Cowgirl Soccer Begins with a Win

Aug. 31, 2001

WYOMING 1, Southwest Texas 0 - Box Score

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

An exciting soccer game full of action ended with the University of Wyoming coming awaywith their first victory of the season in their home opener versus the Southwest Texas Bobcats, 1-0, at Cowgirl Soccer Field today.

It took a while for the Cowgirls to adjust to SWT's compact style of play, and UW only took four shots in the first period. The Bobcats were limited to three shots and at the half neither team had scored. The second period afforded a reorganized Cowgirl squad more opportunities. The Cowgirls were able to spread out over the field and force a more diagonal-style of play.

The game winning goal came from senior forward Sancy Florquist. Florquist scored off an assist from freshman Lindsey Vossbrink at 52:34. Defense was more the story of the game, though. Both teams put forth an outstanding effort staying on the ball and stopping play. Cowgirl goalkeeper Lori Scheider had a spectacular game, making eight saves that could have very easily been scored on any other keeper. SWT's goal, Kristen Tutt, also made some exciting stops, including one on a penalty kick by Florquist in the second half.

Both teams played intensely, and a fight between Wyoming's junior transfer Kelly McKay and Southwest Texas' Amanda Wheatley resulted with both players receiving red cards and being ejected from the game.

"It's unfortunate Kelly (McKay) was ejected," UW's head soccer coach Anne Moore said. "She did a great job for us defensively and won a lot of balls for us in the middle."

Several of the Cowgirls made great efforts, impressing their coach tremendously.

"Overall, we had an excellent showing. The first game and the first win are outof the way. That eases the pressure on us a bit and allows us to concentrate on what we need to do to prepare for our game on Sunday with the University of Colorado."

Wyoming, 1-0-0, faces the CU Buffs in Laramie on Sunday, Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. It will be the fourth time the teams have met, and the first in two years the rivals have competed.