The West Virginia women’s soccer team played a strong, defensive match on Thursday night, but failed to secure the victory as the Mountaineers lost to No. 14 Texas Tech, 1-0.

This was the fifth-ranked opponent of the season for West Virginia, and once again, it could not muster a victory. With the loss, WVU is now 0-4-1 against top-25 teams on the year. 

It was a tight first period as both teams could not find the net. WVU only had three total shots while Texas Tech had seven. 

Texas Tech (11-1-1, 3-0-1 Big 12) broke the stalemate with a goal off a penalty kick from Hannah Anderson in the 72nd minute. 

The match did not have many offensive sparks as the Mountaineers ended the match with only seven total shots. The Red Raiders totaled 13 as they won their second straight match. 

This was the first victory for Texas Tech against WVU in Morgantown and it was only the second time that the Mountaineers have ever lost to the Red Raiders since joining the Big 12. The last loss came in 2013. 

West Virginia (7-5-1, 2-2) has a week off until its next match when it plays Oklahoma State at home next Thursday.