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West Virginia Clinches Regular Season Big 12 Soccer Title
October 24, 2013

With a conference record of 7-0, West Virginia has claimed its second consecutive Big 12 soccer regular season championship.

The Conference title marks the seventh regular season crown for coach Nikki Izzo-Brown and the WVU soccer program, which is currently ranked 9th in the nation.

The Mountaineers entered the day with 18 points. After a 2 OT 2-1 win over the Oklahoma Sooners in Norman, WVU’s points total of 21 cannot be matched by any other league team.

Heading into this weekend’s contests West Virginia, undefeated in Big 12 play and 13-2-2 overall, led the Big 12 in points (47), goals (15) and assists (17) in conference games.

WVU was picked to win the conference title by the league’s coaches in the preseason poll, receiving seven of nine first place votes.

The Mountaineers become the third program in Big 12 history to win back-to-back regular season championships (Texas A&M, 2005-07 and Nebraska, 1999-2000). This marks the seventh time that the preseason favorite in the coaches poll has won the title.

By clinching the regular season championship, West Virginia has assured itself of the No. 1 seed in the Big 12 Soccer Championship in Kansas City.

The Big 12 regular season concludes next weekend with the postseason championship set for Nov. 6, 8 and 10 at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City. For information on tickets, parking and game times visit the Big 12 Soccer Championship Central page.

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