Lady Bucs down Parkersburg in 2019 soccer opener by a 3-1 score

Buckhannon-Upshur’s Iris Tenney plays a header in front of Parkersburg’s Maddi Leggett (22) during the first half of their non-conference clash Saturday afternoon at Marietta College. The Lady Bucs won a 3-1 decision.

PARKERSBURG – The Buckhannon-Upshur soccer Lady Bucs started their season off on the right foot as they made the trek to Parkersburg and came home with a 3-1win.

The game was played on the blue turf at Marietta College.

The Lady Bucs sealed the victory with two late goals by Cameron Zuliani in a 16-second span.

Buckhannon-Upshur struck first, late in the half with just 1:43 remaining when Catherine Oliveto played a through ball from Lexi Kelley and scored to put the Lady Bucs up 1-0.

Parkersburg wasted little time in deadlocking the contest when Jenna Carpenter scored an unassisted goal just 20 seconds later.

The score remained tied at 1-1 until Zuliani played a cross from Oliveto and scored with 14:06 remaining in the contest.

Zuliani tacked on an insurance goal for the Lady Bucs just 16 seconds later.

She intercepted an attempted pass from Parkersburg keeper Isabel Lynch and dribbled it in and out ran a pair of Big Red defenders and scored the Lady Bucs’ third goal.

The Lady Bucs owned a 14-6 lead in shots-on-goal.

Buckhannon was whistled just one time for offsides while Parkersburg was called for five.

Claire Coffman made five saves in net for the Lady Bucs while Lynch made 11 saves for Parkersburg.

The junior varsity Lady Bucs played a one 25-minute half and came away with a 1-0 over Parkersburg.

Lexi Kelley had the lone goal of the game for the Lady Bucs 12 minutes in.

The varsity Lady Bucs will be back in action Thursday when they host Morgantown at 5:30 p.m.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon-Upshur              1  2 – 3

Parkersburg                           1  0 – 1

Scoring

Buckhannon-Upshur – Catherine Oliveto (Lexi Kelley assist), 38th  minute

Parkersburg – Jenna Carpenter (unassisted), 39th minute

Buckhannon-Upshur – Cameron Zuliani (Oiveto assist), 66th minute

Buckhannon-Upshur – Cameron Zuliani (unassisted), 66th minute

Shots-on-goal – Buckhannon-Upshur 14, Parkersburg 6

Corner kicks – Buckhannon-Upshur 1, Parkersburg 10.

Offsides – Buckhannon-Upshur 1, Parkersburg 5.

Saves – Buckhannon-Upshur: Claire Coffman 5; Parkersburg: Isabel Lynch: 11.

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