Cowgirl Soccer Dominates in Home Opener

Sept. 1, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Eastern Washington at Wyoming - Wyoming 5-1 - Box Score

The University of Wyoming soccer team took control early to defeat the Eastern Washington Eagles, 5-1, today.

The Cowgirls set the pace of the game early, playing organized, thought out plays. Sara Stephens scored the first goal eight minutes and 22 seconds into the game. Wyoming dominated the visiting Eagles by keeping them on defense. Senior Anne Maddock booted in the next goal at 11:23, off a pass from Sancy Florquist. Kelly McShane, the driving force of the win, put in the third goal before the first period ended with help from Katrina Morton. The first half statistics spoke for themselves, the Cowgirls outshot the Eagles 11-2 in the first period.

Eastern Washington didn't go down easily, though. A change of defense, going more man-to-man, put pressure on the Cowgirls. The Eagles, greatly improved in the second period, took eight shots against the Cowgirls. Amanda Vandervort saved seven of the eight shots-on-goal. EW's goalie, Katie Grothkopp, kept ten Cowgirl blasts from getting into the goal.

McShane scored again in the second half, twenty minutes in, and assisted Florquist's goal little over a minute later. This was the junior's first career goal at the collegiate level.

Eastern Washington's Deszeray Dougherty spoiled a shut out for the Cowgirls, scoring at 73:06 of the match.

"We're improving each game and continuing to work hard," said head coach, Anne Moore. "We just keep looking ahead in our schedule and thinking, we have to be faster."

The Cowgirls go to Sacramento State this weekend, to take on the Hornets on Sunday, Sept. 3. Their next home game will be Friday, Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. when they take on Marshall.