After losing to Oklahoma State last weekend, the No. 7 West Virginia University women’s soccer team rebounded to defeat the Texas Longhorns 2-1 on Friday at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium in Morgantown.
WVU (3-1 Big 12) led the Longhorns (1-3 Big 12) in shots (18-4), shots on goal (7-2) and corner kicks (10-3).
The Mountaineers opened the scoring in the 16th minute on a penalty kick goal by junior Jordan Brewster. The Mountaineers would score again just 16 seconds later on a goal by junior Lauren Segalla.
“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,” WVU coach Nikki Izzo-Brown said. “But we’ll take the two (goals) and the win.”
Texas got on the scoreboard in the 23rd minute on a goal by Julia Grosso.
WVU goalkeeper Maddie Murphy needed to make just one save in the victory. Enzi Broussard and Segalla led the team with two shots on goal each.
“I thought we created a lot of chances, but we didn’t finish enough,” Izzo-Brown said. “But I thought we came out with some high intensity, and we really attacked.”
The Mountaineers will go back on the road to face Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas next Friday.