Women's soccer earns at-large bid in NCAA tournament, will play Michigan in opening round

The Central Michigan women's soccer team will face Michigan (14-5-2) in Ann Arbor during the opening round of the NCAA tournament.

The tournament's first round will be played Friday through Sunday at 32 different sites.

CMU earned an at-large bid after losing the Mid-American Conference tournament championship 2-1 to Miami (Ohio) Sunday in Oxford, Ohio.

The team hadn't given up a goal the past four games and won eight of the last nine games heading into Sunday's matchup.

With a 15-6-1 record this season, including 9-2 in the MAC, the Chippewas finished first in the MAC West Division.

The RedHawks (19-2-1) won the MAC tournament and will play at Tennessee (14-4-3) in the first round.

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