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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 Wesleyan.