Those who tuned in for Sunday’s soccer showdown with Kentucky saw Alexa Newfield continue her stellar play, and the Bulldogs continue their winning ways, as Georgia carded a 2-1 soccer victory over the Wildcats to move into a first-place tie in the SEC.
Newfield’s early pass to Jenna Owens set up the Red and Black’s opening goal, as Owens’s shot rocketed past Kentucky’s Kayla Price for the score that gave the Athenians a 1-0 lead. That advantage held up for the remainder of the first half and the first 30 minutes of the second, when the Blue and White tied it up with 14:04 left to play.
Newfield answered with just two and a half minutes showing on the game clock, taking the ball and driving it home herself to restore the Bulldogs’ one-goal advantage, which held up for the balance of the contest. The win left Georgia with a 6-2 conference mark that ties the Classic City Canines with Florida, Louisiana State, and South Carolina for the league lead.
The Bulldogs, who are 12-4 overall, are winners of four straight, and have outscored the opposition, 11-1, since falling behind Mississippi State, 3-0. Georgia closes out the regular season with a trip to Auburn on October 20 and games against Alabama and Tennessee in Athens on October 23 and 28, respectively. The SEC Tournament gets underway on November 2.