West Virginia Wesleyan's men saw its two-game win streak snapped Saturday afternoon on the road, suffering a 60-56 setback at the hot-shooting Seton Hill Griffins.
Seton Hill connected on 8-of-16 three-point shots to win the defensive tussle.
Seton Hill led 32-30 at the half, and built that lead to 48-40 midway through the second half. Wesleyan rallied with a 13-4 run that tied the game at 53-53 on a pair of Chris Dewberry free throws with 4:25 remaining. Seton Hill answered by closing the game with a 7-3 run highlighted by an Oliver McGlade three-pointer that extended the lead to 58-53 with less than 2 minutes left.
Kelsey Williams led Wesleyan with 16 points and 13 rebounds, with Dewberry coming off the bench to add 14 points. David Windsor led Seton Hill with 17 points.
Wesleyan falls to 10-13 overall and 7-12 in the WVIAC. Seton Hill improves to 13-11 and 10-10.
Coach Patrick Beilien's Bobcats are back in action today, traveling to Alderson-Broaddus.
Seton Hill 90
Seton Hill delivered a strong statement Saturday afternoon, rolling to a 90-60 home victory over West Virginia Wesleyan in WVIAC women's basketball action. The Griffins ruled the boards on the day, winning the team rebounding battle 47-32.
Seton Hill led 43-29 at the half, and extended that advantage throughout the second half, with the final margin of 30 points being the largest lead of the game. Katie Gattuso led the Griffins with 24 points and 10 rebounds, with Paige Alviani adding 20 points.
Wesleyan was led by Atavia Blake, Kerry Conroy, and Danesha Richardson who all scored 14 points. Brittany Maxey recorded a team high 10 rebounds.
Seton Hill improves to 15-11 overall and 12-8 in the WVIAC. Wesleyan falls to 7-15 and 6-13. Wesleyan is back in action today, traveling to Alderson-Broaddus.
West Virginia Wesleyan's softball team went 3-1 over the weekend, sweeping a pair from Belmont Abbey, and splitting with Catawba. Two additional games that were scheduled against Lenoir Rhine was cancelled due to snow.
Wesleyan 4, Belmont Abbey 0: Kaitlyn Carey opened the 2013 campaign with a shutout, allowing only three hits and a walk while striking out four. She helped herself with a pair of RBI's as the Bobcat offense collected eight hits. Centerfielder Carliegh Hall was the lone multi-hit line with a pair of singles.
Wesleyan 12, Belmont Abbey 7: After falling behind 5-0 by the top of the third, Wesleyan rallied with a five spot in the fourth, and added four more runs in frame number five. The offense banged out 15 hits, led by a 4-of-4 performance from Alex Furr. Hall and Carey each added three hits apiece, as Kaitlin Hanna earned the win on the mound in relief.
Catawba 4, Wesleyan 0: Catawba's Carley Tysinger shut down the Wesleyan offense, firing a one-hit shutout. Hanna suffered her first loss of the season on the mound allowing four runs in a complete-game effort.
Wesleyan 2, Catawba 1: Carey followed up her Friday effort with another gem, outdueling Catawba's Selena Ashley in a tight pitching duel 2-1. Carey only allowed two hits, walking one and striking out four. She also collected the team's lone RBI and earned run, driving home Paige Cummings who had doubled earlier in the inning. Wesleyan was held to three hits in the win.
Wesleyan closed the weekend 3-1 overall, while Catawba ended at 5-4 and Belmont Abbey 1-7.
Coach Steve Warner's Bobcats are back in action on Saturday, traveling to Limestone.
West Virginia Wesleyan opened the 2013 lacrosse campaign at Shepherd's Ram Stadium, losing to the hosts, 22-2.
Wesleyan fell behind early 7-0, but received consecutive goals from Taylor Holmes and Jaclyn Luciany. Shepherd played shutout lacrosse the rest of the day, scoring six more times before the half, and adding nine more tallies in the second half.
Coach Karli Brentlinger's Bobcats are back in action on Saturday, traveling to local rival Alderson-Broaddus.
West Virginia Wesleyan played this weekend under the tutelage on new head coach Marc Walters. Senior Eduards Gusevs led the Bobcats winning the No. 4 singles over Ohio Dominican's Jeremy Mowkry 6-4, 6-1, and teamed with Javier Yim Kim to win the No. 1 doubles over Charleston's Rico Williams and Matt Sherba 8-4.
Kim also scored individually, taking fifth place in the No. 3 singles slot. Douglas Oliverio and Nathan Seville battled to the final in No. 3 doubles before falling to the Ohio Dominican tandem of Mowkry and Tito Beladonna.
Wesleyan is back in action on Saturday in Erie, Pa., against regional opponent Edinboro.
West Virginia Wesleyan's swim teams closed their 2013 regular season Saturday afternoon in Charlotte, N.C. at the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Swimming Championships. Wesleyan's men closed the competition in 10th place with a total of 104 points, while the women ended in 11th with 63.5 points.
Wingate swam to each team title with 710 points in the women's division, and 789 for the men. WU's women edged Johns Hopkins for the team title, while Queens College of North Carolina garnered the runner-spot for the men.
Wesleyan's 400-free relay team of Phil Fisher, Inti Freitas, Mark Mattis, and Thomas Bartleman had the highest Bobcat finish, placing ninth in 3:10.09. Individually, Fisher swam to a 13th place finish in the grueling 1650-free in 16:44.29, while teammate Max Garner placed 16th in the 200-breast in 2:15.18.
Rachel Bailer was the lone Bobcat female to place individually, posting a 16th place in the 200-breast in 2:29.16. The 400-free relay team of Bailer, Becca Vaughan, Rachael Kelly, and Ellen Denton placed 11th in 3:45.41.