ONEONTA, N.Y. – The West Virginia University men’s soccer team fell 1-0 at Hartwick on Friday evening at Elmore Stadium.
The Mountaineers dropped to 5-6-1 overall and 1-2 in Mid-American Conference play despite outshooting the Hawks 14-2.
Hartwick scored the match’s lone goal in the 15th minute off a run down the right flank by Max Walcott. Walcott centered a pass to Will Broomfield, who made another pass to his left for Dean Fowler, and Fowler put a shot past WVU junior goalkeeper Lee Johnston
WVU had a number of chances following the Hartwick goal with sophomore Majed Osman
taking a game-high three shots.
In the 26th minute, Hartwick goalkeeper Mateo Munarriz came out of the goal to play a ball and was met by WVU junior Andy Bevin
. Bevin played a pass to freshman Mike Desiderio
, who unleashed a shot over the net.
WVU had two great opportunities in the final 10 minutes of the first half with both shots blocked by the Hartwick defense. In the 38th minute, sophomore Majed Osman
took a free kick at the top of the 18-yard box, but blasted the shot in the Hartwick wall of defense. Following a cross by Bevin in the 45th minute, the ball found the foot of sophomore Haydon Bennett
, who blasted a half-volley shot that was again blocked by the Hawks.
Bevin had the best chance of the match in the 67th minute, ripping a shot off the post from 10 yards out off a cross by Osman.
In the 74th minute sophomore Zak Leedom
hit a shot just over the crossbar following a corner by Bevin.
WVU returns home to Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium to face High Point on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. For a video and audio stream courtesy of Kroger, visit WVUsports.com.