Georgia soccer (4-3-1) is set to begin Southeastern Conference action on Friday, September 15 as the team travels to Columbia, Missouri to take on the Missouri Tigers (3-4-1).
The match is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET and will air on SEC Network +.
The Bulldogs are coming off a historic win against Coastal Carolina. Not only was it the first time the teams faced each other in program history, but it was the first time two Bulldogs had a hat trick in the same game. Freshman Mollie Belisle and Kelsey Killean led the Bulldogs to a 9-1 victory over the Chanticleers with four and three goals, respectively. Additionally, nine goals are the second most scored in Georgia soccer history and the most during the Billy Lesesne era.
New Kids On The Block
All eleven freshmen on the Georgia roster have seen playing time so far this season.
Freshmen Mollie Belisle, Kayla Bruster, Caroline Chipman, Delaney Erwin, Reagan Glisson, and Katie Ralys have made their starting lineup debuts.
Five rookie Bulldogs have scored eight of Georgia’s 15 goals so far this season including Mollie Belisle, Caroline Chipman, Delaney Erwin, Reagan Glisson, and Katie Ralys.
Six freshmen have dished out assists, including Ashley Andersen, Caroline Chipman, Delaney Erwin, Reagan Glisson, Landon Lambert, and Katie Ralys.
Where Does She Rank?
After scoring four goals against Coastal Carolina, Mollie Belisle is tied for first with five players in the NCAA for the most goals scored in a game (4). Two of those players are from the SEC.
Kelsey Killean is one of 43 players to record at least one hat trick in a game, along with six other players in the SEC.
Scouting the Tigers
After a four-game losing streak, the Tigers bounced back to defeat San Diego State, 2-1, at home on Sunday, Sept. 10.
Missouri returns eight starters from the 2016 team that qualified for the program’s seventh NCAA Tournament appearance and went 11-7-2 overall and 6-4-1 in Southeastern Conference action.
Mizzou was picked to finish fourth in the Southeastern Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll
by the league’s 14 head coaches, but currently sits four spots below Georgia at 14th heading into conference play.