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Ole Miss soccer falls at Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. — Ole Miss soccer fell behind early and couldn’t overcome the deficit, falling 3-0 to Georgia Thursday night in SEC play at the Turner Soccer Complex.

Both sides combined for 29 shots on the night, while the Rebels accounted for eight of those with four on goal, and the Bulldogs racked up 21 with 10 on target. Georgia (5-10-1, 2-7 SEC) scored in the 11th, 74th and 84th minute with scores Kelsey Killean, Marion Crowder and Alexa Antetomaso, respectively.

Despite the three goals, Ole Miss goalkeeper Marnie Merritt made numerous goal-saving stops in goal throughout the night totaling six saves.

The Rebels had their chances on the attack, including the first two at the 28 and 29-minute marks when Addie Forbus posted two good looks, one of which hit the post and the other was saved. She got another look in the 42nd at the top of the box, but it was also turned away by Georgia keeper Louise Hogrell.

At the start of the second half, Ole Miss came out firing with multiple looks, putting constant pressure on the Georgia defense. Forbus got another good look in the 54th minute when her shot on the near side just clipped the crossbar, before also putting one on target three minutes later.

Bella Fiorenzo got a run down the left side in the 60th minute and took a pass from Gabby Little, but couldn’t get a foot on it thwarting the attempt. Little was able to fire away a header in the 62nd, but her attempt also drifted just wide left. Forbus finished the night with five shots with three on target, while Harknett took two for one on goal.

Ole Miss returns to action Sunday at Vanderbilt at 1 p.m. CT in Nashville.