Georgia soccer splits two weekend matches


During a wild weekend of SEC soccer, the 17th-ranked Georgia soccer team split a pair of key matches. At the same time, high-flying Florida dropped two matches, allowing the Bulldogs to draw within two points of the Gators in the standings. Texas A&M won two matches to bolt five points ahead of the Dawgs and three points ahead of the Gators.

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The ultimate result is with three matches to play, Georgia is in third place approximately a game behind the Gators and approximately two games behind the Texas A&M Aggies (teams receive three points for a win and one point for a tie.)

Georgia will end the season with a match against the Aggies.

Friday against Missouri, the Dawgs could not recover from a pair of second-half goals and fell 2 – 0 to the Tigers. Georgia (5-1) lost at home for the first time and failed to score for the first time this season.

“I thought it was a great SEC match on a Friday night – a great crowd – and at the end of the day, Missouri was the better team,” Head coach Steve Holeman told “Credit them, they did a better job of finishing their chances. Missouri is very athletic, very hard-working. They took us out of our rhythm, did a fantastic job, and kept us off the board.”

Louise Hogrell ended with four saves for UGA, while Gabby Seiler took three shots to lead the way. Georgia is now 1-2 all-time against Missouri, with both losses coming in Athens.

Georgia came back on Sunday with a 2-0 shutout victory over LSU. Rachel Garcia and Gabby Seiler found the back of the net in the first half for the Bulldog goals. The Georgia defense recorded the team’s sixth shutout of the year.  Positioned in third place, the Dawgs take their marks for the three game stretch run.

Georgia has now won at least 10 games in nine of the last 10 seasons.