Morgantown, W.Va. - The Towson University women's soccer team (0-7-1) was upended by West Virginia University (3-3-3), 5-0, this evening at Dick Dlesk Stadium.
"We played a really good first half," said head coach Greg Paynter. "We were able to execute a game plan of possessing the ball. We had legitimate scoring chances and made it hard for them."
West Virginia scored first when Kate Schwindel received a pass from Bry McCarthy and Frances Silva in the ninth minute. The Mountaineers remained one goal ahead through to the halftime break despite the Tigers' offensive pressure.
The Mountaineers' McCarthy scored eight minutes into the second half, sending a rebound back into the right side of the net from 10 yards out to go up 2-0. Silva scored two goals of her own to put the Mountaineers ahead 4-0 by the 66th minute. Annalika Steyn's one-timer at 72:43 gave WVU its final margin.
"They scored a couple of quick goals in the second half," continued Paynter. "But overall, I'm actually pretty pleased. It was a pretty good atmosphere, something like 1000 fans in the rain. It was a good challenge, and I feel good about where we are as a team right now."
Next weekend, Towson plays at Delaware on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.