The West Virginia women’s soccer team suffered a crushing defeat in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday as the Mountaineers were bested by the Washington State Cougars, 3-0. 

Washington State got off to a quick start with a goal in the 14th minute from junior forward Makamae Gomera-Stevens. WVU didn’t have much offense to speak of in the first period, accumulating only three total shots. 

In the 63rd minute, the Cougars extended their lead with a goal from senior forward Morgan Weaver. Only seven minutes later, Weaver scored again to seal the 3-0 victory for Washington State.

West Virginia totaled 11 shots with senior goalkeeper Rylee Foster claiming seven saves. Washington State had 14 total shots. 

For the Cougars, they advance to the Elite 8 while West Virginia’s season ends. Washington State will play No. 2 seed South Carolina in the next round. 

Four seniors played in their final match on Sunday for WVU: forwards Jade Gentile, Jessica Lisi and Kayla Morrison and goalkeeper Rylee Foster.