MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – The top-10 matchup lived up to its billing on Saturday (April 3), but the Cavaliers came up short as No. 10 Virginia (10-4-1) fell to No. 4 West Virginia (10-2-0) by a score of 1-0 at Dick Dlesk Stadium.
The Mountaineers scored in the 86th minute when Isabella Sibley converted from just outside the six-yard box. Lilly McCarthy and Lauren Segalla assisted on the goal.
Virginia held the advantage in shots at the half, but the home team surged down the stretch to finish the game with a 7-5 lead in shots after taking six shots in the second half. The Cavaliers held a 4-3 edge in corner kicks, but were unable to convert.
NOTES ON THE GAME
• UVA now holds an 11-4-2 lead in the all-time series with the series tied 3-3-1 in games played at West Virginia.
• Virginia’s Laurel Ivory made three saves on the day, while West Virginia keeper Kayza Massey had one save.
FROM HEAD COACH STEVE SWANSON
“West Virginia was the better team today and they deserved the win. Full credit to their players and staff. They consistently imposed their style on us and we did not play with enough quality to get anything going on the attacking end, specifically. There is much we can learn from this game, though, and my hope is we can translate that to the pitch in time for another shot at them this coming week.”
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia will return to action next weekend when the Cavaliers face the Mountaineers for the second straight weekend. Virginia and West Virginia will play at Klöckner Stadium on Saturday (April 10) with a 3 p.m. kick on ACCNX.