BUCKHANNON – Nothing can last forever and that was the case for the West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats today in their 1-0 loss to the University of Charleston Golden Eagles at Culpepper Stadium.
The loss ended a two-year, 32-game regular season unbeaten streak by the Lady Bobcats.
Prior to today, their last regular season loss was on Oct. 21, 2014 to Shepherd University.
Today's Mountain East Conference game had a lot riding on it as it was a battle between the top two teams in the league.
Charleston entered the game with 25 points while Wesleyan was a close second with 24.
The lone goal of the game was in the 52nd minute.
Adele Siegel played a ball from Brooke Garey and shot it from the 18 and just out of the reach of Wesleyan keeper Chelsea Hubner.
It was a contest where neither team created a lot of scoring opportunities.
Wesleyan had seven shots and four on goal while Charleston had five shots and just three on goal.
The Lady Bobcats held a 6-3 edge in corner kicks.
The loss was especially damaging to the Lady Bobcats' dreams of repeating as regular season champion.
While there are still five conference games left for Wesleyan, they are now going to need outside help now to catch Charleston.
Charleston improved to 9-1-2 overall and 9-0-1 in the MEC.
Wesleyan is now 8-1-3 overall and 7-1-3 in the MEC.
Wesleyan will return to action this Thursday when they host Fairmont State.
The MEC outing will being at 7 p.m.
Pictured is No. 5 Melissa Guydish
(Photo courtesy of Peter Galarneau Jr.)