Soccer - Thu, Nov. 7, 2013
Georgetown College men's and women's soccer teams both finished sixth in the Mid-South Conference this season, earning them both a quarterfinal tournament match up with Campbellsville University.
The doubleheader is slated for 5:30 and 8 pm Saturday in Campbellsville.
"It is nice to travel together and be able to support each other," said GC men's coach Derek Willis. "It doesn't happen that often in the postseason that we would both be playing the same team."
Both matches will be played at Citizen's Bank Field and Finley Stadium with live video streaming available here.
GC and CU played a doubleheader in Georgetown this season on Sept. 25. Campbellsville took the regular season head-to-head matchups, 2-0 in the women's and 3-1 in the men's.
CU has gotten the best of Georgetown the past two meetings, getting its first ever win over GC in 2012. That game in Campbellsville was a 1-0 last second victory in double overtime. CU, having its best season ever in 2013, found opportunities in each half to take the victory this season.
"They are a good team, and we know it will be a battle, but we like the matchup," said coach Leah Crews Castleman. "The past two meetings we've not had Ozzie (Kaitlyn Osborne) on the field. She brings a presence to our team not just with her defensive abilities but her leadership style."
CU has eight shutouts this season, averaging 4.9 goals in those wins. Campbellsville tallied two double-digit goal victories this season, 10-0 and 11-0, against University of Pikeville and University of the Cumberlands respectively.
GC has six shutouts this season with a three goal average in those wins.
Following the loss to CU, Georgetown has tallied a 6-3 mark.
Coming into the first match with Campbellsville, Georgetown's men had put up several solid games but were struggling to find wins. Following the 3-1 setback to CU, GC won four of the final nine games and had a shot to finish as high as fifth in conference play.
"We were picked preseason eighth, but I think we really came together and had a chance to finish fifth," Willis said. "I like the way my guys are playing and the way we play in Campbellsville. I think this is a good matchup and will be a heck of a game."
Campbellsville (14-2-1) has been in and out of the rankings most of this season and is currently receiving votes.
Both teams put up good results against national powers and MSC foes Lindsey Wilson and University of Rio Grande. GC lost 2-0 to both, while CU lost 1-0 to LWC and tied Rio.