Soccer Lady Bobcats blank Battlers for fourth win in a row

Ally Moore

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat defense limited Alderson Broaddus to just one shot-on-goal and just two shots overall and Kayla Fay provided two goals as Wesleyan controlled play in a 3-0 Mountain East Conference victory over the visiting Alderson-Broaddus Battlers Wednesday afternoon at Ross Field.

It was the fourth win in a row for the Lady Bobcats as they improved their record to 4-1.

It was also the third shutout in their last four games as the defense continues to shine for Wesleyan.

Fay wasted little time in giving Wesleyan the lead with a goal in the fifth minute of the game.

Casey Underwood dribbled the ball into the box and found Fay, who sent it off her right foot into the bottom right corner of the net.

Fay struck again in the 10th minute of action sending home a free kick from Natalie Pireu giving Wesleyan a 2-0 lead.

That score stuck until the 88th minute when Pireu nailed a penalty kick home after teammate Allison Crecelius was fouled in the penalty area.

Pireu drilled the shot to the back of the net for the 3-0 score.

Wesleyan owned a 7-1 advantage in shots-on-goal and a 6-2 margin in corner kicks.

The Lady Bobcats were guilty of 12 fouls while Alderson Broaddus was called for seven.

Ally Moore made one save in net for Wesleyan while Alexis McKeown made four stops for Alderson Broaddus.

The Lady Bobcats will return to the pitch Friday hosting Frostburg State at 5 p.m.

The boxscore:

Alderson Broaddus                 0  0 – 0

West Virginia Wesleyan               2  1 – 3

Scoring

West Virginia Wesleyan – Kayla Fay (Casey Underwood assist), 5th minute.

West Virginia Wesleyan – Fay (Natalie Pireu assist), 10th minute.

West Virginia Wesleyan – Pireu (penalty kick), 87th minute.

Shots-on-goal – Alderson Broaddus 1; West Virginia Wesleyan: 7.

Corner kicks – Alderson Broaddus 2; West Virginia Wesleyan: 6.

Fouls – Alderson Broaddus 7; West Virginia Wesleyan: 12.

Saves – Alderson Broaddus: Alexis McKeown 4; West Virginia Wesleyan: Ally Moore 1.

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