ATHENS, Ga. – No. 1 Georgia used a pair of big innings to hand the No. 21 LSU softball team a weekend sweep, including a 12-0 five-inning defeat Sunday at Jack Turner Stadium. Georgia outscored LSU 26-3 in the three game series.

“We knew coming into the weekend that we would have to play our best softball to be successful against a very tough Georgia team that plays extremely well at home,” LSU head coach Yvette Girouard said. “Unfortunately, the Tigers weren’t up to the challenge. We have a talented group of players, and we’ll have to regroup after this rough stretch. There’s still plenty of ball left to be played in the season.”

Georgia’s (20-1, 2-0 SEC) offense was fueled by a pair of RBIs from Alisa Goler, Ashley Pauley, Ashley Razey and Laura Trout. The Bulldogs also received a solid outing from Morgan Montemayer in the circle. She tossed a two-hit shutout and recorded 10 strikeouts to move to 9-1 on the season.

Ashley Langoni and Juliana Santos posted hits for LSU (15-10, 0-5 SEC), while Rachele Fico surrendered five runs in her lone inning of work to drop to 5-7.

Georgia loaded the bases right out of the gate in the opening inning as Taylor Schlopy and Goler drew walks sandwiched between a Megan Wiggins double. After a wild pitch scored Schlopy, Razer connected for a two-run double to centerfield. Four batters later, Trout plated two runs on a single through the left side to make it 5-0. The Bulldogs made the most out of two LSU errors and a passed ball during the third inning to add seven runs. Goler, Pauley and Wiggins supplied a quintet of RBIs for the final margin.