MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – (October 3rd) — The No. 6-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers’ women’s soccer team (3-1) downed the Texas Longhorns (1-3) by a score of 2-1 on Friday night.
Play was stalled until the 17th minute of the first half when Texas fouled the Mountaineers that resulted in a penalty kick. Jordan Brewster was successful with the kick to give WVU a 1-0 lead. That goal gives the junior, Brewster, her first goal of the campaign.
After the penalty kick, WVU was not done. 16 seconds later, Lauren Segalla scored to put the Mountaineers up 2-0. The redshirt junior was able to take advantage and score after the Texas goalkeeper misplaced a kick.
The West Virginia defense was very kind to goalkeeper Maddie Murphy Friday night. The defense allowed only four shots from the Longhorns, and Murphy had to save one ball. The only goal Murphy allowed was in the 23rd minute of the first half.
The Grafton, Massachusetts native has only allowed four goals in four games, which includes the extra 20 minutes from the Oklahoma State game last week.
West Virginia outshot Texas 18-4, while Texas had five saved compared to one save by WVU. The Mountaineers had 10 corner kicks and Texas had three.
WVU coach Nikki Izzo-Brown praised the Longhorn’s toughness and pressure.
“Texas was putting all sorts of pressure on us with direct play, but I thought we responded well to that,” Izzo-Brown said. “We found two in the back of the net, we had a lot of looks, and I credit the goalkeeping of Texas. She was incredible, but we’ll take the two (goals) and the win.”
The Mountaineers will travel to Lubbock, Texas to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders next Friday night at John Walker Soccer Complex. Coverage will begin at 8:15 P.M. on ESPN+.