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Georgetown College men's soccer explodes for big Mid-South Conference road win this past Friday. The Tigers (3-7-1) improved to 2-3 in the MSC with a 4-2 win over St. Catharine in Springfield. The Patriots struck first, but that did not shake Georgetown.
"In the past, that has been a struggle of ours," said GC coach Derek Willis. "We get behind, we start pressing, and we end up on the short side of the scoreboard. But this is the second or third game where we've not let a deficit rattle us."
Just shy of 30 seconds after Sawyer Abshire gave SCC the 1-0 lead off a goal that hit the crossbar and bounced in, senior Taylor Shaver responded. He took a pass from Trent Boyd and found the back of the net for a 1-1 game.
"That was huge," Willis said. "We didn't waste any time getting back into the game, and you could see the confidence in the guys."
The score remained tied for the remainder of the half, but in the opening minute of the final 45 Aaron Stover gave GC the advantage. The sophomore took a pass from John Cothran and netted the ball from eight yards out.
Almost 11 minutes later, the Patriots got a fortunate bounce that freed up Abdikadir Mohamed to equalize the game.
"It was a good goal and not a lot we could do about it," Willis said. "It was blocked by one of our defenders and rolled to Abdikadir for the goal."
The match looked to be in stalemate from that point until Hunter Conner gave the Tigers the go-ahead goal. The sophomore sent an arching shot over the head of the keeper. A few minutes later, Shaver added the final tally and gave Georgetown breathing room. The forward was once again set up by Boyd for a 10-yard strike.