Kyle Davis scored twice as Cross Lanes Christian defeated Teays Valley Christian 4-1 in the West Virginia Christian Athletic Tournament championship Saturday at Schoenbaum Soccer Stadium.Austin Davis and Ben O'Dell added goals for the Warriors (20-0-1). Jamir Morreno had the lone goal for Teays Valley.nn
UC SOCCER: Adam Hintz scored in the 101st minute as the University of Charleston posted a 3-2 win over West Virginia Wesleyan at Schoenbaum Soccer Stadium.Nathan Schmitt and Dan Walmsley also posted goals for the Golden Eagles (12-1-3). Joe Ferraracci and Mathew Brown scored for the Bobcats (12-4-1).The University of Charleston also won the regular-season West Virginia Conference title by posting a 9-0 league mark. The Golden Eagles are the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament and hold home-field advantage throughout while earning a first-round bye. UC will host the winner of the Shepherd and Wheeling Jesuit match Thursday.nn
WVU SPORTS: With its Big 12 Conference regular-season title secured, the No. 14 West Virginia women's soccer team has earned the No. 1 seed at the Big 12 tournament beginning Wednesday.The Mountaineers (11-3-4) finished Big 12 play with a 7-0-1 record, marking only the sixth time a team has won the regular-season title without a loss.
West Virginia will face No. 8 seed TCU at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in San Antonio, Texas. The Mountaineers defeated Horned Frogs earlier this season a 2-1 at TCU.West Virginia used a goal in the 98th minute to win its final regular-season match, topping host Texas 1-0 Friday in Austin, Texas. Kara Blosser scored her third goal of the season by finishing a ball at the back post. The win extended WVU's unbeaten streak to 13 matches.A goal by Isaac Kannah in the 84th minute led Northern Illinois to a victory over the West Virginia men's soccer team on Saturday in a Mid-American Conference game. The Mountaineers fell to 8-5-2 overall and 3-2-1 in the MAC, while Northern Illinois improves to 5-8-3, 3-1-1.The Associated Press women's basketball poll was released Saturday with West Virginia listed as preseason No. 17.
It's the second highest preseason AP ranking for the Mountaineers and only the third preseason AP ranking in the history of the program. The 2011 team earned the highest preseason ranking at No. 11, while the 2008 team earned a preseason No. 18 ranking.Big 12 opponent and defending national champions Baylor was ranked No. 1.
The No. 1 West Virginia rifle team pushed its win streak to five and defeated No. 12 Navy 4710-4613 Saturday at the WVU Rifle Range. The Mountaineers (5-0) defeated the Midshipmen 2365-2323 in air rifle and 2345-2290 in smallbore.nn
CORRECTION: A story in Friday's Gazette said Capital's girls cross country team won its first regional championship this season. The Cougars previously won regional titles in 2003, 2005 and 1006 under coach Steve Brown.