West Virginia men’s soccer kept their undefeated streak to start the season intact with a 2-1 victory over American on Tuesday.

In a game which got moved up to 11:30 a.m., due to a heat advisory in Washington D.C., it had no added effect on Marcus Caldeira’s goal-scoring abilities.

Caldeira stayed hot, scoring his fifth goal in four games, as American was sloppy trying to clear the ball, leading to a breakaway goal for Caldeira in the 23rd minute.

American added their first goal of the afternoon just about 10 minutes later, with Samuel Hershey scoring his first goal of the season, tying the game at 1-1. That goal would be the first goal WVU’s defense had conceded all season long.

Things would remain tied into the second half before Otto Ollikainen scored the game-winning-goal in the 70th minute. Ollikainen scored on a header off a corner kick from Constantinos Christou.

West Virginia’s defense held up for the final 20 minutes of play, sealing WVU’s fourth-straight win to open the 2023 season.

The Mountaineers finished with 14 shots, nine of which were on goal, while American had five shots, with three of them being on goal.

Due to the heat, only one player aside from the goalkeeper in Carlos Hernando played the full 90 minutes. WVU will face Portland on Saturday at 1 p.m., their last game before they begin Sun Belt Conference play.