Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

September 17, 2012

CU women's soccer gets first win

ATHENS — Kari Simon scored a goal seven minutes into overtime to give the Concord University women’s soccer team its first win of the year by a 2-1 decision over Shepherd University Sunday afternoon at Anderson Field.

Simon, a freshman, also assisted on Concord’s first goal of the game. Alyanna James scored that goal, 23:02 into the match, for Concord (1-4-1, 1-1-0 WVIAC). Shepherd’s Kylie Duffin evened up the score with a strike early in the second half.

Goalie Kaitlyn Wasylko, who entered Sunday ranked first in the WVIAC in saves, picked up the victory after stopping seven Shepherd (1-3-0, 0-1-0) shots. Wasylko assisted on Simon’s overtime goal.

For the game, Concord held a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks while trailing Shepherd 13-12 in total shots.

In the men’s game, Shepherd’s Kevin Doyle scored in the 78th minute with the lone goal of the match to defeat Concord (1-4-1, 0-2-0).

Richard Vincent and Joe Sweet each took two shots for Concord. Goalkeeper Mitchell Thompson, who made his second career start, had a career-high six saves in the loss.

Both teams had nine shots; Concord led 4 to 2 in corner kicks.

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