Georgia soccer notches 1st SEC victory of the year

Georgia women’s soccer team ended the team’s Southeastern Conference winless streak Sunday with a dominating 3-0 victory over LSU, which also ended the team’s five-game losing streak.

Head coach Billy Lesesne said he was proud of the way his team fought on Sunday.

“We’ve been on the road a bit and been close in a couple of games, 2-1 games,” Lesesne said. “We just didn’t have the momentum we needed, but today those two good first-half goals set the stage for us, it was great.”
Georgia came off a two-game road trip, so the players knew that playing smart and executing good teamwork would be vital in Sunday’s matchup against LSU.

“I think we just played the game smart and just worked together as a team,” Becca Rasmussen said.

Georgia (4-9-1) was relentless in its offensive assault against the Tigers (6-8) with 24 shots and goals coming from three different players — Marion Crowder, Rasmussen, and Kelsey Killean.

Crowder broke the game open with an early goal, which was followed by another first-half goal by Rasmussen. Killean’s goal came in the second half during the 57th minute.

This was Rasmussen’s first goal of the season and the second goal of her career. Her first career goal came against LSU last season.
“It’s kind of funny though because the two goals that I’ve had in my college career have been against LSU, so I guess it’s just a lucky game,” Rasmussen said.

The team went into halftime with a 2-0 lead but never slowed down. Within the first five minutes of the second half, it put up five shots.

Coming into the game against LSU, Georgia had struggled to finish on offense but today it seemed unstoppable. Lesesne acknowledged that the team has been struggling with this all year but was pleased with today’s outcome.

Rasmussen thought the team had some great runs in the box today and was happy with how consistent the team looked on offense today.

“This was a really big win, our team has a lot of believe, they’ve been fighting close against some pretty good teams and finally got over the hump and got the win today so it was great,” Lesesne said.

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