MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The No.18-ranked West Virginia University women’s football team returns to action after a week-long hiatus to welcome No.24 Georgetown on Thursday, September 9, at 7 a.m. am ET, at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium in Morgantown.
Thursday’s game is a gold rush, and all fans are encouraged to wear gold to cheer on the Mountaineers. There will also be a Gold Shakers giveaway for the first 500 fans in attendance. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance by visiting WVUGAME.com or call 1-800-WVU GAME to skip the line at the gate on game day. When purchasing online, tickets cost $ 5 each. Remaining tickets are $ 7 for adults and $ 5 for youth and seniors at the stadium box office on match day.
WVU student tickets will also be available at the Mountaineer box office, located at the Dick Dlesk football stadium. The office, as well as the stadium gates, open at 6 p.m. on the day of the match. WVU students are admitted free with a valid WVU student card
Andrew Caridi and Wes Uhler have the call of Thursday’s game on Big 12 now on ESPN +. For more information or to register for the digital platform, visit WVUsports.com/Big12Now. The game can also be heard on 91.7 FM (WWVU) in Morgantown. Live stats are available at WVUsports.com.
“It seems like the typical situation we’ve found ourselves in this year, with another ranked team coming to town,” coach Nikki Izzo-Brown noted. “We’re excited to have Georgetown this week. Obviously they come with a ton of success and lore, so it’s going to be a battle Thursday night.”
In their last outing, WVU suffered a 2-0 loss to Penn State’s No.7 on September 2 at Dick Dlesk Football Stadium. Despite leading the Nittany Lions 13-10 in shots, the Mountaineers were unable to defeat PSU’s back-to-back goals (4-0) in the first half at 29:01 and 30:04. The Mountaineers had five shots, including three on goal, before the 20-minute mark, but WVU couldn’t find the back of the net in the 90 minutes.
Thursday’s game marks the 25th all-time meeting between West Virginia and Georgetown, as the Mountaineers hold a 16-6-2 advantage in the series. Each team has been ranked in the last four games of the regular season, dating back to 2016. It’s also worth noting that the two teams’ all-time 24 encounters are the biggest between WVU and any of its 116 other opponents. all time. The Mountaineers’ 16 wins over the Hoyas are the most important for West Virginia compared to any other opponent in program history.
The two teams first met in WVU’s inaugural season on October 9, 1996, with the Mountaineers defeating Georgetown at home, 1-0. Since that first clash, West Virginia and Georgetown have met in the regular season and NCAA tournament, with 22 regular season games and two tournament games. The two programs last met in 2019, with the Mountaineer’s 1-0 victory over Georgetown No.25 in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Dave Nolan is entering his 18th season at the helm of Georgetown, with 229 career victories. He led the team to 11 consecutive NCAA tournaments and two College Cup semifinal appearances. The Hoyas are 2-0-3 so far this season and come out in quick succession, 1-1 with Dartmouth on September 2 and Princeton on September 5.
Junior Gia Vicari leads the team with three goals this year, and senior Maya Fernandez-Powell follows with one goal and two assists. Junior goalie Allie Augur leads the team in goal with 17 saves, starting all five games this season.