TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity soccer Bucs lost a 2-0 decision to Wheeling Park last Thursday on the road but rebounded to earn their first win of the season on Saturday at home with a 3-2 victory over the Princeton Tigers.
The split left the junior varsity team with a 1-2 record.
The Bucs and Patriots played to a 0-0 tie in the first half, but Wheeling Park scored their first goal in the 45th minute and then put the game away with a goal 10 minutes later.
Wheeling Park owned a 6-5 lead in shots-on-goal but the Bucs led in corner kicks by a 3-1 margin.
Wheeling Park was called for five fouls while the Bucs were guilty of four.
B-U keeper Dalton Auvil made five stops in the net.
In Saturday’s outing with Princeton, the Tigers scored first in the eighth minute of the game
Zach Calef-Boring scored the first of his two goals in the 21st minute with the assist going to Caden Andrick.
Both squads went into the break with the game tied at 1-1.
Princeton scored early in the second half to make it a 2-1 contest but Reis Leonard deadlocked the game at 2-2 with a goal in the 42nd minute for the Bucs.
Shawn Defabugh had the assist on the goal.
Calef-Boring scored the game winner in the 47th minute with an unassisted goal.
The Bucs owned a 9-3 advantage in shots-on-goal and a 4-1 lead in corner kicks.
The Bucs were guilty of seven fouls while the Tigers were called for two.
Auvil made two saves in net for the Bucs.
The JV Bucs will return to the pitch Saturday at Greenbrier East on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Buckhannon-Upshur 0 0 – 0
Wheeling Park 0 2 – 2
Wheeling Park – 45th minute
Wheeling Park – 55th minute
Shots-on-goal – Buckhannon-Upshur 5; Wheeling Park 6
Corner kicks – Buckhannon-Upshur 3; Wheeling Park 1
Fouls – Buckhannon-Upshur 4; Wheeling Park 5
Saves – Buckhannon-Upshur: Dalton Auvil 5; Wheeling Park: 5
Princeton 1 1 – 2
Buckhannon-Upshur 1 2 – 3
Princeton – 8th minute
Buckhannon-Upshur -- Zach Calef-Boring (Caden Andrick assist), 21st minute
Princeton – 39th minute
Buckhannon-Upshur – Reis Leonard (Shawn Defabaugh assist), 42nd minute
Buckhannon-Upshur – Zach Calef-Boring (unassisted), 47th minute
Shots-on-goal – Princeton 3; Buckhannon-Upshur 9
Corner kicks – Princeton 1; Buckhannon-Upshur 4
Fouls – Princeton 2; Buckhannon-Upshur 7
Saves – Princeton 3: Buckhannon-Upshur: Dalton Auvil 2