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Injured Keppler leads WVU past No. 9 Rutgers

Updated: November 2, 2009, 11:06 AM ET
By Graham Hays

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- As West Virginia's bench sprinted onto the field at the end of Sunday's 1-0 upset win against No. 9 Rutgers in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament, Mountaineers freshman Caralee Keppler lagged behind the pack, a wide smile on her face and a serious hitch in her gait.

The celebration could begin without her. A stroke of coaching genius and a good tape job made sure it would last.

Playing for the first time in more than a month because of a partially torn ...

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