MORGANTOWN—Just as fall sports are starting back for high schools across the state, many college sports teams have hit the terf once again. Here’s a breakdown of the happenings at West Virginia University so far this year.
WVU Women’s Soccer -- The West Virginia University women’s soccer team defeated Michigan on Monday afternoon 2-1 at U-M Soccer Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan in their first preseason exhibition game.
The top ranked Mountaineers had a 2-0 lead going into the 45th minute when the Wolverines were able to get one by sophomore goaltender Rylee Foster.
The Mountaineer goals were scored by senior midfielder Carlo Portillo and junior forward Grace Cutler. The lone assist on the afternoon was credited to Portillo who assisted on the Cutler goal.
The Mountaineers outshot the Wolverines 13 to 6 and held a 4-3 corner kick advantage.
WVU will be back in action in their final exhibition game on Saturday, August 12, at 1:00 pm at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. Admission is free and open to the public.
WVU Volleyball – The West Virginia University volleyball team returned to the WVU Coliseum on Monday to begin their preseason practice.
The Mountaineers will be led by sophomore outside hitter Payton Caffrey, who was mentioned on the 2017 Preseason All-Big 12 Team. Caffrey was the 2016 AVCA Midwest Region Freshman of the Year, Big 12 First Team and Big 12 All-Freshman Team.
The Mountaineers will hold its annual Gold-Blue scrimmage on August 19 at 4 pm at the WVU Coliseum. The season will open for the Mountaineers on August 25-26 as they will welcome Delaware (Aug. 25, 7 pm), UT-Martin (Aug. 26, 12:30 pm) and Penn State (Aug. 26, 7 pm) to the WVU Invitational in Morgantown.