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Georgetown College men's team continued to flex the defensive muscle against No. 3 Lindsey Wilson College Tuesday evening. The Tigers (5-9-1, 3-5 Mid-South Conference) could not generate offense in Columbia, Ky. but held the high-powered Blue Raiders to just two goals in the loss.
"When you play teams such as Lindsey or Rio, you have to be defensive minded and we have a great defense," said GC coach Derek Willis. "We would of course liked to have seen some of our opportunities produce a stronger offensive attack, but when you can hold the two teams in the conference that are ranked in the top five consistently to just four goals total that's great.
"Not only does it show how great defensively we are, but when it comes down to breaking ties and figuring out postseason seedings, goals against matter."
The Tigers are currently sitting tied for sixth with Cumberland University, which it holds the head-to-head breaker. Just a half-game ahead is Bluefield College (3-4), which GC also beat and would hold the tiebreaker with as well.
"Any time, in our conference, when you can avoid having to face Lindsey or Rio in the first round, you've given yourself a big boost," Willis said. "We still have Pikeville as our final regular season game on Nov. 2, but right now we feel good about where we are. Of the teams below us, only Shawnee State got the win over us. The one team ahead of us that we could catch is a team we beat."
Georgetown returns to action 7 pm Saturday at Asbury University in Wilmore, Ky. Catch live video stream of the game through the Eagles' site on www.ihigh.com/asbury.