HomeLocal SportsTigers women’s soccer team advance to national semifinals; Monroe College win ousts Cowley menTigers women’s soccer team advance to national semifinals; Monroe College win ousts Cowley menWed, November 15, 2023 by Brady BaumanSHARE NOW (Photo courtesy Cowley College)From RAMA PEROO/Cowley CollegeNeeding second-seeded Seminole State College (OK) to defeat seventh-seeded Salt Lake Community College in the final game of pool play at the NJCAA Division I Women’s National Soccer Championships held Tuesday afternoon at the Stryker Sports Complex in Wichita, the No. 11-seeded Cowley College women’s soccer team got the help they needed to advance to the semifinals.Seminole State knocked off Salt Lake 2-1, leaving those teams and Cowley each with a record of 1-1 in Pool B. The Tigers moved on over the other two teams thanks to goal differential.Cowley (13-4-4) will face the winner of Pool A Thursday at 10 a.m. in the semifinals of the national tournament. The winner of Thursday’s semifinal game will advance to play for a national title on Saturday at 1 p.m. All of the games are played at the Stryker Sports Complex.In the same boat as the Cowley College women’s soccer team was earlier in the day, the No. 9-seeded Cowley College men’s soccer team needed help to advance to the semifinals of the NJCAA Division I Men’s Soccer National Championships held at the Stryker Sports Complex in Wichita.Unfortunately, Angelina College lost 1-0 to Monroe College, thus ending the Tigers’ season and advancing Monroe to the semifinals.Cowley finishes another season with a District title, a win at the national tournament, and a record of 16-5.Monroe Advances out of Pool D and will play the winner of Pool C on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The winner of Thursday’s semifinal game will move on to play for the national championship Saturday at 4 p.m. All of the games are played at the Stryker Sports Complex.Cowley will say goodbye to six sophomores who were a part of 32 wins, two District titles, and three national tournament victories over the past two seasons. The sophomores are Vitor Hugo Lopes, Bruno Fornes, Yuto Toyoizumi, Mate Kenyeres, Yuki Nakamura, and Sora Funakoshi.This marked the fifth time in the past six seasons that Cowley’s season finished at the national tournament.