The University of Georgia soccer team fell 2-1 to Vanderbilt in overtime at the Turner Soccer Complex Friday night. Amy Baumann scored her second unassisted goal of the game in the first overtime period to give the Commodores the win.
"This is a heartbreaking loss," said Georgia head coach Patrick Baker. "I give our team credit, everything changed at halftime, we came out and created chances and got a great equalizer. I feel for our team, we have competed very hard and played very good soccer at times but we don't have the results to show for it. Especially for this very special group of seniors, I wish I could change it so they could leave on a much better note. But, we have plenty of soccer ahead of us, now we have to regroup and get ready for Kentucky on Sunday."
Vanderbilt took a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute of play as Baumann buried a shot from about 22 yards out after Georgia's freshman goalkeeper Michelle Betos was unable to clear the ball with a two-fisted punch.
Georgia tied the game in the 69th minute after senior midfielder Cortni Joyner fed the ball to freshman forward Carrie Patterson, who beat the diving effort of Vanderbilt's goalkeeper Tyler Griffin, to tie the game 1-1.
Patterson's goal marked her eighth of the year as she tied the all-time record for goals by a Georgia freshman, equaling the 1995 effort of Jennifer Ahern. She also set a new Georgia record for points by a freshman with 20, breaking Ahern's previous record of 19.
Betos posted a career-high eight saves in the loss, while Griffin made six saves.
Georgia is now 0-2-0 in overtime games, while Vanderbilt moves to 2-0-5 in games requiring extra time. The Bulldogs hold a season record of 1-5 in games in which their opponents score first.