Soccer ‘Cats fall to No. 2 Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va.– The West Virginia Wesleyan (1-1-2) men’s soccer team traveled south for a Mountain East Conference matchup against No. 2 Charleston (4-1-0) on Sunday (Sept. 11) at the Welch Athletic Complex. Charleston won the match by a score of 5-1.
In the first half, the Bobcats attack struck first in the 22nd minute when Emre Sinasi Deniz took advantage of a loose ball in the area and struck it top corner past the Charleston goalkeeper.
The Golden Eagles answered back in the 39th minute when Eduardo Iranzo took advantage of a penalty kick and put it low past Logan Nelson. Five minutes later, Matteo Ledoux drilled a pass into the 6-yard box where Joseph Gasper tapped it in the net. The home team led 2-1 at the end of the first half.
In the second half, the Golden Eagles extended their lead just two minutes into the new half. Another penalty kick was awarded in which Eduardo Barros stepped up and drilled it into the top corner. In the 70th minute, Santiago Hoyos got on the score sheet when he found himself free on top of the box and put it to the top right corner. UC extended their lead to 5-1 in the 80th minute when the Bobcats defense could not clear a loose ball in the area and Giorgos Diakos got on the end of it and tapped it in.
WVWC will host Concord at noon on Wednesday (Sept. 14) at Cebe Ross Field.


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