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Blaine Skeen and Cole Dewey celebrate the late goal. Photo by Richard Davis
Blaine Skeen and Cole Dewey celebrate the late goal. Photo by Richard Davis
Men's Soccer - Wed, Oct. 5, 2016

Blaine Skeen buried a penalty kick in the 87th minute to help Georgetown College men's soccer stave off a second defeat in the Mid-South Conference. The Tigers hosted University of the Cumberlands and played to a 1-1, double overtime draw.

GC was without the services of starting goalie Matthew Skeen and starting midfielder Noah Mills – both dealing with illnesses. Patrick Schwarz stepped in and despite an early Patriot (2-7-2, 0-2-1) goal, stood his ground and kept the Tigers (3-5-3, 1-1-1) in it until Skeen tied it.

Cole Dewey was fouled going for a header in the 18-yard box by Jack Hutton, leading to the free kick. Skeen showed no fear in striking a passing shot into the right corner.

"I'm really proud of the guys tonight. I am pleased how we battled back from a goal that was our mistake," said GC coach Derek Willis. "Once the second half hit, we really controlled the tempo of the game and were creating the best chances and deserved the penalty. Skeen really showed some nerves and calmly put the ball away.

"Once OT hit, there was only going to be one winner, and that was us. Unfortunately, we just couldn't find the finish that was needed."

Georgetown was close to a game-winner as Nick Gregory seemed to hold his run long enough to be one-on-one with the keeper. However, the flag came up and offside was called, curtailing that opportunity.

The Tigers return to action 8 pm Friday at No. 8 Campbellsville University.




 

 
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