Soccer ‘Cats take down Frostburg State, 5-2

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Wesleyan (7-6-4, 5-6-4) men’s soccer earned three points versus Frostburg State (4-9-5, 3-9-4) on Wednesday (Oct. 26) afternoon at Cebe Ross Field.

In the first half, Wesleyan dominated most of the game, keeping possession of the ball and moving it confidently throughout the half and also outshot the Bobcats from Frostburg 10-5. In the 21st minute, Ridley Braid found himself serving a ball into the area with pace in which found the head of Javier De Ona Garcia and into goal. In the 43rd minute, the Bobcats could not clear a corner from Frostburg which eventually led into an own goal leveling the score at 1-1. This did not stop the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats, as just a minute later, Casey Bunker got on the end of his own deflected shot and was able to put it past the keeper, registering his first career goal.

In the second half, the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats came out strong again. Chris Irakoze was able to slip a ball to Sam Newell right on top of the box in which Newell was able to perfectly place it on the bottom left giving the keeper no chance to make a save. A minute later, Adam Gribben got on the end of a freekick outside the box where he was able to unbelievably strike the ball into the top left corner, once again giving the keeper no chance to make a save. In the 65th minute, the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats were not able to deal with a ball in the area and once again conceded an own goal. Garcia was not done as in the 81st minute he was able to calmly score his second goal after an undealt clearance from Frostburg. West Virginia Wesleyan outshot Frostburg 17-7 and ended the match in a 5-2 victory.

The WVWC Bobcats are on the road Sunday (Oct. 30) for a match versus Davis & Elkins at 7 p.m.


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