Cowgirl Soccer Picks Up Big Win Over Alabama

Sept. 5, 2003

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The University of Wyoming Cowgirl soccer team scored two first half goals and never looked back as they cruised to a 2-1 victory over Alabama Friday afternoon at the UW Soccer Stadium. The Cowgirls improve their overall record to 2-1.

The Cowgirls drew first blood as Mari Gomes scored thefirst goal of the game at the 30:47 mark off an assist from Jennifer Kinner. Gomes would strike again just 10 minutes later at the 40:11 mark, this time on an unassisted goal.The Cowgirls defense had their way with Crimson Tide offenseas they held them to just one shot in the first half.Wyoming outshot Alabama 11-1 in the half

The Alabama offense would however, strike late in thesecond half at the 72:07 mark when Dawn Nash scored on an assist from Gillian Kilburn and Kylie Boyd. Defense would prevail for the remainder of the game and it ended in a 2-1 Cowgirl victory.

"We really passed the ball well today," said UW headcoach Anne Moore. "We have been working on executingthings in the box in practice and the girls really followed through with it today. It was a great team effort, and we are really excited it all came together. The first half today was probably the best we have looked since I've been here. We really started to click and hopefully we can carry that energy into Colorado on Tuesday."

The Cowgirls will return to action, in the final home gameof a six game home stand, to face the University of Colorado next Tuesday, Sept. 9. The game is slated to begin at 4 pm at the UW Soccer Stadium.