Soccer Lady ‘Cats suffer 2-0 non-conference setback to Walsh

NORTH CANTON, Ohio — The West Virginia Wesleyan (0-2-0) women’s soccer team fell in a nonconference matchup to Walsh (1-0-0) in a 2-0 loss at Larry Staudt Field on Sunday, Aug. 28.

WVWC striker Beth Burchett registered the game’s first shot on goal in the eighth minute of the match. Walsh goalkeeper Romina Parraguez made the save to prevent a goal-scoring opportunity for the Lady Bobcats. Wesleyan developed another opportunity in the 19th minute after Gianna Patitucci aimed a shot towards the bottom left of the goal from a corner kick. The Cavaliers made a team save that kept the Bobcats off the board.

Walsh scored first in the 21st minute after Taylor Tomlinson opened her account. A WVWC foul in the box set up a penalty kick for the Cavs. Katie Corrigan converted the penalty shot and gave the Cavaliers a 2-0 lead after 26 minutes of action. Hannah Murphy placed a shot on target that was saved by Parraguez in the 35th minute. The home team held a 2-0 edge after 45 minutes of play.

The Lady Bobcats totaled two shots on goal in the second half. Emma Pankiewicz recorded a shot on target in the final frame for WVWC. Ally Moore faced 11 shots and made four saves on the afternoon. Wesleyan managed to put five of their eight shots on target in the match. The Cavs kept the Lady ‘Cats off the board and won their home opener by a score of 2-0.

Up next for WVWC women’s soccer is the Mountain East Conference opener in Glenville against Glenville State on Sept. 7 at 7 p.m.

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