The West Virginia men’s soccer team struggled Friday night at home against No. 25 San Diego, falling 4-1. 

San Diego (8-1-1) jumped out to a 3-0 lead early in the first half with the third goal coming in the 33rd minute from Alex Churness.

West Virginia (6-3-1) was able to make some adjustments at halftime. In the second half, the Mountaineers went scoreless before Tony Pineda was able to score on a header in the 80th minute, bringing the Mountaineers within two goals with ten minutes remaining. However, that would be all for the WVU offense. 

Shortly after Pineda’s score, in the 90th minute, San Diego put one more goal in, capping off the night with a 4-1 final score.

This was the first time this season that the Mountaineers have given up three or more goals in a game. They have now given up only 12 goals through ten games this season. 

Next up, the Mountaineers will travel to North Carolina and take on the Tar Heels on Tuesday in their final matchup before Mid-American Conference play kicks off on Sunday, Oct. 13.