Bluefield falls 5-2 to WV Tech
Bluefield College’s Men’s Soccer drops highly contested road game 5-2 to West Virginia Tech
September 24, 2012
came off the bench to score his second goal of the season
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Experiencing defeat for the second time in three games, Bluefield College’s Men’s Soccer dropped a highly contested road game 5-2 to West Virginia Tech on Monday night.
Bluefield (4-6-0) ran into a high-powered WV Tech offense, one which outshot the Rams by a 14-8 margin. An offensive power, the Golden Bears have scored an average of four goals per game this season including a 9-0 drubbing of Mid-South Conference foe Pikeville (Ky.) and local rival Concord (W.Va.), 6-2.
Jefferson Watson made seven saves in the loss, keeping the Rams within striking distance till late in the game.
WV Tech (9-1-0) got on the board early in the opening half, scoring in the 13th minute when Juan Suarez netted his second goal of the season on an assist from Mario Paz to make it 1-0 in favor of the Golden Bears.
Mouhamed Dieye answered back in the 33rd minute when he came off the bench to score an individual effort. The second goal of the season for Dieye knotted the game at 1-1.
That score remained for eight minutes till Suarez turned into giver when he found Jonathan Eske with four minutes till the break to give the hosts a 2-1 lead.
Tech would hold a slight 6-4 edge in shots while the Rams held a 2-1 margin in corner kicks through the opening 45 minutes.
Adam Hern would net his first collegiate goal just after the break to bring the game into balance. The freshman from Panama City, Panama beat Tech’s net minder, John Dunn at the 47:37 mark to tie the game 2-2.
After a Rodrigo Manzanares goal in the 56th minute the Rams had a wide open Michael Callaghan chance called back and controversially given a drop ball at midfield. The sophomore intercepted an errant back pass inside the opponents area ready to bear down on a helpless Dunn when before the ball was taken 50 yards in the opposite direction for a drop ball.
Manzanares provided the next WVT goal in the 64th minute before scoring his 13th of the season in the 74th minute to close out a 5-2 final for the hosts.
The Rams will next be in action on Saturday, Sept. 29 when Cumberland (Tenn.) comes to East River Soccer Complex for an all-important Mid-South Conference clash at 3 p.m.