MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Aug. 22, 2021) – The No. 12-ranked West Virginia women’s soccer team comes up short in their game against No.4 Virginia Cavaliers on Sunday. The game was held at 2 p.m. ET at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.
Starting off the season with a 4-0 win on Thursday, against Buffalo coach Nikki Izzo-Brown seemed excited to be back on the field and enjoy a good soccer game.
Virginia Cavaliers also had a season-opener victory against Richmond on Thursday. The Cavaliers won the game against the Mountaineers with a header from Diana Ordoñez in the seventh minute. Ordoñez was able to score a goal that was crossed over to her by teammate Samar Guidry.
Virginia goal-keeper, Laural Ivory was able to save three shots that were made throughout the intense game.
One being shot in the first half, by sophomore Lilly McCarthy. While two others were shot during the second half by two juniors, Julianna Vallerand and Gabrielle Robinson.
Mountaineers’ junior goal-keeper, Kayza Massey showed her ability tremendously in the second half blocking two shots from Virginia. Kayza Massey was able to use her talent well throughout the game limiting the chance of Virginia’s opportunities to score.
Looking at the final box score the teams were very equally matched. Virginia ending with a lead over West Virginia in shots (4-3), goal shots (3-2), and corner kicks (6-5).
“You know first half we were launching we weren’t settled down I thought our midfielders were doing a good job getting the ball and finding those pockets in between their two defensive center mids” Mountaineers’ coach Nikki Izzo-Brown said. “I thought defensively we did a really good job eliminating a lot of dangerous moments and obviously Kayza came up with some real good saves”.
The Mountaineers travel to Lewisburg Pa, where they will face Bucknell next located at the Emmitt Field at Holmes Stadium on Friday at 7 p.m. ET.