Soccer Bobcats Earn 3-1 Victory over Rams

Soccer Bobcats Earn 3-1 Victory over Rams

BUCKHANNON – Three different plays managed to get into the scoring act for the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats as they defeated the Shepherd University Rams by a 3-1 score today in a Mountain East Conference battle at Culpepper Stadium.

Nick Ranieri started things for Wesleyan when he scored on a corner kick just 1:16 into the game.

Juwon Akintunde played a pass from Conor Davies (pictured) and beat Shepherd keeper Jacob Clements during the 31st minute as Wesleyan took at 2-0 lead.

Justin Poole made a long run down the left side and scored a goal for Shepherd in the 40th minute as the Rams closed the gap to 2-1.

That 2-1 score stood at the intermission.

The lone goal of the second half belonged to Davies who controlled a ball in front of the net and scored in the 62nd minute.

Luca Falconeri was credited with the assist on the goal.

Wesleyan had a huge 23-5 margin in shots and a 7-2 lead in shots-on-goal.

Bobcat keeper Alessandro Armenia made one save as he won his third game of the season.

The 'Cats had an 11-0 advantage in corner kicks.

The loss dropped Shepherd to 1-6 overall and 0-4 in the MEC.

Wesleyan improved to 3-5 overall and 3-3 in the MEC.

Wesleyan will return to action Wednesday in non-conference action when they play Shippensburg (Pa.).

The game will start at 4 p.m.


(Photo courtesy of Brian Bergstrom/The Record Delta)