Cowgirl Soccer Keeps Control For A Win Over Portland State

Sept. 10, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Portland State at Wyoming - Wyoming 5-1 - Box Score

The University of Wyoming soccer team came outin fine form today, defeating the visiting Portland State Vikings 5-1. Thiswin improves the Cowgirl's record to 3-2-1, while the Vikings fall to 0-4-0.

Wyoming came out strong immediately, with Katrina Morton scoring at 9:34.Cowgirl sensation Kelly McShane scored off the assist from Sancy Florquist,and UW's Brenna Meadows, a freshman, scored her first collegiate goal off apass from Rachel Brink.

The Cowgirls had control of the game from the beginning, outshooting theVikings 19-2 in the first period. UW goalkeeper Amanda Vandervort saved theonly shot-on-goal of the first half.

In the second period, the younger Cowgirls saw a lot of playing time, anddid a good job keeping in control. Abby Mouch scored with help from Meadowsat 64:16 into the game, and Meadows went on to score again herself fiveminutes later. Portland State's Marissa Gillingham spoiled the Cowgirl'sshutout attempt by sneaking a goal past keeper Sarah Kuyper with under tenminutes remaining of play.

"In this game we really kept the ball moving, and took advantage of thespace that was there," said head coach Anne Moore. "Brenna Meadows was onfire today, it's good to see what the other players are capable of doing ina game like this."

The Cowgirls hope to continue playing well, as they travel to Pittsburghand West Virginia next weekend. UW's next home game will be againstCreighton, Friday Sept. 22 at 4 p.m.