Wesleyan Wins Third Straight After Being Concord, 4-2

Wesleyan Wins Third Straight After Being Concord, 4-2

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcat soccer team hiked their winning streak to three games with a wild 4-2 victory over the Concord Mt. Lions today in a Mountain East Conference outing at Culpepper Stadium.

The win avenged a 2-1 double overtime loss to Concord two weeks ago.

The lone goal of the first half belonged to Wesleyan.

Luca Falconeri played a cross from Matthew Bentley in front of the net and scored with 20 minutes elapsed on the first-half clock.

Wesleyan scored twice in a three-minute time frame in the second half.

Evan Miles put in a header off a deflection on a corner kick by Falconeri in the 57th minute and then Paul Smith played a ball from Falconeri and scored from the 18 as Wesleyan took a 3-0 lead.

Concord made a game of it with two consecutive goals.

Pedro Bassin fired in a shot that hit the post and then deflected off a Wesleyan defender into the goal for their first score and then 10 minutes later Sam Ashton played a ball that came out to him and scored from the top of the box.

That trimmed the Wesleyan lead to 3-2.

Wesleyan though countered quickly as they scored 20 seconds later when Hazuki Hashizume took a cross right in front of the net from Tre' Taliaferro and scored to give the Bobcats a 4-2 lead.

The Bobcats peppered the Mt. Lions' net with 17 shots and 14 shots-on-goal.

Concord had nine shots and put four on goal.

Wesleyan had a 7-4 advantage in corner kicks.

Even though there are three weeks left in the season, the win was a huge one for Wesleyan's MEC tournament hopes as they separated themselves from the fifth and sixth place teams by six points.

Wesleyan is now 4-3 in the MEC and 5-5 overall.

They will return to action this Friday when they travel to West Liberty in a conference outing.

The game will start at 8 p.m.


(Photo courtesy of Peter Galarneau Jr.)