Cowgirl Soccer Wins Exhibition Match Despite Rainy Conditions

Aug. 15, 2008

LARAMIE, Wyo. -


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Senior Amanda Lathrop opened a rainy game with a hat trick as the Cowgirls defeated Fort Lewis College 4-0 in an exhibition match at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex in Laramie, Wyo., on Friday afternoon. The game was the first at Wyoming for head coach Danny Sanchez.

"I'm very pleased with our effort today," said Sanchez. "We were able to get a lot of girls into the game and get them some quality playing time. I feel like we played solid defense and were also able to put the ball in the net. The conditions made things a little more difficult but the rain didn't seem to slow us down."

Lathrop's goals were assisted by three different Cowgirls in Tamika Wilson, Emily Layton, and Jerrica DiVincenzo. The first came from Wilson in the 27th minute, the second on a great pass from Layton at the 46:14 mark and the third on a cross from DiVincenzo in the 76th minute.

Freshman Kelly Parkhurst also added a goal of her own from the top of the 18 yard box on an assist from Juliana Candelaria in the 82nd minute.

The wet conditions didn't keep goalkeeper Jamie Scarcliff from playing the entire game and saving three shots on goal.

"Jamie played well today and had some big saves. She had a really nice save when we were up 2-0 that set the tone for the rest of the game," Sanchez added.

The Cowgirls outshot Fort Lewis 16-11 in the match, and also had seven corner kicks to the Skyhawks' zero.

The Cowgirls open up the regular season next Friday, August 22 at Western Michigan. They will also play at home next weekend as they take on Bryant University on Sunday, August 24 at 1 p.m.