Women's Soccer - Sat, Sep. 8, 2012
Georgetown College women's soccer finally got underway
Saturday night in a battle with Mount Vernon Nazarene team. The Cougars (4-2-1)
scored with just more than three minutes left in the second overtime for a 2-1
win at iHigh Field.
The Tigers (0-1) controlled much of the match early,
using speed and field width to their advantage. Less than 15 minutes left in
the first half, though, MVN mounted an offensive attack through halftime. The
Cougars broke the stalemate just more than 14 minutes into the second half as
Jessica Linger sent a crossing ball from the left side through the box to Megan
Griffith for the finish.
Georgetown went on immediate attack. The team found its
energy and pushed into the Mount Vernon side. Just shy of five minutes after
going down 1-0, the Tigers Anna Ayers sent in a corner kick that Caitlin
Williams finished with a header.
"We didn't quit all night," said GC coach Leah Crews
Castleman. "We didn't get the result we wanted or knew we could get, but
through cramps and injuries we kept fighting. Caitlin's finish was beautiful
and what we work on all the time. We just had an unlucky bounce there at the
end. It happens. We learn from it and move on to our next game.
"I was really pleased with how we played. It did not seem
like we were a team playing in our first game against a team that was on its
seventh. They blew me away tonight and now it is finding how to build on this
and peak at the right time."
The game remained 1-1 through regulation and the first 10
minute overtime. It appeared to be a draw, but Linger hit a rebound shot of her
own miss to end the game with 3:05 showing on the clock.
Georgetown is back in action 7 pm Wednesday at Kentucky