Soccer Lady Bucs battle Fairmont Senior to 1-1 tie

FAIRMONT – All good things must come to an end and they did for the Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Bucs against the Fairmont Senior Polar Bears Thursday evening in Big 10 Conference action.

The Lady Bucs saw their seven-game winning streak come to an end but they were still able to earn a 1-1 draw with Fairmont Senior.

“We played a solid game and dominated possession for most of the game,” remarked Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Jason Piacente. “Despite not getting the win, it was a great all-around team effort.”

Tara Ashley sent in a corner kick that Maura Stark found the back of the net on to give Fairmont Senior a 1-0 lead in the 14th minute.

Fairmont Senior took that 1-0 lead into the intermission.

The Lady Bucs tied the game in the 45th minute when Kyleigh Keener put in an unassisted goal.

Neither team was able to get the go-ahead goal in the final 35 minutes of action.

B-U owned a 4-1 margin in shots-on-goal and a 2-1 advantage in corner kicks.

The Lady Bucs were guilty of just one foul while the Polar Bears were guilty of eight.

The tie left Fairmont Senior with a 2-3-3 record overall and a 1-1-2 mark in the Big 10 Conference.

B-U is now 7-2-1 overall and own a 5-0-1 ledger in the Big 10 Conference.

The Lady Bucs will return to action Saturday with a non-conference clash with Wheeling Park in Wheeling.

The game will start at 11 a.m.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon-Upshur  0  1 – 1

Fairmont Senior 1  0 – 1


Fairmont Senior – Maura Stark (Tara Ashley assist), 14th minute.

Buckhannon-Upshur – Kyleigh Keener (unassisted), 45th minute.

Shots-on-goals – Buckhannon-Upshur:4; Fairmont Senior: 1.

Corner kicks – Buckhannon-Upshur: 2; Fairmont Senior: 1.

Fouls – Buckhannon-Upshur: 1; Fairmont Senior: 8.

Saves – Buckhannon-Upshur: Kyndal Davis 0; Fairmont Senior: Liz Amos 3.

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