Alderson-Broaddus and West Virginia Wesleyan will receive first-round byes in next week's West Virginia Conference women's soccer tournament.The tournament beings Monday with No. 3 Davis & Elkins hosting No. 6 Concord and No. 4 Shepherd hosting No. 5 Charleston. The winner of the UC-Shepherd game will play at A-B next Friday and the Concord-D&E winner travels to play at Wesleyan, also on Friday.The championship game will be Nov. 3 at the home field of the highest remaining seed.nn
WVU TICKETS: A limited number of single tickets for West Virginia University's home football game against TCU on Nov. 3 are available for purchase.No two seats are available together. Tickets can be purchased at the Mountaineer Ticket Office at the WVU Coliseum or by calling 1-800-WVU-GAME. Tickets are not available online.nn
HYCAT SWIMMING: The Huntington Y Charleston Aquatic Team will host the Debbie Kortz Memorial swim meet this weekend at the University of Charleston's pool.This will be the 25th year for the meet, which honors Kortz, a former member of the HYCAT coaching staff and special education teacher in Kanawha County. Kortz died at the age of 30 in 1986 after a four-year battle with cancer.Up to 160 swimmers are expected to compete in the meet representing seven different clubs from two states. This will be the first major competition for many of the swimmers. HYCAT won the overall team title at last year's meet.nn
MU SOCCER: East Carolina's Chrissy Gratz pushed a shot past Marshall keeper Lindsey Kerns from 5 yards out in the 94th minute of overtime as the Pirates (10-6-3) escaped with a home win. The teams finished the game with 17 shots apiece. Kerns made seven saves for the Thundering Herd (7-11-1).