By ERIC BALMER
Out of the five losses the women’s soccer team has had this year, three of them have been in overtime, and two were double overtime defeats. Georgetown (7-5) lost to non-conference Bethel University (8-4) in a hard to swallow loss. They’ve had a difficult schedule with two of their losses being from teams in the top 25 in the NAIA (or teams receiving votes).
GC Coach Leah Crews Castleman understands their hard schedule but is impressed with how her team’s been playing. “We’ve played a tough schedule, but I hope we are learning the lessons we need to so that when it counts we are translating them into wins,” the GC coach said. “This team has been so solid though, and that is something that is really good to see. With the kind of losses that we are taking, it could be easy to get frustrated in a negative way.”
The Tigers were able to get on the scoreboard in the first half. But the Wildcats were able to even the score late in the first half. Neither side could put the ball in the back of the net in the second half. Bethel was quick to score a little over five minutes into overtime.
GC senior Alex Harbowy was the only Tiger that was able to find the back of the net. Georgetown dominated the action until a foul allowed the Wildcats to chip a shot over goalie Kelsey Givens to tie the game. And, in overtime, Bethel split the defenders and scored the winning goal. Georgetown College plays next on Oct. 24 against St. Catharine College on senior night.