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CU women's soccer selected for 2021 NCAA Tournament

It was announced on Monday the Buffs made the 48-team field. CU will play South Alabama in the first round on April 27.

BOULDER, Colo. — CU women's soccer is headed back to the NCAA Tournament.

The Buffs found out they made the 48-team field on Monday and will face South Alabama in the first round on April 27 at 5:00 p.m. MST. All games will be held in various places throughout North Carolina this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Colorado earned a bid into the big dance for the 12th time in program history, and it's their fourth selection in the last five years. They're 10-11-1 in tournament games all-time and advanced as far as the third round in 2006 and 2013. 

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"I can make the argument that the length of the season, all the challenges everybody had to go through, the shrunk-down bracket with less at large slots that this might be our best regular season we've ever had," head coach Danny Sanchez said in a release provided by CU. 

The field is normally 64 teams, but was cut by 16 this season to limit the number of participants due to COVID-19 concerns. 

Colorado enters the tournament with some momentum, going unbeaten in its final four games of the regular season. CU finished the Pac-12 season with a 5-4-2 record. 

The game against South Alabama next Tuesday will be the first-ever meeting between the Buffs and Jaguars. The winner will face Oklahoma State in the second round. 

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