Soccer 'Cats Fall in Double Overtime to Concord, 2-1

Soccer 'Cats Fall in Double Overtime to Concord, 2-1

ATHENS – The West Virginia Wesleyan men's soccer team dropped a heartbreaker today against the Concord Mt. Lions as they lost a 2-1 double overtime decision in the 108th minute in a Mountain East Conference outing.

Juwon Akintunde gave Wesleyan a quick 1-0 lead in the eighth minute with a shot that beat Concord keeper Michael Adedigba.

Luca Falconeri was credited with the assist.

Concord tied the game right before the half as Yacouba Traore scored an unassisted goal at the 42:24 mark.

Neither team could find the back of the net in the second half or the first overtime period.

Concord scored the game winner with 8:19 gone in the second overtime when Pedro Bassin scored as he redirected a header on a free kick for the goal.

Wesleyan owned a 16-15 lead in shots but trailed in shots-on-goal by a 7-5 margin.

Wesleyan keeper Alessandro Armenia turned away five shots.

The Bobcats owned a 16-4 advantage in corner kicks.

The loss dropped Wesleyan to 2-4 overall and 2-2 in the MEC.

Concord improved to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the MEC.

Wesleyan will return to action Friday when they host Urbana in a conference game at 7 p.m.