Soccer Lady Bobcat debut spoiled by penalty kick


FROSTBURG (Md.) – A penalty kick decided the fate of the West Virginia Wesleyan women’s soccer team in their 2021 spring debut Friday evening in a Mountain East Conference road contest to the Frostburg State Bobcats.

The Lady Bobcats dropped a 1-0 decision to Frostburg State, with the only score of game coming in the second half on a penalty kick by Frostburg State.

Frostburg State’s Ashley Chew tracked down a loose ball on the right side and centered a pass to Leia Clarke, who was fouled in the penalty area by Wesleyan’s Chrystal Posada.

Audra Curtin converted the penalty kick which wound up being the game-winner for the hostesses.

Frostburg State played keep away from Wesleyan for the final stretch of the game holding onto their one-goal win.

Wesleyan trailed in shots-on-goal by a 5-1 margin and trailed in corner kicks by a 6-4 margin.

The Lady Bobcats were whistled for 10 fouls while Frostburg State was guilty of seven.

Wesleyan keeper Ally Moore made one save while Frostburg State counterpart Ashley Bilger also made one save.

Frostburg State improved to 2-0 on the season.

Wesleyan dropped to 0-1 on the year.

They will return to action Sunday when they host Davis & Elkins at 1 p.m.

The boxscore:

West Virginia Wesleyan                                                                0  0 – 0

Frostburg State                                                                            0  1 – 1

Scoring

Frostburg State – Audra Curtin (penalty kick), 71st minute

Shots-on-goal – West Virginia Wesleyan: 1; Frostburg State: 5.

Corner kicks – West Virginia Wesleyan: 4; Frostburg State 6.

Fouls – West Virginia Wesleyan: 10; Frostburg State 7.

Saves – West Virginia Wesleyan: Ally Moore 1; Frostburg State: Ashley Bilger 1.

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