The Georgia soccer team got a third-minute goal from freshman Marion Crowder but went on to allow three unanswered scores in Sunday’s 3-1 loss to 25th-ranked Ole Miss.
Ole Miss (10-3-1, 3-2) was the third nationally-ranked team Georgia (9-4, 2-3) has faced in the last five outings.
“We have to make sure we learn from this weekend,” Georgia coach Steve Holeman said in a news release. “Ole Miss was the better team today and they took it to us in the first half. This was the first time all season where I felt like we basically got dominated. We were fortunate to go into the half 1-1. They have some special players — two of the leading scorers in the country. We were better in the second half, but we shouldn’t wait until the second half to try to get after a team.”
Crowder tallied her team-leading ninth goal of the season just 2:22 into the contest, as she was played through by defender Torri Allen, stayed onside and finished into the corner to give the Bulldogs the 1-0 lead. Moments later, Rachel Garcia found Crowder again in front, but that time the rookie was barely behind the defender and called offside to thwart the chance.
Georgia had a couple looks toward the end of the second half, but were unable to strike again. The Bulldogs were dealt their second loss of the weekend after Friday night’s 3-2 overtime loss to Alabama.
Woody ended the game with eight saves — good for her season and career high.
The Bulldogs are on the road next Friday night at Auburn, before their second open date of the season on Sunday.