Soccer 'Cats Get Past Salem International in OT, 2-1

Soccer 'Cats Get Past Salem International in OT, 2-1

BUCKHANNON – It was a Halloween Night win for the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcat soccer team as they defeated the Salem International Tigers by a 2-1 score in overtime in a non-conference clash at Culpepper Stadium.

The contest was the regular-season finale for the Bobcats.

Conor Davies (pictured) opened the scoring for Wesleyan in the 20th minute.

Davies beat two defenders outside the box and then dribbled in and scored from six yards out for the unassisted goal.

Salem International's Emilio Marti played a cross at the top of the box and put a shot in the left corner of the net to deadlock the game at 1-1 in the 31st minute.

Samir Amzil was credited with the assist.

Both teams went into the locker room with the game tied at 1-1.

Neither team could find the back of the net in the second half as the game went into overtime.

Just 3:15 into the overtime period, Matthew Bentley scored has he snuck a shot past Salem International keeper Dom Gillespie.

Dominic Okus had the assist on the goal.

Wesleyan owned an 11-10 lead in shots and while Salem had a 5-4 lead in shots-on-goal.

Alessandro Armenia turned away four shots as he won his 11th game of the season.

Corner kicks were even at 4-4.

Wesleyan ended their regular season with an 11-7 record.

They will visit Charleston in the first round of the Mountain East Conference tournament on Thursday.

That game will kick-off at 7 p.m.


(Photo courtesy of Peter Galarneau Jr.)