For the twelfth time in 16 seasons, the Georgia women's soccer team is off to a 1-0 start, having beaten Furman, 3-1, in Friday evening's opener.
The win in Greenville, S.C., saw the Bulldogs leap out to a 3-0 lead, beginning with Jamie Pollock's goal in the 25th minute. (Fortunately, Jill Arrington was not on hand, so no one transformed Pollock's surname into an ethnic slur, making the moment distinguishable from an earlier instance of a Red and Black player with a similar last name scoring in the Palmetto State.) The Red and Black extended their lead in the 37th minute on a goal by Madeline Barker.
After Nicole Locandro made it 3-0 in the 65th minute, the Paladins avoided the shutout but fell to the visiting Bulldogs, who took eleven first-half shots to the home team's
none nil (soccer term!).
The Georgia ladies will host Texas in the Red and Black's home opener next Friday, August 26.