The victory puts the Bucs (11-10-2) in the regional title game Thursday at Musselman High School against Jefferson, which used four goals from sophomore Sarah Cogswell to defeat Berkeley Springs 6-1 in the other regional semifinal. Jefferson is 16-1-3 on the season.
The winner advances to the state tournament.
“Making it to the regional finals is great,” B-U coach Tom Hasbrouck said. “But now we need to focus on (playing Jefferson) and come out with the same intensity we’ve played with our last three games.
“Our mission now is to win the region.”
B-U appeared to be headed for a blowout after leading 3-0 at the intermission in game played in steady rain showers.
But the Indians struck 13:00 into the second half when Caitlin Wilson followed up her missed penalty-kick kick to make it 3-1.
Wilson then scored again the 38:00 mark off an assist from Rebecca Lang to make it a one-goal lead.
“We came out and controlled the game early,” Hasbrouck said. “But (Bridgeport) made it interesting. Our girls played hard the entire game, though, and were ready to play.”
Marissa Wright gave the Bucs a 1-0 lead 5:00 into the match off an assist from Susie Godwin.
Wright added her second goal 11:00 later off a pass from Hillary Struble.
Laura Mason then found the net at the 36:00 mark off Wright’s assist to stretch the margin to 3-0.
B-U held a 12-7 edge on shots on goal and a 9-6 advantage on corner kicks.
Emmalee O’Brien notched five stops for the Bucs, while Haley Bishop recorded nine saves for Bridgeport.
Robert C. Byrd 3, B-U 2
Zane Satterfield scored two goals as Robert C. Byrd held off B-U 3-2 in the Region II boys contest Tuesday night at Ted Crites Alumni Field.
The Bucs overcame two one-goal deficits in the match but Satterfield’s score at the 37:00 mark of the second half was the difference.
Satterfield put the Eagles up 1-0 just 12:00 into the contest off an assist from Steven Collins.
But Sam Stalnaker answered for the Bucs at the 31:00 mark off assists from Tommy Boone and Zach Lewis to tie the game.
Collins’ goal 11:00 into the second half off an assist from Andrew Sullivan gave RCB a 2-1 edge.
Craig Mason then scored off a free kick at the 32:00 mark to tie the game.
“It was a great game,” Hasbrouck said. “As a coach, I couldn’t have asked my players for anymore than what they gave tonight. We came back twice and created some good (scoring) chances, which we couldn’t put away.”
RCB held a 9-6 edge on shots on goal and both teams attempted five corner kicks. Justin Dean had five saves for the Bucs, while Andrew Kiger notched five stops for the Eagles.
B-U finished the season 9-11-4.
“Our kids came on strong at the end of the season and proved to themselves and others that they could play with anyone,” Hasbrouck said.
RCB advances to face Jefferson (14-5-4) Thursday at Musselman High School in the regional title game. Jefferson outlasted Musselman 5-4 in overtime to advance.
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SHOT ATTEMPT — Robert C. Byrd’s Andrew Sullivan prepares to take a shot in front of Buckhannon-Upshur defender Andrew Russell during Region II semifinal action Tuesday night at Ted Crites Alumni Field in Tennerton.