Junior women's soccer player Deana Everrett has been named West Virginia University's athlete of the week for her play over the weekend.
The Oakville, Ontario, native scored a game-winning goal and assisted on a game-tying goal over the weekend. On Sept. 28, Everrett scored the game-winner against St. John's in a 2-0 shutout, her fifth goal of the season. On Sept. 30, the forward took a season-high eight shots at Syracuse and assisted on Megan Mischler's goal to knot the score at 1-1 and force overtime. Everrett has scored at least one point in seven of 10 games this season and has a team-best 16 points in 2007 (5 goals and 6 assists).
This Week in Women's Soccer: West Virginia returns home for a pair of Big East games at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium this weekend … on Friday, Oct. 5, WVU battles Louisville at 7 p.m. … the Louisville match has been designated as "Dollar Day" with all tickets, hot dogs, popcorn and Coca-Colas available for purchase for just one dollar … on Sunday, Oct. 7, West Virginia plays host to Cincinnati at 1 p.m.
Last Week in Women's Soccer: Forward Deana Everrett and Carolyn Blank scored goals to power West Virginia to a 2-0 victory over St. John's Friday … the Mountaineers took 27 shots including 11 on goal to dominate the pace of the match … goalkeeper Mallory Beck made three saves in recording her third shutout of the season … the WVU defense limited the Red Storm to six shots on the evening … West Virginia was forced to play overtime for the first time this season in a 1-1 tie at Syracuse … forward, and true freshman, Megan Mischler scored her first career goal to knot the score at 1-1 in the 76th minute … Everrett picked up the assist, her sixth of the season … the WVU defense allowed only two shots on goal to the Orange offense.
Notes & Quotes: WVU recorded 11 shots on goal against SJU and 10 against Syracuse – the fourth time this season WVU has registered at least 10 shots on goal (10 vs. Pitt; 13 vs. Rhode Island) … the Mountaineers took 28 corner kicks in the two weekend games and allowed only three to its opponents … Sunday's match was the first overtime outing for WVU this season … West Virginia's last overtime match came against Louisville in the 2006 Big East Quarterfinals where WVU advanced on penalty kicks … West Virginia's last regular season tie occurred last season at St. John's in a 0-0 draw … West Virginia's 2-0-1 Big East record matches its conference start from the 2005 and 2006 seasons.
This Week in Cross Country: The Mountaineers are idle this week and next race at the Penn State National Open in State College, Pa.
Last Week in Cross Country: WVU placed second with 118 points at the Paul Short Invitational hosted by Lehigh in Bethlehem, Pa., on Friday, Sept. 28 ... WVU beat nationally ranked teams, No. 5 Wisconsin, No. 25 Texas Tech and No. 26 Tennessee ... No. 16 Princeton defended its race title, winning with 45 points ... Texas Tech was third with 154 points followed by Wisconsin (157), Syracuse (191) ... Tennessee finished in eighth with 281 points ... sophomore Marie-Louise Asselin took third with a time of 20:19 ... sophomore Keri Bland finished seventh in 20:41 ... sophomore Clara Grandt was 15th (21:01), while freshmen Kate Harrison and Kaylyn Christopher finished 39th and 54th, respectively ... sophomore Maria Dalzot was the final Mountaineer competitor at 91st (22:27).
Notes & Quotes: The race marked the first time that Asselin, Bland and Dalzot competed in a Mountaineer uniform this season ... WVU last competed in this race in 2003 and took fourth ... the Mountaineers, led by All-American Megan Metcalfe, had five of their top seven runners finish in the top 25. "It's still very early but it's a nice way to get confidence for this team. I wouldn't be surprised if we are ranked this week." - head coach Sean Cleary.
This Week in Men's Soccer: WVU will travel to South Bend, Ind., to take on Big East powerhouse Notre Dame on Saturday, Oct. 6 … kick off is set for 7 p.m.
Last Week in Men's Soccer: The Mountaineers went 1-1 last weekend as WVU defeated DePaul 1-0 on Friday, Sept. 28 but dropped a 1-0 double-overtime heartbreaker to No. 16 USF on Sunday, Sept. 30 … the Mountaineers are now 6-3 on the season, and 2-2 in conference play.
Notes & Quotes: Sophomore Tony Lindroos scored the game-winning goal in the final minutes of the first half when WVU defeated DePaul 1-0 on Friday … the victory was the second straight Big East win and just the second collegiate goal for Lindroos … Every match this season has been decided by just one goal … WVU is now 1-1 in overtime situations.
"This was a tough loss for us. The kids played well today. We will take this loss, learn from it, and make it into a positive." - head coach Marlon LeBlanc on the squad's double overtime loss to USF.
This Week in Volleyball: The West Virginia University volleyball team will face Robert Morris on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. ... the Mountaineers will then return to Big East action this weekend as they host Villanova on Saturday, Oct. 6, and Seton Hall on Sunday, Oct. 7 ... both matches are set for 2 p.m.
Last Week in Volleyball: The Mountaineers are now 9-7 overall and 1-3 in Big East play as they finished off last weekend 0-2 ... on Saturday, Sept. 29, the Mountaineers traveled to Storrs, Conn., to face Big East foe Connecticut ... the Huskies came out strong and defeated the Mountaineers 0-3 (20-30, 28-30, 13-30) ... then on Sunday, Sept. 30, the Mountaineers fell to St. John's 0-3 (27-30, 16-30, 26-30).
Notes & Quotes: It was a tough weekend for the Mountaineers as they fell to 1-3 in Big East play ... senior outside hitter Abby Tevis led the team in kills with 17 while also posting 13 digs and putting up 17 points … senior Ashley Pappas also had a good weekend with 16 kills, four sets and seven digs … freshman Abby Norman recorded 16 kills and managed to keep an outstanding .452 hitting percentage on the weekend … this year the Mountaineers 9-7 record is already 6 wins better than last year's 3-28 record.