Soccer Bobcats Drop 1-0 Decision to Lock Haven

Soccer Bobcats Drop 1-0 Decision to Lock Haven

BUCKHANNON – For the first time this season, the No. 22 West Virginia Wesleyan men's soccer team has to deal with back-to-back losses.

Today, the Bobcats dropped a 1-0 non-conference contest to the Lock Haven Bald Eagles at Culpepper Stadium.

Three days ago, the 'Cats dropped a hard-fought 5-3 outing to No. 1 Charleston.

In today's outing, the two squads played an entertaining but scoreless first half.

In the 13th minute, Lock Haven hit the cross bar on a shot and had a rebound shot go wide of the net.

Wesleyan also created scoring opportunities in the first half with five shots on goal.

The game's lone goal occurred in the 61st minute.

Wesleyan was unable to clear a ball in the box that Beckham Sibiski put away from the far post in front of the net.

Ben Wilson had the assist on the play.

Wesleyan ramped up their attack in the final 25 minutes with a Zach Whiting shot hitting the cross bar and putting four shots-on-goal and owning four corner kicks, but they were never able to find the back of the net.

The Bobcats outshot Lock Haven by a 22-15 margin and owned a 10-5 lead in shots-on-goal.

Wesleyan keeper Cooper Zent turned away four shots.

Lock Haven was guilty of eight fouls while Wesleyan was only called for three.

Wesleyan also owned a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Lock Haven improved to 5-2-3 while Wesleyan dropped to 6-2-1.

Wesleyan will stay on the non-conference side of things as they visit Salem International Tuesday for a 2 p.m. outing.


(Photo courtesy of Peter Galarneau Jr.)