Mountain Momma Monday: March 4

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CREDIT: USA Soccer

Soccer:

Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown announced the team’s 2013 Spring schedule this week. The team will host a 4 on 4 tournament to raise money for the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center in addition to 6 matches. The slate features home dates against Duquesne, St. Francis (PA), Maryland, and Kent State as well as a neutral site game vs Ohio State and a roadtrip to Pitt.

For more on the Spring slate, you can see it here.

Also, former Mountaineer Megan Mischler was selected in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) supplemental draft by the Washington Spirit.

Swimming:

The Mountaineers swimmers and divers came away with a tremendous finish to their 2012-13 campaign, finishing second in the Big XII Championships this past week.

The meet was highlighted by senior Rachael Burnett’s third career overall victory. Burnett accomplished the fete by taking individual victories in the 200-m, 500-m, and 1650-m free events. Her strong showing in Austin, TX earned Burnett the Big XII Championships Most Outstanding Swimmer honor.

Burnett’s 500-m free time of 4:38.40 set a WVU school record. The time was also a Big XII record.

Also picking up a victory in the meet for the Mountaineers was senior Mandie Nugent in the 200-m fly.

The swimmers and divers have a couple week break each before the NCAA Championships. WVU divers will compete in the NCAA Zone Diving Championships March 15-17. WVU swimmers will compete in the NCAA Championships March 21-23.

Tennis:

The Mountaineers broke out of their slump this weekend with a home victory over Marquette. Before the tennis team could register the victory over Marquette yesterday, they would add one more loss to their losing streak Saturday versus the Virginia Tech Hokies.

In the meet versus VT in Charleston, WV, the Mountaineers registered a doubles victory behind the play of seniors Emily Mathis and Audrey Wooland.

WVU also collected singles victories from Ikttesh Chahal and Hailey Barrett, highlighting the Mountaineers 5-2 loss at the hands of the Hokies.

The Mountaineers would not let their misfortune on Saturday effect their play yesterday against the Marquette Golden Eagles. In a big turn of events for the Mountaineers, WVU came away with a 5-2 victory.

The meet featured a pair of doubles victories by the teams of Hailey Barrett and Ikttesh Chahal, as well as Vivian Tsui and Irinka Toidze. In singles play, WVU got wins out of Audrey Wooland, Hailey Barrett, Ikttesh Chahal, and Irinka Toidze.

West Virginia will look to create a winning streak with their final two non-conference meets in Morgantown this weekend against California (PA) on Saturday and Rutgers on Sunday.

Track:

Mountaineers sophomore track star Kelly Williams entered into the Columbia Last Chance meet in New York, NY. In the meet, Williams ran a career-best 4:36.77 in the mile. Her time was good enough for a second place finish in the event and was good enough to rank third all-time in WVU history.

Williams will have this week to rest up prior to the NCAA Indoor Track Championships this weekend, March 8-9, in Fayetteville, AR.

 

 

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