Women's Soccer - Thu, Sep. 13, 2012
Georgetown College women's soccer left nothing to chance
against NCAA Division II Kentucky Wesleyan Wednesday night. The Tigers (1-1)
have been eager to play real games and after a double overtime loss in the
season opener, they were hungry for a win. They got it while also pitching
their first shutout, 2-0, on the road.
"I knew if we play our game we could get the result we
wanted," said GC coach Leah Crews Castleman. "Alex (Harbowy) got us going
early, which I think helped relax us. As it happened several times this past
season, if you keep putting up shots and don't see one go in you get tighter
and try harder. Within the first 15 minutes, Alex scored off an assist from Bea
Cameron and the rest was history."
The Tigers took 14 total shots, eight on frame and two
found the back of the net. Freshman Sarah Hencke got her first collegiate goal
14 minutes later off a cross from Alessandra Jansen.
"To have more than 50 percent of your shots on frame and
25 percent of those go in is great," Castleman said. "This team is playing as
if we've had four or five matches, so it is scary to think we have just played
two. If we continue to build on this and find a way to peak at the right time,
we are going to be dangerous down the stretch."
The Panthers (0-3) took 22 shots, eight on frame. GC
freshman goalie Kelsey Givens had five saves to give her 13 for the season and
got her first shutout.
Georgetown returns to action 2 pm Saturday at iHigh Field
against Mid-South Conference opponent Shawnee State University. This will be a
doubleheader with the men who play SSU at 4 pm.