MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University Director of Athletics Shane Lyons has announced the 2022 women’s soccer schedule.
The Mountaineers’ 2022 slate is highlighted by five home, nonconference matchups, as well as an exhibition against rival Pitt to open home action. WVU will kick against seven opponents, including a pair of Big 12 foes, that qualified for the 2021 NCAA Tournament. In all, West Virginia is set to host 10 contests at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium in Morgantown.
“Once again this year, our nonconference schedule is one that will test our team right off the bat,” WVU coach Nikki Izzo-Brown, who enters her 27th year at the helm, said. “It will be a good combination of familiar and unfamiliar opponents to lead us right into our hunt for a Big 12 crown when conference play begins.”
The fall begins with a home exhibition match against Pitt on Thursday, Aug. 11, before the Mountaineers officially open the campaign on Thursday, Aug. 18, when they play host to Indiana. WVU completes the season-opening homestand with a contest against Saint Joseph’s on Sunday, Aug. 21.
WVU travels to University Park, Pennsylvania, for its first road contest of the season, playing at Penn State on Thursday, Aug. 25. The squad returns home to conclude the month of August on Sunday, Aug. 28, against Saint Francis (Pa.) At Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.
The Mountaineers return to the road with a trip to Auburn, Alabama, to take on the Tigers on Thursday, Sept. 1. West Virginia will then remain in Auburn to compete against Samford on Sunday, Sept. 4. Returning to Morgantown, WVU plays host to Clemson on Thursday, Sept. 8, before a matchup against Bucknell is slated for Sunday, Sept. 11.
Following a six-day break, West Virginia concludes nonconference action in Washington, DC, kicking against Georgetown on Saturday, Sept. 17.
WVU opens Big 12 Conference play with a two-game road swing, traveling to Lubbock, Texas, for a match against Texas Tech on Thursday, Sept. 22. The squad then makes its way to Ames, Iowa, to complete the weekend at Iowa State on Sunday, Sept. 25.
The Mountaineers are slated to open home, conference action on Friday, Sept. 30, against Kansas, before they return to the road to compete at TCU on Thursday, Oct. 6, in Fort Worth, Texas. WVU then hosts a full weekend of Big 12 action at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium, starting with a contest against Texas on Thursday, Oct. 13, and concluding with a matchup against Baylor on Sunday, Oct. 16.
WVU’s final road trip of the season consists of a two-game swing through Oklahoma, first traveling to Oklahoma State on Thursday, Oct. 20, in Stillwater, before concluding the road portion of the schedule at Oklahoma on Sunday, Oct. 23, in Norman.
West Virginia caps the regular season at home on Thursday, Oct. 27, playing host to Kansas State on Senior Night at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.
Information about tickets for the 2022 home slate will be announced at a later date.
The Mountaineers are coming off a 10-5-5 season in 2021, as they recorded their 22nd straight season with at least 10 wins.
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