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Local college soccer roundup: GW Colonials, AU Eagles, ACC tournament, Montgomery-Rockville national title, William & Mary

*George Washington University, picked to finish next to last in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll, earned a share of first place Sunday by edging Duquense, 1-0. The Colonials, who rewarded retiring coach George Lidster with his 200th career victory, have won five straight and will be the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament in St. Louis this week.

*Despite losing to last-place Holy Cross, American University claimed the top seed in the Patriot League and will host the four-team tournament.

*The ACC tournament begins Monday with eighth-seeded North Carolina State facing ninth-seeded Virginia Tech at neutral-site Chapel Hill, N.C. The winner will face top seed North Carolina on Tuesday night. The other quarterfinal matchups are set for Tuesday: No. 7 Boston College at No. 2 Maryland, No. 5 Wake Forest at No. 4 Virginia, and No. 6 Clemson at No. 3 Duke.

*Montgomery-Rockville won a women’s junior college national championship, routing Monroe of New York, 4-0, in the Division III final in Dryden, N.Y. Sonia Basma (Springbrook) was named tournament MVP.

*William & Mary won its first CAA women’s title in eight years with a 1-0 extra-time victory over Virginia Commonwealth, securing a berth in the NCAA tournament. The 64-team pairings will be unveiled Monday at 4:30 p.m. ET. Virginia and Maryland are expected to receive at-large berths, with Virginia Tech and Georgetown also in the running.

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.


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