SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcat soccer team dropped a hard-fought 1-0 decision to the Notre Dame Falcons Sunday in a Mountain East Conference contest.
The game was scoreless until the 80th minute when Notre Dame scored their lone goal.
Guilherme Gloria played a pass from Leonardo Paiva and scored from inside the box.
The loss gave Notre Dame the inside track for the No. 2 seed in the conference and the opportunity to host a first-round game.
The Falcons, who have a game in hand on Wesleyan, have 24 points with an 8-3 league mark.
Wesleyan now has 21 points with a 7-3 league mark.
Wesleyan still has to play league leader Charleston and Wheeling Jesuit.
Wesleyan keeper Alessandro Armenia made six saves.
Notre Dame was guilty of 18 fouls while Wesleyan was called for 10.
The Bobcats will host the nation’s No. 1 team the University of Charleston at 7 p.m. today at Culpepper Stadium before finishing the regular season on Saturday at Wheeling Jesuit.
Lady ’ Cats streak ends
The No. 10 West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats lost their Mountain East Conference road battle against the Notre Dame Falcons on Sunday.
Notre Dame ended Wesleyan’s 14-game unbeaten streak with a 2-0 win.
Janelle Bernal scored an unassisted goal in the 29th minute to give Notre Dame a 1-0 lead.
Notre Dame added an insurance goal at the start of the second half when Jackie Corrigan put in a rebound in the 46th minute.
Notre Dame owned an 11-7 margin in shots while shots-on-goals were even at five apiece.
Ashlee Schumacher didn’t record a save in the first 45 minutes facing just the one shot while Chelsea Hubner turned away three shots.
The win propelled Notre Dame to 11-3-2 overall and 11-2-2 in the MEC.
Wesleyan is now 14-1-1 overall and 13-1 in the MEC.
The Lady Bobcats will host the University of Charleston at 5 p.m. today on Senior Day and then close out the regular season Saturday at Wheeling Jesuit at 4 p.m.