The good news for the weekend is that the Georgia Bulldogs beat the Florida Gators in the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. The bad news for the weekend is that pretty much all of the Red and Black’s good mojo was used up in Jacksonville. Here, to my chagrin, are the results of the Athenians’ other athletic endeavors:
Following an 18-hour delay between the beginning and the end of the contest, the Georgia women’s soccer team lost its regular-season finale to Tennessee, 2-0. The setback dropped the ‘Dawgs to 6-3-2 in conference matches, and 12-5-2 overall, heading into the SEC Tournament, which opens on Wednesday. Fifth-seeded Georgia drew fourth-seeded Florida in the first round. Since losing to the Gators, 1-0, on September 23, the Red and Black have gone 6-2-2, and the Bulldogs have posted a 7-1-1 mark in venues other than the Classic City this fall. Fortunately, the Athenians have had good luck against the Gators in neutral-site outings lately!
The Georgia women’s volleyball team sustained another disappointing defeat on Sunday, falling to Ole Miss in Oxford in straight sets. The Rebels, who claimed just their fourth conference victory in 14 tries this season, needed only three sets to take the match, winning 25-19, 25-17, and 25-23. The loss leaves the Bulldogs at 5-9 in SEC matches heading into a three-match homestand. The Red and Black have lost four in a row, and have dropped seven consecutive sets during their losing streak.