The West Virginia women's soccer team checks in at No. 21 in this week's Soccer America Top 25 rankings. The Mountaineers are coming off a 2-0-0 weekend that kicked off Big 12 Conference play with wins over Texas Tech and then-No. 7 Oklahoma State. WVU has lost only one match since knocking off top-ranked Stanford on Aug. 26.
The No. 17 West Virginia University men's soccer team scored three unanswered goals as the Mountaineers defeated Iona 3-1 Wednesday at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. Eric Schoenle, Majed Osman and Zak Leedom all scored for WVU (6-2-1). Ansger Otto had the lone goal for Iona (2-7-0).
The West Virginia women's basketball team has released its 2012-2013 schedule. The Mountaineers kick off the season Nov. 9th at home against UNC Wilmington. On Dec. 4, WVU travels to Charleston for a match-up with Marshall at the Charleston Civic Center. West Virginia will also host reigning NCAA national champion Baylor on March 2. (Full schedule, Page 2B.)
MARSHALL SPORTS: Four of Marshall men's basketball games have been selected for television broadcasts. The CBS Sports Network will air three games, including the Thundering Herd's contest with Cincinnati Dec. 15 as well as home contests with Memphis on Feb. 16 and Southern Miss on March 5. Marshall's game at Memphis on Jan. 26 will be shown on Fox Sports Network.
Freshman Jack Hopkins scored in the 94th minute as the visiting Thundering Herd (7-0-1) earned a 1-0 Conference USA win over Memphis.
Following her first individual win as a Marshall golfer, Korakot Simsiriwong has been named the Conference USA golfer of the week.
Marshall's men's golf team had a 12th-place finish at the Cardinal Classic in Simpsonville, Ky. The top performer for Marshall in the final round was Brian Anania, who shot an even-par 72. Nathan Kerns had a 2-over-par 74 in the final round and was the Herd's top finisher during the tournament with a 220, tied for 24th.
Marshall's softball team was unable to keep pace with the National Pro Fastpitch All-Stars in an 8-1 loss Tuesday at Appalachian Power Park. The exhibition game was a part of the NPF's Back-to-School tour. The Thundering Herd was stifled by NPF pitching, collecting just three hits in the game while striking out 17 times.
WVC HONORS: The University of Charleston's Maria Pena has been named the West Virginia Conference women's tennis player of the week. Pena earned a spot in the consolation bracket of the ITA Tournament this past weekend. In her lone match against conference competition, Pena downed her opponent from Bluefield State by a 6-0, 6-1 score.
GOLF SCRAMBLE: The George Washington High School baseball golf scramble will be Oct. 27 at Little Creek Golf Course. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $60 per player or $240 per team. For more information, call Chad Campbell at (304) 348-7729.