WVU Men’s Soccer Announces Spring Slate | WDVM25 and DCW50
MORGANTOWN, WV — Highlighted by four games at Dick Dlesk Football Stadium, the 2022 spring schedule for the West Virginia University men’s football team has been announced.
The Mountaineers are set to play in six exhibition games in total, with collegiate, international and professional competition. WVU will host Wright State on Saturday, March 26 in Morgantown, as well as VCU on Saturday, April 2. The team’s other two home games this spring include a date with Canadian club Athlete Institute FC on Thursday April 14 and Maryland on Saturday April 23.
All four home games are free for all fans.
Spring competition begins Saturday, March 5, when the Mountaineers travel to Steel City to take on the Pittsburgh RIverhounds SC of USL Championship. From there, WVU plays back-to-back games at home against Wright State and VCU, before hitting the road again for a trip to the Navy on Saturday, April 9 in Annapolis, Maryland.
Spring ends with Athlete Institute FC and Maryland home games.
“We look forward to the challenges ahead with this spring’s game schedule,” WVU coach Dan Stratford said. “We spent the first two months of the semester working for the Riverhounds game which is a great reward for the hard work of the guys and will be a great test for them.
“After that, we get one game a week against fierce competition to help us get into a good routine, try new methods and explore different options. The team understands that our work at this time can impact our success this fall, and we have our eyes firmly set on this award.
The Mountaineers went 12-3-6 in 2021 and reached the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time since 1981. The team finished No. 8 in the United Soccer Coaches rankings, good for their best finish in the survey history.
WVU was seeded No. 11 in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, marking the first time it had a national seed in the event since 2007. The club also finished 8-0-3 at home, good for his first unbeaten campaign at the Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium since 2007.
All dates, times and locations are subject to change.