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WVU Tech 3
Point Park 1
The Golden Bear men followed a 4-1 upset of Ohio Christian with a 3-1 defeat of Point Park (Pa.) University over the weekend at Coonskin Park’s Schoenbaum Stadium on an overcast and muggy day.
Freshman phenom Rodrigo Manzanares led the way with two goals, while senior Joe Jackson also scored for Tech. Manzanares’ first goal came just before halftime when Mario Paz chipped a pass in between two Pioneer defenders to Manzanares, who struck from 5 yards out. The second Manzanares tally occurred in the 85th minute when defender Jonathan Eske’s direct kick from 50 yards out connected with Manzanares, leading to a blast to the back of the net from seven yards out. Jackson’s goal came in the 62nd minute when Juan Suarez stole the ball from a Point Park forward, streaked toward the goal, and passed to the open Jackson for the second goal of the contest.
Senior goal keeper John Dunn had a solid performance in the net, saving five shots on goal while only allowing one goal late in the second half of play. Point Park’s lone goal came off the foot of midfielder Francis Tabi in the 71st minute on a penalty kick.
The Golden Bears return to action on Sunday, Sept. 9, when they travel to Pikeville, Ky. to face the University of Pikeville at 2 p.m.
The USCAA named Manzanares as the Player of the Week (Aug. 27-Sept. 3) for men's soccer. In two matches, the Argentinian recorded two goals and two assists to lead WVU Tech to a 2-0 record.
WVU Tech 6
Kentucky Christian 2
The WVU Tech women’s soccer team traveled to Grayson, Ky. Monday and returned home with its first victory of the season, defeating Kentucky Christian University 6-2.
For WVU Tech (1-3), senior Katie Harper struck first by scoring off a chip pass from Thoni Aristide. The Knights (1-2) answered shortly thereafter with a tying goal.
The Golden Bears capitalized on KCU errors to score two more goals before the end of the first half. Harper scored again after taking a feed from Yehilin Davila. Then, Harper switched roles, tallying the first of her two assists on the evening by crossing a pass to Creshana Jones for her first of two goals. The half ended with Tech leading 3-1.
In the second half, Harper’s second assist helped Sierrah Soto net her first goal of the season.
Keeper Bridget Leach made the defensive highlight of the night in the 45th minute when she blocked a KCU penalty shot attempt.
Meanwhile, the Tech offense continued its momentum, as senior Carla Carvalho converted a shot outside the 18 into the back of the net to bring the score to 5-1.
Freshman Jasmine Freeman recorded her first collegiate assist on the goal.
The final Tech goal came from a corner kick by Aristide, which set up Jones for her second goal of the day.
The Golden Bears host Notre Dame College (Ohio) this Friday, Sept. 7, at 3 p.m. at Coonskin Park’s Schoenbaum Stadium in Charleston.
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