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CU women's soccer loses in first round of NCAA Tournament

The Buffs were shutout by South Alabama 1-0 on Tuesday night in North Carolina.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Sometimes, it's just not your night. 

That proved to be the case for the CU women's soccer team on Tuesday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament as the Buffs fell to South Alabama by a final score of 1-0. 

Colorado outshot the Jaguars 14-9, including 11 shots in the second half, but were unable to put a tally on the scoreboard. To add insult to injury, CU's Shanade Hopcroft hit the crossbar with about 30 seconds left on a free kick that would have tied the game. 

South Alabama got the only goal of the night in the 58th minute as Olivia Wilkes found the back of the net for her third of the season.

Colorado finished the year with a 9-6-2 record. The Jaguars (14-8-1) will play Oklahoma State in the second round on Friday. 

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