Women's Soccer: West Virginia Goes 1-0-1

  • By Tim Goodenow
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  • March 19, 2011 09:59 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia women’s soccer team went 1-0-1 to open it spring season today, knocking off Virginia and playing to a draw with Virginia Tech at Jefferson Cup in Richmond, Va.

A trio of freshmen – Emily Dillon, Casey Vornadore and Katie Lenz – found the back of the net for WVU in its 3-3 tie with Virginia Tech in a 60-minute match.

Dillion put WVU on the board first with a goal in the 10th minute on a back-heel pass from Chelsey Corroto just outside the 18-yard box. Dillion sent a ball inside the far post and past the Hokie goalkeeper for a 1-0 lead.

The Mountaineers doubled their score in the 17th minute on a shot from Vornadore. Bri Rodriguez served a free kick into the box that was cleared out to WVU’s Meghan Lewis. Lewis quickly played it back into the box where Vornadore attacked the ball and slotted it inside the near post.

Virginia Tech responded with a goal at the 19:03 mark on a through ball across the back line.

Lenz got into the mix in the 22nd minute on a play set up by Caroline Szwed. The midfielder pushed the ball up field to Blake Miller who found Lenz. Lenz cut the Tech goalkeeper and put the ball into the back of the net.

The Hokies added a pair of second half goals to even the score at 3-3.

WVU received strong play from Dillon, Szwed and Frances Silva in the first of two games Saturday.

West Virginia earned a 1-0 win over Virginia in a 70-minute night contest at Sports Backer Stadium.

After a strong opening 35 minutes by the Cavaliers, the Mountaineers settled down in the second half and scored the game-winner off the head of Chelsey Corroto.

With roughly 10 minutes remaining, Dillon took the ball towards the right end line and served a ball into the box. Corroto moved inside a defender and laid out¸ sending a header into the back of the net for the only goal of the match.

West Virginia’s back line performed better in the second match, led by Erica Henderson.

Goalkeeper Sara Keane kept the Cavaliers scoreless with a fantastic save to deny an upper 90 shot from going in with five minutes to play.

West Virginia resumes spring play on April 2 by welcoming Virginia Tech in the first of three home contests at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. WVU and the Hokies will play a 90-minute match at 2 p.m.


Nikki Izzo-Brown, WVU women's soccer