By ERIC BALMER
The women of the Georgetown College Soccer team managed to send the Union College Bulldogs home with a sour taste in their mouths. The Tigers edged out a victory against the Bulldogs after a late goal in the second half put GC on top, on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
Union had several shot attempts by Stephanie Burton on Georgetown in the second half, but our Tigers were able to complete a shutout. The Tigers finally scored off of a corner kick by senior, Anna Ayers to Becca Dietrich for the winning goal. The goal was Dietrich’s first goal of the season, and she did so with five minutes left in regulation.
Though the Bulldogs had many opportunities to score, the solid defense of Caitlin Williams, Tara Joseph and Megan
Melanson, along with goalies Kelsey Givens and Lauren Leick, kept the shutout intact. GC’s defense has been solid all season long with an incredible five shutouts.
Georgetown Coach Leah Crews Castleman was quite impressed with the way her team was able to battle adversity, keep the hopes up and produce when it counted. “What a goal by Becca. After so many good shots, we could have dropped our heads, but that isn’t us or this team and we knew something would eventually break through. Anna had great corners tonight, hitting beautiful balls, and I just knew one of those would be the catalyst for the offense” (georgetowncollegeathletics.com).
The girls unfortunately weren’t able to muster a victory against the Cumberlands, but they hope to rebound against Bethel University on Oct 17.