The Georgia soccer team’s string of shutouts ended on Sunday, but the Bulldogs didn’t lose their winning streak behind four goals from freshman Marion Crowder.
Georgia allowed its first goal since its season opener but trounced visiting College of Charleston 5-1 at the UGA Soccer Stadium for the Bulldogs’ seventh consecutive victory.
The Bulldogs (7-1) begin Southeastern Conference play at home against No. 18 South Carolina at 7 p.m. Friday.
Crowder, who became the first Georgia player to score four times in a game since 2003, tallied her first goal about 10 minutes into the game and added another in the 21st minute for a 2-0 halftime lead. She scored again in the 55th minute and the 58th minute, and Georgia’s Bella Hartley notched the team’s fifth goal in the 60th minute to make it 5-0.
College of Charleston’s McCallie Jones posted her team’s lone goal in the 78th minute on a penalty kick, ending Georgia’s scoreless run at 652:37. It marked the second-longest shutout streak in the program’s history, trailing only that of the 1999 team that began the season with eight consecutive shutouts.