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Unlucky bounces can determine matches sometimes. That is the way it fell Thursday evening as Georgetown College's women's soccer did battle with NCAA Division II Kentucky Wesleyan.
The Tigers (0-1-1) controlled most of the first 45 minutes and it was a back and forth battle in the second half. But, a high bounce as Danielle Lang came off the line late in the match gave Julia Klump a wide open look on the net in the 1-0 game.
"Turf can be so unkind sometimes, but it happens both ways and it is something you have to be ready for," said GC coach Leah Crews Castleman. "I was pleased with our energy in the first half. When you can't find the back of the net sometimes that is hard to overcome mentally. We started a bit slow in the second half, which gave Kentucky Wesleyan confidence.
"Our bench was thin tonight. In the second half we just couldn't get our legs under us. We were a bit sluggish, but we still had our moments to push the attack. They scored as we were in transition. They got two people back and Danielle did what she needed to do in coming out for the ball. Unfortunately, it bounced away and right toward one of their players.
Georgetown finished with 11 total shots, six on frame.
The Tigers have to bounce back themselves and refocus after very long and hard fought battles to start the season. They enter Mid-South Conference action Saturday against Bluefield College in the Kick It To Cancer Match. All ticket sales, T-shirt sales, donations and concession sales will go to National Foundation of Cancer Research. Kickoff is set for 3 pm with the men to follow.
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