Georgia soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to the No. 8 Clemson Tigers in front a facility-record crowd of 2,457 on Sunday night at the Turner Soccer Complex.
“We played pretty well in the first half,” Georgia head coach Billy Lesesne said. “Neither team had a lot of chances in the first half. Fatigue came in the second half and they tightened the screws on us a little bit. Clemson scored two goals on set pieces, which set us back and we kind of chased the game after that. I thought our kids worked hard, played hard, and we just didn’t have the right combinations in the final third.”
Georgia (3-3) and Clemson (6-0) each took four shots, but remained scoreless through the first 45 minutes of action.
The Tigers scored both goals off corner kick opportunities in the 51st and 57th minutes of the game.
The Bulldogs took nine shots with three being on target, but could not capitalize on the chances.
“We will continue to play with each other and continue to get to know our strengths,” Lesesne continued. “We have a large class of seniors and a large class of underclassmen. Having them grow together and emotionally investing in each other more helps become closer together. I think that’s going to be important for us.”
Georgia travels to Birmingham, Alabama to face the Samford Bulldogs on Friday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. ET before returning home to host Coastal Carolina at the Turner Soccer Complex on Sunday, September 10 for a game scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free.