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This is a moment Georgetown College women's soccer coach Leah Crews Castleman has been waiting for roughly two seasons. She knows her team is highly explosive offensively, but Wednesday night the rest of the world got to witness it as well.
The Tigers (6-4-1) netted five goals on Cincinnati Christian University (4-10) while pitching a fifth shutout, third in a row.
The Tigers have not netted five goals since Oct. 25, 2011 in a 5-2 victory over University of the Cumberlands. The highest total they tallied in 2012 was three and earlier this season they had a 4-1 win over Midway.
"When we come together it is awesome to watch," Castleman said. "This is what I've been seeing in practice and preaching to my players about our capabilities. I've been expecting this to come out since sometime this past year."
Hana Henderson got the decisive goal when she blasted a beautiful cross from Sarah Hencke.
Then the insurance goals began to rain in front of a very appreciative Georgetown crowd in Cincinnati, Ohio.
"We have six players from the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area," Castleman said. "It was a great crowd and a reminder that we need to play more games up in that area. I was glad that we could give them a good showing."
Sam Amend, from Cincinnati, added her third goal in two games as finished a cross from Kelsey Aerni. The score was 2-0 at the break.
The final three goals were unassisted shots from Amanda Hasl, Hencke and Ariel Howell, Florence, Ky.
Danielle Lang, from Amelia, Ohio, was part of Castleman's three goalies that shutdown the Lady Eagles.
Georgetown returns home for a conference tilt against No. 11 Cumberland University 3:30 pm Friday on iHigh.com Field.
|(RV) Lindsey Wilson at||8:00pm|
|(4) Lindsey Wilson at||6:00pm|
|Cumberland Univ. at||4:00pm|
|(14) Cumberland Univ. at||2:00pm|
|(10) University of Pikeville at||8:00pm|
|(22) University of Pikeville at||6:00pm|
|(18) University of the Cumberlands at||4:00pm|
|University of the Cumberlands at||2:00pm|
|University of Maine at Fort Kent at||7:00pm|