Tucker scores twice as Lady Bobcats earn a 2-0 victory over Charleston


BUCKHANNON – A healthy West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat soccer team took care of business Sunday afternoon when they faced the University of Charleston Golden Eagles in a Mountain East Conference contest on the turf at Cebe Ross Field.

The Lady ‘Cats scored two second half goals for a 2-0 victory.

After shuffling players around due to some injuries, first-year head coach Richard Owens had a full complement of starters at his disposal as the Lady ‘Cats won their MEC opener.

Makatlyn Tucker did all of the damage for Wesleyan as she scored a pair of goals within one minute of each other.

At the 60:24 mark, she broke open the scoreless game with a goal with the assist going to Natalie Prater.

Just 58 seconds later, she tallied another goal to give the Lady Bobcats a 2-0 lead.

The assists went to Isabella Salas and Shannon Shawgo.

The Wesleyan defense kept Charleston off the scoreboard the rest of the way to preserve the shutout.

Wesleyan owned a 10-5 lead in shots-on-goal and a 1-0 advantage in corner kicks.

The Lady Bobcats were guilty of 11 fouls while Charleston was called for nine including two yellow cards.

Wesleyan keeper Chelsea Hubner made three saves while teammate Ashlee Schumacher made two stops.

The loss dropped Charleston to 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the MEC.

Wesleyan improved to 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the MEC.

They will return to action tonight as they travel to Glenville State in their first ever match-up with the Lady Pioneers.

The game will kick-off at 7 p.m.

The boxscore:

Charleston                           0  0 – 0

West Virginia Wesleyan      0  2 – 2

Scoring

West Virginia Wesleyan -- Makatlyn Tucker (Natalie Prater assist), 60th minute

West Virginia Wesleyan – Tucker (Isabella Salas, Shannon Shawgo assist), 61st minute

Shots-on-goal – Charleston: 5; West Virginia Wesleyan: 10

Corner kicks – Charleston: 0; West Virginia Wesleyan: 1

Fouls – Charleston: 9; West Virginia Wesleyan: 11

Saves – Charleston: Carol Burgess 8; West Virginia Wesleyan: Chelsea Hubner 3; Ashlee Schumacher 2.


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