The No.12-ranked University of West Virginia women’s soccer team are set to play their second game in three days, as they host Duquesne in Morgantown on Sunday, August 29. Dick Dlesk Football Stadium’s first kick-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET.
There will be a 2021 calendar poster giveaway during Sunday’s competition, as well as post-match autographs with the squad. 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 4 p.m. on match day. WVU students are admitted free with a valid WVU student card
Andrew Caridi and Liam Belan have the call of Sunday’s game on Big 12 now on ESPN +. For more information or to subscribe to the digital platform, visit WVUsports.com/Big12Now. The game can also be heard on 91.7 FM (WWVU) in Morgantown. Live statistics are available at WVUsports.com.
“We have a quick turnaround this weekend, and we know Sunday will be a tough game,” Mountaineer coach Nikki Izzo-Brown said. “With less than 48 hours to prepare, it’s going to be tough, but we can’t wait to get home and play in front of our home crowd.”
In the team’s first away game of the campaign, WVU won a 3-1 victory over Bucknell on August 27. A trio of mountaineers scored a goal in the victory, while senior defender Jordan Brewster’s 59th-minute penalty kick was credited as the game-winner, the second of his career. Second-year forward / midfielder Abby Rodriguez scored her first career goal in the competition, while junior defender Julianne Vallerand scored her second goal of the season to take WVU to the two-goal victory. West Virginia dominated Bucknell, 13-7, with WVU placing nine of them on goal.
Sunday’s game marks the 12th all-time meeting between West Virginia and Duquesne, as the Mountaineers hold a 9-0-2 advantage in the series. The Dukes were just the second team the Izzo-Brown Young Mountaineers ever played, when they met on September 4, 1996, in WVU’s first competitive season. The two teams fought to a 1-1 draw in overtime in Pittsburgh.
Since that first clash, West Virginia has beaten Duquesne in every game but one, a September 6, 2011 game that ended in a 1-1 draw in double overtime. The two programs last met in 2019, with the Mountaineers claiming a 2-0 season opener at Dick Dlesk Football Stadium.
Al Alvine is entering his 10th season as head coach of the Duquesne women’s soccer team. He is the Dukes’ most successful coach of all time with an overall record of 67-74-21, including a 33-41-10 in the Atlantic 10 game. He set a program record in 2015 with 12 wins, including the program’s first-ever A-10 Championship and NCAA tournament bid.
The Dukes are 1-0-1 this season, following a 2-2 draw with Valparaiso on August 27. Duquesne scored two goals in the second half to take the lead, but allowed a late score from Valpo to send him into overtime. Emma Brundy leads the team with two goals this season, while Hannah Nguyen has two assists this year. Megan Virgin leads the team in goal with 11 saves.