Men's Soccer - Sun, Sep. 2, 2012
Georgetown College men's soccer team has had trouble
getting behind early, but the youthful team is learning to keep fighting. The
Tigers (0-4) rallied against Ohio Christian (1-3) once and almost twice before falling 2-1 Saturday.
"We are young and have a lot of kinks to work out but we
are not giving up, which is what I really like," said GC coach Derek Willis. "We
had chances early against Ohio. We didn't get them in and OC reversed
fields quickly for a score of its own.
"We could have dropped our heads. We didn't and Benji
(Aspillaga) had a great goal to equalize the game."
The Trailblazers forged ahead once again in the second
half, but the Tigers rained in shots. In stoppage time it appeared they had
leveled the match once again when the official ruled the ball had not broken
the goal line and thus not a score.
"It's the way the ball bounces sometimes," Willis said. "It
was a great shot. It hit the far, inside post and bounced back out. It was hard
to tell whether it was in or not. We keep taking shots like that and we will
start putting up the goals we need."
It was another early deficit that was too much to
overcome in Friday's match against Huntington University (2-2). The Foresters
opened a 3-0 lead, before the Tigers could make a scratch. Ryan Whatley scored
his first goal in the 3-1 loss.
The Tigers return to action a week from Tuesday on the
road against Mount Vernon Nazarene.