Solid defensive effort leads Lady Bucs to a 1-0 home victory over George Washington

TENNERTON – A strong defensive effort led the Buckhannon-Upshur soccer Lady Bucs to a solid 1-0 win over the George Washington Patriots in non-conference action Saturday morning at the high school.

“I was very happy with how the whole team played,” remarked Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Jason Piacente. “I do have to give a shout out to our defense. They played a phenomenal game. George Washington played well and had more possession in the second half, but our defense held strong throughout the game.”

After an almost scoreless first half, the lone goal of the game came in the 38th minute when Hannah Boyles scored with the assist going to Harley Dean.

The Lady Bucs won the scoresheet as well owning an 8-2 advantage in shots-on-goals and a 1-0 lead in corner kicks.

Buckhannon-Upshur was guilty of seven fouls while the Patriots were called for three.

Buckhannon-Upshur keeper Kyndal Davis made one save while Oriah Allen stopped seven shots for George Washington.

George Washington dropped to 5-4 on the year after seeing their five game-winning streak come to an end.

The Lady Bucs hiked their winning streak to six and now own a 6-2 record.

They will return to action Tuesday hosting Liberty at 5:30 p.m.

The boxscore:

George Washington 0  0 – 0

Buckhannon-Upshur 1  0 – 1


Buckhannon-Upshur – Hannah Boyles (Harley Dean), 38th minute.

Shots-on-goal – George Washington: 2; Buckhannon-Upshur: 8.

Corner kicks – George Washington: 0; Buckhannon-Upshur: 1.

Fouls – George Washington: 3; Buckhannon-Upshur: 7.

Saves – George Washington: Oriah Allen 7; Buckhannon-Upshur: Kyndal Davis 1.

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