Aug. 19, 2001
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming women's soccer head coach Anne Moore was pleased with the experience gained by incoming players in today's 2-0 exhibition loss to the University of Northern Colorado.
"Today's game was extremely valuable," said Moore. "We had the opportunity to see what our new players can do and what they need work on. It gave them the chance to show us what they've learned so far in practice."
After only three days of practice, the Cowgirls performed well against the more experienced Bears. The intention of Wyoming differed from that of UNC, who took 23 shots in the extended playing time. Wyoming took 19 shots in 120 minutes of play. UW was unable to capitalize on the opportunities they created but showed that this year's squad is extremely fast and capable of setting up scoring opportunities.
The main purpose of the exhibition match for the Cowgirls was to see how their new players have made the transition to Division I soccer. Moore said she plans to play a similar-style game in this week's final exhibition match against the Ft. Collins Arsenal at 4:30 pm on Fri., Aug. 24.
Regular season play kicks off for the Cowgirls on Aug. 31 when Southwest Texas comes to Laramie to face the seventh Cowgirl soccer squad in history.