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Beyond the Hedges: UGA All-Sports News, 10/25/2012

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Feel free to continue hating the Gators while we catch up on non-football sports updates.

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In men's tennis, the UGA doubles team of Nathan Pasha and Garrett Brasseaux were eliminated 8-3 by North Florida in the semifinals of the ITA Southeast Regional Championships this weekend in Tallahassee. Pasha and Hernus Pieters also were eliminated from singles competition in the quarterfinals.

But Lauren Herring and Kate Fuller fared better for the women's tennis team in Tampa as Bulldogs swept the ITA Southeast Regional titles. Herring and Fuller took the doubles championship with an 8-3 win over Georgia State. Herring also claimed the singles title by defeating Florida's Sofie Oyen 7-6(3),7-6(1) in the finals. Herring and Fuller head to New York for the national championships next month.

Georgia finished 11th at the Stanford Intercollegiate women's golf tournament Sunday with strong showings from a pair of freshmen, Manuela Carbajo Ré and Kailey Walsh, who tallied the team's low scores in the final round.

On Friday, the soccer team was in Starkville where junior Nicole Locandro had two goals and an assist in the Dawgs' 3-0 victory over the other Bulldogs. Sunday in College Station, Georgia held the nation's No. 9 team to a scoreless tie in regulation before ceding a goal in overtime for a 1-0 loss. Georgia (7-10-2, 3-7-2) wraps up the regular season tonight in Knoxville against the Lady Vols.

UGA volleyball swept Bama, 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 26-24), Sunday in Tuscaloosa. Based on how tight those sets were, I'd say those girls showed up ready to finish the drill. Last night, in a match televised on ESPNU, the Dawgs notched their second consecutive sweep and fourth consecutive win over a conference opponent by taking down Mizzou 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-13). My learned colleague chuckdawg pointed out to me that Coach Stemke has done an excellent job in year two at the program's helm. The volleyball program's been woefully underperforming in recent years, but at 13-8 over all and 7-4 in the conference, Georgia has already surpassed last season's win total and tied the number of SEC wins with nine matches left to play. No, we are not on track to win the SEC, but Coach Stemke clearly knows what she's doing, and it appears UGA volleyball has turned a corner.

The men's and women's cross country teams are headed to Nashville for the SEC Championships. Later today, the men's and women's swimming and diving teams start the Cocktail Party early with dual meets against the Gators in Athens. We'll have the results of both in next week's roundup.

"All sports" means all of them, so we'll make a concerted effort here to share items of interest not only from Georgia's varsity sports, but also from the various club teams that represent the University in intercollegiate competition.

The women's lacrosse team has finished up its fall season Sunday with a 13-4 victory over Clemson. Back on 1 October, they beat Georgia Tech 11-6. I've got a lot to learn about lacrosse, but I understand spring is the primary season for the sport, and we'll do our best to bring up updates as we can. Feel free to teach me about the game in the comments and/or check out Kyle's piece last May about the potential for making lacrosse a varsity sport at Georgia.

The men's lacrosse team wrapped up its fall schedule with a pair of scrimmages Saturday against Young Harris and Georgia Southern, but II can't find the results published anywhere. Anybody heard anything?

I am gratefully accepting leads on lacrosse and all other club sports. Email me (nct.dawgsports@gmail.com) or drop a word in the comments.

That ought to catch you up a bit. Stay tuned for more Cocktail Party prep.

GO DAWGS!