Cowgirls Lose Tough Game to James Madison

Sept. 5, 2008


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After a strong second half performance, the Wyoming Cowgirl soccer team couldn't quite catch up to the James Madison Dukes, as they fell 2-1 on Friday afternoon at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex in Laramie.

"We aren't happy with a loss, but James Madison is a quality team. In the second half we played smarter and more aggresssive and that is something to build on for our next game," said UW head coach Danny Sanchez.

The Dukes took the lead at the 21:08 mark when junior Ashley Flateland scored on an unassisted goal. Later in the first half, senior Lindsay Bowers scored the second goal of the game for the Dukes on an assist from Rachel Chupein in the 33rd minute.

The second half started with good defense from Wyoming, and in the 59th minute junior Emily Layton scored on a beautiful assist from Amanda Lathrop. The play gave Layton her third goal of the season, while Lathrop now has six assists.

"Emily was one of the better players on the field in the first half and scored a great goal in the second half. As a team, everyone played with more energy and focus in the second half. We will need to continue to do that if we are going to be a successful team down the road," Sanchez continued.

Senior goalkeeper Jamie Scarcliff made eight saves throughout the game and kept the score within reach after the Layton goal.

"Jamie played well after halftime and kept us in the game when we were trying to get that second goal," Sanchez added.

Next up for the Cowgirls will be Montana on Sunday, September 7. The Grizzlies come to Laramie with a record of 0-4 after losing to Denver on Friday afternoon. Kickoff is set for high noon at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex.