MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — 110 minutes of soccer produced just five shots on goal as No. 18 West Virginia and No. 24 Georgetown battled to a scoreless draw at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.
“To fight as hard as we did for the shutout was really important. The effort that was given tonight was really important,” said WVU head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown.
“Now it is just a hunt for the goals. Man, as everyone probably felt it, there were some really big moments. Their keeper [Allie Augur] came up with a huge save. We are knocking, now we just have to finish.”
Georgetown (2-0-4) had a pair of prime scoring opportunities in the first half. Kelly Ann Livingstone put shots on frame in the 39th and 42nd minutes but Kayza Massey made a pair of diving saves.
“I thought Kayza had a great game tonight. She did her job for us and kept us in the game. Unfortunately, we couldn’t put one away.”
West Virginia turned momentum in the second half. The Mountaineers did not allow a shot on goal in the final 58 minutes of the match. WVU created eight corner kick opportunities in the second half.
“I thought we moved the ball quicker and we moved the ball better. They kind of came out of their five-back. I thought we really opened up some channels. We were able to get into some seams in midfield, open them up and get behind them a little bit more. Corner kicks created opportunities but unfortunately, we couldn’t get on the winning side of things.”
West Virginia (3-2-1) will host St. Francis Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.