Cowgirl Soccer Rewrites Record Books in Win Over South Dakota

Aug. 29, 2008


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The University of Wyoming Cowgirls re-wrote the record books Friday against South Dakota, as they beat the Coyotes 7-0 at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex.

One record that fell was by senior Amanda Lathrop, who had three assists and is now in sole possession of first place for career assists in Wyoming history.

"It's very exciting to do, I actually didn't even know I was that close to the record," Lathrop said after breaking the record. "Overall we played very well, we executed what we were practicing and training for all week."

In addition to the career assists record, Lathrop also now holds the record for most individual assists in a game as well.

"Amanda attacked very well today, it was nice for her to get the all time assists record. It's well deserved, and as a team I am pleased with our overall performance today," said head coach Danny Sanchez.

The scoring for the Cowgirls started at the 36th minute when senior Laine Hubbard found sophomore Jerrica DiVincenzo who cut through the defenders and scored the first goal of the game, and the first of the season for her.

Lathrop than assisted on the next three UW goals to put the Cowgirls up 4-0. Those three goals were scored by Hubbard, fellow senior Corey Theiman, and junior Emily Layton.

Lathrop then continued her offensive attack as she scored the fifth goal of the game in the 55th minute on a pass from Juliana Candelaria. Freshman Cassie Sheffield scored her first goal as a Cowgirl, on a nice pass from sophomore Kayla Davis in the 68th minute. The Cowgirls added one final goal as Davis banked in a goal off the side bar on a corner kick at the 75:55 mark.

The Cowgirls outshot South Dakota 27-2 for the game, and 15-0 in the first half. It was the third career shutout for senior goalkeeper Jamie Scarcliff.

"Our defense played great, and I was happy with the way our bench played today," Sanchez added. "It's always nice to have some momentum going into the next game."

The Cowgirls will be on the road for that next game as they travel to Northern Colorado this Sunday, August 31. This will be the sixth meeting between the two schools and Wyoming leads the all time series 5-0. Game time is set for 7 p.m. in Greeley, Colo.