Georgia Soccer to open SEC road game at No.12 Auburn – 95.5 WSB
Georgia (7-1-0) at No.12 Auburn (6-1-0)
Dated: Friday September 17th
Time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
Site: Auburn, Ala.
To place: Auburn Soccer Complex (1,500)
Direct: SEC + Network (Brit Bowen, PxP / Mac Matthew, Analyst)
Live Statistics: GeorgiaDogs.com
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History of the series
It is the 28th all-time meeting between Georgia and Auburn. Auburn currently leads the series by a 13-11-3 margin. In the last meeting, the Tigers won 1-0 at home on March 13, 2021.
Rivals clash in SEC opening
After one of their strongest non-conference seasons in program history, Georgia opens the SEC game with a road trip to No.12 Auburn. The two rivals have met three times in the 2020-21 season, with the Tigers winning all three games, including a 2-1 double overtime victory in the SEC tournament. Georgia enter the game on a six-game winning streak, while Auburn looks to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to No.1 Florida State last Sunday, his first loss of the season.
Belisle is the best
Graduate forward Mollie Belisle continued her outstanding season with a deep strike against Charleston, giving Georgia their only goal of the game. Currently, Belisle ranks first domestically with 10 goals and is tied for third in points with 20. In eight matches, Belisle has already set a new career record for scores in one season and now ranks ninth in the league. school history with 21 goals. She is also the first player to score double-digit goals in a season where Marion Crowder scored 11 goals in 2013.
After the baseline held Presbyterian and Charleston to a combined corner kick and eight shots, senior defenseman Cecily Stoute was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week. She joins her teammate Mollie Belisle, who was named United Football Coach’s National Player of the Week and SEC Offensive Player of the Week, making her the first Bulldog to win national honors since Marion Crowder in 2013.
Declaration of victory for Dawgs
Georgia claimed their biggest win in recent program history with a 3-1 victory over No. 15 Clemson on September 2. The victory was the first over the Tigers since 2009 and was the first over a ranked opponent since 2015. The victory helped propel Georgia to No.4 in the USC Southeast Region standings this week and to receive 43 votes for the national poll.
In eight matches, the Georgian attack ranks second in the country with 33 goals, surpassing the 18 scored all last season. The Bulldogs have placed first in the past two weeks until South Alabama advanced after a 15-0 win over Alcorn State. With 4.12 goals per game, the killer offense ranks third nationally and first in the SEC.
Georgia’s 7-1 start is one of the best in program history, one of only six times the Bulldogs have recorded seven wins in their first eight games. The start of this year is only eclipsed by 7-0-1 openings for the 1999 and 2009 seasons. The best start in program history was an open 10-1 in 2007.
Sharing is loving
In eight games, Georgia are fourth nationally in total assists with 32. Seniors Abby Boyan and Dani Murguia are second in the league in assists with seven each, while placing fifth in the league. National level. In total, 12 different Bulldogs landed at least one assist in the first part of the season.
Thanks to a quartet of Bulldogs, Georgia’s starting lineup has remained remarkably consistent. Graduate defender Kayla Bruster started in 68 straight appearances, while seniors Abby Boyan (60) and Cecily Stoute (58) also continued their own streak. Senior midfielder Bella Ponzi (56) and senior goalkeeper Emory Wegener (55) have also joined “Club 50” this season.
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