Kansas City, Mo. - For the third time since joining the Big 12, West Virginia will play in the final as the No. 1 seed Mountaineers topped No. 4 seed Oklahoma, 1-0, in a hard-fought match at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City. WVU will face either Baylor or TCU in the title contest.
The Mountaineers opened the scoring when sophomore Grace Cutler netted her fourth score of the 2016 season in the 41st minute. Senior Kadeisha Buchanan picked up the assist as WVU scored off a rebound.
West Virginia clinched the match with just 41 seconds remaining on a quick counter as sophomore Sh'Nia Gordon converted after a pass from junior Amandine Pierre-Louis to give WVU the final advantage.
With the win, the Mountaineers set a program record for shutout minutes at 934:33. It was also the 10th consecutive shutout, which is a program and Big 12 record. WVU held a 23-5 advantage in shots for the match, to go along with a 7-5 edge in corner kicks.
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Soccer fans and followers can also watch the entire Big 12 Championship live. The quarterfinals and semifinal contests will be shown exclusively on the Big 12 Digital Network at Big12Sports.com with Lincoln Rose calling the action. The Sunday title match can be seen live nationally on FOX Sports 1.