This Week in Women’s Soccer:
The No. 11-ranked Mountaineers open their 2014 home season at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium against No. 21 Duke Friday, Aug. 29, at 7:30 p.m. … the match is a "Dollar Night," with all tickets, hot dogs, popcorn and Coca-Colas available for $1 each … additionally, it is a "Gold Rush," with all fans encouraged to wear gold in support of the Mountaineers … all fans also will receive a 2014 women’s soccer schedule poster … the Mountaineers also will play host to Elon on Sunday, Aug. 31, at 1 p.m.
Last Week in Women’s Soccer:
The Mountaineers (1-1) opened their 2014 season at the Penn State Invitational, at Jeffrey Field, in University Park, Pennsylvania … WVU dropped its season-opener to the then-No. 11-ranked Nittany Lions, 3-1, on Aug. 22 … the Mountaineers rebounded with a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over Missouri on Aug. 24 … down three goals in the second half, sophomore defender Kadeisha Buchanan
netted WVU’s lone goal against PSU in the 72nd minute … junior forward Kelsie Maloney
had the assist … WVU erased a two-goal, second-half deficit against the Tigers on Sunday, with Maloney and senior forward Kate Schwindel
combining for the three goals … Schwindel netted the team’s first and golden goal, scored in the 89th minute … Maloney assisted on both goals … Maloney evened the score in the 62nd minute, receiving the ball from junior forward Kailey Utley
, making a move on PSU’s keeper and taking a blast from the top of the box that went far post.
Notes & Quotes:
Sunday’s meeting between the Mountaineers and the Tigers was the first ever … Sunday was the second time in her career Schwindel netted two goals in one match, the first coming against High Point on Sept. 16, 2012 … the four points against Mizzou were a career high for Schwindel and Maloney … the two assists against the Tigers also were a career high for Maloney … junior goalkeeper Hannah Steadman
earned the starts this weekend and made five saves against Mizzou … WVU is 0-0-1 against the Blue Devils, with their first meeting ending in a 1-1 draw in 2013 in Durham, North Carolina … Sunday’s meeting will be WVU’s first against Elon.
This Week in Men’s Soccer:
The Mountaineers open their 2014 regular season against St. John’s on Friday night, Aug. 29, at 5:30 p.m., at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium
Last Week in Men’s Soccer:
West Virginia split its two exhibition games ... WVU fell to Ohio State, 2-1, on Sunday, Aug. 17, in Columbus, Ohio ... t+++he Mountaineers defeated Dayton, 2-1, on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.
Notes and Quotes:
Friday night has been deemed ""Dollar Day" as all tickets, hot dogs, popcorn and Coca-Colas are available for $1 each … In the Mid-American Conference Preseason Poll announced today, West Virginia was picked to finish second in the MAC while receiving a first-place vote.
This Week in Volleyball:
The Mountaineers open the season Friday when they play host to ninth-ranked BYU at 7 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum as part of the Gold & Blue Player’s Challenge ... on Saturday the squad will take on Toledo at 2 p.m. before facing IUPUI at 7 p.m. in the final match of the tournament.
Last Week in Volleyball:
The WVU volleyball team closed out the preseason with their annual Gold-Blue Scrimmage this past weekend ... despite the Gold team taking an early 2-set lead in the match, the Blue team battled back and the squads settled for a 2-2 tie.
Notes & Quotes:
The Mountaineers will face multiple opponents ranked in the top-25 of the AVCA Preseason Poll this season ... first up is No. 9-ranked BYU (August 29) followed by No. 21 Duke (September 19) and No. 20 North Carolina (September 20) in North Carolina as part of the Big 12-ACC Challenge ... No.2-ranked Texas will make the trip to the WVU Coliseum for an ESPNU game September 24 before the Mountaineers return the favor November 12 ... WVU will play host to No. 22 Kansas in Big 12 action October 15, and will travel to face the Jayhawks November 26.
Coach Jill Kramer:
"There are many developments that have occurred on all Big 12 teams since last season," said head coach Jill Kramer. "The one thing I’m certain of is that everyone involved in our program will be doing their best to be their best every day, and we’ll see where that takes us."
This Week in Cross Country:
The West Virginia University cross country team opens its 2014 season at the Lehigh Invitational in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, this Friday, Aug. 29, at 5:30 p.m.
Last Week in Cross Country:
The Mountaineers did not compete.
Notes & Quotes:
After its sixth NCAA qualification in the last seven seasons and a second-place finish at the Big 12 Cross Country Championships a year ago, WVU looks for another successful season in 2014 … All-Mid-Atlantic Region honorees Kelly Williams
and Jillian Forsey
return for their junior and sophomore seasons, respectively … coach Sean Cleary enters his eighth season as head coach of the Mountaineers.