Saturday, of course, is the weekend’s biggest day in Bulldog Nation, as the Georgia Bulldogs are looking to capture the SEC East crown with a win over the Kentucky Wildcats between the hedges. There were, however, a number of University of Georgia undergraduate women representing the Red and Black in intercollegiate varsity competition on Friday, and they deserve our attention, as well. Here is the short course on today’s sports results:
The third-ranked Georgia women’s equestrian team crushed Delaware State on Friday, dominating the Hornets to card a 19-1 victory. The Bulldogs swept both English events, earning 5-0 marks both in equitation over fences and equitation on the flat, then matched those perfect scores in horsemanship. Following a 4-1 win in reining, the Red and Black capped off their overwhelming performance by taking all four MVP awards, with Carly Anthony claiming both hunt seat honors.
Though Nicole Locandro scored a goal in the 81st minute to avoid the shutout, the Georgia women’s soccer team was outplayed by a top-five Duke team, ultimately losing, 3-1, to be eliminated from the NCAA Tournament. Though the Blue Devils committed twice as many fouls as the Bulldogs (8-4), Duke took three times as many shots (21-7) and double the number of shots on goal (12-6). Nine saves by the Classic City Canines were not enough to prevent the visitors from going down to defeat against the North Carolinians.
The Georgia women’s volleyball team fell to 17th-ranked Florida in straight sets in Gainesville on Friday night, and the Red and Black were less than competitive against their Gator hosts. The Sunshine State Saurians won, 25-14, 25-15, 25-14, to improve to 22-5 overall and 15-3 in conference play, while the Athenians dropped to 11-17 for the season and 7-11 against the SEC.
Florida carded 47 kills to Georgia’s 20, as the Bulldogs lost for the sixth time in their last eight matches, and the Orange and Blue likewise led in blocks (6-2) and digs (31-21). The Red and Black have matches remaining at South Carolina (12-15, 3-14) on Sunday and at Auburn (10-17, 4-13) on Wednesday.