ATHENS – The University of Georgia soccer team (2-0-0) plays host to the Louisiana-Monroe Indians (0-2-0) Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Georgia Soccer Complex on South Milledge Avenue. Head coach Patrick Baker looks to lead his team to their third straight victory to open the season, a feat which has not been accomplished by a Bulldog squad since 1998.
"This is a difficult spell for our team," said Baker. "Playing a Friday/Sunday schedule last weekend, then playing a Wednesday game followed by another Friday/Sunday weekend is tough. It gives us very little time for rest and recovery. Sunday was a gutsy performance by our girls. We were able to manufacture a positive result in tough conditions. It was great to get through the weekend healthy and able to give several players some time on the field. We're very glad to come away with some early-season success. Those first two wins show that we are making big strides to get where we want to be."
ULM is coming off of a two-loss weekend to begin its season. The Indians fell to Tennessee-Martin on Sunday by a score of 2-0 after dropping a 2-1 decision to Alabama A&M on Friday. The Bulldogs will not look ahead though, as coach Baker knows that his team must focus on the game at hand.
"(Head coach) Stacy Lamb has done a great job with this team," said Baker. "They will continue to improve their talent and results under her direction. They did not get the results they wanted this past weekend but I know they will come prepared and will play hard. We both played a Friday/Sunday schedule last weekend, we're just glad we didn't have to travel for this game."