WVU putting on a show in 2012
Published: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 08:10
Hey, Mountaineer fans, I hear you like points and well-balanced offensive attacks. Well, if that’s the case, you may want to follow the No. 18 West Virginia men’s soccer team.
Why is this? Well, let me tell you how WVU puts on a show unlike any other team in the nation when it comes to scoring opportunities.
In the last game against Buffalo, the Mountaineers only allowed one shot-on-goal. Not bad, huh?
So, once again, if you enjoy seeing a nice offensive attack at work, you may want to head to Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium Sunday for the game against Hartwick.
After all, it is a Mid-American Conference game. West Virginia and its high-octane offense could use your support.
While the football team may be miles and miles away in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, your Mountaineers are home in a match against an opponent looking to upset one of the favorites to win the conference.
It’s the game before the much-anticipated Akron showdown Oct. 20, so a win would secure a bit of separation in the conference.
The Mountaineers are 7-3-2 on the season, and they have only had one loss at home. It’s truly a spectacle seeing this team perform. Not only does the squad know how to play together as a team, but the guys also look like they’re having just as much fun out there as the spectators watching in the stands.
WVU has the talent to go to compete for a National Championship year in and year out. No, I’m not blowing this out of proportion. I truly believe this group can go that far after covering this team for two seasons.
When head coach Marlon LeBlanc said this team was the deepest he has coached since he’s been at WVU, I didn’t hesitate to think otherwise. The Mountaineers are a mixed bag of freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, but this is the most-balanced team in quite some time.
There’s an All-American, two goalkeepers who are capable of shutouts each game and some other pretty exciting players to watch.
Make an effort to attend, and you will understand what makes this experience so special.
How about going two-for-two in football and soccer this weekend?
West Virginia is almost always ranked, and it doesn’t play a cupcake schedule. The Mountaineers faced the top-ranked and defending champion North Carolina Tar Heels on the road earlier this season.
So, my point is this squad is capable of providing entertainment. The Mountaineer soccer team will put on a show this Sunday while the football team looks to give you
something to cheer for Saturday.
Come out and support your West Virginia men’s soccer team. There aren’t many more opportunities to do so.
In fact, there is only one regular-season home match left after this Sunday.
The No. 1 seed in the MAC will host the MAC Tournament in the early stages of November.
Wouldn’t you want your Mountaineers to have an opening message for the rest of the field this season?
Well, in all honesty, you are a big part of that.
So, sit back and enjoy the football team on ABC this Saturday against Texas Tech. Sunday, you should make your way to Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium at 1 p.m.