MORGANTOWN — A pair of second-half goals and a shutout performance defensively lifted the West Virginia men’s soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Cincinnati on Tuesday night at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.
The Mountaineers (4-3) recorded their second clean sheet of the season and held the Bearcats (1-6) to just two shots in the contest. Offensively, WVU countered with 13 shots, four on goal. Sophomore defender Kevin Morris scored his first career goal in the 52nd minute and junior defender Ryan Kellogg added a goal, his first of the year, in the 71st.
“It’s one heck of a result for our team, with three of our best players not in the game — three starters and three of our top players on our team,” WVU coach Marlon LeBlanc said. “What a team performance. I have nothing but praise for my guys off the short rest, and that team (Cincinnati) off a full week’s rest. We put in one heck of a performance, and I’m incredibly ecstatic with how we performed tonight.”
Cincinnati goalkeeper Noah Lawrence had two saves in the loss