WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. – The West Virginia Wesleyan women’s soccer team (5-10-1, 5-8-1) defeated West Liberty (5-10-1, 4-9-1) on Sunday (Oct. 23) afternoon at the West Family Complex in West Liberty, W.Va.
In the first half, the Lady Bobcats managed to shoot five shots on goal. Captain Beth Burchett fired a pair of shots on target in the first 45 minutes of action. Emma Pankiewicz, Abby Fowler and Talia Stacy also recorded a shot on goal in the first frame. Ally Moore stopped four West Liberty shots from entering the back of the net in the first half. At the end of 45 minutes of play, the game was scoreless.
Wesleyan wasted no time getting on the scoreboard in the second half. In the 46th minute, Kameron Bonneau threaded a pass to Ava Badallo, who struck the ball past the West Liberty goalkeeper and into the net. Less than two minutes later, Pankiewicz was sent off on a straight red card that forced WVWC to compete with 10 players. In the 76th minute, Chloe Ramirez picked up her second yellow card, and Wesleyan was down to nine players on the pitch. The WVWC defense held strong and only allowed one shot on target in the final 13 minutes of play. WVWC held on with nine players and claimed victory over West Liberty.
West Virginia Wesleyan women’s soccer will play its final home game on Wednesday (Oct. 26) versus Wheeling at 4 p.m. at Cebe Ross Field.