CENTRAL MATCH: #19 UT at Georgia

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – No. 19 Tennessee heads to Athens for a matchup with Georgia at 4 pm ET on Sunday. The game will be televised on SEC Network.

The Lady Vols (8-3-1, 4-1 SEC) are riding a three-game winning streak, having most recently shut out Missouri at home on Thursday in a 2-0 victory. In that game, UT went up 1-0 in the 57th minute when Taylor Huff scored her fourth goal of the season, placing a header into the side net off a cross from Claudia Dipasupil. Tennessee got its final goal in the 88th minute when Mackenzie George worked through a host of Tiger defenders on the baseline before crossing the ball through to Jaida Thomas who redirected it into the back of the net.

Georgia (4-5-2, 1-2-1 SEC) comes to Knoxville on the heels of a 1-1 tie at Vanderbilt on Thursday.

The Lady Vols own an 18-9-1 advantage in the all-time series against the Bulldogs. The teams last met on Oct. 24, 2021, when UT won 3-1 in Regal Stadium.

UP NEXT: Tennessee will return home to host LSU on Friday in a 7 pm ET contest that will be streamed on SECN+.

SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS: UGA went 11-5-3 overall and 4-4-2 in conference games last season. The Bulldogs return six starters and 17 letterwinners from the 2021 squad and were picked to tie for sixth in the SEC as voted on by the league’s coaches.

TOP-10 NUMBERS: UT has scored 36 goals on the year to tie for sixth in the country in scoring offense at 3.00. The Lady Vols rank eighth in points per game (8.67) and shots on goal per game (9.33), and are fifth in corner kicks per game (7.67).

TRACKING THOMAS: Jaida Thomas has scored goals in three straight games, moving her season total to 11 and career total to 36 to pull within seven goals of tying Kylee Rossi at No. 1 all-time in career goals scored at UT.

HAPPY TO ASSIST: With her assist against Mizzou, Mackenzie George has now logged an assist in three straight matches, tying Taylor Huff to lead the team in assists at five on the season.

OFFENSIVELY SPEAKING: The Lady Vols lead the SEC in goals per game (3.00) and corner kicks per game (7.67) and are second in assists per game (2.67) and shots per game (18.58)

KEEPING IT CLEAN: Tennessee has committed the fewest fouls of any team in the SEC, averaging just 6.58 fouls per game. Arkansas ranks highest in fouls per game at 11.08.

WEEKLY HONORS: Two Lady Vols earned SEC Player of the Week honors following UT’s 1-0 victory at #13 Ole Miss. Jaida Thomaswho saw 79 minutes of action and scored the game-winner, was named Offensive Player of the Week, and Lawson Renee was named Defensive Player of the Week for her 90-minute effort anchoring the Tennessee back line as they shut out previously undefeated Ole Miss, limiting them to just three shots on goal.

TENNESSEE ON TOP: The Lady Vols were picked to finish first in the SEC as voted on by the conference’s 14 head coaches. UT is coming off a 2021 campaign in which it won a program-best 20 games, clinching an SEC Tournament Championship and going 20-3 en route to the NCAA Round of 16.