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Senators blank Cobras in finale; Golden Eagles too much for ’Cats

October 29, 2012
By Andrew Davis Staff Writer and By Jesse Skiles Sports Correspondent , The Inter-Mountain

James Pucci scored a goal and had an assist to lead Davis & Elkins to a 2-0 win over Virginia Intermont Saturday in the Senators' regular-season finale at the Allen Athletic Fields.

Oliver Bienias added the other goal for the Senators (13-3-1), who led 1-0 at halftime.

Davis & Elkins outshot the Cobras 19-4 in the contest and held a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks.

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Andrew Davis
Davis & Elkins College’s Oliver Bienias looks to push the ball up field past Virginia Intermont’s Jason Alber Saturday in the Senators’ 2-0 victory.

Calvin Anderson had six saves in goal for Virginia Intermont. Moises Osequera had three stops for the Senators.

Davis & Elkins plays in WVIAC?tournament semifinal action on Thursday.

Charleston 3, Wesleyan 2

CHARLESTON - National powers Charleston and West Virginia Wesleyan hooked up for a titanic match Saturday in West Virginia Conference soccer action.

In the end, it was the Golden Eagles walking off the Schoenbaum Stadium turf with the league's regular season trophy, winning a thriller in overtime, 3-2.

Wesleyan held a 2-1 lead midway into the second half, but Charleston tied the contest in regulation and delivered a golden goal in the first minute of the second overtime on a score from Adam Hintz.

Charleston scored first, with Nathan Schmitt heading in a Renan Ramos cross. Wesleyan's Joe Ferraracci tied the game in the final seconds of the first half, hitting in a straight on unassisted goal with a mere five seconds remaining before intermission.

Matthew Brown provided Wesleyan its first lead of the night, beating Golden Eagle goalkeeper Sean Teepen from the right, finishing off a nice ball that was fed forward by teammate Jordan Halpern.

Wesleyan turned back several Charleston pushes before Dan Wamsley tied the game at 2-2 off a corner from Rob Vincent at the 72:22 mark. Battling into the second overtime, the teams remained deadlocked until Hintz scored only 12 seconds into the second overtime.

The play hit quickly as Vincent delivered a well placed long ball down the left side of the field in fast-break fashion. Hintz hit the net with a quick one-timer that ended the game.

Charleston closed the regular season undefeated in league play with a 9-0 record.

Wesleyan falls to third in the league standings behind UC and Davis & Elkins. The Bobcats are 7-2 in the WVIAC and 12-4-1 overall.

Wesleyan will host Seton Hill on Tuesday.




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