MORGANTOWN, W.Va — Junior midfielder Julia Grosso scored her first goal of the season Friday, but it was not enough as the University of Texas soccer team fell, 2-1, to No. 7 West Virginia at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.
The loss dropped the Longhorns to 1-3-0 this season, while the Mountaineers improved to 3-1-0.
All of the game’s scoring came in the first half.
WVU’s Jordan Brewster started the scoring in the 17th minute when she buried a penalty kick after a collision in the penalty box drew a whistle against the Longhorns, giving West Virginia a 1-0 lead. Just 16 seconds after Brewster’s tally, Lauren Segalla scored the goal that proved to be the game-winner when she ran on to a high ball over the top of the Texas defense to redirect the ball past UT goalkeeper Savannah Madden.
Grosso then split the margin in half when she scored the 11th goal of her career in the 24th goal off an assist by Haley Berg, the senior forward’s second helper of the season. Berg now has 18 assists in her careertying her with former Longhorns Cyera Hintzen (2016-19), Kylie Doniak (2008-11) and Kelly McDonald (2001-04) for seventh in program history.
The Longhorns will try to pull back to within a game of the .500 mark next Friday, Oct. 9, when they host Kansas State at Mike A. Myers Stadium at 5 p.m., in a game that will be carried on the Longhorn Network.