By Kaitlin Fahey
Georgetown’s women’s soccer team displayed a high-energy offensive effort against Midway College on Sept. 21. The 4-1 win, which took place at home, brings the Tigers’ record to 2-2-1.
Although the Midway Eagles scored a goal less than seven minutes into the first half, it was Georgetown who dominated the remainder of the game. The Tigers’ offense was particularly strong, finishing the game with twice as many shots on goal as the Eagles.
Junior defender Becca Dietrich initiated the scoring streak for the Tigers, putting the ball in the net off of a corner kick taken by junior midfielder Bea Cameron in the first half. Less than two minutes later, senior forward Tara Joseph sent a cross-field pass which was finished by sophomore midfielder Sarah Hencke, giving Georgetown their second goal.
The Tigers finished the first half on a high note, with freshman Amanda Hasl shooting the ball cross-frame into the lower right corner of the net after being one-on-one with Midway goalkeeper Katie Bailey.
Hasl also started off the second half strongly for Georgetown: the forward scored again nine seconds after kickoff. After intercepting a pass from the Eagles, Hasl made a shot just outside of the penalty box which went over the keeper’s head, completing Georgetown’s fourth and final goal of the game.
“It was awesome to see Amanda score twice,” remarked head coach Leah Crews Castleman (www.georgetowncollegeathetics.com).
Although the Tiger offense was nearly unstoppable, Georgetown’s goalkeepers held Midway to a single goal through their defensive skills. In the first half, freshman Danielle Lang had one save, and in the second half, freshman Brittney Moshos saved all three shots on goal by the Eagles.
“Glad to see after we gave up that goal we found our energy and drive. We spread the ball around and got a lot of players that feel of a goal,” says Crews Castleman, referring to the three players who scored and the additional two who had assists.
The game against Midway brings GC women’s soccer to a two game winning streak at home. The other home win was a 3-0 shutout against Bluefield College on Sept. 14.
The Tigers take on their next opponent, conference rival Campbellsville University, on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The game will take place at Georgetown’s Toyota Stadium, beginning at 6 p.m.