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UGA Soccer chalks win over Samford; advances in NCAA tourney

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Georgia forward Tori Penn (31) during Georgia’s first round match of the 2022 Division I Women’s Soccer Championship against Samford at Turner Soccer Complex in Athens, Ga., on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022.

The University of Georgia soccer team is moving to the second round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship for the first time since 2011.

Georgia scored both goals in the first half, and fended off a strong second half challenge from Samford in a game that marks freshman keeper Jordan Brown's fifth shutout in seven starts. Brown made 6 saves in Friday's game.

UGA Soccer coach Keidane McAlpine called it "a great win" for the program. Georgia advances to face off next week against the winner of Saturday's game between North Carolina and Old Dominion.

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.