Men's Soccer - Thu, Oct. 28, 2010
Georgetown College men's soccer team honored five seniors in its final home game Wednesday against West Virginia Tech, but came up short in a 5-3 loss.
Senior Travis Eaves helped to make it interesting early in the second half with a header that trimmed the deficit to 3-2, but the Tigers would get no closer to the Golden Bears. The loss drops Georgetown to 3-13 on the season and 2-6 in the Mid-South Conference.
GC will most likely finish seventh in the conference standings, meaning a quarterfinal road game against Lindsey Wilson to start the postseason on Nov. 6.
WVT opened up a 2-0 lead when freshman Taylor Shaver found the back of the net in the 28th minute. The forward controlled a rebound shot and finished it on the open net.
Tech pushed the lead back to two goals when Joe Jackson got a one-on-one against Steven Baumfaulk. He hit the passing shot and the Golden Bears took a 3-1 lead into the break.
After Eaves header seemed to give GC momentum, WVT responded with two goals in the next 10 minutes. First David James set up Jackson and Jackson returned the favor for James as the Golden Bears opened a 5-2 lead.
Georgetown did not go away though, the offense continued to push forward and Aldo Torres sent a cross in front of an open goal that Brian Swanson ran on and finished. Unfortunately it was too little too late to mount a comeback.
The Tigers finish regular season play Saturday at Asbury. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.