BRIDGEPORT – The Buckhannon-Upshur soccer Bucs couldn’t muster much of an offensive attack against sectional and Big 10 Conference foe the Bridgeport Indians in a road battle Tuesday night.
The Bucs suffered a 2-0 setback in which they only managed two shots-on-goal as Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Mike Donato continues to shuffle his lineup.
“We found ourselves in another difficult situation this evening being short handed so we had to make some lineup adjustments,” stated Donato. “It’s not ideal before a sectional game, but I feel we still had the players and tools to win. During the first half we seemed to be a step behind couldn’t quite get in sync. The second half we seemed to connect and defend better, but just couldn’t get the chances on goal we needed to compete.”
Will Madden had Bridgeport’s lone goal of the first half in the 36th minute with a shot from 20 yards out to the back post.
Bridgeport’s Burhan Khosa gave the Indians an insurance goal in the 67th minute when he dribbled to the top of the penalty area and scored with a shot to the back post.
Bridgeport held a 7-2 lead in shots-on-goal and a 5-3 margin in corner kicks.
Fouls were even at 5-5.
B-U keeper Dalton Auvil made five saves while Bridgeport goalie Levi Crayton made two saves.
Bridgeport improved to 5-3-6 on the season and 4-1-4 in the Big 10.
The Bucs fell to 5-10-1 and 4-4-1 in the conference.
B-U will be back in action Saturday in a non-conference clash with University starting at 1 p.m.
Buckhannon-Upshur 0 0 – 0
Bridgeport 1 1 – 2
Bridgeport – Will Madden (unassisted), 36th minute.
Bridgeport – Burhan Khosa (unassisted), 67th minute.
Shots-on-goal – Buckhannon-Upshur: 2; Bridgeport: 7.
Corner kicks – Buckhannon-Upshur: 3; Bridgeport: 5.
Fouls – Buckhannon-Upshur: 5; Bridgeport: 5.
Saves – Buckhannon-Upshur: Dalton Auvil 5; Bridgeport: Levi Crayton 2.