Georgia 2-0 Vanderbilt: Bulldogs rebound
The Georgia Bulldogs used two-first half goals to propel them to a 2-0 victory over the visiting Vanderbilt Commodores at the UGA Soccer Stadium.
"We did a nice job in all facets of the game tonight," said Georgia head coach Patrick Baker. "I thought our back line did a tremendous job of making play after play through the 90 minutes tonight. As poor as we were last Sunday versus LSU, we were just as strong tonight. Vanderbilt is a very dangerous team going forward and I thought we limited their personalities in the attack."
The Bulldogs broke through in the 31st minute. Freshman Ashley Miller netted her fourth goal of the season, after a poor clearance by Vanderbilt (7-5-1, 1-4-1). Georgia's second goal came from a long range shot from junior Natalie Farley, who drilled a shot from about 25-yards out into the left upper corner of the net for a 2-0 halftime lead.
"Our two goals tonight were phenomenal strikes from range," Baker said. "Ashley Miller's emergence up front over the last two weeks has been a real positive for us. She strikes a ball extremely well and almost scored another earlier in the game. You can't give Natalie time and space in training or a game when she is within striking distance. She absolutely drove that into the upper 90."
Georgia, which had struggled most of the season in trying to find a consistent offensive attack, recorded a season-high 19 shots, which lead to a season-high 12 shots on goal.