The No. 11-ranked Georgia women’s golf team completed its fall campaign with an 11th-place finish at the Stanford Intercollegiate on Sunday.
Senior Emilie Burger and freshman Manuela Carbajo Ré led the Bulldogs with 12th place individual efforts.
Georgia shot 9-over 293 on the par-71 Stanford Golf Course on Sunday and finished the 54-hole event at 29-over 881.
Freshmen provided the Bulldogs’ two low scores on Sunday, 1-under 70 from Carbajo Ré and a 1-over 72 from Kailey Walsh. Georgia also counted Burger’s 75 and Collins Bradshaw’s 76.
“Kailey again put up another solid round and Manuela finished strong,” Georgia coach Josh Brewer said. “Those are two solid positives. As a team, we’ve got some things to work on to continue our progress and get ready for February. We will take a little bit of a break to catch up academically and rest up a bit.”
For Georgia, Burger and Carbajo Ré finished at 3-over 216, while Walsh tied for 36th at 222, Bradshaw tied for 69th at 230 and Rocio Sanchez Lobato finished 79th at 234.
“Individually, we’ve seen what everyone is capable of,” Georgia coach Josh Brewer said. “We have the ability, but it’s going to take more than just a couple of people playing well. We’ll try to continue to figure out how to make that happen. We did beat some teams this fall that we haven’t beaten in a while and that’s a positive, but we have lofty goals and expectations. We will continue to work on the plan we’ve had in place for 10 weeks now. We’re getting better, there’s no doubt about that, and hopefully we’ll show that one day soon.”
Volleyball sweeps Alabama
The Georgia volleyball team picked up its third-straight Southeastern Conference win with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 26-24) sweep of Alabama on Sunday.
“We came in incredibly focused and very fresh,” Georgia coach Lizzy Stemke said. “We did a really great job of not getting rattled when we were down a couple of points. We continued to stay with the game play and were very patient. Alabama is a tough a place to play and anytime you get a 3-0 win on the road in the SEC, it’s a great win. I am most proud of our focus, our patience and attack mentality.”
Brittany Northcutt led Georgia (12-8, 6-4) in the road win with 12 kills, hitting at a .400 clip. Tirah Le’au went 11-for-18 on the day to hit .444, while Lauren Teknipp was also efficient, going 8-for-11 without committing an error to register a .727 attack percentage. Briana Bahr added seven kills in the match. Once again, the Bulldogs were impressive from the service line, totaling nine aces, including three each by Maggie Baumert and Chloe Buckendahl and two by Jasmine Eatmon. Kaylee Kehoe and Baumert split time at setter, finishing with 28 and 17 assists, respectively. Elena Perri led the team in blocks, finishing with three, while Teknipp finished with two blocks. Allison Summers led the team with 22 digs.
Soccer suffers overtime loss to No. 9 Texas A&M
The Georgia soccer team forced double overtime on the road against ninth-ranked Texas A&M Sunday afternoon, before a UGA own-goal provided the Aggies the 1-0 victory in College Station, Texas.
In the teams’ first meeting in their histories following Texas A&M’s move to the Southeastern Conference this season, Georgia (7-10-2, 3-7-2) kept the Aggies scoreless through regulation and the first overtime before allowing the game-winning goal when it ricocheted off a Georgia defender off a cross to the front of the goal with 6:42 to go in the second extra period.
“I thought it was a pretty good game through the first 65 or 70 minutes,” Georgia coach Steve Holeman. “I thought it was fairly even, maybe a slight edge to Texas A&M, but after our defender Torri Allen had to come off with an injury, you saw that Texas A&M is deeper than we are and it made a difference. In the last 20 minutes we were under a lot of pressure, and the defense held strong. Ashley Baker had to make a lot of saves, and she made them. You start thinking a tie would be a decent result here on the road against the No. 9 team in the country, and it didn’t happen.”
Women’s tennis advance to finals at ITA Regionals
Georgia will have a chance to take home the singles and doubles titles at the USTA/ITA Southeast Regionals on Monday.
On Sunday, sophomore Lauren Herring picked up two wins to advance to Monday’s singles final and another win with doubles partner Kate Fuller to advance to Monday’s doubles final.
Herring is ranked 53rd in the country, and she and Fuller are ranked 30th among doubles teams.
“We played some really good tennis today,” Georgia coach Jeff Wallace said. “For Lauren to get to the finals in singles, and for Kate to join her in doubles is what it’s all about. They’ll play hard and play smart and fight like Bulldogs.”
In singles, Herring began the day with a 6-3, 6-0 win over teammate Makenzie Craft. She followed with a 6-4, 6-4 upset of second-seeded and 23rd-ranked Abigail Tere-Apisah of Georgia State. Junior Maho Kowase, ranked 37th nationally, advanced into the semifinals with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 defeat of Florida State’s Daneika Borthwick, but then fell to Florida’s 32nd-ranked Sophie Oyen 6-3, 6-0.
In doubles, Georgia’s remaining duo of Fuller and Herring overwhelmed Florida’s Danielle Collins and Olivia Janowicz, 8-3, to clinch a spot in the championship match tomorrow.
Bulldogs Conclude Play At ITA Regional
Junior Hernus Pieters and sophomore Nathan Pasha dropped three-set decisions in the quarterfinals of the ITA Southeast Regional Championships at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center Sunday.
Pieters, seeded third, was edged by Florida’s sixth-seeded Florent Diep, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, while eighth-seeded Pasha fell to Georgia Tech’s No. 2 seed Juan Spir, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
In doubles, Pasha and Garrett Brasseaux were eliminated by North Florida’s Moritz Buerchner and Norbert Nemcsek in the semifinals, 8-3.
“We lost a couple of tight three-set matches in singles (Sunday),” Georgia coach Manuel Diaz said. “We’ve been winning our fair share, but just got outplayed. Spir and Diep played tremendous tennis, and we learned what we need to continue to work on. In doubles, the North Florida team played well. Still, we made a lot of progress this week and we’ll continue to work.”