Sept. 3, 2004
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming soccer team played Delaware to a 1-1 tie, Friday afternoon at the UW Soccer Stadium, during the first day of the Brown and Gold Shootout.
Delaware took an early 1-0 lead on the Cowgirls with an unassisted goal from Shannon Alger at the 35:44 mark. Alger pounded home a loose ball in front of the Cowgirl net for the lone goal of the first half.
The Cowgirls evened the score at 1-1 on junior Mercy Adetoye's first goal of the season at the 75:41 mark. Freshman Andrea Soltau recorded her first career assist on the goal. Despite offensive pressure from both teams, regulation time ended in a 1-1 tie.
The first overtime was evenly matched, neither team was able to score and each team took just one shot a piece.
Offensively, Wyoming dominated the second overtime period taking four shots while Delaware was unable to put a single shot on the Cowgirl net. Delaware goalkeeper Lindsay Shover recorded saves on all three shots that were on goal in the period and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
"Altogether, it was a great game and a great battle from both teams," said UW head coach Anne Moore. "Delaware is a very strong team with some very dangerous players up top. At the beginning of the game we kind of struggled through the midfield, but once we got it sorted out we did a better job of playing the way we like to play.Mercy had a great effort today, came away with the goal and created a bunch of opportunities. We just have to turn more of our scoring opportunities into goals.
"We are excited with the teams that are here, there are some great match-ups. We just need to do the little things Sunday to come away with the win."
In other tournament action, Vermont scored two first half goals en route to a 2-0 win over Northern Colorado.
The Brown and Gold Shootout will conclude with a pair of matches Sunday afternoon. Northern Colorado and Delaware will kick-off at 12 p.m. and the Cowgirls will return to the field to take on Vermont at 2 p.m. Both games will be held at the UW Soccer Stadium.