MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The No. 6 West Virginia women’s soccer team settled for a 1-1 draw in double-overtime against Texas Tech on Friday at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.
Statistically dominant, the Big 12-leading Mountaineers (12-3-1, 5-1-1) finished with a 35-11 edge in shots and a 12-1 advantage in corner kicks. But that wasn’t enough to take down the Red Raiders (8-6-2, 1-4-2), who rank in the league’s bottom half.
“This was tough. They definitely had a game plan to drop people and numbers into the box,” WVU coach Nikki Izzo-Brown said. “It was tough to find space. You have to credit Texas Tech for putting numbers behind the ball.
“I thought we were resilient, and I thought we kept going and creating chances. It’s just unfortunate that we couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net.”
WVU remains unbeaten in its last 38 home conference matches, the third-longest active streak nationally.
Mountaineers defender Amandine Pierre-Louis made it a 1-0 a lead just 54 seconds before halftime with her fourth goal of the season.
Bianca St. Georges brought the ball up the right sideline before sending a cross above the box to midfielder Alli Magaletta, who immediately pushed the ball left. Pierre-Louis was waiting and sent a long, bending shot that beat Texas Tech goalkeeper Marissa Zucchetto to the far-right post.
The goal stood until the 61st minute, when Red Raiders defender Brooke Denesik converted a free kick after WVU was whistled for a foul above the box on a shot by forward Ally Griffin.