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Wesleyan battles IUP to deadlock; A-B falls

September 12, 2012
By Jesse Skiles - Sports Correspondent , The Inter-Mountain

BUCKHANNON - The West Virginia Wesleyan women's soccer team posted a fourth consecutive shutout Tuesday evening, battling Indiana University of Pennsylvania to a scoreless deadlock.

The Lady Bobcat defense has now accumulated a total of 462 minutes since the last goal was scored on them.

Goalkeeper Lauren Duncan recorded another shutout, but unfortunately for Wesleyan coach Patrick Holguin, the Lady Bobcats continue to struggle offensively.

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Andrew Ferguson
West Virginia Wesleyan’s Lauren Mettar, right, looks to push the ball up field as Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Taylor Vladic closes in Tuesday in Buckhannon. The Lady Bobcats battled IUP to a scoreless deadlock.

Through the first five games, Wesleyan has outscored its opponents 3-1. On Tuesday, the Lady Bobcats shut down an IUP offense that had pounded the net for 11 goals through its first four games.

"Our defense played very well as a unit. We played hard all game and our fitness was a key factor in bending and not breaking," Holguin said. "Not one person stood out, it was a total team effort. We did play pretty well offensively, but no goals again."

Each team managed one shot on goal. Duncan's single save was matched by Indiana goalkeeper Mara Hricik. The Lady Red Hawks earned four corner kicks compared to one for the Lady Bobcats.

Wesleyan was called for 14 fouls compared to only seven for IUP (3-1-1).

Lady Bobcats (2-1-2) will entertain Pitt-Johnstown Saturday for a 1 p.m. West Virginia Conference contest.

Seton Hill 1, Alderson-Broaddus 0, 2OT

PHILIPPI - Alderson-Broaddus fell to Seton Hill 1-0 in double overtime Tuesday night in West Virginia Conference action.

The Lady Battlers dropped to 1-3-1 on the season with the loss.

Alderson-Broaddus will return to action on Friday when it travels to WVU?Tech for another conference contest.



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