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“There are some times where I’ve had my laptop and my desktop on and [I] watch them play at the same time,” their mother said.

Last March, the Bauers had the opportunity to watch the games of a lifetime as both daughters played in the NCAA tournament.

Lydia made her first NCAA appearance the previous season, when Green Bay got an at-large bid - inspiring Audrey, who was a high school senior at the time. Last spring, Audrey joined her sister as Navy made its NCAA tournament debut. This year, for the second time, both sisters saw their schools’ names flash across the screen during the selection show.

Patriot League champion Navy (18-13), the 15th seed in the Raleigh region, will play No. 2 seed Maryland on Saturday at 11:15 a.m. in College Park. Green Bay (30-1), seeded No. 7 in the Kingston region, will play Iowa State on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in Ames, Iowa.

Unlike last year, when circumstances kept the Bauers at home to watch the games online and on television, the girls this year will have at least one family member in the stands. The sisters’ father will fly to Maryland to watch Audrey face the Terrapins, and the girls’ mother and brother will drive to Iowa for Lydia’s evening tipoff.

While both sisters are determined to take their teams as deep into the tournament as possible, even as potential competitors, they continue to root for each other’s success.

“I definitely still cheer for her and her team, Audrey said. “If we end up matching up, I think at that point I’d have to stop cheering for her. But until then, she’s got my support.”