This is a very light week for WVU women’s athletics. Besides Mike Carey’s basketball team, there were no other women’s teams in action this past week. Mountaineers fans will need to wait until January to catch the Gymnastics, Tennis, Track, and Swimming teams in action.
The Mountaineers only took to the court one time this past week, a matinee home game yesterday against Youngstown State. The Penguins came in with a 7-2 record and looked to be a tough bunch to defend, especially beyond the three point arc.
Not only did the Mountaineers defend the three well (5-25 for the game), they did an outstanding job overall defensively. West Virginia held Youngstown State to just 28.1% shooting from the field. The Mountaineers did a fantastic job of forcing the Penguins into tough shots and limiting their chances on the offensive side of the court.
The Mountaineers, led by Ayana Dunning, out rebounded the Penguins by a 44-25 margin. Dunning pulled down 13 rebounds to compliment her 13 points to complete the double-double.Taylor Palmer led the team in scoring on the way to a 90-57 West Virginia victory.
The win moves West Virginia’s record to 7-2 on the season and the #24 ranking in the AP Poll. WVU will put their 4 game winning streak and #24 ranking on the line Thursday against Duquesne in Morgantown. Tip-off is set for 7 PM.