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West Virginia Mountaineers Vs. USC Trojans Preview: NCAA Women’s Soccer NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!

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Nikki Izzo Brown has led the Mountaineers to the brink of a national title and all that stands in their way are the women of Troy.

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OPENING THOUGHTS

I said it earlier in the weekend and I’m saying it again now.

WOW.

These women have done so much for the soccer program and for the university this season. If they can pull off this win and bring a title back to Morgantown, it would be a cherry on top of what has already been a fantastic weekend in WVU athletics.

The Mountaineers got to the final by dominating perennial powerhouse North Carolina defense. West Virginia kept the Tar Heels from getting a single shot-on-goal in the 1-0 victory.

All I have to say is "one more match."

WHEN/WHERE

Date: Sunday, December 4th

Kickoff Time: 6:00 PM ET/3:00 PM PT

Where: Avaya Stadium, San Jose, CA

Tickets: General Public

WATCH/LISTEN

TV: ESPNU

Streaming Video: WatchESPN (or the WatchESPN app for smartphones)

Radio: WZST Variety 101 (100.9 FM in Morgantown) and WMMN (980 AM in Fairmont)

Streaming Audio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (LINK HERE)

WEATHER FORECAST

Partly cloudy with temps in the low 60s, possible dipping into the 50s as the sun goes down.

THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Los Angeles, California

Series History: USC leads the series 1-0

Last Time: No. 9 USC 1, No. 12 West Virginia 0 in the NCAA Quarterfinals on November 30, 2007 in Morgantown

SB Nation Blog: Conquest Chronicles

Record: 18-4-2 (8-2-1 Pac-12)

Head Coach: Keidane McAlpine

KEY TO THE GAME

  • JUST WIN, BABY!!!!

HOW AFRAID SHOULD WE BE (ON A SCALE OF 1-10)?

Eight. USC is a solid soccer program and they beat the only team that beat WVU (Georgetown) in the other quarterfinal. That’s a enough to be afraid of them, but I think UNC was a bigger hurdle. I’m as afraid of USC as I am annoyed of the Kardashians.

PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG

Win or lose, this has been an amazing thing to watch over the fall semester in Morgantown. These women have played incredible soccer this season and have brought a lot of enthusiasm for soccer to campus. With Kadeisha Buchanan anchoring the defense, I see the Mountaineers coming home with some hardware.

West Virginia 1, USC 0