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Georgetown College women's soccer struggled Saturday afternoon on Senior Day to find the back of the net, but had no problems with that Tuesday against Cumberland University at home.
The Tigers (7-4-2, 3-1 Mid-South Conference) scored inside the first five minutes and never looked back, handing the Bulldogs just its third loss this season. CU has been receiving votes off and on all season and has tallied nine wins thus far.
"This was a good win for us tonight and it was nice that we took control early," said GC coach Leah Crews Castleman. "Sometimes we have a tendency to sit back a bit, but we played our game and got an early goal."
Junior Caitlin Williams controlled a loose ball near the 25-yard line, took a touch and then ripped a shot. The ball was a high arc that just went under the crossbar and over the fingertips of Elizabeth Surdam. Tara Joseph set the play in motion heading the ball to Alessandra Jansen. The junior then dropped the ball to Williams running on from the back.
Saturday, Jansen was the only one that could find the net in 30-plus shots for the Tigers. Georgetown started 1-for-1 Tuesday.
"Soccer can be that way," Castleman said. "Especially after you miss some early shots, sometimes that can cause you to tense up and then the shots are even more difficult to finish.
"It was nice to see that go in the opposite direction tonight."
The Tigers added the insurance goal late in the first half. Liz Yoder hit a ball in that Bea Cameron sent over the head of the last defender. Anna Ayers ran on for the finish with a low, passing shot around Surdam.
The Bulldogs showed why they have been receiving votes and are a win away from the double-digit tally in the final 45 minutes, taking 15 of the teams' 16 shots.
Georgetown also had its chances in the second half. In the span of a few seconds, sophomore Taylor Feist had two shots. Her first deflected off Surdam and her second went high.
The Tigers return to conference play Thursday at 4 pm in
Springfield, KY against St. Catharine (5-6, 1-2).