Buckhannon-Upshur boys soccer fought to a 0-0 draw with University on Saturday afternoon in Buckhannon. Both teams had several shots on goal, but B-U’s Dalton Auvil and University’s Connor Montgomery were rock solid in goal with seven and eight saves, respectively.
“Today was a great match with what’s been building into a great respectful rivalry over the best few years,” Buccaneer coach Mike Donato wrote in an email. “Since we’ve been in the same sectional we’ve always had great and entertaining games. Coach Smith has a young and scrappy team and came out and tested us right from the start.”
The Bucs will play their regular season finale at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday against Elkins. The Hawks have two games remaining, beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Bridgeport.
“I told our guys after this game that we’ve really started to play great soccer of the past two games and we can start piecing things together in our final game we should be ready to make a good playoff push,” Donato wrote.
No. 4 WVU Suffers First Setback at NIU
The No. 4-ranked West Virginia University men’s soccer team fell to Northern Illinois, 2-0, on Saturday afternoon at the NIU Soccer Complex in DeKalb, Illinois.
The Mountaineers conceded a 35th-minute goal before the Huskies added a second in the final minutes of the fixture, handing WVU its first loss of the 2021 campaign. It marked the club’s first setback since April 7 at Akron.
WVU Concludes Road Stand at Kansas
The No.9-ranked West Virginia University women’s soccer team concludes its two-game road swing through the Sunflower State with a match at Kansas on Sunday. Kickoff at KU’s Rock Chalk Park is tabbed for 2 p.m.
Sunday’s match will be streamed live on Big 12 Now on ESPN+, with live stats at WVUsports.com.