Lady ‘Cats drop 2-0 road decision against Charleston


CHARLESTON, West Virginia — The West Virginia Wesleyan women’s soccer team (1-3-0, 1-1-0 MEC) lost a conference game to Charleston (2-2-0, 2-0-0 MEC) on Sunday September 11 at Welch Sports Complex.

Emma Pankiewicz created an early scoring opportunity and shot on goal five minutes into the game. Hannah Murphy followed by a shot on target in the 15th minute. UC beat WVWC 6-3 in the first half. Both teams were unable to score in the first 45 minutes of action.

Rachel Osborne of Charleston scored the first goal of the game in 54e minute. Sydney Wheeler was credited with an assist on the play. Less than five minutes later, Sydney Cavender extended the home side’s 2-0 lead after scoring from a Kaitlyn Gauze assist. The Lady Bobcats didn’t register a shot in the first 20 minutes of the second half. Talia Stacy was the only Lady Bobcat to put a shot on goal in the final half. Charleston went undefeated in MEC play after Sunday’s victory.

Wesleyan Guardian Ally Moore made four saves. The Golden Eagles outshot the ‘Cats 15-6 and had three more shots on goal than WVWC. Wesleyan managed to accumulate eight corners, while the home side got five corners in the game.

Wesleyan has completed a three-game road trip and will return to Buckhannon on Wednesday September 14. The Bobcats will host Concord at Ross Field beginning at 2:30 p.m.

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