BUCKHANNON - The West Virginia Wesleyan women's soccer team got back on the track Monday night, earning a hard-fought 2-0 victory over West Virginia Tech.
The non-conference victory was tune-up for a key league matchup against Davis & Elkins College later in the week.
With the two teams tied at 0-0 after one half of action, the Lady Bobcats found the net twice in the second half.
The Inter-Mountain photo by Andrew Ferguson
West Virginia Wesleyan’s Aleisha Rees, left, battles WVU Tech’s Thoni Arstide for a loose ball Monday in the Lady Bobcats’ 2-0 victory.
Wesleyan's Aleisha Rees broke the ice at the 61:23 mark, delivering a header off a cross from Emma Levin-Nielsen.
Wesleyan continued to put on pressure, but the game appeared headed for a 1-0 finale until Kristi Dalton had one last parting shot for the Golden Bears. The freshman from Bangor, Pennsylvania, connected on a critical insurance goal at the 87:54 mark.
Wesleyan outshot Tech 11-2 and earned nine corner kicks to only one for the visitors from Montgomery.
Lady Bobcat goalkeeper Lauren Duncan and the team defense materialized another shutout, which was the team's seventh in eleven matches. Duncan produced two saves in the contest, while Golden Bear freshmen Sydney Schaeffer collected nine.
Wesleyan raises its record to 5-4-2 with the win and will travel to Davis & Elkins on Wednesday.
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West Virginia Wesleyan placed fifth in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Northern Regional Monday afternoon, finishing in the middle of the pack in college women's golf action.
The Lady Bobcats of head coach Mike Rogers put three girls in the top 20 of the 47-golfer field.
Wheeling Jesuit captured the team title, outshooting runner-up Concord 625-639 in the two-round tournament.
Wesleyan was led by Brittany Borkovich, who placed sixth at 158 (79-79). She was followed by teammates Jennifer Smith in seventh at 159 (77-82), Kayla Linger in 14th at 165 (83-82), Haley Bishop in 37th at 195 (95-100) and Liz Jackson at 39th at 229 (118-111).
Moundsville played host to this year's Northern Regional, the final in WVIAC history. In three weeks, the league's teams play in the final championship tournament in the conference's storied history at Canaan.
The Lady Bobcats will play in the Sally Carroll Open on Oct. 15.