SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcat soccer team dropped a hard-fought 1-0 decision to the Notre Dame Falcons today in a Mountain East Conference contest.
The game was scoreless until the 80th minute when Notre Dame scored their lone goal.
Guilherme Gloria played a pass from Leonardo Paiva and scored from inside the box.
The loss gave Notre Dame the inside track for the No. 2 seed in the conference and the opportunity to host a first-round game.
The Falcons, who have a game in hand on Wesleyan, have 24 points with an 8-3 league mark.
Wesleyan now has 21 points with a 7-3 league mark.
Notre Dame's lone remaining conference game is against fourth-seeded Urbana.
Wesleyan still has to play league leader Charleston on Wednesday and Wheeling Jesuit on Saturday.
Notre Dame held an 11-10 margin in shots and a 7-5 lead in shots-on-goal.
Wesleyan keeper Alessandro Armenia made six saves.
Notre Dame was guilty of 18 fouls while Wesleyan was called for 10.
The Bobcats will return to the pitch this Wednesday when they host the No. 1 team in the nation – the University of Charleston Golden Eagles.
That match will take place at 7 p.m. at Culpepper Stadium.