BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – Despite the hard temperature drop in the central West Virginia weather forecast for Sunday afternoon, the Salem Tigers women’s soccer program had a road contest on the docket down the road in Buckhannon. The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats were the host for this match, and the home turf advantage proved to be too much for the Tigers as the Bobcats pulled away with a 12-0 win.
In the first half, Salem was looking for offensive chances early as they tried to take control of the game. However, it would be the Bobcats who found those chances despite some strong defensive game planning from Salem. After the first half of play, Salem trailed 5-0.
In the second half, Salem kept up the pressure and tried to kick their offense into gear. However, it was simply not the Tigers’ day as the Bobcats added to their lead and finished the contest with a 12-0 advantage.
Salem will be looking to draw on some of the positives of this match going forward. For example, Salem got some strong play from Nasiha Ali and Miriam Buendia. In goal, Sarah Cabrera added 8 saves to the Tigers’ efforts.
Salem will be looking to start anew in their next contest when they play host to the Concord Mountain Lions at 5 PM on Wednesday, October 11th. That contest will be played at The Bridge Sports Complex in Bridgeport, West Virginia.