The Georgia soccer team overcame one deficit but couldn’t do so a second time, falling by a 2-1 score to 24th-ranked Texas A&M in front of an ESPNU national audience on Sunday in Athens.
The loss dropped Georgia to 10-5-1 (3-4-1) on the season, while Texas A&M improves to 7-1-0 and stays atop the Southeastern Conference standings with three regular season games to play.
Texas A&M struck first with a sixth-minute goal as Allie Bailey fed Liz Keester, and the freshman converted to the bottom corner past Caitlin Woody for her seventh goal of the season, giving the Aggies the early 1-0 lead.
The Bulldogs overcame the slow start as the second half wore on, generating quality scoring chances and eventually breaking through with the equalizer in the 40th minute, as Andie Fontanetta threaded one through for Emma Sonnett, who stayed onside and fired it home to tie the game at 1-1, which is where it stayed at halftime in Athens. It was the first of the season for the sophomore defender Sonnett, and just the second of her Bulldog career.
The Bulldogs are back in action next weekend as they travel to meet LSU and Arkansas on the road.