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USF loses in first round of NCAA women's soccer tournament

For the second year in a row, the USF women's soccer season ended at home in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, this time with Saturday's 2-1 loss to Florida Gulf Coast at Corbett Stadium in Tampa.

FGSU (14-5-2) converted two penalty kicks in the first half, the first by senior Shea Rhoney from Newsome High, before an announced crowd of 857.

An Eagles own goal in the match's second minute was the only score for the Bulls (15-4-3), who were ranked 22nd in the coaches poll. Last season the Bulls lost to Illinois State.

More women's soccer: Host Florida defeated Western Michigan 1-0 in the first round of the NCAAs on Savannah Jordan's 49th-minute goal. The Gators (8-3-1) next face William and Mary, which defeated host UCF 3-1 in penalty kicks after the teams were scoreless through regulation and two overtimes. The Knights finished 12-6-2. … No. 3 region seed Tampa (11-4-5) plays at No. 2 North Alabama at 3 p.m. today in the second round of the NCAA Division II tournament in Florence.

Men's soccer: No. 3 seed Connecticut, which beat host USF in Friday's semifinals, faces No. 4 Tulsa in the American Athletic Conference tournament final at 2 today at Corbett Stadium. Tickets are $5; the match is also live on ESPNU. USF (11-5-3), ranked 14th in the coaches' poll, must wait for the NCAA Tournament field to be announced at 4:30 p.m. Monday. … No. 3 region seed Saint Leo lost to host and No. 2 seed Rollins 2-0 in the second round of the Division II tournament in Winter Park.

Wrestling: Iowa shattered the NCAA attendance record for the sport in the first meet held in a Division I football stadium. The Hawkeyes beat top-ranked Oklahoma State 18-16 at Kinnick Stadium in front of more than 42,000, breaking Penn State's mark of 15,996 set in 2013. Iowa had a special mat marked with football yard lines on a sunny day with temperatures in the low 50s. Hawkeyes coach Tom Brands said the event will resonate internationally for a sport just three years removed from briefly losing its Olympic status. "It's great for wrestling. There are people in Russia, in Turkey and Iran that are going to see this as well," said Brands, a gold medalist at the 1996 Atlanta Games.

Times staff writer Joey Knight contributed to this story.

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