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Emma Schneider battles for loose ball against a Trojan attacker. Photo by Richard Davis
Emma Schneider battles for loose ball against a Trojan attacker. Photo by Richard Davis
Women's Soccer - Sat, Sep. 23, 2017

Unafraid. Determined. Georgetown College women's soccer season has a mission and a purpose driven by seven seniors. The Tigers (5-3-1) have run the gauntlet in the early non-conference slate, facing current No. 1 Martin Methodist College, No. 17 Taylor University and Grace College, which is receiving votes in the national poll.

While the best result has been a 1-1 tie with Grace earlier this week, Martin and Taylor have netted just two goals in wins. GC faced Grace on Wednesday, turning around for a morning battle with TU Saturday. The Trojans won 2-0.

"I think this week has taken a toll on us, as I saw some mental fatigue today," said GC coach Leah Crews Castleman. "We were not connecting our passes well. I will give Taylor's defense credit, when we were able to get forward a bit they busted up much of our attack.

"They are definitely a top 20 team, and there is a lot we can learn from today's match."

The Trojans (7-2) had all they could handle Saturday in the heated match at Toyota Stadium. The visitors got the better of the offensive push, but Georgetown flexed its defensive muscle.

GC was held to just two shots on goal and four shots total. This season they are averaging just shy of seven shots on frame in the previous eight games. The Tigers were getting pulled into their defensive third, leaving only one on four to try and control and change field position.

It did not help that just more than two minutes into the action, Megan Martin went down with an injury on a collision during a save.

"I think we have a lot to work on and a lot of room to grow," said GC senior Lindsey Dunn. "We did not play to our potential today, and I know we can do much better. I know my teammates and how much this season means to us, we will grow from this and continue to grow as a team."

 
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