Mountaineers Down No. 18 Georgetown


By Shannon McNamara for WVUsports.com
August 17, 2013 07:55 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University women’s soccer team snagged a 1-0 win over No. 18 Georgetown, this evening, in an exhibition match at Shaw Field, in Washington, D.C.

The Mountaineer seniors delivered the second straight preseason victory for WVU, as midfielder Kara Blosser set-up forward Frances Silva for a one-time shot, and the Overland Park, Kan., native made-good on her game-winning chance.

“This was a well fought game between two teams, and a good win for us against a ranked opponent,” says 18th-year coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. “It was nice to drive down here today, get a win and get back on the bus and head home.”

Senior keeper Sara Keane nullified a 5-4 GU shot advantage, as the Mt. Laurel, N.J., native earned her second shutout victory of the 2013 preseason. GU also earned a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks.

The squads, former foes in the Big East Conference, played two 40-minute halves and an extra 20 minutes of play following regulation.

The Mountaineers end their exhibition season with a 2-0 record. WVU trumped Rutgers, 3-0, at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium on Aug. 13.

“At the end of tonight’s game, I didn’t question anyone’s character – I know they all worked hard, and that’s the important thing,” says Izzo-Brown. “Everyone on this team is working hard right now on our goals and objectives, and that’s good to see with No. 4 Penn State coming up this week.”

The Mountaineers break from preseason camp tomorrow. The team will officially open the 2013 season at No. 4 Penn State in the Penn State Invitational on Friday, Aug. 23, at 7:30 p.m., at Jeffrey Field, in University Park, Pa. WVU also will meet Syracuse at the invite on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 2:30 p.m.



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