At Orange Beach, Fla., Blakely Mattern scored in the 80th minute as USC lost to Georgia, 2-1, in the first round of the SEC women's soccer tournament despite an 18-3 edge in shots.
USC is 11-6-4 overall.
All four games of the SEC first round Wednesday ended in 2-1 finals as LSU, Tennessee and Florida also advanced.
The Gamecocks await their postseason fate, as the NCAA Selection Show is set for 8 p.m. Monday. The team is looking for its second consecutive bid.
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