GREENSBORO, N.C. — Georgia’s Madeline Barker’s second-half goal stood as the lone score as the Bulldogs soccer team defeated UNC-Greensboro 1-0 on Sunday and notched their fifth shutout victory in as many games.
The Bulldogs pick up the weekend sweep with Sunday’s win as well as Friday night’s overtime victory over Jacksonville at home to improve to 5-1 on the season, while UNC-Greensboro falls to 4-2. It was the second game-winning goal of the season for Barker, whose three goals and seven points lead the team.
In the 58th minute, Barker collected a loose ball inside and fired bottom left corner past the keeper on Georgia’s 17th shot of the afternoon.
Georgia has now posted five shutouts in a row for the first time since 1999, while the current five-game winning streak is the Bulldogs’ longest since 2011. Georgia is off to its best start to a season since the 2009 squad began 7-0-1. Including today’s shutout, the Bulldogs have now kept opponents off the board for just under 485 minutes.
Georgia returns home for two games next weekend, hosting Long Beach State on Friday and College of Charleston on Sunday.