West Virginia women’s soccer closed their regular season on senior night at Dlesk Stadium, drawing 1-1 against Cincinnati.
The contest was tight throughout, with the first goal not coming until the 67th minute when the Mountaineers got on the board via an own goal off the leg of former Mountaineer Brooke Brown.
In the 83rd minute, Cincinnati’s Laura Zemberyova headed one backward off of a corner kick to make the game level at one.
The decision to give Cincinnati that corner kick can be seen as controversial, according to West Virginia head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown.
“I don’t know if I’m allowed to talk about it, but it wasn’t a corner kick. I can tell you right now we have replay,” Izzo-Brown, said about the play.
West Virginia had many shot opportunities including double-digit corner kicks but could not capitalize due to a stellar performance from Bearcats’ keeper Anna Rexford.
“I think we worked hard for that final goal and it’s just unfortunate that we came away with a draw,” Izzo-Brown, said.
The Mountaineers’ AJ Rodriguez seemed to be all over the pitch tonight making impactful plays frequently.
For Cincinnati, a win tonight would have meant an appearance in the Big 12 tournament, something the Mountaineers were able to deny them of.
Cincinnati’s last road win dates back to Sept. 26th, 2021. Their record moves to 3-5-7 this season and will have to wait to see if they’ll be playing in the Big 12 tournament.
For West Virginia, they finish their regular season with a record of 7-7-4 and they’ll be headed to Round Rock, Texas, to compete in the Big 12 tournament this weekend as they try to defend their title.