MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - No. 16 WVU women’s soccer faced an uphill battle against No. 13 Texas in a game it had to win.
Thanks to the play of its seniors, the Mountaineers prevailed.
WVU once again dominated the stat sheet, but fell behind behind early after Longhorn Haley Berg scored on a deflection.
It wasn't until the final 13 minutes that the Mountaineers finally seized control of the game. Bianca St. Georges scored twice late in the second half to lift WVU to a 2-1 victory.
The Mountaineers improved to 4-1 in the Big 12, keeping them at the top of the league standings.
"Everything was playing against us today, but with adversity we found true character, and we responded," said head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. "When that deflection went in and we were pounding, pounding, you could see that the girls just went into overdrive and just said, you know what, no quit mentality.”
West Virginia plays its next three matches on the road, beginning Oct. 12 at Iowa State.