Cowgirls Win in Home Opener Over Bryant University

Aug. 24, 2008

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The first home game for the Wyoming Cowgirls this season also gave the team their first victory of the season as they defeated Bryant University 3-1.

Bryant jumped ahead of the Cowgirls early when freshman Kaitlyn Hinck scored on a pass from fellow freshman Brooke Duchaney, but Wyoming fought back and scored three unanswered goals.

"The effort was better today, to come back from a one goal deficit and score the next three goals was good," UW head coach Danny Sanchez said. "We needed results and we got it today."

The first goal for Wyoming came when junior Emily Layton scored in the 29th minute on a nice pass from sophomore Juliana Candelaria, senior Amanda Lathrop was also credited with an assist. Lathrop continued the attack for the Cowgirls in the second half when she broke away from the rest of the field, got past Bryant goal keeper Katie Mitchell and was able to chip in the second goal for Wyoming at the 48:18 mark. Sophomore Nicole Rice, from Jackson Wyo., scored her first career goal that found the top right corner of the goal on an assist from Lathrop.

"The effort was better today than in our previous game, and I think we played with a little more urgency too," Sanchez continued.

The Cowgirls are now 1-1 to begin the season and will host South Dakota at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex at 4:00 p.m. this Friday, August 29th.