Georgia Hosts Middle Tennessee Sunday

ATHENS – The University of Georgia soccer team will host Middle Tennesse on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Georgia Soccer Complex on South Milledge Avenue. The Bulldogs look to improve to 2-0 after defeating Georgia Southern in the season-opener on Friday night.

"We are certainly excited to play again after getting off to a good start Friday," said Baker. "Middle Tennessee will bring some new and different elements to us including different players, a new system and a different style than Georgia Southern. We will just have to adjust and adapt. One of the most important things for us through these first few games will be going out and establishing our style and imprinting our system right away."

The Blue Raiders are coming off of an 8-0 victory at Lipscomb. Junior forward Rebecca Rodriguez scored four goals in the contest and assisted on the other four to total 12 points, breaking a school record and tying two more. Originally scheduled for Friday night, the game was postponed due to lightning in the 24th minute. The teams resumed play on Saturday morning.

"Middle Tennessee has some good players and they are well coached," said Baker. "They have had a good amount of success in the past and they are a confident team. Our girls are excited to get our and perform again in front of the home crowd."

In Georgia's opening game on Friday night, the Bulldogs dispatched the Georgia Southern Eagles by a score of 6-0. Baker had his team at the soccer complex for a film session followed by a jog and stretch on Saturday morning to continue preparation for Sunday's game.

"We watched about an hour of film this morning," said Baker. "We really learned a lot about ourselves and saw that we still have plenty of room for improvement. Overall the team has great energy. We were able to get a lot of players in the game and both the scoring and assists were spread around pretty well, which are all positive things."

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