Saturday Split for Women's Soccer


By Tim Goodenow for WVUsports.com
April 13, 2013 02:25 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia women’s soccer team split a pair of 45-minute matches against Pitt and Ohio State this morning at Ambrose Urbanic Field in Pittsburgh. The Mountaineers defeated Pitt, 1-0, before dropping a 1-0 decision to the Buckeyes.

“It was a bit challenging to play one half against one style, and then go right back out against another style,” said Associate Head Coach Lisa Stoia. “But for the most part, we did a great job of creating scoring opportunities in final third. Now we need to work on being more efficient there to put some balls in the back of the net.”

Midfielder Amanda Hill gave West Virginia a 1-0 advantage on a header off a corner kick. Forward Kate Schwindel drove a ball into the box where Hill re-directed it past the Pitt goalkeeper.

In the second half, Ohio State scored in transition in only the third minute after winning a goal kick and getting behind the Mountaineer back line. A Buckeye forward was left unmarked just inside the top of the box to slip a ball past WVU goalkeeper Sara Keane.

The WVU offense pressured OSU’s defense in the final 10 minutes but came up empty on several scoring tries.

West Virginia continues spring play tomorrow against St. Francis at 1:30 p.m. at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. Admission is free and open to the public.



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