WHEELING – In an absolute stunner, the No. 13 West Virginia Wesleyan women's soccer team was upset by the previous five-win Wheeling Jesuit Cardinals today by a 1-0 score in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Wesleyan defeated Wheeling Jesuit by a 5-1 score at home four weeks ago.
The lone goal of the game occurred in the 29th minute when Natalie Idermuhle scored on a header off a corner kick from Emily Hartley.
Wesleyan held a 12-10 margin in shots and a 9-8 lead in shots-on-goal.
The Lady Bobcats held a 5-1 lead in corner kicks.
Fouls were even apiece at 9-9.
Wheeling Jesuit upped their record to 6-11-1 overall and 5-10-1 in the MEC.
The loss dropped Wesleyan to 15-2-1 overall and 14-2 in the MEC.
Wesleyan wrapped up the regular-season MEC championship two weeks ago, but limp into the MEC Tournament losing two of their last three as well as getting shut out in both losses.
The MEC will officially announce the tournament pairings on Sunday, but unofficially it appears Shepherd will play Wesleyan in the semi-finals while Concord will visit Notre Dame in the other semi-final match-up.
The tournament will begin next week.