Cowgirls Play Great 'D' against ACC

Sept. 1, 2006

CARY, N.C. -

Wyoming/North Carolina St. Box Score
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Despite the rough conditions of a soggy field and its first ever ACC opponent in the North Carolina State Wolfpack, the Cowgirl soccer team played great defense in Cary, N.C., and came out with a 0-0 tie. Wyoming is now 1-1-1 on the young season.

"Our "D" played awesome today, even though the field was wet," head coach Anne Moore said. "All four of our defensive starters played the whole game and did a great job of not giving the Wolfpack too many opportunities."

Ashley Sheppard, the junior goalkeeper for the Cowgirls, made six saves and played solid between the posts. The shutout is Sheppard's second consecutive as she also shutout Montana last Sunday.

NC State outshot the Cowgirls 15-8, but never had a good opportunity to put one in. On the other hand, the Cowgirls created some golden opportunities to score, but just couldn't quite finish.

"Our midfielders won a lot of balls and gave us some great chances, we just couldn't punch one through," Moore said.

"I am very pleased with the way we played. I think this shows how well we can compete against tough opponents from the ACC and shows that we can be very tough in the Mountain West this season."

Sophomores Amanda Lathrop and Comfort Adetoye led the Cowgirls with two shots a piece while freshmen Emily Layton and Kelsey Lindner and seniors Christina Best and Kristen Stangl each added one shot a piece.

Due to Hurricane Ernesto, today's game had to be moved to Cary, N.C. from NC State's usual home of Method Road Stadium in Raleigh, N.C.

The Cowgirls will return to action this Sunday as they take on the 21st ranked Demon Deacons of Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C. at Spry Stadium at 1 p.m. (MT).