer team starts its postseason journey Thursday in La Jolla, Calif. The Falcons are the West’s No. 6 seed in the 35-team NCAA Division II tournament. SPU (12-3-3) plays a subregional against UC San Diego.

• The Washington State women (14-3-3) won their last five conference games to finish second in the Pac-12, their highest conference finish ever, and earn an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament. They will host Illinois in a first-round Division I postseason game Saturday.

• Also in the Division I tournament, the Seattle University women (17-2-2) play at No. 3 seed Portland on Saturday.


• The Everett Silvertips beat the visiting Vancouver Giants 4-3 in overtime Monday on Ivan Nikolishin’s goal in a Veteran’s Day matinee game at Comcast Arena. Goaltender Daniel Cotton (5-1-2-0) stopped 21 of 24 shots for the Tips, who are 14-3-3-0 overall this season. Everett won for the eighth time in its past 10 games.

From sports-information reports.

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