Lady Bobcats Rally to Tie Notre Dame, 2-2

Lady Bobcats Rally to Tie Notre Dame, 2-2

BUCKHANNON – The new-look 20th-ranked West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat soccer team faced their first gut check of the young season in a Mountain East Conference battle with rival Notre Dame College today at Culpepper Stadium.

The Lady Bobcats were down 2-0 with 15 minutes remaining in the contest, but scored two late goals and earned a 2-2 tie with the Falcons after 110 minutes of action.

Katarina Doncevic scored the lone first-half goal of the game as she staked Notre Dame to a 1-0 lead just seven minutes into the game.

Norah Barnes was credited with the assist.

Notre Dame made it a 2-0 game when Karla Dijohn scored when the ball was misplayed by the Wesleyan defense at the 76:29 mark.

Wesleyan came right back and scored their first goal of the game when Taylor Morton played a ball to Mary Cooper who scored in the front of the net.

With seven minutes remaining, Shannon Shawgo played a beautiful cross from Amy Stewart and nailed a shot past Notre Dame keeper Sam Shoemaker.  

Neither team was able to score in the two 10-minute overtime periods.

Wesleyan had 11 shots while Notre Dame had 10 and Wesleyan trailed in shots-on-goal by an 8-6 margin.

Current MEC Defender of the Week and freshman goalie Chelsea Hubner made six saves.

The tie left both teams with a 2-0-1 mark overall and a 1-0-1 record in the MEC.

Wesleyan will return to action this Sunday when they play the University of Charleston on the road at 5 p.m.


(Photo courtesy of Peter Galarneau Jr.)