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Women's Soccer - Sat, Sep. 9, 2017

Taking the next step is the focus of this year's Georgetown College women's soccer team. The past two seasons, the Tigers have been knocking on the door of postseason play – just several teams shy of a bid to the 32-team tournament.

Therefore, coach Leah Crews Castleman designed a tougher road for her veteran squad with the focus of learning and displaying the talents of the team on a larger scale.

One of those tests was against No. 4 Martin Methodist College Saturday in Pulaski, Tenn. The Tigers (4-2) shutdown one of the hottest scorers in the nation, but the RedHawks (6-0) did net a goal in each half for a 2-0 victory.

"We executed our game plan and played well as a team, but couldn't capitalize on our chances," Castleman said. "Often we were missing the final link in our offensive third. Overall, though, I thought we matched up well against the No. 4 team on the road, and it's a huge victory for our backs to shutdown Cabral Vieira."

She is the number one scorer in the nation right now with 13 goals through five games. Emily Wright and Zoe Stovik helped to hold her scoreless Saturday.

Riko Sagara bent a shot in for the winning goal just 20 minutes into action as the Tigers clear fell to her feet. Teammate Miku Sunaga added the cushion roughly eight minutes into the second half.

"These are the teams we need to be playing to prepare for the postseason," Castleman said. "I'm pleased with the way we battled."

GC is back in action 7 pm Wednesday hosting University of Rio Grande.


 

 
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