The No. 5 WVU men’s soccer team won its first NCAA tournament game on Sunday, knocking off the Louisville Cardinals, 1-0 at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium in Morgantown.
West Virginia’s lone goal was scored by senior forward Yutaro Tsukada, his tenth of the season, in the 72nd minute. Junior defender Carlos Hernando was credited with an assist on the goal.
The Blue and Gold were successful in their first NCAA tournament game of the year, outplaying the Cardinals in multiple statistics. WVU did not concede a single corner kick, and had 17 total shots to UL’s seven.
Tsukada led the way with eight shots, including his game winner, and sophomore forward Marcus Caldeira had three shots.
WVU senior goalkeeper Jackson Lee had four saves in the effort on Sunday.
With all the other ranked teams in West Virginia’s quadrant of the bracket eliminated, the Mountaineers will be playing in Morgantown if they continue to win until the College Cup in Louisville, Kentucky.
On Saturday, Nov. 25 WVU will face off against the unranked Vermont Catamounts. Vermont defeated WVU’s Sun Belt adversary, No. 12 UCF in a double overtime thriller, 3-2.
The Catamounts also had a 3-1 victory over Rider University in their Round of 64 matchup.
You can catch coverage of the West Virginia-Vermont Round of 16 game by listening to U92, with pregame coverage beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25.
The game will be streamed terrestrially in the Morgantown area on the dial on 91.7 FM, you can go to u92themoose.com and tap “play now,” or ask your Amazon Alexa to “Play the U92 the Moose.”