Following her two-goal performance in last Friday’s 4-1 win over Kansas State, sophomore forward Enzi Broussard of the West Virginia University women’s soccer team has been named the WVU Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by University Apartments.
After the Mountaineers allowed an early K-State goal, Broussard found the back of the net in the 11th minute, beating the Wildcat keeper to the far post to tie the match at 1-1. Later, the Dallas, Texas, native scored again, finishing in front of the goal off a pass from redshirt junior forward Lauren Segalla in the 54th minute. Broussard tallied a career-high four shots on goal, helping West Virginia (2-0, 2-0 Big 12) improve to 4-0 all-time against the Wildcats. The multi-goal performance was the first of her career.
WVU outshot K-State, 17-4, in the victory and held the Wildcats without a corner kick.
This Week in Women’s Soccer: West Virginia (2-0, 2-0 Big 12) is back on the road for a matchup at Oklahoma State on Friday, Sept. 25, in Stillwater, Oklahoma … kickoff at Neal Patterson Stadium is set for 8 p.m. ET … fans can follow along with the match on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.
Last Week in Women’s Soccer: The Mountaineers earned a 4-1 win over Kansas State on Sept. 18, in the home opener at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium … sophomore forward Enzi Broussard scored a pair of goals, leading WVU to its second win of the campaign … the Dallas, Texas, native found the back of the net in the 11th and 54th minute … sophomore defender Nicole Payne tallied the game-winning goal in the 13th minute, the second of her career, while sophomore defender Julianne Vallerand added an insurance goal in the 68th minute … senior midfielder Stefany Ferrer-vanGinkel, redshirt junior forward Lauren Segalla, junior defender Jordan Brewster and Vallerand all were credited with assists in the win … junior goalkeeper Maddie Murphy made one save while picking up the victory … West Virginia outshot K-State, 17-4, including 12-2 in shots on goal … the Mountaineers also held a 6-0 advantage in corner kicks.
Notes: Following last week’s win, WVU improved to 4-0 all-time against K-State … the squad also improved to 13-3-1 in home openers at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium and 29-4-2 against Big 12 foes at home … West Virginia is off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2017 … the Mountaineers lead the all-time series with Oklahoma State, 9-1 … the Cowgirls won the last meeting between the two schools, 2-1, on Oct. 17, 2019, in Morgantown … WVU is 3-0 in Stillwater … Broussard is tied for No. 8 in the nation in goals (2), as well as No. 18 in total points (4) … WVU’s six goals are good for No. 5 nationally.
This Week in Volleyball: West Virginia opens the 2020 season in Lubbock, Texas, with the Mountaineers taking on the Red Raiders in back-to-back matches from Sept. 24-25 … both contests are set to begin at 7 p.m. ET, inside the United Supermarkets Arena, and will air live on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.
Last Season in Volleyball: In 2019, West Virginia earned 12 wins, including a trio of victories in conference play … the squad’s schedule difficultly was no different, as it competed against the No. 1 team in the nation three times (at Baylor on Oct. 26, at Texas on Nov. 3 and vs. Baylor on Nov. 26) … the Mountaineers completed their season with a thrilling, 3-2 comeback win over Kansas in the regular-season finale on Nov. 30, at the WVU Coliseum … at season end, Katelyn Evans and Briana Lynch earned Big 12 postseason awards, landing on the All-Big 12 Second Team for the first time in their careers … Evans also was awarded a spot on the All-Midwest Region Honorable Mention Team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) … the honor marked the first of her career.
Notes: WVU, as well as the other eight members of the conference, is scheduled to play 16 league matches beginning on Sept. 24 and concluding on Nov. 21 … each program will play eight doubleheaders with competition against the same opponent in consecutive days at the same site … teams are not permitted to play any non-conference opponents this fall … the team that finishes with the highest winning percentage will be crowned the Big 12 Champion … a total of eight letterwinners, including five starters, return to the Mountaineers this season … WVU also is set to welcome five freshmen and three transfers to the program … West Virginia returns a pair of offensive weapons from last fall, led by Lynch, who was most recently named to the 2020 All-Big 12 Preseason Team, as well as junior setter Lacey Zerwas … Lynch had a team-best .301 hitting efficiency last season, while Zerwas averaged a team-high 10.33 assists per set to rank fourth in the league … defensively, senior libero Alexa Hasting anchored WVU’s floor defense in 2019 and ranked second in the Big 12 with 4.18 digs per set.
This Week in Golf: WVU does not compete this week … the Mountaineers will open their fall campaign on Sept. 28-29, at the Colonial Collegiate Invitational, competing against all Big 12 teams in Fort Worth, Texas … a few days later, WVU will compete in the Big 12 Match Play Championship from Oct. 2-4, outside of Houston, Texas … the Mountaineers will wrap up their fall season with The Health Plan Mountaineer Invitational, Oct. 19-20, at Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport, West Virginia.
Last Season in Golf: The Mountaineers competed in just three events last spring before the season was canceled due to COVID-19 … a trio of Mountaineers were recognized as Srizon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars, while WVU was recognized as an All-Academic Team by the GCAA … the Mountaineers earned two victories in 2019-20, first in their home event, The Health Plan Mountaineer Invitational, and also in a head-to-head matchup against Connecticut to open the spring season … WVU set four program records throughout the season, including a program-best 54-hole total from Etienne Papineau (203) and an 18-hole record low score from Logan Perkins (62) … as a team, the Mountaineers recorded a new team 54-hole low round (826) and total versus par (-26) at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic.
Notes: During the 2019-20 fall season, WVU earned the program’s first-ever top-25 ranking, coming in at No. 25 in the first Bushnell/Golfweek Coaches Poll of the season.
This Week in Cross Country: The Mountaineers do not compete this week … WVU opens the 2020 season on Saturday, Oct. 3, in Louisville, Kentucky, at the Lou Cross Country Classic, at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park.
Last Season in Cross Country: WVU finished third at the 2019 Big 12 Championship before notching a fifth-place finish at the 2019 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional … the Mountaineers were named an All-Academic Team by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, while Candace Archer and Ceili McCabe earned All-Academic Athlete distinction, the first Mountaineers to earn the individual honor since 2017 … thirteen members of the squad were named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team, five of whom made the team with 4.0 grade-point averages (GPA), the most in the conference … Charlotte Wood and McCabe competed at the Canadian National Cross Country Championships in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada … WVU earned its lone win of the season at the Lock Haven Invitational, after all five scoring runners finished inside the top 10.
Notes: WVU returns with a shortened season due to COVID-19 … four newcomers are set to join the squad in 2020 … coach Sean Cleary is entering his 14th season as head coach of the Mountaineers, while he’s been involved with the program in some capacity for 28 years … WVU’s Oct. 3 meet marks the beginning of the 43rd season of cross country at WVU … the Mountaineers have won their season-opening meets in four of the last six seasons, including victories at the Charlotte Opener in 2018 and the Texas Tech Invitational in 2016, as well as wins at the Lehigh Invitational in 2014 and 2017 … Oct. 3 marks WVU’s first visit to the Lou Cross Country Classic.
This Week in Tennis: The Mountaineers do not compete this week … West Virginia is scheduled to take part in the 2020 Fall Circuit, presented by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and Universal Tennis … WVU begins fall competition at The Greenbrier site in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, from Oct. 16-18 … the team then returns to Morgantown to play at the Summit Tennis Academy site, from Oct. 23-25, to conclude its fall season.
Last Season in Tennis: West Virginia finished the 2020 spring season with a record of 7-3 (0-3 Big 12), marking the first winning season since 2010 when WVU finished the year with a record of 17-7 … the Mountaineers began last season with a pair of sweeps before rattling off five more wins to begin the season 7-0 … it marked the best start to a season since 1986, when WVU began the year 12-0 … following a rocky start to Big 12 Conference play, WVU saw its season cut short in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic … four Mountaineers were named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team and ITA Scholar-Athletes at season’s end .. WVU also posted an NCAA Academic Progress Rate of 992 and was named an All-Academic Team by the ITA in 2020 … West Virginia capped last season by signing four newcomers as a part of the No. 29 recruiting class in the nation, the highest in program history.
Notes: WVU coach Miha Lisac enters his seventh season with the Mountaineers … during his tenure, West Virginia holds a record of 46-83 … seniors Giovanna Caputo and Anne-Sophie Courteau return to lead the Mountaineers this season … WVU also returns juniors Anastasiia Bovolskaia and Nicole Roc in 2020 … Courteau led the Mountaineers with 28 wins and 14 doubles victories in 2020 … Courteau also tied Bovolskaia for the team lead in singles wins with 14 … overall, Courteau holds the most career victories for WVU with 86.