UPLAND, Ind. - Senior Danny Cawley made his way through the Georgetown defense late to score a huge goal, and the Taylor defense stood up to lift the Trojans to a 1-0 win over Georgetown Saturday.
Though Taylor dominated much of the play throughout the contest, the Trojans struggled to find the back of the net against a compact Georgetown defense.
Cawley made that change in the 74th minute with a bit of dribbling brilliance. Cawley touched a ball around the Georgetown defenders and was able to turn past the back line of defense before firing a shot with his right foot low to the opposite corner. The goal lifted Taylor's spirits and it looked as if the Trojans would hold on without much threat to their lead.
Georgetown however had a great run as full-time approached, and with many bodies pressed forward the Tigers' Aaron Stover placed a shot across the frame of goal. The ball ricocheted towards the goal line, but Taylor goalkeeper Michael Williams made an amazing reflex save to knock it away before it had fully crossed the line.
"It took a few key individual plays to win this one," said head coach Gary Ross. "Georgetown is very well coached and very well disciplined, and they were scrappy tonight. It was a sick play by Williams there at the end to make that save, and with Danny's goal, that is what seniors find a way to do."
Williams had to make just three saves on the night, none of which were bigger than the save on Stover's attempt. Taylor outshot the Tigers with 17 shots to just four for Georgetown. Cawley led the team with eight shot attempts, while Tim Daniels also had three.
Taylor (3-2) will next play on the road at Indiana Tech this upcoming Wednesday, after winning two straight in its home invitational. The match with Indiana Tech will kick-off at 7:00 pm.