OU Match To Be Televised By FOX Soccer
- By Tim Goodenow
- July 19, 2012 01:00 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The West Virginia women’s soccer match against Oklahoma on Oct. 18 will be televised by FOX Soccer as part of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) College Soccer Game of the Week. The match is slated for 7 p.m. at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.
“This is an exciting opportunity for us to showcase WVU women’s soccer throughout the country,” says coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. “We have been featured in the past as the NSCAA College Game of the Week, and we are very excited to be part of the FOX Soccer broadcast once again.
“(Oklahoma coach) Matt Potter did some great things at Washington State and will make an immediate impact with the Sooners this fall. I know our fans will be excited to come out and watch a very competitive match at Dick Dlesk.”
WVU, which begins play as members of the Big 12 Conference this fall, has never faced Oklahoma in women’s soccer.
“To be part of the NSCAA game of the week is a privilege. The NSCAA continues to provide opportunities for our sport and we are excited to play a small part by playing in this game,” says Potter, who recently became the fourth head coach in the history of OU’s soccer program. “To face a talented West Virginia team, with such a great tradition, is exciting for us as we start a new chapter for Oklahoma soccer. Coach Izzo-Brown is a respected peer and her success with the program is one we hope to mirror going forward.
“I've never been to Morgantown but hear it is a wonderful college environment with a great fan base and game atmosphere. We look forward to the challenge and we are excited to be part of the NSCAA game of the week."
Since 2005, the NSCAA and FOX Soccer have joined forces to offer live and exclusive NSCAA College Game of the Week telecasts. The Mountaineers last appeared on FOX in a 1-0 victory over Kentucky in a 2008 NSCAA Game of the Week.
“Our dedication to growing the game of soccer here domestically is stronger than ever,” says Joshua Glassel, Vice President of Programming and Acquisitions for FOX Soccer. “Along with our partners, the NSCAA College Game of the Week allows us to present some of the best collegiate talent and the game’s future stars, to our viewers across the nation.”
The Mountaineers graduated six seniors from their 2011 Big East championship team, which posted a record of 17-5-0. West Virginia begins the 2012 season at home against La Salle on Aug. 17.