The top two seeds in the SEC, Georgia and Arkansas, will square off in the SEC Tournament Final on Sunday afternoon. The Bulldogs enter the game after a dramatic double-overtime victory over Texas A&M in the semifinals, while the Razorbacks are riding a four-game winning streak.
What it is: Women’s College Soccer
Matchup: Georgia vs Arkansas
Game Type: SEC Championship
Time: Sunday Nov 05, 2023, 2:00 p.m. ET
How to Watch on TV: SEC Network (Local)
Georgia struggled in its opening game of the tournament, narrowly defeating Kentucky 2-1. However, the Bulldogs showed their resilience in the semifinals, coming from behind to edge out Texas A&M 3-2 in double-overtime. Nicole Vernis, Hannah White, and Croix Bethune each scored goals for Georgia, while Jordan Brown made 11 saves in net.
Arkansas had a more straightforward path to the final, defeating Mississippi State 2-0 in the semifinals. Ava Tankersley and Morgan White scored goals for the Razorbacks, while Phoebe Carver kept a clean sheet with three saves.
When these two teams met during regular season play, Arkansas earned a narrow 2-1 victory at home. The Razorbacks are the favorites to win the SEC Tournament, but Georgia is a dangerous team that is capable of beating anyone on their day.
Georgia: The Bulldogs will need to find a way to slow down Arkansas’ high-powered offense. The Razorbacks have scored two or more goals in nine of their last 10 games. Georgia will also need to get more production out of their offense, which has struggled at times this season.
Arkansas: The Razorbacks will need to continue their strong defensive play. They have allowed one goal or less in seven of their last 10 games. Arkansas will also need to get off to a good start and avoid falling behind early.
Arkansas is the favorites to win the SEC Tournament, but Georgia is a dangerous team that is capable of beating anyone on their day. I predict that Arkansas will win the game 2-1.