Buckhannon-Upshur and Elkins battled to a 2-2 tie Wednesday evening. (Bobbie Hatcher/My Buckhannon).

Soccer Lady Bucs tie Elkins 2-2 in regular-season finale

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur soccer Lady Bucs ended their regular season with a 2-2 deadlock with the visiting Elkins Tigers Wednesday evening in Big 10 Conference action at the high school.

Elkins led 1-0 at the half after a goal by Audrina Shelton when Darby Bailey played a pass into the box to her.

Buckhannon-Upshur tied the game in the 46th minute with a goal by Mallory Hughes with the assist going to Hannah Boyles.

Layla Fletcher returned the lead to Elkins in the 60th minute when Bailey sent her a pass into the box and she found the back of the net.

The game-tying goal for the Lady Bucs belonged to Boyles after she took a pass from Grace Queen with a shot just outside the 18 that hit the crossbar and went in.

“It was an intense back and forth game against a quality opponent,” remarked Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Jason Piacente. “I was so proud of how hard we fought back even when we were down a goal. We are continuing to play extremely well as a team and will work on a few things to help convert our opportunities into goals more often.”

B-U dominated the stat sheet owning a 15-4 advantage in corner kicks and held a 7-1 lead in corner kicks.

The Lady Bucs were guilty of nine fouls while the Tigers were called for three.

B-U keeper Kyndal Davis made two saves while Elkins goalie Gracelin Corley stopped 13 shots.

The tie left Elkins with an 11-3-3 record overall and an 8-0-3 mark in the Big 10 Conference.

The Lady Bucs are now 11-5-4 overall and 7-1-4 in the Big 10.

Buckhannon-Upshur will now advance to their sectional tournament next week, but the opponent is yet to be determined waiting for the outcome of Thursday’s Bridgeport-University game.

The boxscore:

Elkins 1  1 – 2

Buckhannon-Upshur 0  2 – 2


Elkins – Audrina Shelton (Darby Bailey assist), 31st minute.

Buckhannon-Upshur – Mallory Hughes (Hannah Boyles assist), 46th minute.

Elkins – Layla Fletcher (Bailley assist), 60th minute.

Buckhannon-Upshur – Boyles (Grace Queen assist), 72nd minute.

Shots-on-goal – Elkins: 4; Buckhannon-Upshur: 15.

Corner kicks – Elkins: 1; Buckhannon-Upshur: 7.

Fouls – Elkins: 3; Buckhannon-Upshur: 9.

Saves – Elkins: Gracelin Corley 13; Buckhannon-Upshur: Kyndal Davis 2.

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