MARSHALL SOCCER: Herd women make season debut against highest-ranked opponent ever



CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Marshall University women’s soccer team will take on No. 3 Virginia on Friday in the Thundering Herd’s season opener.

The Cavaliers are the highest-ranked opponent the program has ever faced. Prior to Friday’s match, No. 7 South Carolina was the highest-ranked opponent for Marshall. The Herd lost that match, 4-0, on Sept. 23, 2007.

The last time MU faced a nationally ranked opponent was Sept. 5, 2011, when Marshall fell to intra-state program West Virginia, 3-0. The Mountaineers were ranked No. 25 at the time.

The Herd is 0-6 all-time against nationally ranked opponents.

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