After a tough week of competition that saw streaks end, as well as a couple of losses, both the West Virginia men’s and women’s soccer teams dropped to No. 21 in the rankings.
The women’s team was leading the Big 12 standings before traveling to the Sunflower State. The Mountaineers (8-3-2, 2-1-1 Big 12) faced off against Kansas State on Thursday, with the match ending in a 1-1 draw.
Then on Sunday, the Mountaineers traveled up the road to Kansas, losing 2-1 in double overtime. The Mountaineers dropped from No. 9 in the country to No. 21, but will have a chance to rebound, as they host No. 11 TCU on Thursday, before then hosting Texas Tech on Sunday.
The men’s team did not fare any better. The men had two matches on the road as well, the first one coming on Tuesday against Lehigh. Just like the women’s team, the men’s first game of the week also ended in a 1-1 draw.
Over the weekend, the Mountaineers continued their conference action, traveling to face Northern Illinois. The Mountaineers suffered their first defeat of the season — losing 2-0. After being ranked as high as No. 3 in the country in the past few weeks, the Mountaineers dropped from No. 4 to No. 21. The men’s team will be back in action on Saturday, as they are on the road again, facing Western Michigan.
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