By Kaitlin Fahey
Amidst the numerous homecoming festivities taking place at the college this past weekend, the women’s soccer team took the field on Friday night for a home game against Asbury University. The end result was a shutout, with the Tigers triumphing over the Asbury Eagles 3-0.
Georgetown’s offense wasted no time in working the ball down the field: senior midfielder Kaitlyn Osborn took a shot on the Eagles’ goal just 47 seconds into the game. Though Osborn’s shot went wide, it certainly set the tone for the rest of the game—the Tigers spent the majority of the first half near the Eagles’ penalty box, taking an additional six shots before halftime. Thirty-nine minutes into the game, junior defender Sam Amend kicked the ball in the net, making the score 1-0 in Georgetown’s favor at the half.
At the beginning of the second period, Georgetown again took the offensive lead. Five minutes after the start of the new half, Sam Amend scored her second goal of the game, doubling her season total. About 10 minutes later, the Tigers scored again – this time it was sophomore midfielder Sarah Hencke who put the ball in the net with an assist from junior midfielder Bea Cameron, giving the Tigers their winning score of 3-0.
Head coach Leah Crews Castleman expressed her happiness with the results of the game.
“This was a really good game, as it always is against the Eagles,” Crews Castleman stated on Friday night (georgetowncollegeathletics.com). Though the two teams did not compete against each other last season, Georgetown was victorious over Asbury in 2010 and 2011, making this year’s match the third consecutive season that the Tigers defeated the Eagles.
“We found our moments and took advantage,” Crews Castleman continued.
The win over Asbury brings the Tigers’ record to 5-4-1, and 3-3 in the Mid-South Conference. Earlier in the week on Oct. 9, the team traveled to Williamsburg, where they achieved a 2-0 win over the University of the Cumberlands.
The Tigers return to the field with two matches this week; today they are scheduled to travel north for a game against Cincinnati Christian University. On Friday, Oct. 18, Georgetown will take the field at home against Tennessee’s Cumberland University, beginning at 4 p.m.