Sept. 11, 2005
TULSA, Okla. -
The Wyoming soccer team closed out a tough weekend on Sunday with a 1-0 loss to Oral Roberts in the final day of the 2005 Tulsa Soccer Invitational in Tulsa, Okla.
Oral Roberts (3-2) scored a first half goal and the Cowgirls (2-1-2) were never able to answer, as the Golden Eagles won the game 1-0 to claim the 2005 Tulsa Soccer Invitational title. ORU was 2-0 on the weekend after beating Texas Tech on Friday.
ORU's game winning goal came at the end of the first half when Heather Hall scored on a pass from Amy Gharibvand at the 42:44 mark. Hall, who was close to being offside on the play, took the pass through the Cowgirl defense and went on a break and scored from the right side of the box.
In the second half, Wyoming tallied one more shot than Oral Roberts, 4-3, but were unable to convert on any of their chances. During the game, Wyoming outshot ORU 15-6 but only one of those shots was on goal.
Freshman Jamie Scarcliff started the fourth game of her career as the Wyoming goalkeeper, shouldering the first loss of her young career. In the match, she made two saves.
"Today was a tough loss because I thought we played well enough to win," said UW head coach Anne Moore. "It wasn't by any means a good game for us, but we had our chances and didn't convert on them. We made some little mistakes that turned out to cost us in the end. I thought we were off a little bit on offense and didn't score goals the way we needed to. They got their goal on a tough call that could have been offsides and we never rebounded from it.
"Both games this weekend were games that we let slip away and we have to do a better job of winning these types of games in the future. We need to regroup and get to work this week and be prepared for Portland State on Friday."
The Cowgirls will return home for a match next Friday with Portland State. Game time is set for 4 p.m. at the UW Soccer Stadium.