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HARROGATE, TN - It was a classic case of David vs. Goliath as Georgetown College knocked off NCAA Division II eighth-ranked Lincoln Memorial University on the road Saturday.HARROGATE, TN - It was a classic case of David vs. Goliath as Georgetown College knocked off NCAA Division II eighth-ranked Lincoln Memorial University on the road Saturday.
The loss drops the Railsplitters to 7-2-1 on the year and marks the first time since August 26, 2007 that the Railsplitters have lost a home match. The loss was also the Railsplitters first loss on the new LMU soccer field. The Tigers improved to 5-2 on the season.
The Railsplitters came out with a strong offensive attack and narrowly missed paydirt on several occasions. The closest opportunity for a goal came in the early minutes when Adam Huber hit the cross bar in the fourteenth minute of the match. Despite the LMU attack, Georgetown managed to generate several runs and finally broke the Railsplitter defensive effort at the 27:00 minute mark when Aaaron Vossmer scored unassisted to Head Coach Derek Willis give the Tigers a 1-0 lead. LMU trailed until the forty-third minute when defender Felipe Nogueira scored on a direct kick to even the match at 1-1, taking the tie into the second half.
Both the Railsplitters and the Tigers struggled through a defensive battle that lasted most of the second half. Numerous cards were issued to individuals from both teams before Georgetown senior forward Alex Butt used a Jarrod Willough/Aaron Vossmer pass in the eightieth minute to break the tie and eventually give the Tigers the upset victory over the Lincoln Memorial University men.
Head Coach Derek Willis says it is a more than a big win for his team. "This is something we can build the program on."
The Tigers take to the road today to take on conference-rival Campbellsville. The doubleheader will begin at 2:00 with the women, followed by the men at 4:00.
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