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West Virginia Soccer Defeats Texas Tech With 2 Second-Half Goals

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West Virginia women’s soccer defeated Texas Tech 2-1 Friday night in Lubbock, Texas.

The Mountaineers (4-1 Big 12) scored in the 46th and 87th minutes and sophomore goalkeeper Kayza Massey allowed just one goal in her first game of the season to secure the 2-1 victory. WVU led the Red Raiders (0-2-2) in shots (15-2), shots on goal (8-2) and corner kicks (10-3).

WVU’s goals came from sophomore Julianne Vallerand and senior Stefany Ferrer-vanGinkel. It was Vallerand’s second of the year and Ferrer-Vanginkel’s third. Vallerand’s goal came on a shot from outside the box that just made it over the TTU goalie’s hands.

“We knew we needed to put one away at the start of the second half,” WVU head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown said. “Obviously, Julianne did a great job to come away with that finish.”

Ferre-vanGinkel’s goal came following a WVU corner that bounced around inside the box a bit before finally finding the senior’s foot.

“We thought we had a couple of really good looks at the net,” Izzo-Brown said. “We’re creating them, now we just have to finish them. But the important piece is creating them.”

Assists went to Jordan Brewster, Isabella Sibley and Alina Stahl. Stahl also led the Mountaineers with four shots, Ferrer-vanGinkel and Vallerand both finished with three shots on goal.

WVU’s next game will be against Baylor at home at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium at 7 p.m. on Oct. 16.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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