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Swim Dawgs Glide To Strong Weekend

UGA Sports Communications

The Swim Dawgs came away from Tennessee with a pair of two-two finishes.

While Georgia was topping Texas A&M on Saturday, some other facets of the athletic program also put forth some good showcasing, as well.

Here’s a look at some of them.

It was a good weekend for the Swim Dawgs in Knoxville. The Bulldog men claimed the overall invitational victory with 961 points, besting No. 4 Indiana by 19, while the Lady Bulldogs placed second with 984.5 points, trailing only the second-ranked Tennessee Lady Volunteers at 1068.5 points. During the three-day event, both teams combined for seven individual victories, including four from the diving well.

Volleyball was no match for No. 15 Florida on Sunday as the Gators took a 3-0 sweep in Georgia’s home finale. Senior Meghan Donavan was recognized before the match for Georgia, which closes the regular season on Wednesday at Alabama.

Freshman Kacie Evans tallied seven kills in the match followed by six from junior Kianna Young. Defensively, junior libero Kendall Glover registered 10 digs to lead the team. Donovan handed out 21 assists with five digs and a pair of kills.

Women’s basketball lost a tight one on Sunday at home to Villanova, 63-58.

Redshirt-junior Jenna Staiti led Georgia (3-2) in scoring with another double-digit effort, recording 17 points and eight rebounds. Sophomore Kaila Hubbard also scored in double digits for the first time this season, registering 10 points.

Neither side led by more than four points in the fourth quarter. ‘Nova led by three on a 3-pointer with 30 seconds left before Georgia cut the lead to one, but could not pull ahead.

Georgia hosts USC Upstate on Tuesday.

In cross country, Jessica Drop finished 40th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., on Saturday to earn the second All-America certificate of her career in the sport during the final meet of her career.

Drop ran a 20:48.4 to grab the final spot for All-America honors on the 6k course at the LaVern Gibson Course in light rain with temperatures in the mid 30s. Drop’s twin sister, Samantha, took 45th (20:54.3) during her junior season after redshirting the 2018 campaign. Samantha took 30th for an All-American finish in 2017 while Jessica was 31st for her first certificate. The entire Lady Bulldog team advanced two years ago and where 17th overall.

The Ice Dawgs dropped a 6-4 decision to South Carolina, but the weekend was not a total loss - they also mingled around the SEC Nation set on Saturday.

Go Dawgs!