Beyond the Hedges: 9/26/2013

UGA Sports Communications - (photo by Sean Taylor)

Yep, big football game Between the Hedges this weekend, but what's been going on beyond them?


The Kentucky Wildcats visited Gabrielsen Natatorium for a meet against Georgia's men's and defending national champion women's swimming and diving teams, and the Dawgs were victorious. For those of you keeping score at home, this was the women's eighty-third consecutive home win. For some extra challenge, several of the events were double the distance. In the final point tally, the UGA men bested the visitors 162-110, and the UGA women won 165-98. And the meets weren't as close as the scores suggest.


The 2014 schedule was announced. So I guess this FSU thing is an annual affair now.


Georgia stands at 10-2 on the season as conference play opens this weekend. Last weekend, the Bulldogs were 2-1 in Manhattan, Kansas, dropping a 3-0 match to host Kansas, but picking up wins over North Dakota State 3-0 and Notre Dame 3-1. On the eve of the UGA-LSU showdown in Sanford, the volleyball team will be in Baton Rouge and travels to College Station, Texas, Sunday.


This past weekend, the first Dick's Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge pitted the Southeastern Conference against the Atlantic Coast Conference in Kingston Springs, Tennessee. After three rounds of stroke play, Georgia bested the field of ten teams from both conferences behind with a cumulative 20 under par for head coach Chris Haack's 50th win. In match play, Georgia was the only SEC team to go undefeated, dominating Clemson 5-0. The final score was God's Conference 17, ACC 8.


Georgia hosted the Bulldog Classic last weekend, and UGA sophomore Silvia Garcia took the singles shootout title from an all-Bulldog semifinal round. Garcia and senior Kate Fuller took the doubles title.


Your 8-1-0 Georgia Bulldogs are now 1-0 in the SEC after defeating then-No. 17 South Carolina 2-0. With the win, the Gamecocks dropped to 22 in the coaches poll, and UGA rose to others receiving votes (we'll call it 32, but with an early RPI of 13). But Georgia enters the Soccer America poll at No. 19. After dropping the season opener to Texas in Austin, these eight straight wins are the longest win streak in program history. Georgia continues conference play at Mizzou tomorrow night and at Kentucky Sunday evening.

Until next time,


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