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WVU Responds To Early K-State Lead in 4-1 Victory

Morgantown, W. Va. – (September 19th, 2020) – Despite the early deficit, the Mountaineers take care of the Kansas State Wildcats 4-1 on Friday night at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

Kansas State made an impact as soon as the game started scoring in the sixth minute. It was one of the four shots that the Wildcats took the entire 90 minutes. The Wildcats’ goal tonight was the first goal scored on the Mountaineers in their four-game history against each other. 

After Kansas State scored, the Mountaineers scored twice in the next six minutes to take the lead. Enzi Broussard scored off a pass from Stefany Ferrer-vanGinkel to tie the score at one. Right after Broussard scored, Julianne Vallerand connected with sophomore Nicole Payne to put the Mountaineers on top.

For the final 32 minutes of the first half into the first nine minutes into the second half, both WVU and KSU struggled to get the ball past their opposing goalies. The 41-minute drought ended when Enzi Broussard scored her second goal of the night. 

West Virginia head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown was pleased on how Enzi Broussard executed on her goals tonight after her potential opportunities to score against Iowa State last week. “Enzi is a goal scorer,” Izzo-Brown expressed. “I’m really pleased on how she did.”

To finish the night, Julianne Vallerand found the net in the 67th minute to make the score 4-1 WVU. After Kansas State went up 1-0, the Mountaineers stormed back to score four unanswered goals against the Wildcats. 

Coach Izzo-Brown was very impressed on how her team held their composure after going down a goal. 

“I was proud in how this team responded to the first 10 minutes of the game and continued to do their job,” Izzo-Brown said. “I think we did a really good job responding tonight.”

West Virginia’s women’s soccer team travels to Stillwater, Oklahoma to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Mountaineers will play the Cowboys on September 25th at 8 P.M. at Neal Patterson Stadium.

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