By Eric Balmer
Excellence in Georgetown College sports is not only encouraged, but demanded. Whether it’s football, basketball, softball or soccer, GC is expected to achieve great things. This expectation is well known by Danielle Lang, who is the goalie for the Lady Tigers soccer squad. Lang was recently awarded the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Last week, Georgetown traveled to Ohio to face Mt. Vernon Nazerene University. In GC’s first full game of the season, Lang was solid, allowing only one goal in 110 minutes of action. Not only did she only allow one goal, but she also had 12 saves to hold the Cougars to a single goal.
Lang, a freshman from Amelia, Ohio was awarded the player of the week honors within the first two weeks of her college career. Georgetown coach Leah Crews Castleman praised her goalie for transitioning to the level of play college requires.
“This is well deserved,” the GC coach said. “Danielle has taken very well to the college game and plays so well in the net for us” (georgetowncollegeathletics.com).
Thanks to Lang, Georgetown allowed only one goal, but also only able to put one in the net. As a result, they ended up having double overtime. Neither team could break the other’s defense, and the contest concluded in a draw.
The two games before this one didn’t go in the records. The first was an exhibition and the second was rained out, but Lang allowed just one goal in the 173 minutes of action she saw. If those matches counted, she would have 20 saves on the season.
Georgetown hopes to record their first win in their next game, which is at home against Kentucky Wesleyan College on tomorrow Kickoff for the game is at 6 p.m. at iHigh.com Field.