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It took a half and plenty of shots, but senior John Cothran opened the door early and Georgetown College men's soccer never looked back.
The Tigers (2-6-1) broke free Saturday with an impressive 3-0 win over Brescia University. The Bearcats (2-5) held Georgetown down behind save after save in the first 45 minutes, but could not do the same in the second half.
"We knew we were right there and it was difficult watching so many opportunities get turned away, but I knew our offense would break loose," said GC coach Derek Willis. "You could almost see the relief when John hit his shot."
Another senior Taylor Shaver added the first pad goal with a header off a free kick. Matthew Murphy sent the free ball into the box far side. Shaver just outside the six-yard line put a head to it and it was nothing but net.
The celebration began and continued with in the 86th minute Aaron Stover finished off the scoring.
The sophomore and his teammates met at the far flag for the release of frustration that has been mounting on the team.
Georgetown has had its opportunities and as a team felt it let Cincinnati Christian hang around this past Saturday in a game. GC did not make the same mistake Saturday. BU had opportunities, using speed up top. But Matthew Oster made five saves in his 88-plus minutes of action.
The Tigers had 19 shots and 15 on goal to Brescia's seven and five.
"This feels good and hopefully is something the guys carry over with them," Willis said. "We can do this all the time. We have a great defense, which got stronger with the addition of Travis Swan back from injury, and our forwards are ridiculous.
"They just need the confidence to know this is the team I know they can be."
Georgetown returns to action 8 pm Wednesday hosting Shawnee State University.