Bulldogs get a bit of revenge against Gators (UPDATED)

After being dominated by Florida in various sports for most of this school year, Georgia has gotten a bit of revenge against the Gators lately by twice knocking them out of postseason events.

Georgia’s men’s tennis team eliminated Florida from the NCAA Championships a couple of weeks ago in Athens, and Georgia’s softball team eliminated the Gators from the Women’s College World Series on Saturday night in Oklahoma City.

Both victories were upsets.  In tennis, Florida was seeded No. 6 and Georgia No. 11.  In softball, Florida entered the postseason ranked No.5 and Georgia No. 9.

Georgia’s 3-2 victory Saturday was the Bulldogs’ first win against Florida in softball since April 15, 2006.  The teams had not met previously this season; their regular-season meetings were rained out.

Georgia’s Alisa Goler hit a two-run home run in the first inning and Brianna Hesson drove in the winning run with a single in the fifth.  Sophomore pitcher Erin Arevalo got credit for the win, striking out six Gators -– including the final five batters –- in 2 2/3 innings of relief.

The victory put Georgia in the Women’s College World Series’ Final Four for the second consecutive year. UPDATE: Georgia lost to UCLA 5-2 Sunday afternoon, ending the Bulldogs’  WCWS run. Georgia finished the season with a 50-13 record. UCLA will play Arizona in the WCWS Championship Series.

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76 comments Add your comment

RabidDawg

June 6th, 2010
1:50 pm

This is all and good but let’s get them in football. We’ve been beaten badly by them the past two years; 49-10 in 08′, and 41-17 in 09′. Even if we don’t manage to beat the Gators in football, let’s at least make it a game and give them a scare. 30 points blowouts are no longer acceptable. Beat them damn Gators!

Pi$$onaDawg

June 6th, 2010
1:56 pm

How did the Ugly Dawgs do against the Lovely Gators last night in Softball? Did I miss that Dawgs LOST?

New Gator Fan

June 6th, 2010
2:10 pm

Tim, I think your articles about the Gators being 1st better show your skill as a great writer. Oh, and who cares about tennis and softball? Answer: A fan base grasping at straws for good news. Congrats?

Greg

June 6th, 2010
2:12 pm

What are you talking about idiot? Did you even read the article? UGA won. Florida is done for the season.

New Gator Fan

June 6th, 2010
2:15 pm

I guess you didn’t read Tim’s article about Florida taking the overall SEC sports trophy. It’s in his archives, it’s a GREAT read. Look it up

Stinger

June 6th, 2010
2:16 pm

I checked the losers column of the baseball scores, knowing if the dawgs played that is where they would be, but I still couldn’t find them. Then reality set in and I remembered that you didn’t even qualify for the SEC tourn, so how could you be in a regional playoff. Bottom line is UGA has one of the worst baseball teams that I have ever seen. They are lucky the girls bailed them out again in softball. I would hate to go to a school where the girls are the best athletes. Most of the girls were timed less than 4.21 in the 40 yard dash. LMFAO

Chopper

June 6th, 2010
2:31 pm

I hate Florida

Stinger

June 6th, 2010
2:45 pm

I bet the Georgia girls softball team could rush for 300 yards against the vaunted Tech defense.

Long Dawg Dong

June 6th, 2010
2:51 pm

The girls team could rush for 300 yards against Tech??? Yeh. Probably so.

Tallahassee Lassie

June 6th, 2010
2:53 pm

Tennis and women’s softball. Yeah, that’s real revenge.

This year’s score in Jacksonville:

Florida – 45
Georgia – 17

Revenge that. :-)

The rest of us

June 6th, 2010
3:11 pm

What a shock, a Gator fan in Tallahassee that uses a female dogs name. Get over and let me rub your belly, good girl.

The rest of us

June 6th, 2010
3:15 pm

Lassie, nice use of possessive year for this years score.

Gatorbait 17-3

June 6th, 2010
3:33 pm

Augusta State University beats Georgia Tech, Florida State and
Oklahoma State to win the 2010 NCAA Golf Championship. GO JAGS

One, two, free, fo, fi, them der Gator don't take no jive!

June 6th, 2010
3:34 pm

Great ballgame. Both teams played good defense. UGA looked better at the plate. Congrats and go put it on that “left coast” team!

turkeycaller

June 6th, 2010
3:45 pm

Since the Florida Gators are so great, I would like to point out all the good things about them……………………………………………………………………………Thank you.

The Real SugarHillDawg

June 6th, 2010
4:40 pm

I’m so proud of the guys on the softball team.

Randy

June 6th, 2010
4:43 pm

So them dawgs lasted what one more game and then were sent home? Not much of a win especially when you get your rear ends handed to you consistently in the real sports.

goood luck

June 6th, 2010
4:53 pm

go dawgs! all the way.

GATORS RULE UGA

June 6th, 2010
4:54 pm

HEY UGA: WHO CARES:
After being dominated by Florida in various sports for most of this school year, Georgia has gotten a bit of revenge against the Gators lately by twice knocking them out of postseason events.

Georgia’s men’s tennis team eliminated Florida from the NCAA Championships a couple of weeks ago in Athens, and Georgia’s softball team eliminated the Gators from the Women’s College World Series on Saturday night in Oklahoma City.

YOU WILL NOT AND CANNOT BEAT UF IN FOOTBALL! YOU HAVE WON 3 GAMES IN THE LAST 21 TRIES, WHICH IS SORRY, SORRY, SORRY. THIS YEAR WILL BE NO DIFFERENT. WE OWN YOU! GATORS ARE 3rd IN THE POLLS & THE UGA is 21st, WHICH IS TOO HIGH! Brantley will throw all over your team and UF will be better than last year without Tebow, whom I know you all love. LOL!

2 mascots at GA

June 6th, 2010
4:58 pm

Can u dig it! I didn’t know your school has tow mascots. I saw one of them in the dugout during the softball game. Are you going to have two for the year? Just curious if you will alternate them. Something you should consider!

Right On Time

June 6th, 2010
4:58 pm

That is one sad attempt to put a positive spin on a really, really bad year. However, UGA did beat the geeks
in football and basketball, right? Maybe the geeksters are lucky their baseball team bailed them out of
an o-fer…

The Real World

June 6th, 2010
5:34 pm

Somehow, I just don’t think Florida minds the tradeoff. BTW, How’s equestrian going??

mike uf

June 6th, 2010
5:35 pm

if it makes you feel better why not throw handicap basketball….i think you Uga won that game and UF did not field a team

congrats we own you and i wonder if it was a good idea to jump up and down in the end zone after only scoring a touchdown. we still have not done anything to gloat about winning 17 out of 20 with no end in sight.

OMG!

June 6th, 2010
5:51 pm

Yep, but then we lost the next game and get eliminated in softball world series. Our baseball team stunk up Athens this year and UF likely goes to the World Series. And FACT is we’d rather lose to the gators in everything if only we could beat them in football without playing with upsportsman like atmosphere.

benadawg

June 6th, 2010
6:12 pm

I am not taking anything away from our lady dogs, but the difference was pitching and athletes, we have too many big girls and it showed when we ran bases and chased foul balls….maybe exposure will get us a world class pitcher.

Bama Boy

June 6th, 2010
6:31 pm

Roll Tide Roll!!!

Who dem dawgs are? Oh yeah, dem losers!!!

Big losers!!!

Geraldo

June 6th, 2010
6:35 pm

For your pleasure, I offer an expert prognostcation of the outcome of this year’s big game in Jacksonville. As usual, the Gators will beat the snot out of the dawgs.

Florida 49
Georgia 13

GoDOGS1

June 6th, 2010
6:36 pm

New Gator Fan

June 6th, 2010
2:15 pm

Yeah! Look who came in at number two in overall sports, Sparky. Considering this was ‘bad year for UGA sports across the board, and we came in at #2 tells us one one of two things…A) UGA sports came in 2nd in a down year so I can’t wait for the up year…it will be amazing or B) The rest of the SEC really sucked, and for UF to win really does not say much.

Take your pick Gator scuz!

904DAWG

June 6th, 2010
6:40 pm

Considering M. Thomas, P. Harvin, and A. Hernendez did get caught. I’m starting to believe if the mighty gator football team had to pass drug test to play they might not even be able to fill a team. I’m also wondering if these are just coincidence or are the coaches in the know, and are just covering it up until AFTER their career is over!
It gives me “CHEST PAINS” just thinking of the possibility. (no wonder)
Dawgs upset and over-ranked gator team in jax 34-17 and the original ERA returns!
your team will be just like what happened after your 1 basketball class left! think about it!!!

GO DAWGS —– GATA

harold

June 6th, 2010
6:42 pm

GEORGIA IS JUST AVERAGE IN FOOTBALL NOW.BELOW AVERAGE IN BASKETBALL!
FACT:RICHT IS 69% IN SEX WINS NOW
FACT:GEORGIA WAS 4-4 LAST YEAR
FACT;GEORGIA WENT TO THE INDEPENDENCE BOWL LAST YEAR
FACT:RICHT IS 20-12 IN HIS LAST FOUR SEASONS
FACT:GEORGIA HAS NOT BEEN TO THE SEC TITLE GAME IN FIVE YEARS!
FACT:GEORGIA HAS NOT WON A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN 30 YEARS!
FACT:FOUR DEFENSIVE COORDINATORS REJECTED THE DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR JOB
FACT:KIRBY SMART REJECTED HIS OWN ALMA MATER TO STAY AT A CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM WITH A CHAMPIONSHIP COACH LIKE NICK SABAN!
FACT:TENNESEE HANDED GEORGIA THEIR ASS ON ROCKY TOP AND HUMILATED GEORGIA.
FACT:TENNESSEE HUNG HALF A HUNDRED ON GEORGIA IN ATHENS A COUPLE YEARS AGO.
FACT:GRANTHAM WAS FIRED….TERMINATED AT THE CLEVELAND BROWNS. HE WAS ALSO FIFTH CHOICE. THANK GOD….SOMEONE TOOK IT!
FACT:RICHT TALKS ABOUT DREAM TEAMS. SABAN AND MEYER BUILD THEM!
THAT BEING SAID:” I NOW APPOINT GEORGIA AND RICHT AS NEW MEMBERS OF THE NATO ORGANIZATION! THAT STANDS FOR—-NO ACTION…TALK ONLY..NATO!

Chad

June 6th, 2010
6:45 pm

The Gators Re-Load Every Year.. It’s FUNNY how UGA fans still think the Gators look at them as a Threat.. NEWS FLASH.. WE Don’t!!! Alabama is on our rader, NOT u Puppies..

Right On Time

June 6th, 2010
6:58 pm

Chad,

I think you are delusional. UGA fans don’t think fla looks at us as a threat. As distateful as it is,
I think most of us understand what the last 20 years have done. UGA is no longer a rival for fla.
Unfortunately, it has turned into either an anual heartbreak or a beatdown…very rarely a victory.

However, we still hate fla as much as ever, maybe more. It does not change the fact that most
of us would rather lose and be a Dawg than win and wear orange. A great motto is: “Anything in
in orange can suck it.”

GA Tech Stinger

June 6th, 2010
7:02 pm

Equestrian, tennis, girls softball!!! YES!!! The dawgs are back on top baby!!! Give damon evans a huge bonus and raise—he’s got the machine rollling in Athens!!!!!

DawginOH

June 6th, 2010
7:19 pm

GA Tech Stinger- I think you saw the machine rolling over that excuse for a defense y’all had back in November.

Coach Small Johnson

June 6th, 2010
7:30 pm

Please send the film of the Ga FL girls softball game to the football team ASAP

Please make them watch 5 hours of their 20 hour practice eligibility every week up to the FL game

The football team needs to see how to beat FL and realize they can be beat by us

benadawg

June 6th, 2010
8:08 pm

hey harold you are the kind of Alabama fan i take pleasure in hating, you are and always will be known as the worst cheaters in the NCAA.

Coach Small Johnson

June 6th, 2010
8:22 pm

Please send the film of the Ga FL girls softball game to the football team ASAP

Please make them watch 5 hours of their 20 hour practice eligibility every week up to the FL game

The football team needs to see how to beat FL and realize they can be beat by us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

82Dawg

June 6th, 2010
8:29 pm

Coach Small Johnson ….30-24, 8of 9,, go back to the varsity and serve your customers. Oh yea you need to get a bra

Coach Small Johnson

June 6th, 2010
9:28 pm

82Dawg

Im a UGA fan you dope

Its fans like you is the reason why we lose every year to FL

Your just too stupid to realize whats going on

I bet your the idiot that has been calling in on the 5th qtr show the last 4 yrs supporting your favorite coach Willie Martinez

How about joining the janitorial engineers from North Ave in picking up my trash after the game in Athens

Urban Meyer

June 6th, 2010
9:41 pm

Tennis & Softball, next you’ll be kicking our a$# in curling and then we’ll know the end is near. I guess the Damon Evans speech really worked, the DAWGS are back!

NC Dawg

June 6th, 2010
9:44 pm

I read on another site three days ago about Zach Witchett’s committment to UGA. Does AJC have a comment/more information?

Urban Meyer

June 6th, 2010
9:48 pm

News flash, Florida’s girls softball team just publicly challenged Georgia’s football team,now this could get interesting!

904DAWG

June 6th, 2010
9:53 pm

I feel UGA is still very much a rival to UF why else would we get their best game year in year out?? funny though Bama is, considering they dont play them in the regular season until this coming up year and BAMA hasnt done anything in the last decade themselves until the last 2 seasons.. Come on lets be real if Colt doesnt get injured they get blown out the NC game due to the “Almighty” Saben’s unability to cover a kickoff or make Colt miss 2 PA’s while in.
Granted bama fan you won, but with what you lost this year you can be beat —- just worry about winning your side this year first!
UGA will be a rival of UF’s at least until UF catches up to the overall record, even then UGA makes a difference whether UF plays for any title.
I live in Jacksonville and the gator friends I have here would tell you in a heartbeat UGA is the only team in the east year in and year out have a chance of keeping them from the SEC CG which to them makes UGA their biggest rival to this day! to them if you cant win your division beating FSU doesnt matter.
So splitting the last 2 years is your biggest rival; so when UGA beat UF this year it would be a split in the last 2 years the only difference is UF more than likely wouldnt even be in the SEC CG as a result.
stir up the pot if you like but I’ll remind you all who’s not a rival after a couple of beatdowns coming at you going forward.

GO DAWGS —- GATA

Urban Meyer

June 6th, 2010
10:09 pm

No offense 904Dawg, but since the Dawgs have only won 3 times in over two decades the Georgia rivalry has certain lost much of it’s bite. TN is down as is Georgia so until Georgia wins some games, I don’t see this rivalry heating up much.

Best of Atlanta

June 6th, 2010
10:40 pm

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…..NESBITT for HEISMAN…..
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GATA THIS!

June 6th, 2010
10:47 pm

(G)ators in (AT)lanta (A)gain! GATA!

Dawg Whisperer

June 6th, 2010
10:48 pm

If you Gator fans don’t care about these secondary sports, why the defensive & sensitive remarks? Because…. you really do care.

Chuck Uga

June 6th, 2010
10:54 pm

Looking forward to late October! Bring it!

jesse james

June 6th, 2010
11:02 pm

You know UGA fans, we don’t have to worry about our Dawgs because everybody else does. Old GT Stinger needs to think before he opens his mouth, I mean before he touches the keyboard. Where has he been the last few years? I don’t believe he has seen football, basketball or baseball games between UGA and Tech. I know we are good in tennis, golf and horse back riding but we ain’t been too bad in anything else against Tech.

MOPARDOG

June 7th, 2010
1:42 am

The Dawgs may lose again to the Gaytors this year. Its not unlikely to say the least. BUT if we win then I got a big pair of salty Dawg genitalia that you are welcome to lick. Cause God knows you’re gonna need the electrolytes.