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UGA Soccer nets first NCAA Tournament bid in eight years

 Members of the UGA Soccer team celebrate during a game against defending national champions Florida State on August 21, 2022.
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Members of the UGA Soccer team celebrate during a game against defending national champions Florida State on August 21, 2022.

The University of Georgia soccer team received an at-large berth to the 2022 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship, the program's first bid since the 2014 season.

Georgia earned the No. 7 seed in the Chapel Hill Regional and will host Samford on Friday at 6 p.m. in Athens. Friday's match marks the first NCAA Tournament match in Athens since 2007.

Georgia had a run in the SEC Tournament earlier this month, upsetting third-seeded Tennessee and pushing eventual champion South Carolina to a penalty shootout in the semifinals.

Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.