BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcat soccer team gave No. 3 Charleston all it could handle and more here tonight in their Mountain East Conference match-up at Culpepper Stadium.
Despite going at it toe-to-toe with one of the best team in the nation, they dropped the contest by a 1-0 score.
The setback ended a four-game winning streak for head coach Gavin Donaldson and his Bobcats.
The game was also the final regular season home game for the Bobcats as they play their final five games on the road.
The lone goal of the game was struck by Charleston in the 10th minute as Jermaine Windster cleaned up a corner kick by Bruno Oliviera.
The two teams played a relatively clean first half with only seven fouls.
Play in the second half became more physical as 19 fouls were called along with three yellow cards and a red card to Charleston's Patrick Guier.
Charleston took 13 shots and five shots on goal.
Wesleyan managed four shots and one on goal.
Wesleyan keeper Alessandro Armenia made four saves.
Charleston improved to 10-1 overall and 6-1 in the MEC.
Wesleyan dropped to 6-6 overall and 5-4 in the MEC.
The Bobcats will play again Wednesday on the road in a non-conference clash with Lock Haven.
The game will start at 3 p.m.
Pictured is Kevin Nyambi.
(Photo courtesy of Peter Galarneau Jr.)