The No. 23 West Virginia men’s soccer team fell to the Delaware Blue Hens on Monday night by a score of 1-0.

The Mountaineers, who were coming off of a win over Monmouth in their first game of the season on Friday, were unable to get their offense going as they did not have a single shot on goal until a few minutes into the second half. 

Although the first half was ugly offensively for West Virginia (1-1-0), they were able to hold the Blue Hens to only six shots in the first half defensively. Unfortunately for WVU, one of those six shots managed to find the back of the net as a shot from Delaware’s Rex Twum was the only goal of the night. 

In the second half, the team was able to start getting a few more chances offensively, getting off five shots on goal. However, Delaware goalkeeper Renan Thomazo managed to fend off the late game push from the Mountaineers’ offense and saved all five of those shots. 

Delaware (1-1-0) was called for nearly double the amount of fouls as the Mountaineers — 15 compared to eight — but WVU was unable to capitalize on the differential.

Next up, the men look to bounce back on Saturday in their home opener against Wright State at 7 p.m.