Vanderbilt at Georgia
Athens, Ga.
0 - 1 OT


Women's Soccer Falls to Georgia in Overtime, 1-0

ATHENS, Ga. - The Vanderbilt women's soccer team ended its two-game conference winning streak on Sunday afternoon when it fell SEC Eastern Division rival Georgia 1-0 in overtime at the UGA Soccer Complex. With the loss, the Commodores fall to 4-7 overall and 2-3 in the SEC. With the win, the Bulldogs move their overall mark to 6-7-1 and 2-2 in the conference.

After battling through 90 minutes of action, Georgia got the game-winning goal in the 94th minute when forward Tricia McKee scored on a rebound following a shot from forward Ashley King which hit the crossbar. McKee's goal came with the Bulldogs being down one player due to a red card being issued to a Bulldog player.

Both Vanderbilt and Georgia were unable to score in the first half; however, both teams had scoring opportunities. The Bulldogs outshot the Commodores 6-4 in the half, but three of Vanderbilt's four shots were on goal.

The first half also saw a lot of physical play, as Georgia was issued with 11 fouls, while Vanderbilt had six. Defender Jessica Fear was issued with a yellow card in the opening stanza.

Vanderbilt goalkeeper Esther Thompson extended her scoreless streak, as she recorded two saves in the half. Georgia goalkeeper Ashley Lindley made several big saves, as she finished with three saves in the half.

With 55 seconds remaining in the first half, the Commodores received a scare when junior midfielder Jennifer Lewis collided with Georgia midfielder Andrea Velasco. After several minutes of lying on the field, Lewis was able to get up with assistance. Following the collision, Lewis did not return to the game.

Georgia suffered a major blow early in the second half when midfielder Elizabeth Metherell was issued a red card, which put the Bulldogs down one player.

Despite being one player down, the Bulldogs continued to battle, especially on the defensive end. The Commodores had a big opportunity in the 76th minute when midfielder Molly Wilson was able to get the through the Georgia defense, unfortunately her shot hit the near post. Georgia's big opportunity in the second half came with less than 10 minutes remaining, when midfielder Nicole Greathead hit a shot from 15 yards out that just went over the goal.

For the game, Georgia outshot Vanderbilt, 13-9. Thompson finished with five saves in net, while Lindley also had five saves for the Bulldogs.

The Commodores return to the friendly confines of the Vanderbilt Soccer Complex at 7 p.m. Friday, October 18, when it takes on SEC Western Division foe Mississippi State. The Commodores lead the all-time series 4-0, which includes a 4-2 victory last season in Starkville, Miss.

1 2 OT F
Georgia (6-7-1, 2-2) 0 0 1 1
Vanderbilt (4-7, 2-3) 0 0 0 0


UGA: Tricia McKee (Ashley King) - 93:43

Shots 9 13
Corner Kicks 7 4
Fouls 15 20
Offsides 1 1
Saves 5 5
Cards 1 1



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