We’ve already covered how the Bulldogs fared in this weekend’s baseball games and lacrosse matches, and we’ll be bringing you up to speed shortly on the results of contests involving the Georgia equestrian and tennis teams. However, because spring is a busy season for the Red and Black, wrapping up the recent action for the Classic City Canines requires taking the Inigo Montoya approach; rather than explain, therefore, I will provide you with the Sunday sports summary:
On Wednesday, Erin Arevalo delivered a two-hit, ten-strikeout, complete-game performance in the circle to produce a 1-0 victory over Georgia Southern that set the stage for a weekend SEC series between No. 9 Georgia and No. 4 Florida. A Saturday doubleheader produced a split decision, with the Red and Black taking a 3-2 victory in the opener behind another complete game by Arevalo, who fanned eight.
In the second game of the weekend set, the Gators claimed a 4-2 triumph thanks to three Bulldog errors which enabled the Orange and Blue to overcome a 9-7 deficit in hits. Sunday’s rubber match was decided in favor of the Sunshine State Saurians by a 6-3 margin, as Tess Sito suffered her first loss of the season by conceding four hits and two runs in a single inning. Georgia emerged from the weekend with a 29-7 overall ledger that included an 8-4 mark in SEC action.
Home course advantage proved to be of only limited usefulness at the 40th annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in Athens, where No. 9 Georgia came in second to No. 2 Alabama. The Crimson Tide women fired a tournament-record 854 to finish twelve strokes in front of the runner-up Red and Black. The Bulldogs’ Marta Silva Zamora led the Athenian ladies with a five-under-par tally for the tourney.
The Georgia track and field teams’ outdoor season continued in Atlanta at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, where the Bulldogs carded wins in the men’s and women’s javelin throw, the men’s 4x100-meter relay, the men’s 400 hurdles, the women’s discus, the women’s high jump, and the women’s shot put.
On a weekend that saw the Bulldogs split several doubleheaders, the Georgia women’s soccer team also went 1-1 in Sunday contests in the Palmetto State. Ravaged by injuries that left the Red and Black with only two substitutes and forced them to use goalie Callie Corbin Langford on offense, the Bulldogs fell to host South Carolina, 2-0, but rebounded to outlast UNC-Charlotte, 1-0. The soccer squad’s spring season will wrap up with the yearly alumni game at 10:00 a.m. Eastern on G-Day, April 14.