BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcat soccer team hiked their winning streak to three games with a wild 4-2 victory over the Concord Mt. Lions today in a Mountain East Conference outing at Culpepper Stadium.
The win avenged a 2-1 double overtime loss to Concord two weeks ago.
The lone goal of the first half belonged to Wesleyan.
Wesleyan scored twice in a three-minute time frame in the second half.
Concord made a game of it with two consecutive goals.
Pedro Bassin fired in a shot that hit the post and then deflected off a Wesleyan defender into the goal for their first score and then 10 minutes later Sam Ashton played a ball that came out to him and scored from the top of the box.
That trimmed the Wesleyan lead to 3-2.
The Bobcats peppered the Mt. Lions' net with 17 shots and 14 shots-on-goal.
Concord had nine shots and put four on goal.
Wesleyan had a 7-4 advantage in corner kicks.
Even though there are three weeks left in the season, the win was a huge one for Wesleyan's MEC tournament hopes as they separated themselves from the fifth and sixth place teams by six points.
Wesleyan is now 4-3 in the MEC and 5-5 overall.
They will return to action this Friday when they travel to West Liberty in a conference outing.
The game will start at 8 p.m.
(Photo courtesy of Peter Galarneau Jr.)