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W&J women’s softball team draws top-seeded Trine

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The women’s softball team at Washington & Jefferson College will play top-seeded and host Trine in the NCAA Division III softball tournament in Angola, Ind., at 3:30 p.m. Friday.


The tournament runs through Sunday.


The Presidents are 25-10 and Trine 37-3.


Ohio Athletic Conference champion Muskingum and North Coast Athletic Conference champion DePauw will meet in the other first-round game (1 p.m.).


The winners meet Saturday at 11 a.m. and the losing teams play in the first elimination game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.


Trine (37-3) is ranked sixth in the NCAA Division III top 25 poll. The Thunder won the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association regular-season and tournament titles.


Washington & Jefferson is making its first appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament after winning the Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship as the No. 3 seed Friday at Thomas More College. Thomas More earned an at-large bid to the national tournament and will play in the University of Chicago Regional against the host Maroons.


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