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Washington edges Elkins; Lady Senators defeat Ashland University

September 10, 2012
By Andrew Davis Staff Writer ( , The Inter-Mountain

CHARLES?TOWN?- Myles Newhouse had the lone goal to give Washington 1-0 victory over Elkins Saturday in non-conference action.

The Patriots outshot Elkins 9-5 in the contest, while both teams held five corner kicks each.

Elkins' Tyler Gray had six keeper saves in goal for Elkins. Aaron Lee and Ryan Henson had non-keeper saves for EHS.

"These were two very evenly-matched teams and they caught the better bounces to get the win," Elkins coach Andy Montgomery said. "We'll learn from this and take the lessons forward into our games against the two Fairmont schools this week."

Elkins visits Fairmont Senior on Tuesday for a Big 10 Conference matchup at 8 p.m.

High School Cross Country

BRIDGEPORT - Austin Hamrick captured first as Elkins finished second as a team in the Ben Queen Photography-Indian Run Invitational ?Saturday.

Hamrick had a time of 19:01.

Other finishers included Matt Wallace (5th, 20:11), Remington Knight (7th, 20:28), Nate Simons (10th, 20:34) and Tyson Currence (31st, 23:52).

Hannah Gongola placed 9th overall with a time of 24:02, while Eliza Cook (36th, 30:47) and Jordan Holt (37th, 30:50) were the top finishers for the Lady Tigers.

Elkins will host the Forest Festival Invitational on Saturday.

College Soccer

Davis & Elkins 3,

Ashland 1

Taylor Morton recorded a hat-trick to lead Davis & Elkins past Ashland University 3-1 Saturday in non-conference action.

Both teams had 13 shots on goal, while Ashland held an 4-3 advantage in corner kicks.

Ashley Winkelspecht had seven keeper saves in goal for the Lady Senators.

Davis & Elkins(4-0) hosts West Virginia Tech on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Men's College Soccer

Davis & Elkins 2,

East Stroudsburg 1

James Pucci had a goal and assist to lead Davis & Elkins past East Stroudsburg 2-1 Saturday in overtime in non-conference action.

The Warriors held an 13-6 advantage in shots, while Davis & Elkins held a 7-5 edge in corner kicks.

Moises Oseguera had five keeper saves in goal for D&E.

Davis & Elkins hosts Millersville Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

By Jesse Skiles

Sports Correspondent

Men's College Soccer

Wesleyan 2,

Concord 1

BUCKHANNON - West Virginia Wesleyan's men opened conference play Sunday afternoon, scoring two first-half goals en route to a 2-1 victory over Concord.

Coach Gavin Donaldson's squad got the offense going early, as Daniel Smee delivered a penalty kick to start the scoring. Jordan Halpern would add an unassisted goal before halftime, giving the Bobcats a 2-0 lead at intermission.

Concord retaliated with a goal from Tyler Farrar at the 65:03 mark, but could not come up with an equalizer. The Mountain Lions would create all three of their shots on goal in the second half, as the Bobcats would outshoot them in this category 7-3 on the day.

Wesleyan goalkeeper Derek Ayers collected two saves on the day. Concord keeper Matt Hamilton recorded five.

After only tallying 28 goals for the entire season in 2011, Donaldson's troops have shown early that the 2012 unit is much more offensive minded. In pushing their record to 2-1 Sunday, the Bobcats have already found the net nine times through the first three games.

Wesleyan continues conference play Friday, facing off with Pitt-Johnstown. Concord falls to 1-2-2 with the loss.

Women's Soccer

Wesleyan 2, Concord 0

BUCKHANNON - West Virginia Wesleyan's women's soccer team opened league play Saturday evening, collecting an efficient 2-0 victory over Concord. Both Bobcat goals came in the first half.

In producing the team's third consecutive shutout, goalkeeper Lauren Duncan and her defense have now gone an amazing 342 consecutive minutes without allowing a goal.

Wesleyan has outscored its opponents 3-1 on the season.

Olivia Peduzzi got the Lady Bobcats on the board early scoring in the game's third minute off a combination from Jocelyn Prescott and Kristi Dalton. Megan McCoy extended that advantage just two minutes before the intermission, finding the net off an assist from Heather Sanders.

Wesleyan outshot the Mountain Lions 9-3, and earned two of the match's three corner kicks. Duncan recorded the shutout by snagging three saves. Concord's goalkeeper Kaitlyn Waslyko collected seven saves.

Wesleyan raises its mark to 2-1-1 with the win. Concord falls to 0-3-1. It was the league opener for both teams.

Coach Patrick Holguin's Lady Bobcats step back out of conference play this Tuesday, hosting Indiana University of Pennsylvania in an afternoon match. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m.

High?School Soccer

B-U 5,

Hampshire 0

BUCKHANNON - Buckhannon-Upshur continued their strong recent play Saturday afternoon, producing a strong 5-0 shutout over sectional rival Hampshire.

The Bucs recorded four first-half goals in staking an insurmountable early advantage over the visitors from the Eastern Panhandle.

Trey Short scored both of his goals in the decisive first half. His first came at the 17-minute mark off a through ball from Marty Eliot, his second off a similar pass from Marcus Lofton later in the half. Sandwiched in between was a goal from Eliot in which Short returned the favor to Eliot, providing an assist of his own.

Dylan Hall closed the first half scoring, finding the net off an assist from Josh Tenney. Freshman Matt McCoy scored the lone second half goal, the beneficiary of Eliot's second assist on the evening.

Buckhannon-Upshur led in shots on goal 15-4, and the Bucs earned all five corner kicks. Hampshire's multi-sport star Levi Moreland collected 10 saves in the contest. For B-U, Cam Blake collected three saves, with starter Chris Orwig one.

Hampshire falls to 1-6-1 with the loss. Buckhannon-Upshur raises its overall record to 5-3. B-U returns to action Tuesday night, traveling locally to face Lewis County.

High?School Soccer

B-U 8,

Hampshire 0

BUCKHANNON - Buckhannon-Upshur rolled to its third impressive rout of the week, defeating visiting Hampshire Saturday afternoon 8-0. With the victory, B-U has outscored its opponents 29-0 in the three wins for the week. On the season, the Lady Bucs have accumulated a 7-1 record, outscoring foes a combined 55-4 to date.

Saturday, several of coach Tom Hasbrouck's offensive weapons found the net. Defensively, the shutout was crafted by allowing only four shots on goal from the Trojans.

Senior Emily Godwin scored three goals on the night, two in the first half, and one in the second stanza. Hannah Stankus continued her torrid play of late, scoring twice, while freshman Taylor Starkey scored twice in the second half. Brooklyn Waddell scored the squad's other goal, finding the net in the last minute of the first half.

Six different Lady Bucs found the assist column. Waddell recorded two, with single assists coming from Godwin, Stankus, Lindsey Beets, Jessica Feronti and Madison Lough.

Buckhannon-Upshur registered 15 shots on goal, and won the corner kicks stat, 8-3. B-U goalkeeper Kelsey Hinzman had three saves, and Hannah Williams one. For Hampshire, keeper Tori Veach collected five saves, with Shelby Kaiser grabbing two.

"This was a good win for us in our sectional play. We had no idea what to expect from Hampshire as we had never played them," Hasbrouck said.

"We looked at scores, but they were up and down against some common opponents and teams that we don't play."

Buckhannon-Upshur takes its 7-1 record to Lewis County Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Hampshire falls to 3-3-3 with the loss.



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