Haley Berg (seen in a game last year) scored Texas' only goal against West Virginia on Sunday. (UT ATHLETICS)

BEVO BEAT Soccer

UT soccer team drops match at No. 16 West Virginia

Horns lose battle of ranked teams on the road.

Posted October 7th, 2018

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Story highlights
  • Haley Berg has UT's only goal.
  • A Mountaineers defender scores twice late in the game.
  • Next up for Texas is a home match against Oklahoma.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —  No. 16 West Virginia got a pair of goals late in the second half to knock off the 13th-ranked Texas soccer team 2-1 in a Big 12 match Sunday afternoon.

The Longhorns jump ahead 18 minutes, 6 seconds into the game as sophomore Haley Berg knocked in her fourth goal of the season on an assist by junior Cyera Hintzen. It was Hintzen’s sixth assist, tying her with senior teammate Katie Glenn for the conference lead.

But Mountaineers defender Bianca St. Georges netted two goals in a span of 3:09, including the tying penalty kick at 76:37.

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West Virginia improved to 8-3-3 overall and 4-1-0 in the Big 12 as Texas fell to 10-2-2 and 2-2-1.

 Longhorns junior goalkeeper Nicole Curry made five saves, including a diving stop on a point-blank shot from Hannah Abraham in the third minute.

Texas will return to action against Oklahoma at 7 p.m. Friday at Myers Stadium.

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