MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Louisville and West Virginia square off in the title game of the BIG EAST women's soccer championship on Sunday at noon. It will be the first meeting of the year for the teams, but the sixth time they have met overall. It also is the third time they are matched up in BIG EAST tournament play, with WVU holding a 2-0-1 advantage. The Mountaineers also lead the all-time series 4-0-1. The winner earns the league's automatic berth into the 64-team, NCAA Championship.
Louisville (12-5-3) advanced to the title game with a 2-1 victory over Notre Dame in the semifinals on Friday afternoon. A complete recap can be found at this link, as well as video highlights and a postgame press conference.
West Virginia (16-4-0) advanced to the title game with a 5-1 win over Georgetown in the semifinals on Friday evening. A complete recap can be found at this link, as well as video highlights and a postgame press conference.
Sunday's title game can be seen live online for free at BIGEAST.tv as well as on numerous regional sports networks. In addition, the game will be broadcast on the CBS Sports Network. There is one addition to the clearances as ROOT Sports will carry the game live.
The NCAA pairings will be released on Monday, Nov. 7 at 4:30 p.m. ET, streamed online at NCAA.com.
DID YOU KNOW - Louisville assistant coach Natalie Cocchi is no stranger to Morgantown having played four seasons of soccer for WVU from 2004-07. She helped lead WVU to its first tournament crown in 2007, an event that was held here in Morgantown ... Louisville is 8-1-2 in games away from home this year and just 4-4-1 at Cardinal Park ... WVU is 10-1-0 at home this year ... West Virginia has advanced to the title game in three of the last five years, while Louisville is making its first title game appearance ... West Virginia is seeking its third women's soccer tournament title and with a win, would move into sole posession of second place on the all-time the conference list. WVU and UConn are currently tied for second with two titles apiece ... Notre Dame leads the league with 11 BIG EAST tournament crowns.