PHILIPPI?- Davis & Elkins and Wesleyan battled to a 1-1 overtime deadlock Wednesday afternoon in West Virginia Conference action at Alderson-Broaddus College.
The contest could well be a preview of the WVIAC playoffs, as the game pitted two of the league's strongest teams.
The Lady Senators grabbed the early lead, going up 1-0 just five minutes in as freshman Taylor Morton connected. D&E?carried that advantage into the half.
The Inter-Mountain photo by Andrew Davis
Wesleyan’s Jade Smith, left, and Davis & Elkins College’s Maggie Fry chase after a loose ball Wednesday in the West Virginia Conference action at Alderson-Broaddus College. The contest ended in a 1-1 tie.
The Lady Bobcats tied the game early in the second half when Megan McCoy found the back of the net.
Davis & Elkins remains unbeaten on the season with an 8-0-2 mark. The Lady Senators sit at 3-0-2 in the WVIAC. Wesleyan is now 5-4-3 overall and 3-2-1 in league play.
The Lady Bobcats outshot the Lady Senators 16-13 in the contest and led in corner kicks, 4-2.
D&E?goalie Ashley Winkelspecht collected eight saves, while Wesleyan keeper Lauren Duncan recorded a season-high seven saves.
Wesleyan will host Ohio Valley on Saturday, while Davis & Elkins will travel to Concord the same day.
Davis & Elkins 1, Wesleyan 0
PHILIPPI - The Davis & Elkins men's soccer team continued its rise as a conference and regional power Wednesday afternoon, defeating West Virginia Wesleyan 1-0 in overtime at Alderson-Broaddus College.
The game was originally scheduled as a home game for the Senators, but poor field conditions forced the contest to be moved to A-B.
After neither team could find the back of the net through 90 minutes of play, Davis & Elkins received the game-winning goal from James Pucci in overtime.
The defensive tussle included several opportunities on both sides with Wesleyan holding a 15-11 advantage in shots on goal. The Bobcats also held a 6-5 edge in corner kicks.
"It was a well played game between two very good teams," Wesleyan veteran head coach Gavin Donaldson said. "Each side played hard and it was great game."
Senator keeper Moises Oseguera collected two saves in the contest, while Wesleyan goalie Derek Ayers recorded six stops.
Davis & Elkins (8-2, 3-0 WVIAC) will travel to Concord on Sunday for its next contest.
The Bobcats (7-3, 3-1) will visit Millersville on Saturday.