Aug. 27, 2005
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
From the opening whistle, the University of Wyoming soccer team dominated every aspect of their first game of the season, as they beat Charleston Southern 3-0 in front of a packed house at the UW Soccer Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
In her first game as a Cowgirl, freshman Tamika Wilson scored a pair of goals, including the game winner, to secure the 3-0 Cowgirl victory. The Orem, Utah native scored her first goal in the 21st minute when she beat the Charleston Southern goalkeeper from about 25 yards out. Wilson added a second goal just under 10 minutes into the second half when she scored inside of the 18-yard box on an assist from freshman Comfort Adetoye. Adetoye then scored an insurance goal of her own at the 60:52 mark when she took a pass from freshman midfielder Corey Thieman, beat her defender and scored from 20 yards out.
The Cowgirl defense had a very impressive outing as they held the Lady Bucs to just one shot in the entire 90-minutes. The shot did not come until the 62nd minute of the match. Freshman goalkeeper Jamie Scarcliff recorded the shutout in her first career game as a Cowgirl, and didn't have to make a single save to do so. In the match, Wyoming outshot Charleston Southern 28-1.
"It was awesome to come out of the gates and play as well as we did in our first game of the season," said a smiling Anne Moore. "After playing so many one goal games last season and struggling to put the ball in the back of the net in our two exhibition games, it was really nice to see us come out and get three beautiful goals like we did. We put a lot of focus on finishing the ball in practice over the last two days and it really paid off.
"We have a lot of young kids and it was a great way for them to start off the season, especially with all of our points coming from our freshmen class. Tamika scored two beautiful goals and to see Comfort get that last one was really something special. The two of them worked extremely well together. I also thought our defense was about as tough as I have seen it."
The Cowgirls will return to action next weekend when they travel to Denver, Colo. for the 2005 Denver Classic. They will open the tournament on Friday at 2 p.m. as they take on Northeastern. They will then play either Colorado or Denver on Sunday.