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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.