Beyond the Hedges: 9/5/2013

Tirah Le'au (5) spikes the ball against Lipscomb defenders during the Bulldog Invitational on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in Athens, Ga. (Photo by Sean Taylor) - UGA Sports Communications

Gridiron action isn't the only game in town.

Man does not live by football alone.  Continuing our commitment to live up to our Dawg Sports name, we offer you some bits of information on the broad spectrum of UGA sports.

CROSS COUNTRY

Georgia's men's and women's teams started the season with a sweep of the Georgia Cross Country Invitational this past weekend in Bishop.  Both teams topped fields that included crews from Mercer, Tech, and all the way down from Boston, Emmanuel College.  Bulldog Seniors Brandon Lord and Nicole DiMercurio captured first place honors.  The teams next head to Greenville, South Carolina, where we hope they fare better in the Upstate than did the football team, for the Furman Cross Country Classic on September 14.

SOCCER

The other football season got under way a couple of weeks ago and UGA is out to a good start in the pre-conference slate with a 3-1 record so far.  Since falling 2-0 to Texas in Austin for the season opener on August 23, the Dawgs have not allowed a goal in three straight wins: at Houston (2-0) on August 5 and at home against Mercer (3-0) and Furman (2-0) this weekend.  Georgia hosts Jacksonville Friday at 7:00 p.m. and visits UNC Greensboro Sunday.

VOLLEYBALL

The Lizzy Stemke Project continues as Georgia opened the 2013 season at home with 3-0 wins over each of LipscombTCU, and Furman at the SPACenter Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities this weekend.  The Dawgs head to Lincoln for the Nebraska Tournament Friday and Saturday for matches against Southern Miss and Nebraska and will travel to Statesboro to Georgia Southern on September 10.

GOLF

The men's golf team will be in Rocky Face, Georgia, this weekend for the Carpet Capital Collegiate, competing in a field that includes Tech, Auburn, LSU, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Clemson.  Play begins Friday and goes through Sunday.  Live scoring will be available.  The women will be in Tulsa Monday through Wednesday for the Dale McNamara Fall Preview: live scoring available for this event, too (the Golf Stat link has the even scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday, but I'll go with the UGA calendar, since it agrees with Vandy's, Duke's, and host Tulsa's).

FILL UP YOUR CALENDARS

Vineyarddawg has a look at the Gym Dogs' 2014 schedule; the University also recently announced the upcoming seasons' schedules for men's basketball, women's basketball, men's tennis, women's tennis, and swimming and diving.  Plan your Athens visits and road trips accordingly.

Please share anything you're especially anticipating from our various varsity and club teams.  And we always welcome field reports (whether in Fan Posts or comments) from fans who venture out to watch our fine athletes represent the University in intercollegiate competition.

Until next time,

GO DAWGS!

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