Defender Kasey Johnson’s header in the 63rd minute gave second-seeded USC a 1-0 victory over fourth-seeded West Virginia in the quarterfinals of the 2007 NCAA Championships Friday night in front of a record crowd at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.
“That was one of the best teams we have faced thus far. They are definitely in the category of Notre Dame or any national championship contender,” WVU Head Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown said. “I don’t think they are missing anything.”
The much bigger and more physical Trojan team gave the Mountaineers trouble in the second half, and USC outshot WVU 20-9 for the game. Despite only six shots on goal, the 20 shots are the most WVU has allowed this season.