“I honestly don’t even think I knew [about the record at the time],” Seiler said. “It was a great ball by Marion — I wouldn’t have scored that goal without Marion…I’m humbled by it, but I’m also so thankful that I have people who get me the ball.”
Seiler’s goal was Georgia’s (2-1-1, 0-0-1 Southeastern Conference) first of the night, and came at the 26-minute mark. Since the Bulldogs held the Cougars (1-1-1) scoreless, it was recorded as a game-winner, Seiler’s second this year.
Georgia head coach Steve Holeman said Seiler has always been a good player, but now she is becoming more well-rounded.
“Gabby’s a team player,” Holeman said. “She creates so many chances for her teammates, and now she’s being productive in front of goal. That was one of her areas of focus in the off season, and now it’s all coming to fruition.”
After Seiler’s record-breaker, three Bulldogs scored their first career goals.
Tanner said afterwards that her confidence has been building, and something finally clicked on her scoring play.
“I’ve been coming in every now and then, like in the games and stuff this season, and I feel like every time I’ve come in, I just keep getting more and more confidence, and tonight I just kind of felt it a little bit,” Tanner said.
Holeman said those scores were a testament to his team’s depth.
“We were able to rotate a lot of players in tonight,” he said. “On a Friday night that’s extremely important when you have a game on Sunday, so it’s nice to get what we felt like was a comfortable lead and rotate players in. It just shows the depth that we have when three players can step up and finish chances.”
Overall, the game was Georgia’s most dominant performance of the season.
Georgia was even better defensively, holding the Cougars to just two shot attempts the entire game.
There isn’t much time for rest, though, as the Bulldogs will welcome the Central Florida Knights on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.
Holeman said there is work to be done in preparation for that match-up despite the convincing win Friday.