Little Lady Buc soccer team improves to 10-2 with wins over Robert L. Bland and Lincoln


SHINNSTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Buc soccer team continued their successful play as they earned two more wins last week.

The Little Lady Bucs beat Robert L. Bland last Monday at home by a 9-0 score.

The Monday game was the last regular-season home game for the Little Lady Bucs.

Then they traveled to Shinnston Thursday and defeated Lincoln by a 2-1 score.

“The team came out of the gates quickly and maintained a high tempo throughout the Robert L. Bland match,” remarked Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School coach Brian Brandish.

Lexie Kelley led the Little Lady Buc attack with three goals against Robert L. Bland.

Ava Hollen notched two goals, while Ashley Catlin, Chloe Cale, Destinee Thomas, and Christina Burkhammer each tallied a goal for the Little Lady Bucs.

Catlin had two assists while Tanley Triplett, Cale and Burkahmmer each had one assist,

The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School attack also received key contributions from Kyleigh Keener, Malia Bowers, Maggie Ketterman, Allison Andrew, Grace Queen and Emma Beckner.

Defensively, Alivia Barton, Rosaline Shackleford, Nina Mae Coberly, Triplett, Sarah Gompers, Harley Dean, Graci Ketterman, Rylee Carr, Brooklynn Dean and Sarah Gompers worked together to shutout Bland.

Kyndal Davis started in the goal and was followed by Maggie Ketterman.

The team quickly established control of the game,” Brandish said. “They used their spacing and passing effectively throughout the contest. The defense did a great job of quickly shutting down any attacks that Robert L. Bland began to mount.”

The Little Lady Bucs battled through the elements against Lincoln Middle School last Thursday.

“The weather was wet and had an impact on the play of the game,” Brandish said.

Catlin scored the lone goal for the Little Lady Bucs, as Lincoln scored the other on an own goal.

The B-UMS attack also received contributions from Cale, Andrew, Keener, Queen, Hollen, Thomas, Burkhammer, Beckner, Kelley, Bowers and Destiny Davis.

Defensively, Barton, Shackleford, Coberly, Triplett, Gompers, Harley Dean, Graci Ketterman, Carr and Brooklynn Dean worked together to limit Lincoln to a single goal.

Kyndal Davis made three saves in the goal for the Little Lady Bucs.

“The ladies battled through the elements and some tough luck (shots that hit the crossbar and outside posts) to gain the victory,” Brandish remarked. “We were a bit discombobulated in the first half and played a better second half.”

The two wins improved their record to 10-2.

The Little Lady Bucs will play West Fairmont today at 5:30 p.m.

They will close out their regular season Tuesday at Taylor County with a 5:30 p.m. contest.


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