Cowgirl Soccer Falls to Colorado

Aug. 22, 2010

BOULDER, Colo. -

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Wyoming Cowgirl Soccer lost to the University of Colorado Buffaloes, 2-0 in their first road contest of the 2010 season on Sunday afternoon.

"We spent a lot of the game chasing the ball and we were unable to get any rhythm in the attack as a result," said UW head coach Danny Sanchez. "Colorado is a quality team and both goals they scored were really quality finishes."

The first half started quickly for the Cowgirls, as Jules Candelaria got the first shot of the game in the fourth minute, but it was blocked before it reached the goal. The Buffaloes would fire right back just two minutes after with their first shot on goal. Colorado would keep the pressure on, reeling off five consecutive shots in just under ten minutes, with three of the five shots on goal. This rush of offense from Colorado resulted in Kym Lowry goal for CU in the 16th minute, making the score 1-0. Lowry was assisted in her goal by Caroline Danneberg. Wyoming had its own chance to score in the middle of the first half. After a corner kick from Cowgirl Nahiomy Ortiz hit the crossbar, Liz O'Reilly attempted to kick it in, but Buffalo goalkeeper Annie Brunner kept it out. Wyoming would not manage another shot during the first half and Colorado managed just one, so the 1-0 score would hold to halftime.

The second half action started off quickly between the Cowgirls and the Buffaloes as UW's Ellen McCormick got the first shot of the half in the 47th minute. This would be just one of three shots for Wyoming during the second half. The Cowgirls would not get another shot off until the Buffaloes scored their second goal. In the 73rd minute CU's Shaye Marshall was able to get the ball past UW goalkeeper Courtney Merkle for the Buff's second goal. The final score would hold in favor of Colorado 2-0.

"We are ready to get out there next weekend at home and get some rhythm back on the offensive end," added Sanchez.

The Cowgirls will return to Laramie for a three-match home stand beginning Friday, Aug. 27, as they will host the Buffalo University Bulls with the match beginning at 4 p.m. Wyoming will also see home action Sunday, Aug. 29 as they play host to Idaho beginning at 1 p.m., following Idaho will be Colorado College the next Thursday Sept. 2 at 4 p.m.