Sept. 5, 2004
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming soccer team tied Vermont 1-1, in overtime of the final game of the2004 Brown and Gold Shootout, Sunday afternoon at the UW Soccer Stadium.
The Cowgirls finished second in their own tournament with a pair of ties. Vermont captured the tournament title with a 1-0-1 record.Northern Colorado finished 1-1 and Delaware finished 0-1-1.
The Cowgirls found themselves down a goal early in the match when Vermont's Amy Cochran scored a goal at the 9:29 mark. Leah Felis picked up the assist. The score was the only one of the first half and the Cowgirls went into the locker room down 0-1.
Wyoming came out with some added offensive intensity and tied the match at 1-1 on senior Mari Gomes fourth goal of the season. Gomes scored the unassisted goal at the 60:54 mark. Despite outshooting Vermont 12-4 in the half, Gomes' goal was all the Cowgirls could get and regulation ended in a 1-1 tie.
For the third consecutive game, Wyoming found themselves playing overtime. In the first extra period both teams took two shots but neither team could put one in the net. Wyoming outshot Vermont 3-2 in the second overtime but could not score a game winner and the match ended in a 1-1 tie.
"We came out a little bit over confident in the first half and got down a goal before we decided to play," said UW head coach Anne Moore. "We do a great job of coming back after going down a goal but the problem is we shouldn't be going down a goal early. We had some great scoring opportunities late in the game and just didn't convert. We need to work on finishing those opportunities when we get them and finding a way to win the game."
In the noon match, Northern Colorado edged Delaware 2-1. In a dramatic ending, Delaware put a would have been equalizer in the UNC net just after time expired.
Three Cowgirls were named to the All-Tournament team in senior Meghan Racette, sophomore Kristen Stangl and freshman Ashley Sheppard.Vermont's Jamie Koehnlein was selected as the tournament MVP.Raegan McHugh (UNC), Kerry Pitt (UNC), Shannon Alger (Delaware), Lindsey Boyd (Delaware), Leah Felis (Vermont), Stephanie Mead(Vermont) and Lindsey Carfagna (Vermont) were also named to the All-Tournament Team.
The Cowgirls will return to action next weekend when they travel to Flagstaff, Ariz. for a tournament hosted by Northern Arizona. UW will take on Charleston Southern Friday evening at 4 p.m. and Illinois State Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
"Northern Illinois is a very talented team that went to the NCAA tournament last year," added Moore. "Charleston Southern is a very talented smaller school from the south so I think it is going to be a very good tournament. Hopefully we will come to play and get a tournament victory."