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Georgetown College seemed destined for a third overtime this season when Union's Stephanie Burton was turning away shot after shot in the second half Wednesday. But the Tigers (7-3) continued to shot and finally off a corner kick restart by Anna Ayers found the back of the net. Becca Dietrich scored her first goal of the season with just more than five minutes remaining for the 1-0 win in Georgetown.
The Bulldogs (7-4-1) also had their chances but a combination of a solid back line - Dietrich, Caitlin Williams, Tara Joseph and Megan Melanson - as well as good play in the goal from Kelsey Givens and Lauren Leick stonewalled UC for the team's fifth shutout of the season.
"What an amazing game," said GC coach Leah Crews Castleman. "We met adversity head on and overcame it. When Kelsey went down, Lauren stepped in goal and kept the game at zero to the half. Then with Kelsey back in, our defense turned it up another notch to help Kelsey.
"What a goal by Becca. After so many good shots, we could have dropped our heads, but that isn't us or this team and we knew something would eventually break through. Anna had great corners tonight, hitting beautiful balls, and I just knew one of those would be the catalyst for the offense."
Georgetown returns to action and Mid-South Conference play 1 pm Saturday at Cumberland University.
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