TENNERTON - Buckhannon-Upshur's boys opened their 2012 season Saturday with a hard-luck loss to visiting Brooke. Despite outshooting the Bruins 10-4 with shots on goal, the Bucs ended up on the short end a 2-1 score.
"This was one of those rare games where we dominated in every aspect of the game except the scoreboard," Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Mike Donato said. "We were able to maintain possession and moved the ball very well up and down the field. We were just not able to finish on a lot of the opportunities that we created for ourselves."
Brooke took the early lead, with Jacob Kennedy putting a rebound back in the net. The 1-0 score stood until halftime.
The Inter-Mountain photo by Andrew Ferguson
Buckhannon-Upshur’s John Elliot looks to go through a pair of Brooke defenders Saturday in the Bruins’ 2-1 victory.
Buckhannon-Upshur's Josh Tenney tied the game in the 66th minute, scoring off a pass from freshman Matt McCoy. The tie was shortlived as Brooke's Jake Schwertfeger delivered the game winner with 11 minutes remaining. Brooke successfully executed and indirect free kick in which Schwertfeger headed the ball past the far post.
Buckhannon-Upshur returns to action on Tuesday, facing Morgantown High in an away contest.