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Tampa Spartans out in soccer; Florida Gators advance in volleyball

TAMPA — The Spartans were knocked out of the Division II men's soccer tournament Friday night, losing their semifinal to Cal State-Dominguez Hills 3-2 in overtime at Pepin Stadium.

Scott Mariano got the winner in the fifth minute of sudden-death overtime. Jordan Rover's goal for Dominguez Hills tied it at 2 early in the second half.

Ryan Maxwell scored 20 second in for the Spartans (16-4-1). After Dominguez Hills tied it in the 21st minute, UT regained the lead when Lister Warren scored on a cross from Pascal Milien.

Dominguez Hills (18-2-4) faces Dowling (18-3), a 2-1 winner over Northern Kentucky, in the final at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

In the women's Division II tournament, also in Tampa, West Florida reached the final with a 4-0 win over St. Rose and faces Seattle Pacific for the title at 3:30 p.m. today. In Division I in Cary, N.C., Notre Dame beat Stanford 1-0 and North Carolina topped UCLA 1-0; the final is Sunday.

VOLLEYBALL: Cassandra Anderson had 10 kills to lead host Florida past Florida A&M 25-20, 25-21, 25-15 in the first round of the 64-team NCAA Tournament. UF (26-3) hosts Colorado State, a 3-1 winner over Florida International, in Round 2 at 7:30 tonight.

For news on other sports from our instate colleges, go to tampabay.com/sports and click on More Sports.

Tampa Spartans out in soccer; Florida Gators advance in volleyball 12/05/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 10:58am]
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