After their first home conference match of the season, the Mountaineers headed back on the road to take on No. 10 TCU on Thursday night, where they were able to finish with a 1-1 draw against the Horned Frogs.
Despite being out-shot 15-10 overall and TCU having double WVU’s shots on target, the Mountaineers were able to come away with a draw against last year’s conference champion.
TCU was the first to strike in the match, when in the 38th minute Seven Castain put a ball from Grace Coppinger into the bottom right corner of the net, past Mountaineer goalkeeper Kayza Massey to take a 1-0 lead before the half.
The 1-0 lead would carry into halftime, where TCU had a 8-2 shot advantage over WVU, with 7 of those being on target. The Mountaineers would not register a shot on target in the first half, with only two total shots.
The second half saw West Virginia start to get rhythm offensively, getting eight shots in the half, and were aided by a Horned Frogs own goal in the 79th minute to tie the match at 1-1.
That would be the end of the scoring, with the West Virginia defense holding off late match surges by TCU to secure their second draw of conference play.
Kayza Massey would have seven saves in the match, again providing key saves when the team needed them to stay in the match.
The Mountaineers will return to Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium next Thursday, when the Mountaineers take on Texas at 5 p.m.
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