Mariel Gutierrez scored late in the second half, but it was not enough to beat the Rebels as Georgia (4-5-1, 0-2 SEC) fell, 4-1, to No. 20 Ole Miss (8-1-1, 1-1 SEC) on Thursday night at the Ole Miss Soccer Stadium.
“It was a difficult game for us,” Georgia head coach Billy Lesesne said. “We put ourselves behind early. They came out faster and more aggressive and got the early goals against us, making us fight an uphill battle from there. We didn’t play with the energy or the urgency that we needed to and it came back to hurt us here. It’s very disappointing.”
Kelsey Killean took the first shot of the game, but it was the Rebels who struck the scoreboard first. Ole Miss took an early lead at the 4:35 mark and notched another goal in the 10th minute.
The Rebels held the 2-0 advantage through the first half although the Bulldogs took the same number of shots (7).
Ole Miss widened the gap to 3-0 in the 56th minute, before Mariel Gutierrez was able to put Georgia on the board from the far corner of the box 15 minutes later.
The Bulldogs return to Athens for their first SEC game at home against the Vanderbilt Commodores Sunday, September 24 at 2 p.m. Admission is free.
Fans now have the opportunity to enjoy Georgia soccer games with a UGA soccer seatback. The seatbacks are thick and comfortable, and can be purchased at the Fan Info table located in the plaza of the Turner Soccer Complex for $5 per game. You can also save $15 by purchasing a soccer seatback for all nine home matches of the season for a total of $30.