Soccer 'Cats Earn 0-0 Tie Against No. 1 Charleston

Soccer 'Cats Earn 0-0 Tie Against No. 1 Charleston

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan men's soccer team put the first blemish on No. 1 Charleston's record after earning a hard-fought 0-0 draw tonight in Mountain East Conference action at Culpepper Stadium.

Charleston entered the game with a 15-0 record but left Buckhannon with a 15-0-1 ledger

The tie was also key for the Bobcats as it now puts them back into a position to overtake Notre Dame College for second place in the MEC.

A win Saturday at Wheeling Jesuit will give Wesleyan the second seed and a home game in the MEC Tournament next week.

Both teams had several good looks at the net but were never able to score.

It appeared Wesleyan won the game in the first overtime in the 92nd minute when they scored, but they were whistled for being offside.

Charleston held a 15-12 margin in shots while shots-on-goal were even at four apiece.

Wesleyan keeper Alessandro Armenia made three saves while the team was credited with one when defender Andrew Polychroniadis made a save clearing a shot out of the net.

Charleston held a 7-5 margin in corner kicks.

Charleston was guilty of nine fouls while Wesleyan was called for seven.

The tie left Wesleyan with a 9-5-3 record overall and a 7-3-1 mark in the MEC.

They will wrap up their regular season at Wheeling Jesuit Saturday at 1 p.m.


(Photo courtesy of Peter Galarneau Jr.)