Soccer dropped by West Virginia
The Seton Hall men’s soccer team’s postseason hopes were finally put to rest as the Pirates dropped their final regular season match 2-0 to West Virginia Saturday night.
The loss gave the Hall a 4-10-3 overall record and 1-7-3 on the Big East, while West Virginia moved to 7-4-6 (6-3-2) and took control of third place in the Big East Blue Division.
The scoring got started early for West Virginia when in the twelfth minute senior Paul McHenry’s initial stop on a Mountaineer break-away led to a loose ball that was put into the back of the net by Moeryhan Doue.
With five minutes left in the first half Doue was involved once again as he was taken down in the box, forcing a penalty kick. Abel Sebele converted on the kick pushing the score to 2-0 heading into the half.
The Hall was outshot in the first half 11-4 overall and 19-8 for the game.
The Pirates’ only real scoring opportunity came midway through the first half when a Zammiello corner kick from the left side led to a to a blast from Jack Freeman that was knocked away by a sprawling Zach Johnson.
Johnson made four saves en route to his tenth shutout of the season. McHenry made seven of his own in his final game as a Pirate.
McHenry and fellow classmates Marko Ciklic, Erik Vendola, and Kyle Giuliana were honored at halftime for senior night in Seton Hall’s season finale.
Zach Cziryak can be reached at Zachary.firstname.lastname@example.org.