Men's Soccer - Mon, Aug. 27, 2012
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
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
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
"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."