MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University women’s soccer coach Nikki Izzo-Brown announced today the Mountaineers’ 2017 spring schedule.
Less than three months removed from a runner-up finish in the program’s first-ever NCAA College Cup appearance, WVU will face six opponents, including four at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium in Morgantown. All home matches are free and open to the public.
The Mountaineers open their spring season with three straight home matches. WVU kicks off its slate against Cincinnati on Sunday, March 26, at 2 p.m., before playing host to Pitt on Sunday, April 2, also at 2 p.m. The Mountaineers will then welcome Xavier on Sunday, April 9, at 3 p.m.
WVU’s lone road trip of the spring features a double-header, as the Mountaineers will play in two matches at Tennessee on Saturday, April 22. The Mountaineers kick against the Volunteers at 11 a.m. before squaring off against Alabama at 2:30 p.m.
The Mountaineers conclude their spring slate against Duquesne on Saturday, April 29, at 5 p.m., at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.
WVU officially opens its spring season this Sunday, Feb. 26, with its annual 4-versus-4 tournament “Three’s a Team…the Fourth’s a Mountaineer” event, set for the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility, located next to Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.
The tournament is open to boys and girls in grades 3-8. There also will be an open division for college age students and adults. Teams can be male, female or co-ed. Due to NCAA regulations, no individuals in high school may participate.
Each team of three players will be paired with a WVU women’s soccer student-athlete or Mountaineer coach. There is a $75 entry fee, and all proceeds benefit Morgantown’s Betty Puskar Breast Care Center.
Registration for the tournament closes tonight. Fans can download a registration form HERE
The Mountaineers raised $5,025 in donations for the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center last year. The program has raised more than $120,000 for the center over the last decade.