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West Virginia No.15 Women’s Football to Host Kent State | WVU SPORTS


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The No.15-ranked University of West Virginia women’s football team heads home to wrap up their non-conference list and host Kent State on Sunday, September 19. The match is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Dick Dlesk Football Stadium in Morgantown.

“We know Kent State is a very organized team that will come to Morgantown,” said WVU coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. “They have had several victories this season and will be a good test for us to close the non-conference part of our schedule.”

In their second road game of the season alone, the Mountaineers won a 2-1 victory over James Madison on September 16 in Harrisonburg, Va.

West Virginia struck very quickly, as junior forward / defender Julianne Vallerand put WVU on the board with just 1:20 left, scoring her fourth goal of the season.

Second-year midfielder Lilly McCarthy replicated Vallerand’s quick score in the second half, finding the back of the net just 1:21 of 45 seconds.

McCarthy’s quick strike was considered the winner of the game, even though it was also the first goal of his career.

Vallerand’s first-half goal at 1:20 was the eighth-fastest goal in program history and the Mountaineers’ first score since senior forward Alina Stahl scored at 2:01 in the first half. time against Bowling Green on September 22, 2019.

Sunday’s game marks the first-ever meeting between the West Virginia and Kent State women’s football teams.

WVU is 13-2-1 against current members of the Mid-American Conference.

The team last faced a MAC foe on September 22, 2019, defeating Bowling Green 2-0 at Dick Dlesk Football Stadium.

The Golden Flashs become West Virginia’s 116th all-time opponent.

As one of the MAC’s longest-serving head coaches, Rob Marinaro is in his 20th season at the helm of Kent State, having been with the program since its inception in 1997. Marinaro is a three-time coach of the MAC. of the year and holds a historic record of 181-148-42.

The Golden Flashes are 4-2 this season, following a 3-2 win at Oakland on September 12. Redshirt’s senior forward Cameron Shedenhelm leads the KSU offense in goals (3), points (9) and shots (14), while she also co-leads the team with three assists.

In front of goals, Sarah Melen has made 11 saves this year, starting all six games with a 1.83 goals-against average.

Sunday is the annual Mountaineers Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer game, as players will wear gold armbands and coaches and staff will wear gold laces to support fundraising efforts for WVU Medicine Children’s.

It’s also a football and futbol weekend, and fans can bring their ticket stub from the WVU football game with Virginia Tech on September 18 to receive free entry.

There will also be a post-match youth clinic for children aged 3 to 12 after the competition ends, as well as free entry for children wearing a youth soccer jersey.

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.

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.


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