BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat soccer team won their fifth straight game in a row as they downed the Concord Mt. Lions here Thursday night at Culpepper Stadium in Mountain East Conference action.
The win improved the squad of head coach Richard Owens to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the MEC.
During their five-game winning streak, the Lady ‘Cats have outscored their opponents by an 18-1 margin.
Concord’s goal ended a four-game shutout streak as well for the Lady Bobcats.
It didn’t take long for the Lady Bobcats to show up on the scoreboard as Makatlyn Tucker headed in a corner kick by Natalie Prater just seven minutes in.
Wesleyan scored again on another corner kick in the 15th minute as Prater sent one in that Shannon Shawgo headed in to treat Wesleyan to a 2-0 advantage.
Maggie Hall headed home a free kick by Kaitlyn Kerrigan in the 35th minute for Concord as they cut the lead to 2-1.
That was the score at the intermission.
The lone second half goal belonged to Wesleyan in the 59th minute.
Shawgo scored her second goal of the game when she finished a cross by Tucker.
Wesleyan held off the Mt. Lions the final 30 minutes of the game for the win.
Concord owned an 11-7 advantage in shots-on-goal while corner kicks were even at 5-5.
Wesleyan was guilty of 11 fouls while Concord was called four seven.
Chelsea Hubner started in goal for Wesleyan and played the first half making two saves while Ashlee Schumacher was in the net the second half and turned away eight shots.
Concord’s Katie Maher turned away four shots.
The loss left Concord with a 3-3-1 record overall and a 1-2 mark in the MEC.
The Lady ‘Cats will return to action next Wednesday as they visit Shepherd for a noon kick-off in the MEC showdown.
Concord 1 0 – 1
West Virginia Wesleyan 2 1 – 3
West Virginia Wesleyan – Makatyln Tucker (Natalie Prater assist), 7th minute
West Virginia Wesleyan – Shannon Shawgo (Prater assist), 15th minute
Concord – Maggie Hall (Kaitlyn Kerrigan assist), 35th minute
West Virginia Wesleyan – Shawgo (Tucker assist), 59th minute
Shots-on-goal – Concord: 11; West Virginia Wesleyan: 7
Corner kicks – Concord: 5; West Virginia Wesleyan: 5
Fouls – Concord: 7; West Virginia Wesleyan: 11
Saves – Concord: Katie Maher 4; West Virginia Wesleyan: Chelsea Hubner 2; Ashlee Schumacher 8.