Soccer Loses Last Minute Heartbreaker To Colorado

Sept. 2, 2001


Colorado 2, Wyoming 1 - Box Score

A last minute shot by the University ofColorado's Suzy Kiefer put the Buffs up 2-1 over the University of WyomingCowgirls with :54 seconds left to play, and would prove to be the game-winner.

The Cowgirls jumped out to the early lead in the game ten minutes in on abullet sent by senior Sancy Florquist. Freshman Lindsey Vossbrink assistedthe goal after a strong corner kick. The first period was a quick paced,well executed match that was paced entirely by the Cowgirls. Both teamsplayed extremely aggressively, and two players received yellow-cardcautions. Wyoming's Katie Groke at 15:26 and Colorado's Lindsey Galas at27:44.

In the second half, CU stepped up and worked the ball hard. Wyoming wasunable to keep control and gave up their first goal of the season to seniorforward Suzy Kiefer at 56:29. The Cowgirls had to change their style ofplay, and the wear of such a fast game began to show. UW was unable tocapitalize on scoring opportunities despite taking six shots in the secondhalf. Overall, CU out-shot Wyoming 14-11.

"CU put a lot of pressure on us in the back in the second half," Wyominghead coach Anne Moore said. "They forced us to make mistakes we hadn't beenmaking in the first half. We got worn down, but we just have to learn howto play through it."

The Cowgirls split their opening weekend and now sit 1-1-0, as do theBuffs. Wyoming plays their next two games on the road, first on Fri., Sept.7 against the Crimson Tide of Alabama, and then on Sun., Sept. 9 at SouthAlabama.