The Georgia soccer team saw its continuous improvements come to fruition this past weekend with a 3-1 victory against UNC-Wilmington and a near 2-1 upset of Virginia Tech, two teams that made the second round of the 2015 NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament.
The Bulldogs played the two 60-minutes contest at BB&T Park in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for their fourth and fifth matches of the spring season.
“It was a good day for us,” head coach Lesesne said. “It was probably our best day of the spring. We’re excited to see what lies ahead. It leaves us the question of what will we do in the next week and a half when we play our final spring game. We will find out our true level of play, which will be good for us. Hopefully we can continue our improvement.”
Senior Lauren Tanner was the star of the first game, scoring a pair of goals in UGA’s matchup against the Seahawks. Stephanie Krouskos found Tanner just 90 seconds into the game to put the Bulldogs up 1-0. Eight minutes later Marion Crowder scored her first goal of the afternoon putting back a near goal that ricocheted off the cross bar. Tanner found the back of the net for Georgia’s third goal of the period just before the break. The Bulldogs held onto their three-goal lead, finishing the contest 3-1.
Crowder led the way in UGA’s match against Virginia Tech, scoring her second goal of the day off of a corner kick putting back Tanner’s missed shot inside the box. The Hokies scored a goal right before the break and snuck a final goal in near the finish of the game to win 2-1.
The Bulldogs improved as a team heading into their final spring match of the season. Georgia hosts Kennesaw State on Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. ET at the Turner Soccer Complex. Admission is free to the public.
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