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Georgetown College women's soccer has scored 11 goals through eight games, but got a little assistance in game nine Wednesday against University of the Cumberlands in a 2-0 win. The Tigers (4-4-1) leveled their standing in the Mid-South Conference to 3-3 as the Patriots scored two own goals in Williamsburg. UC falls to 1-10 and 1-5.
"We had really good set ups and on each one it just happened a Patriot player knocked it in," said GC coach Leah Crews Castleman. "Wild things happen when we travel to Williamsburg. We controlled the game and the opportunities but oddly didn't officially score either goal."
GC was balanced with eight and seven shots per half, while Cumberlands had most of its offensive push in the final 45 trailing 2-0.
Freshman goalkeeper Danielle Lang continued her solid rookie season with 10 saves and her third shutout of the season. She has allowed just eight goals this season and is bouncing back and forth between top in the league for goals against. Her shutout Wednesday put her back on top with a .917 average.
"I think a lot of things go into how strong we are at keeping teams from scoring," Castleman said. "Obviously, 53 saves is awesome and a big component to having just eight goals given up this season. I'm very excited about what we've seen out of Danielle thus far, and the whole goalie competition we have with fellow freshman Brittney Moshos. Either could start for any team and the fact that every day in practice they push each other is amazing.
"Then we also have a solid line of defenders that makes it difficult for teams to get off shots. That entire unit deserves the credit."
Georgetown is also enjoying scoring more goals this season than a year ago and are already one ahead on multi-goal games. In 2012, the Tigers managed just three games of two or more goals. Through nine games, GC has four games with multiple goals including a four-goal explosion against Midway a few weeks back.
"It is easy to get caught up in records and standings, but we have to remember we are getting better," Castleman said. "Competition is tougher this year and we've had a few rough breaks, but this is a really great team. We just need to keep winning the small battles and everything else will take care of itself."