Marlon LeBlanc took his men’s soccer team on the necessary evil that was his excellent adventure over the weekend, playing road games Friday and Sunday against the teams from last year’s national title game.
Beginning with all the momentum that comes from a strange Labor Day draw against Radford — I was there … it was odd. WVU wasn’t sharr, but controlled the game, earned leads twice and gave the Highlanders two chances, which they converted — the Mountaineers were outclassed by No. 6 Georgetown Friday, 3-0.
They promptly headed to No. 8 Indiana and managed a rather thrilling 5-4 win on BTN.com with a golden goal from Ryan Cain in the second overtime. The Mountaineers were without one of their men in the middle in the back because Francio Henry’s red card against the Hoyas, but they outscored the defending national champion.
WVU is 2-1-1, young and now tested thanks to a stretch that won’t be duplicated before the NCAA Tournament. The Mountaineers also have a gifted offensive force in Andy Bevin and some facilitators in the middle of the action. The best? LeBlanc doesn’t think you’ve seen it.
I’ve NEVER been more proud of my team. This young group grew up big time. The scary part is…we are only going to get better. @WVUSports
— WVU Soccer (WVU) (@WVUMensSoccer) September 9, 2013
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