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Georgetown College men's soccer team took an early lead only to see Tennessee Wesleyan battle back for a 3-2 win in overtime. The Tigers' (2-7) dominated most of the match against the Bulldogs (7-2), which recently beat two ranked opponents.
GC's Jordan Gregory opened the scoring as he controlled a rebound off a teammate for a goal in the 35th minute. Roughly a minute later, Aldo Torres finished a pass from Taylor Shaver for the 2-0 advantage heading into the break.
TWC (7-2) cut into the deficit with a shot just outside the 18-yard line into the upper left corner midway through the second half. But, it was a controversial handball call inside the box that gave Wesleyan a penalty kick. Billy Sparks netted a passing shot in the lower left corner just out of the reach of John Carpenter in the 77th minute.
The score remained knotted at two through regulation, forcing a potential two, 10-minute sessions to decide the game.
Each overtime is golden goal, meaning when someone scores
the game is over. With less than two minutes remaining in the first overtime,
TWC broke loss at midfield for a one-on-one with the keeper. John
Carrier was able to push the shot into the corner and finish the game. Georgetown returns to action 8 pm Thursday against Campbellsville University.