In the latest news for women’s soccer, Georgia lost 3-1 to Alabama. The Bulldogs fell behind quickly to Alabama after conceding a first minute goal from a corner kick. However four minutes later, Hailey Brohaugh scored off of a free kick from Mariel Gutierrez. Anxious to get a second goal, Georgia started to speed up the play of the game but by the end of the half they conceded five fouls while Alabama only conceded two. This ultimately led to Georgia conceding a penalty in the thirty-fifth minute, which gave Alabama the lead going into halftime.
However in the second half the game seemed to be changing. Georgia came out very aggressive and pushing the tempo. The game then started to become more physical in the second half for both teams. The teams had a combine seven fouls in the first half while they had seventeen in the second half. They had more shots on target in the second half and forced Alabama’s goalkeeper to make more saves. Alabama then scored again in the fifty-first minute to make it 3-1 which took the game of outreach for the Bulldogs.
With this result, the Bulldogs record was pushed to 4-10-1 on the season. Their record in their conference needs to improve as they are now 1-7-0 and now the twelfth highest ranked team in the SEC. They are 4-3-1 during their home games but they continue they losing streak on the road at 0-7-0. One major source of problems for the Bulldogs is their ability to score goals. Even though they have earned twenty-five more corners than the opposing teams, through fifteen games the Bulldogs have only scored seventeen goals. This inability to score goals consistently has clearly taken a toll on the defense as well. As a team the Bulldogs have given up twelve more goals than they scored. They have also given up 135 fouls to their opponents only giving up 105 fouls.
In their eight SEC games this season, the Bulldogs have only picked up 3 points, which places them tied with last in their conference. The Bulldogs enter the SEC Tournament games starting on October 31.