Rams Narrowly Defeated by Georgetown, 2-1
Bluefield Women’s Soccer matched up with a tight defensive Georgetown Tiger’s squad on Thursday afternoon, falling by a final score of 2-1 at the East River Soccer Complex.
October 4, 2012
Jessica Dutka scored her fourth of the season in the Rams loss
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. -- Bluefield Women’s Soccer matched up with a tight defensive Georgetown Tiger’s squad on Thursday afternoon, falling by a final score of 2-1 at the East River Soccer Complex. The Ram attack outshot the Tigers 17-8 throughout the contest as all three goals came in the opening 45 minutes.
With the loss, Bluefield sits at 5-6-0 on the season and 1-3 in Mid-South Conference play. The win for Georgetown improves the Tigers to 6-3 (5-2 MSC).
Junior goalkeeper Kayla Richardson made five saves for the Rams in the loss.
Braley Freire led the way offensively, generating a team season-low three shots for the Rams while Jessica Dutka scored the only goal of the game for BC with her one and only shot.
After a trio of Bluefield shots and a pair of corner kicks Georgetown countered against the run of play as Anna Ayers scored with 37:51 left in the opening half to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.
That goal gave new life to the Tigers as they outshot the Rams 5-1 over the next 20 minutes. Ayers received a pass from Sarah Hencke with just over 17 minutes remaining in the first period to give Georgetown a commanding 2-0 lead as the Tigers capitalized on the momentum.
The stingy GC defense brought in four shutouts and allowed just eight goals in their previous eight games. That span included four against the No. 3 Lindsey Wilson Blue Raiders the night before.
Bluefield looked to respond as three Rams combined for four shots on target while BC dominated the match despite trailing by two goals (2-0).
As the Rams moved the ball through midfield Callan Camin sent a pointed pass over the heart of the Tiger defense where Jessica Dutka connected placing a shot around the crashing Kelsey Givens for her fourth goal of the season with 4:27 left in the opening 45 minutes to bring BC within one (2-1).
The goal by Dutka set a single season team record for Bluefield passing the 2008’s record of 27 set in 19 games. The Rams surpassed that mark after just 11 games while scoring over two and a half goals per game. Their 28 goals ranks in the top-50 (49) in the nation. Returnee Pip Pattison (12) leads the team while newcomers Callan Camin, Jessica Dutka, Enajah Winbush, Kori Koerwitz, and Jessica Newman have combined for 11 goals and 12 assists.
Last season the Rams scored just 17 goals in 19 matches and had only scored 20 or more twice in program history but the program and attack have seen a vast improvement under the direction of first year Head Coach Chase Neidig. Since Neidig took over the Rams have won as many games (5) and scored more goals (28) than the previous two seasons combined.
“We have seen some good things this season,” said Head Coach Chase Neidig. “We still have things to work on as this season shows where we need improvement but it also shows the quality we possess.”
In her first season for Bluefield Callan Camin ranks fourth in the nation as she picked up her ninth of the season on Dutka’s goal. Fellow transfer Jessica Dutka has been lethal over the last five games for Bluefield scoring a trio of goals on seven shots. The duo has combined for five goals and 10 assists in their first 11 matches for the Red, White & Blue. On the season Dutka has converted .500 percent (4-of-8) shots on target and tied for the team lead in game winning goals (2) with Pip Pattison.
Braley Freire tried to draw the game level two minutes later but Givens was up for the test as the half ended 2-1 in favor of the visitors.
Through the opening half the Rams outshot Georgetown 10-6 while level with a pair of corner kicks.
The Rams would push players forward through the final 45 minutes outshooting the Tigers 7-2 but couldn’t find the equalizing goal as they fell for the second consecutive time and third straight in Mid-South Conference play.
For the game Bluefield held a decisive 17-8 lead in shots while both teams took five corner kicks, Kelsey Givens made nine saves for Georgetown for her seventh victory of 2012 while Kayla Richardson made five for the Rams earning her sixth loss of the season.
Bluefield will next be in action on Wednesday, Oct. 10 when they travel to Pikeville, Ky., for a 2 p.m. kickoff against the Pikeville Bears in their fifth of nine Mid-South Conference games.