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CC’s First World University Games Opponents Disclosed

The Colorado College women's soccer team has learned its first three opponents when it dons the red, white, and blue to compete as Team USA at the World University Games in Gwangju, Korea, this summer.

Colorado College was selected by the United States International University Sports Federation (US-IUSF) as the first full collegiate women's soccer team to represent the United States in the prestigious biennial event that is second only to the Olympic Games.

The Tigers begin 'Pool D' play against South Africa on Thursday, July 2, at Honam University Stadium. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. local time, which is 8 p.m. in Colorado Springs.

On Saturday, July 4, the Colorado College team faces France at Mokpo International Stadium at 4:30 p.m. local time/1:30 a.m. MT.

Pool play concludes on Monday, July 6, when the red, white, and blue takes on Canada at Boseong Public Stadium at 4:30 p.m. local time/1:30 a.m. MT.

Colorado College is one of 16 sides competing in the 11-day tournament. The top teams from each of the four pools will be seeded for bracket play which will determine the medal winners.

The four teams in Pool A are host South Korea, Chinese Taipei, the Czech Republic, and Ireland. Pool B consists of Colombia, Japan, Mexico, and Russia. The countries competing in Pool C include Brazil, China, North Korea, and Poland.

During the qualification and knockout rounds, each match consists of two 45-minute halves. If the score is tied after regulation, all games except the Gold Medal match will be decided by a penalty shootout. If final match is tied after regulation, it will continue with two 15-minute overtime periods. If the game remains tied, the winner will be decided by penalty shootout.

The Colorado College side will consist of 20 players, all of whom must be U.S. citizens. Only current athletes or recent graduates, born between Jan. 1, 1990, and Dec. 31, 1997, are eligible for the 2015 Games. The team will live in the athlete village.

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