VSR: Schoenle Named Student-Athlete of the Week

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  • By Daniel Whitehead
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  • August 29, 2011 10:52 AM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU men’s soccer defender Eric Schoenle has been named WVU’s student-athlete of the week for his efforts this weekend.

A junior from Yardley, Pa., Schoenle scored the Mountaineers’ game-winning goal with 23 seconds left in the first half to beat No. 11 Virginia, 1-0. Schoenle scored on a header to the far post after a corner kick by midfielder Shadow Sebele.

Defensively, Schoenle helped preserve a shutout and allowed just three shots, including none on goal. The win was the program’s 400th victory in school history.

WVU Athletes of the Week
Fall 2011
Week 1: Erica Henderson, Women’s Soccer
Week 2: Eric Schoenle, Men’s Soccer

This Week in Cross Country
The team opens the 2011 season at the Maryland-Eastern Shore Lid-Lifter Invitational scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 3 ... the 5k race begins at 11:15 a.m.

Last Week in Cross Country
The Mountaineers did not compete.

Notes & Quotes
Along with 2010 NCAA Championship participants Katie Gillespie and Sarah-Anne Brault, the team will see the return of seniors Kaylyn Christopher, Kate Harrison and Jessica O’Connell as the trio redshirted the 2010 season ... Gillespie returns as an All-American from last season as she placed 34th at the national championship ... the team will seek its fourth Top 10 national finish in five years this season.

This Week in Women’s Soccer
The Mountaineers return to action on Thursday, Sept. 1, for a 7 p.m. contest against No. 7 Ohio State … the match with the Buckeyes has also been deemed a Dollar Night and Gold Rush, and will feature a WVU Fan Shirt Contest … WVU closes out the weekend with a match on Sunday, Sept. 4, against Marshall at 7:30 p.m.

Last Week in Women’s Soccer
WVU went 1-1-0 at the Penn State Invitational over the weekend … three Penn State goals in the first eight minutes set the tone in a 5-0 shutout over visiting WVU on Aug. 26 … the Nittany Lions took a 1-0 lead just 62 seconds into the contest and never looked back … the loss snapped West Virginia’s three-match win streak at Jeffrey Field … forward Blake Miller had West Virginia’s best scoring chance on a high floater towards the far post with PSU goalkeeper McNulty coming up with punch save over the crossbar … PSU outshot West Virginia 16-14 and WVU held a 6-3 corner kick edge … three first-half goals were enough as WVU posted a 3-0 shutout over George Mason in game two of the Penn State Invitational yesterday … the Mountaineers received goals from Drea Barklage, Frances Silva and Chelsey Corroto – the first scores of the season for each … all three goals came in an eight-minute span … West Virginia outshot George Mason, 22-15, and held a 9-5 corner kick edge … the WVU defense recorded its second shutout of the season and held tight in the second half in battling a strong wind that led to 11 GMU shots.

Notes & Quotes
The last time West Virginia allowed three first-half goals was against Wake Forest in a 2009 NCAA second round match … 18 different Mountaineers saw action against PSU, including first career minutes for freshman Sam Molina … West Virginia has played a Big Ten team in eight of the last nine seasons … the Mountaineers’ 13 shots on-goal against George Mason are the most since attempting 13 against Providence in October 2008 … Kate Schwindel’s assist on Barklage’s game-winner was the first of her career.

This Week in Men’s Soccer
The Mountaineers will host the annual WVU Nike Classic presented by Jersey’s Subs … WVU will take on Binghamton in the home opener on Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m., before facing Old Dominion on Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. … the weekend will also serve as the men’s soccer 50-year reunion.

Last Week in Men’s Soccer
West Virginia participated in the ACC/BIG EAST Challenge in Germantown, Md., and defeated No. 11 Virginia on Friday evening, 1-0 … junior defender Eric Schoenle scored the game-winning goal on a header with 23 seconds remaining in the first half.

Notes and Quotes
The win over UVA was the program’s 400th in school history … it was WVU’s first opening-game win since 2006 when it beat Fairfield, 1-0 … Schoenle’s goal was also the first opening-game goal since the Fairfield match … junior goalkeeper Pat Eavenson earned his first career shutout as a Mountaineer in his first career game … the WVU defensive corps allowed just three shots and none on goal … WVU was supposed to play Maryland on Sunday, but the game has been postponed to Monday evening at 7 p.m.

“This was a good result tonight against one of the best teams in America,” coach Marlon LeBlanc said following the season-opening victory.

This Week in Volleyball
The West Virginia University volleyball team travels to Texas this week to take on Texas-San Antonio, Texas State and Baylor … the Mountaineers will travel to San Antonio to take on the Roadrunners on Sunday, Sept. 4, at 3 p.m. … the team will then travel to San Marcos to take on the Texas State Bobcats at 5 p.m. on Sept. 5 … the Mountaineers’ final destination will be Waco, where the team will battle the Baylor Bears on Sept. 6 at 8 p.m.

Last Week in Volleyball
The Mountaineers played host to New Hampshire, Valparaiso, Ohio State, Towson and Robert Morris at the WVU Mountaineer Invitational, where the team went 2-3 to start the season … WVU recorded wins against New Hampshire (3-0) and Robert Morris (3-1) … the team improved the overall series record over the invitational competition to 26-10.

Notes and Quotes
Senior libero Serinna Russo led the team this weekend as she was named to the all-tournament team…the Riverside, Calif., native, posted 102 digs, five service aces and 5.37 digs per set in the five matches … senior setter Kari Post was also named to the all-tournament team after recording 159 assists and 66 digs … freshman outside hitter Halle Kearney and freshman middle blocker Evyn McCoy also had strong showings in their first Mountaineer games … Kearney finished second on the team in kills with 52 while McCoy finished first on the team in total blocks with 20.

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