Women's Soccer - Sat, Sep. 14, 2013
Georgetown College women's soccer flexed its muscle Saturday in opening Mid-South Conference action at Toyota Stadium on iHigh.com Field.
Two of the three goals in victory over Bluefield College were from 30-plus yards. Morgan Zimmer tallied all the offense the Tigers (1-1-1, 1-0 MSC) with a 40-yarder in the first half. Transfer Hana Henderson scored her first goal from 35 out in the second half. Emily McLellen finished it off with a shot just inside the 18 as the Tigers rolled the Rams (4-2, 0-1) 3-0.
"With just more than 24 hours to recover from such a physical match with a thin bench, to say I'm pleased is an understatement," said GC coach Leah Crews Castleman. "I'm ecstatic with their effort and the result.
"We've played three hard matches to open this season and every time I'm seeing us play better."
Georgetown is playing with several players unavailable and the short turn around could have played against the team. However, the Tigers came out strong and never looked back in controlling the action.
They had 14 shots, 10 on frame, to the Rams six. They pushed the attack from the back and held down a Bluefield offense that was averaging three goals a game coming to Georgetown.
"The whole back line played solid and the Rams never could get the offense going," Castleman said. "When we can do that, we are a very dangerous team. We play so well out of the back."
The Tigers came into the game averaging a half a goal a game, but found rhythm Saturday at home.
They return to action Wednesday at University of Rio Grande and back home Saturday against Midway. Kickoff for that game is set for 3 pm.