Cowgirls Down CSM in Final Preseason Match

Aug. 14, 2012

LARAMIE, Wyo. - A Mollee Ramsay header from a Liz O'Reilly corner kick in the 26th minute proved to be the difference as Wyoming earned a 2-1 exhibition victory over Colorado School of Mines Tuesday evening at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex.

The Cowgirls used an offensive onslaught to overpower the Orediggers as they topped CSM by a shot total of 25 to nine, allowing just three CSM shots in the second half.

"We played a pretty good game today," said Wyoming coach Pete Cuadrado. "It wasn't perfect and we still have a long ways to go to improve, but Mines is a good team and very well-coached, so I think we did well for the most part."

Wyoming jumped to an early lead at the 4:56 mark as Lucie McDowell took a cross from Loren Mahoney and put it past Oredigger keeper Amy Hegarty for a 1-0 score.

CSM tied it at one apiece ten minutes later as Dani Hering took a corner from Megan Woodworth and slipped the ball beneath Cowgirl keeper Courtney Merkle for a goal.

Merkle earned the win and had two saves for the game playing a complete 90 minutes.

Wyoming recorded 14 shots on goal to CSM's three and placed eight corner kicks to the Orediggers' three.

The Cowgirls begin the 2012 regular season by hosting Montana Friday at 4:30 p.m. at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex.