ATHENS, GA. – Behind three unanswered goals, the Georgia Bulldogs (4-1, 0-0 SEC) defeated the Tigers 3-1 on Thursday night in Athens, Ga.
It took Clemson (2-2, 0-0 ACC) only four minutes into the game to find the back of the net. Forward Maliah Morris made a run down the right side, before laying in a beautiful cross to her sister, Makenna Morris, who finished the job. It was the sophomore’s third goal of the season, bringing her to a team-high eight points on the campaign. However, in the 15th minute, the Bulldogs answered with a score of their own off Mollie Belisle’s header to knot the score. Belisle added another goal to take the lead four minutes later, before Georgia added one more to lead 3-1 at the half.
The teams battled to a scoreless second half, with the Tigers registering five shots but to no avail.
“We started the game well on the front foot and scored a good goal. Then, we had a spell that we did not defend well and got punished, conceding two goals,” said Head Coach Eddie Radwanski. “Our second-half effort was positive, we just lacked quality when we needed it. Congrats to Georgia, they punished us in those moments and saw out the game. Tough lesson for our group, but we will bounce back in a positive way.”
Clemson returns home to host the College of Charleston Cougars on Sunday at 2 p.m. Game coverage will be available on ACCNX.
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