Cowgirls Blank Colorado College 3-0 in Exhibition Play

Aug. 20, 2004


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The University of Wyoming Cowgirl Soccer team shutout the Colorado College Tigers 3-0 in exhibition play, Friday afternoon at the UW Soccer Stadium.

The Cowgirl offense ignited early and scored three first half goals. The first goal of the game came at the 14:34 mark when junior Mercy Adetoye found senior Mari Gomes just inside the box for a quick score. Adetoye then scored a goal of her own 10 minutes later at the 24:03 mark. The third goal came on a beautiful move by senior Darci Ferrell at the 30:45 mark on an assist from sophomore Christina Best.

Neither team was able to get much going on the offensive end in the second half and the game ended in a 3-0 Cowgirl win.

The Cowgirl defense held Colorado College to just seven shots in the match while the Cowgirl offense took 30 shots of their own. Freshman Ashley Sheppard and sophomore Lauren Hawthorne shared time in the Cowgirl net, picking up the win.

"We created some really nice opportunities especially in the first half," said UW head coach Anne Moore. "We moved the ball really well and created some great scoring chances. In the second half, we got a little bit tired, stood still too much, and didn't create as many opportunities as we could have. We just need to work on staying mentally strong for 90 minutes.

"Defensively, I thought we were pretty tough and had pretty good shape for the most part. Overall, we played very well but we need to be more consistent in the future."

The Cowgirls will return to action next Friday, Aug. 27, when they host Gonzaga in their first regular season game. Game time is set for 4 p.m. at the UW Soccer Stadium.