MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Stefany Ferrer-vanGinkel scored twice and West Virginia enjoyed a massive shot advantage during a 4-0 win over Boston University in women’s soccer action.
The Mountaineers (3-2-3) enjoyed their best offensive showing of the season and could’ve gotten more, considering they held a 27-0 edge in shots.
“We hit posts and crossbars, and balls were bouncing out, but at the end of the day I think this team is really focused. They’ve realized that everyone needs to do their jobs,” Mountaineers coach Nikki Izzo-Brown said. “I think you can see that everyone has been a little more sharp when it comes to finishing. Tonight, it finally happened for us, and we were able to get four.”
The Terriers (1-7-1) are the eighth opponent in program history to not register a shot.
Ferrer-vanGinkel sparked the onslaught in the 27th minute, chasing a ball from forward Lauren Segalla into the box. With BU’s Morgan Messner off her line, Ferrer-vanGinkel swiftly placed her ball toward the far-right pocket.
Freshman forward Alina Stahl pushed the lead to 2-0 in the 42nd minute off a give-and-go from defender Amanda Saymon.
Off a WVU throw-in in the 54th minute, Sh’Nia Gordon beat her defender wide before splitting two Terriers near the end line. Alone with the ball at the edge of the six-yard box, she slipped her shot around BU’s Amanda Fay, who started the second half in net.
Ferrer-vanGinkel iced the game in the 58th minute, connecting on a penalty kick, the Mountaineers’ second of the season. The opportunity came after Hannah Abraham was pulled down inside the box.