Soccer ‘Cats fall 1-0 to No. 5 Charleston

CHARLESTON – It’s getting to be a cliché at this point, but whenever the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats and the University of Charleston Golden Eagles play a game on the pitch, it is going to be a close, physical battle despite the team’s records.

Charleston entered the game ranked fifth in the nation with a 9-0-2 record while the Bobcats entered with a 2-7-2 record.

But the Bobcats played the Golden Eagles almost on even terms as they dropped a 1-0 verdict.

Wesleyan dropped a 1-0 decision to Charleston in a home game back on Sept. 9.

The lone goal of the game occurred in the 22nd minute when Freddy Tracey scored an unassisted goal.

Neither team was able to mount much of an attack as Charleston managed just three shots-on-goal while Wesleyan was able to get off one shot.

Charleston held a 4-0 lead in corner kicks.

Wesleyan was guilty of four fouls while Charleston was called for eight.

Bobcat keeper Alex Rittenhouse made two saves while Charleston’s Ewen Le Gallo made one stop.

Wesleyan, now 2-8-2 overall and 2-8 in the MEC, will be idle until this Sunday when they face the Notre Dame College Falcons at home in a conference battle beginning at 1 p.m.

The boxscore:

West Virginia Wesleyan        0  0 – 0

Charleston                             1  0 – 1


Charleston – Freddy Tracey (unassisted), 22nd minute

Shots-on-goal – West Virginia Wesleyan: 1; Charleston: 3

Corner kicks – West Virginia Wesleyan: 0; Charleston: 4

Fouls – West Virginia Wesleyan: 4; Charleston: 8

Saves – West Virginia Wesleyan: Alex Rittenhouse 2; Charleston: Ewen Le Gallo 1


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