Women's Soccer - Fri, Apr. 12, 2013
Georgetown College women's soccer team has been using the spring to test its skills ago some opponents not usually seen during the regular season.
This past weekend Midway College and NCAA Division II Oakland City came in for a bit of a round robin scrimmage in seven-on-seven action.
"It was nice to be able to host a spring series rather than always having to travel as we have in the past," said GC coach Leach Crews Castleman. "I broke my team up into two different teams and each group played two games. We won all four."
The Tigers tallied 13 goals, only six fewer than scored all this past season. They beat Midway, 3-2 and 3-0, and Oakland City, 3-1 and 4-0.
"Almost everyone scored and that was really good to see," Castleman said. "Obviously with seven-on-seven you play a shorter field and it can be more scoring, but to see us capitalizing on chances and finding the back of the net is something we needed to see this spring."
Georgetown battled Midway first and was a bit slow out of the gates. The Eagles took a 2-1 lead, but the Tigers rallied for the 3-2 win. After that game only one more goal was scored against GC.
"Both our goalies had one shutout," Castleman said. "We kept our composure when we were down. We made some tactical changes to our system that helped to push our attack and protect from a quick counter.
"Spring is a weird adjustment as you see your team playing without the seniors from the fall and then having some others out there that might not have played much or just came in, but overall it was a good day. We shall see how the next match goes."
Georgetown travels to Brescia Saturday for a nine-on-nine game.