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PENSACOLA, Fla. – With a pair of 1st-50 percent targets, the 6-seed Georgia soccer crew defeated 3-seed and 22nd-rated Tennessee, 2-, Tuesday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Southeastern Convention Soccer Tournament before 1,294 spectators at the Ashton Brosnaham Soccer Advanced.
Tuesday’s gain marked the first time Ga (12-5-2, 5-3-2 SEC) has superior in the SEC Match since 2014 and the to start with victory in the tournament considering the fact that 2010, when the Bulldogs final sophisticated to the semifinal spherical. It was also the program’s to start with postseason victory more than Tennessee (11-5-2, 7-2-1 SEC), immediately after a few former losses.
“It was a significant get,” said Georgia head coach Keidane McAlpine pursuing the match. “We experienced to temperature that first bit of pressure from Tennessee – they are a fantastic crew and the strength they introduced was good. I believed we have been a minimal nervous to commence the activity, but at the time we settled in and Dani hit that objective versus the operate of play, we settled in, and we executed some of the points we ended up striving to achieve, and we scored two ambitions. I’m very very pleased of the way they fought by way of the times of the sport and discovered a way to acquire.”
In the earn, Georgia was outshot, 15-11, by Tennessee, which include a 6-5 benefit in photographs on frame. Moreover, the Bulldogs only gained one corner kick, when the Woman Vols tallied 7. In net, freshman goalkeeper Jordan Brown acquired her fourth shutout in five starts, racking up 6 will save.
The Girl Vols opened the match on a tear, forcing Brown to make 3 saves in the 1st 7 minutes of engage in. Rising from the blitz, the Bulldogs struck 1st in the 20th moment as graduate ahead Dani Murguia ripped a booming shot from further than the 18 for her crew-main sixth objective of the time. With Murguia’s winner, the Bulldogs are now 12- this time when scoring first.
With the lead in hand, Georgia included to its margin in the 34th moment as junior ahead Tori Penn threaded a aim in entrance of the internet, her fourth of the year. Penn’s score was set up by junior defender Taylor Rish, who moved the ball inside the Tennessee box. Tennessee ongoing to press in the second 50 percent, tallying 10 far more pictures in the period of time as Brown accrued three far more will save. Even so, the Ga protection held solid as it clinched the upset victory.
The Bulldogs will encounter 2-seed South Carolina, rated No. 13 in the nation, in the Thursday semifinal at 8:30 p.m. in a match that will be televised on SEC Community. Earlier this season, the Gamecocks defeated the Bulldogs, 1-, in Athens on a objective in the 82nd minute. Thursday’s match will be the sixth SEC Event conference in between the programs with South Carolina main, 2-3-.