Bea Cameron battles an MVNU player for possession. The two teams have played two epic matches in the past two years. Photo by
Women's Soccer - Mon, Sep. 9, 2013
Georgetown College women's soccer seems to thrive on overtime matches with Mount Vernon Nazarene. The pair of teams has played a total of 219 minutes in the past two years. A regulation match is 90 minutes, so two should be 180. That means GC and MVNU have played almost an extra half.
This past week it was a 1-1 result in 110 minutes of action.
"We've played some epic matches with Mount Vernon the past two years," said Tiger coach Leah Crews Castleman. "It is wild to think about it and it was heartbreaking when in the final minute of the second overtime this past year the Cougars pushed in a goal to end it. I'm glad we came out with the draw this year. Would have liked a win, but we will take the draw."
The Cougars (1-2-1) started the scoring with a goal just before halftime. It was almost a full half later when the Tigers (0-0-1) equalized off a penalty kick by Sam Amend.
The junior netted the shot and forced the extra 20 minutes of action.
"It was a wild game," Castleman said. "We had to change our game plan very early on, and I was pleased with how our ladies responded. We are very young, but showed a lot of maturity in being able to shift strategies so well in the middle of a game."
Georgetown finally has its home opener when it welcomes Great Midwest Athletic Conference member Kentucky Wesleyan to iHigh.com Field Thursday in a doubleheader with the men. Game is set for a 6 pm start.
GC follows that up with its second, in three years, Kick It To Cancer game 3 pm Saturday against Bluefield College.