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A Look into the WVU Women's Soccer Team

RJ Rice, Nico Caretto and Conor Bratchford


West Virginia University’s Women’s soccer team is closing in on the end of their 2023 season. The team is 5-7-3 Overall with a  3-3-1 record in conference. 

The team started 2-3-0 in August with wins against Saint Francis winning 9-0 and a 1-0 result against Duquesne. They did however lose 2-0 to Duke, 2-1 to Penn State and 2-1 to Virginia.

The Mountaineers continued to slide into the month of September. They go winless in September until a 1-0 win VS Iowa State. They lost 3-1 to Liberty and 4-2 to UCF as well as a 1-1 tie VS Auburn and a 0-0 draw against Villanova. 

From there they go on to lose 5-1 to TCU, tie 0-0 to Texas and lose 2-1 VS Houston to open up the month of October. 

Coach Izzo Brown’s team finally gets back into the win column with a 4-0 win vs conference opponent Oklahoma and they have not looked back since. 

They have picked up back to back 1-0 wins vs Oklahoma State and Kansas State which they look to add on.

The Mountaineers have two remaining games: Away VS Kansas Jayhawks at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kansas and Home VS Cincinnati Bearcats at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium in Morgantown W.Va.

West Virginia is led by Taylor White, a sophomore forward from Cincinnati, Ohio. White leads the team in goals scored with nine this season. 

Leading the Mountaineers on the defensive side of the field is goalkeeper Kayza Massey, a fifth year senior from Ottawa, Ontario. She has started 15 games in goal this season and has a 0.725 save percentage. 

 West Virginia is currently sixth in the Big 12 with a 4-3-1 overall conference record. The Mountaineers are behind University of Central Florida, University of Texas, Texas Christian University, Brigham Young University, and Texas Tech University.  

Two fifth-year Senior players have been having good seasons. Goalkeeper Kayza Massey has started 15 games this season, with an impressive 0.750 save percentage and an average of 1.27 goals allowed per game. Midfielder Maya McCutcheon has started 16 games and has 7 points on the year, which is third-best on the team. 

The Mountaineers aim to finish out the season strong and hope for a great Big 12 tournament down in Texas. 

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