Cowgirls Lose First Game of 2008 to Western Michigan

Aug. 22, 2008

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -

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The University of Wyoming Cowgirl Soccer team lost a tough road game on Friday morning as they fell to the Western Michigan Broncos 3-0 in Kalamazoo, Mich. The game was the first regular season game for both teams.

"Give all the credit to Western Michigan. They were more prepared then we were today, and they deserved to win this game," UW head coach Danny Sanchez said. "We came out slow at the start of the game and dug ourselves a hole we couldn't get out of."

The scoring from WMU started on a corner kick as junior Hillary Wernlund headed in a goal off a pass from sophomore Ashley Caliendo in the 26th minute. Caliendo got her second assist of the game when she found freshman Stephanie Skowneski who kicked it in from 18 yards out at the 61:30 mark. WMU added another goal late in the second half when freshman Alison Szypka scored of a rebound in the 78th minute.

Cowgirl junior Emily Layton led the team with four shots, and sophomore Kayla Davis added three as well. Senior Amanda Lathrop had two attempts, while sophomore Juliana Candelaria and freshman Kelly Parkhurst each had one.

Wyoming will return home to host Bryant University at 1 p.m. this Sunday, August 24th, at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex. The match will be the first home game of the 2008 campaign for the Cowgirls.