MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Junior forward Andy Bevin
’s seventh goal of the season gave the WVU men’s soccer team a 1-0 victory over Georgia State on Saturday evening at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.
“I said to the boys that for once the slipper is on the other foot because we didn’t play very well tonight, but we got the win,” coach Marlon LeBlanc says. “We’ve played really well at times this season and not gotten a result out of it. We will leave it at that, we got the result, we got the goal we needed.”
Bevin’s game-winning goal was scored in the 69th minute, following a period where the Mountaineers began to hold the majority of the possession. From five yards out along the goal line, Bevin beat the goalkeeper near post after receiving a pass from sophomore Majed Osman
West Virginia (6-6-2) totaled 16 shots to Georgia State’s 11, led by three off the foot of Bevin. Eddie Wilding and Amiri Abraham took four and three shots, respectively, for Georgia State.
Georgia State had the two best chances of the first half, but WVU junior goalkeeper Lee Johnston
was up to the challenge and recorded saves. In the 18th minute Abraham headed a cross that Johnston saved. Johnston made another save in the 36th minute on a ripped shot by Stephen McGill from 15 yards out.
Johnston made six saves in his third shutout of the season.
WVU returns to action for its final non-conference match of the season on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at American. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m.