Lady ‘Cats drop 2-0 road decision against Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Wesleyan (1-3-0, 1-1-0 MEC) women’s soccer team dropped a conference match to Charleston (2-2-0, 2-0-0 MEC) on Sunday (Sept. 11) at Welch Athletic Complex.

Emma Pankiewicz created a scoring opportunity early and fired a shot on goal five minutes into the game. Hannah Murphy followed up with a shot on target at the 15-minute mark. UC outshot WVWC 6-3 in the first half. Both teams could not score in the first 45 minutes of action.

Charleston’s Rachel Osborne scored the game’s first goal in the 54th minute. Sydney Wheeler was credited with an assist on the play. Less than five minutes later, Sydney Cavender extended the home team’s lead 2-0 after she scored off of a pass from Kaitlyn Gauze. The Lady Bobcats did not register a shot in the first 20 minutes of the second half. Talia Stacy was the lone Lady Bobcat to put a shot on goal in the final half. Charleston remained undefeated in MEC play after Sunday’s win.

Wesleyan goaltender Ally Moore made four saves. The Golden Eagles outshot the ‘Cats 15-6 and posted three more shots on goal than WVWC. Wesleyan managed to accrue eight corner kicks, while the home team had five corners in the match.

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


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