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Georgetown College men's soccer suffered another set of tough breaks this past weekend in the First-Knox Cougar Invitational. The Tigers (0-3) lost each match by a goal, and took Siena Heights to double overtime. Georgetown lost 2-1 Friday and 1-0 Holy Cross on Saturday.
"We are playing really well," said GC coach Derek Willis. "It is tough when you don't get the results you know you should be getting, but we have to stay focused on what we are doing well."
Freshman Matthew Oster continues to come up huge in the goal for the Tigers. He recorded six saves against Siena and three against Holy Cross.
Siena opened up the scoring with a goal in the 17th minute. Not more than 12 minutes later, John Cothran netted his first goal of the season off a cross from Blaine Alexander. The game remained tied at one for the remainder of regulation. After 10 minutes more of the stalemate, the teams went into double overtime. Within 35 seconds of the extra session the Tigers were called for a foul that led to the game winning goal by Ricardo Pinheiro.
"It's hard when games end that way," Willis said. "But, we battled hard. We had our shots. Matthew was great in goal and John's goal was beautiful on the restart after a Siena foul. Those are the things we have to build upon."
Holy Cross scored early on Saturday and Georgetown was never able to find the back of the net.
The Tigers return to action Thursday when they host NCAA Division II Kentucky Wesleyan. Game is set for an 8 pm start following the women's game.