Pikeville falls at Georgetown in MSC opener

Staff Report

GEORGETOWN – Despite being outshot 22-2 for the game, the University of Pikeville men’s soccer team was tied 1-1 at Georgetown up until the 29th minute before the Tigers ended the game on a 3-0 run to win 4-1 on Saturday night at Toyota Stadium.

It was a 2-1 Tiger lead at halftime of the Mid-South Conference opener as Jordan Murdoch had broken the tie in the 29th, a goal that would ultimately be enough for the win. But some assurance was added in the second half with a 64th-minute strike from J.T. Stephens off a pass from Nick Gregory and a 72nd-minute score from Trent Boyd.

Gregory booted in the first goal of the game in the 17th minute before David Azcunaga knotted things up for the Bears with an unassisted strike three minutes later.

Depth eventually won out for Georgetown as it used a whopping 21 players on the night, compared to 14 players entering the pitch for UPIKE (1-3, 0-1 MSC).

Bear goalkeeper Tyler Holland played admirably, scooping up nine saves along with the four goals allowed. Patrick Shwarz ended up making one save for Georgetown (2-2, 1-0 MSC).

Azcunaga and Daniel Olaniran took a shot each for UPIKE, while Gregory paced Georgetown with five shots, placing two on target.

UPIKE is back in action at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, hosting Shawnee State (Ohio) at the Bob Amos Complex.

Staff Report

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