The Mountaineers now stand at 8-5 on the season, 4-3 in conference play. They controlled the majority of play out shooting the Midshipmen, 13-7, and holding a 9-4 corner kick advantage.
"We gave up a soft goal and we didn't shoot well," head coach Marlon LeBlanc said. "They wanted it more and we can't have a loss like this happen."
WVU will host No. 1 Connecticut on Friday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. The match will be televised live nationally on Fox Soccer Channel. Advance ticket sales will begin at 9 a.m., at the Mountaineer Ticket Office on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The match also has been deemed Dollar Day, with select concessions available for only $1, and every fan is encouraged to wear gold to the match.
Also, in the previous game against Pitt, freshman goalkeeper Zach Johnson recorded his seventh shutout in eight wins to win Big East Rookie of the Week honors. Johnson made four stops versus the Panthers. In the 1-0 overtime win against Georgetown, the rookie again made four saves earning a shutout. This is the freshman's third weekly conference honor. Johnson was named rookie of the week on Sept. 10 and goalkeeper of the week on Sept. 17.
Senior Andy Wright was named to the weekly honor roll after scoring three goals, including the game-winner with nine seconds left against Georgetown in overtime. The senior has four goals on the season, leading the team. Sophomore Alex Erwin scored his first collegiate goal at Pitt.