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Men's Soccer: WVU Earns Road Shutout

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Goals from forward Andy Bevin and midfielderTravis Pittman led the No. 18 West Virginia
men's soccer team to a 2-0 victoryover Seton Hall on Wednesday
evening at Owen T. Carroll Field.

Pittmanscored the game-winning goal by successfully converting a penalty
kick in the 42ndminute to give the Mountaineers a 1-0 lead. Seton Hall's
Christian Battistesawas called for a hand ball inside the box after a
free kick by midfielder AllanFlott on the left side of the field.
Defender Eric Schoenle played a dummy ballletting Flott's free kick
through and the ball bounced off Battistesa for thepenalty.

Bevinadded the insurance goal in the 61st minute after a long
throughball by forward Jay Williams. Bevin gathered the ball, raced past
the Pirate defendersand buried it past Seton Hall keeper Anthony
Reichwaldt for his team-leadingseventh goal of the season.

Themajority of the match was played in the midfield with WVU outshooting
thePirates 10-8, including a 6-1 advantage on shots on-goal.

Thefirst half was played in the midfield with the only shot on-goal in
the run ofplay coming from Bevin in the 20th minute that Reichwaldt
gatheredwith ease.

ForwardNick Claudio nearly had his second goal in as many games to start
the secondhalf when he received a pass from Bevin on the end line out to
the top of the 18yard box. Claudio ripped a shot that spun just wide
left of the net.

TheMountaineers almost extended the lead to three in the 75th minutewhen
forward Peabo Doue played a cross to forward Franck Tayou. Tayou took
ahalf-bicycle kick that flew just over the crossbar and out of play.

Douehad a quality chance of his own in the 80th minute when he ripped
aliner that Reichwaldt made a save on.

Claudiohad another chance in the 87th minute and Reichwaldt made a
divingsave to his left.

KeeperPat Eavenson earned his second shutout of the season, making one
save, andimproved his record to 3-2-0. Reichwaldt finished with four
saves for SetonHall and dropped his recorded to 2-3-1.

           WVU will finish the regular seasonwith a match at No. 14
Notre Dame on Saturday, Oct. 29, at noon. The Irish werein action this
afternoon and played a 2-1 victory at Providence.

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