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Georgetown College men's soccer exploded out of the gates and then fought hard against NCAA Division II Kentucky Wesleyan for a 2-2 draw Thursday.
The Tigers (0-3-1) took a quick 2-0 lead in the first seven minutes of action. Senior Taylor Shaver had a beautiful header for the first goal off a restart by Aldo Torres. Moments later he followed that up with a 50-yard break away and a one-on-one with the Panther goalie. The Shelbyville native netted his second goal, which seemed to have everything going in Georgetown's favor.
The tide slowly turned as the game became physical and fouls and cards slowed down the rhythm. Kentucky Wesleyan took advantage of a foul in the box for the first goal off a penalty kick. The Panthers equalized the match in the 55th minute off a thrown in restart that resulted in a header that got by Matthew Oster.
"It was a wild game," said GC coach Derek Willis. "I could see we wanted it, and we started strong. The game got a bit away from us, but I thought we continued to battle through and hold our own. I hope this shows them what they are capable of when we come to play."
Georgetown returns to action in another doubleheader match Saturday against Mid-South Conference foe Bluefield College. This will be a Kick It To Cancer match where all donations, ticket sales, concession sales and T-shirt sales go to the National Foundation of Cancer Research. Kickoff is set for 5 pm.