Tucker Scores WVWC Soccer

BRIDGEPORT — West Virginia Wesleyan’s Makatlyn Tucker is the Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Week, while Concord’s Leigh Wightman is league’s Defensive Player of the Week.

Tucker, a freshman from Salem, W.Va., provided a brace in WVWC’s only game last week — a 2-0 win over Charleston. She provided the first goal of her collegiate career in the 61st minute to break a scoreless tie, and then added another insurance goal less than a minute later to propel the Bobcats to the conference victory.

Wightman, a freshman from Woodley, England, had two assists off the back line last week to help Concord notch a win and a draw. After helping the squad to a 1-1 draw on the road at Wingate, she stepped forward to provide two assists and helped the Mountain Lions to a shutout win over Shepherd.

Other Top Performances
Offense:  Alyssa Edwards (UU) had a pair of goals in a win over Wheeling Jesuit … Pilar Elias (CU) had a goal against Wingate and an assist against Shepherd for three points … Katherine Eddy (SU) had a pair of scores in a 4-0 win over Glenville State … Olivia Liston (WJU) had a pair of goals against Seton Hill … Abigail Johnson (FSU) converted from the spot in a 3-1 win over Urbana.
Defense: Katherine Beech (UU) had a shutout and four saves in a win over Wheeling Jesuit … Asya Carney (WJU) had 10 saves in two games for the Cardinals.