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Early deficits too much to overcome for young Tigers
Georgetown College men's soccer opened up regular season action this past weekend in Barbourville. The Tigers (0-2) played in Union College's Bulldog Classic, battling Belhaven (2-0) and Emmanuel (2-0). GC lost both 6-0 and 4-1.
The BU Blazers opened up a 2-0 lead early. They scored 30 seconds into the contest and then just more than five minutes later for the quick deficit. GC battled the rest of the half and held BU scoreless.
"We played well," said Tiger coach Derek Willis. "We had our chances to score several times and just couldn't finish. We got down a third goal early in the second half, and I decided to get some of my reserves some minutes."
When the Blazers scored seven minutes into the second half, Willis decided to rest his starters for the quick turnaround the next day against Emmanuel. BU added three more goals to finish off the 6-0 shutout.
The Tigers got down in the first half against Lions too. EC scored 22 minutes into the game and then added the cushion goal early in the second half. Just more than three minutes later, the Lions went up 3-0. But GC put its first ball into the back of the net 11 minutes later as John Cothran hit Hunter Conner. The Lions scored one more time for the final tally of the game.
Georgetown will be back in action Friday and Saturday at home in the GC Classic. Friday the Tigers battle Huntington University (1-0) at 8 pm at the Soccer Complex and then Ohio Christian (0-1) 4 pm Saturday on iHigh.com Field. The Bulldogs (0-2) will also be playing in this weekend's tournament.
"We had learning moments this weekend," Willis said. "We played two very tough teams and had chances in both to really make them different games. It is what happens when you are so young, but the difference will be how we take what happened and learn from it. I'm looking forward to us having a very solid weekend in our own tournament."