THENS, Ga. —-– The Georgia soccer team will play the first of five spring dates this Sat., Feb. 27, when it faces Nebraska at 10:30 p.m. and Florida State at 2:30 p.m. at the Tophat Soccer Club in Atlanta.
The following Georgia players have previously trained at Tophat during their careers: Ashley Baker,Jenna Buckley, Kelli Corless, Laura Eddy, Marah Falle, Sarah Jordan, Jamie Pollock, and Caroline Simpson.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to play this weekend at the Tophat facility,” said head coachPatrick Baker. “Facing Nebraska and Florida State will give us a great starting point to the spring season. We look forward to competing against two very well coached teams.”
Following this weekend, the Bulldogs will host Furman at the UGA Soccer Stadium on Sat., March 20 at 1 p.m., before welcoming both Tennessee and South Carolina on Sat., March 27 for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. games, respectively.
On Sat., April 10, Georgia will travel to Orlando, Fla., to take on the U-20 Mexico National Team at 7 p.m., before closing the spring campaign with a meeting vs. Georgia State on Fri., April 16 at 7 p.m. inAthens.
The Bulldogs are coming off a 15-6-1 record in 2009 and a trip to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The team made history by reaching its third consecutive postseason, doing so for the first time, after mounting the best 12-game start in program history by going 10-1-1 at the outset. Georgiareturns 20 of 28 players in 2010, including eight who made at least 10 starts in 2009.