BUCKHANNON – Needing a boost after their loss to the University of Charleston, the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats put together a dominating 90 minutes of action in a 1-0 victory over the Wheeling Jesuit Cardinals tonight in a Mountain East Conference showdown at Culpepper Stadium.
With a majority of the game being played in Wheeling Jesuit's end, the Bobcats returned to the win column and jumped all the way into a first-place tie in the MEC standings with Charleston and Wheeling Jesuit.
That statistics showed the Wesleyan domination as they owned a 23-8 advantage in shots and a 9-4 lead in shots-on-goal.
The Bobcats also owned a huge margin in corner kicks, 10-1.
The lone goal of the game came in the 24th minute as Luca Falconeri (pictured) scored an unassisted goal among a cluster of players from 18 yards out.
Bobcat keeper Alessandro Armenia posted his first shutout of the year as he turned away four shots.
Wesleyan improved to 2-3 overall and 2-1 in the MEC.
Wheeling Jesuit fell to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the MEC.
The Bobcats will return to the pitch this Sunday when they travel to play the Concord Mt. Lions in a MEC contest.
The game is slated for 3 p.m.
(Photo courtesy of Peter Galarneau Jr.)