FAIRMONT – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat soccer team had a decent attack but was never able to find the back of the net in their Mountain East Conference semifinal battle with the Fairmont State Lady Falcons Friday night on the turf of Duvall-Rosier Field.
Wesleyan saw their season come to an end with a 2-0 setback.
The Lady ‘Cats managed to get eight shots on goal but was never able to dent the scoreboard against Fairmont State keeper Taylor Kennedy.
Fairmont State put the Lady Bobcats in a hole early with a goal in just the eighth minute of the game.
Camerryn Ciresi finished off a rebound for the score with the assists going to Lacy Bryant and Ella Wilson.
Fairmont State took that 1-0 lead with them into the half.
Wesleyan came out on the attack to start the second half peppering the Fairmont State net with two shots on goal during a six-minute span from the 49th to the 56th minute.
Fairmont State countered though with a goal in the 60th minute by Abigail Johnson.
Johnson collected the ball at the top of the box and slipped a low shot into the net to give the Lady Falcons a 2-0 lead.
Shannon Shawgo put a shot on net in the 64th minute and Kayla Fay in the 78th minute for Wesleyan but both shots were turned away by Kennedy.
Wesleyan’s last shot to get in the net occurred with 2:30 left in the game when Haelly Ramirez fired a shot off to the bottom left of the net but it was again turned away by Kennedy.
Both teams had eight shots on goal.
Fairmont State held a 2-1 lead in corner kicks.
Wesleyan keeper Chelsea Hubner made six saves while Kennedy stopped eight.
Wesleyan was guilty of 13 fouls while Fairmont State was called for nine.
The Lady Bobcats saw their season come to an end with a 13-7 record.
Fairmont State improved to 13-4-2 as the win was a measure of revenge for the Lady Falcons as they dropped a 1-0 decision to Wesleyan earlier in the season.
They were slated to battle Concord Sunday for the MEC Championship.
West Virginia Wesleyan 0 0 – 0
Fairmont State 1 1 – 2
Fairmont State – Camerryn Ciresi (Lacy Bryant, Ella Wilson assist), 8th minute.
Fairmont State – Abigail Johnson (unassisted), 60th minute.
Shots-on-goals – West Virginia Wesleyan 8; Fairmont State 8.
Corner kicks – West Virginia Wesleyan 1; Fairmont State 2.
Fouls – West Virginia Wesleyan 13; Fairmont State 9.
Saves – West Virginia Wesleyan: Chelsea Hubner 6; Fairmont State: Taylor Kennedy 8.