Cowgirl Soccer Loses Close Match to Idaho State

Sept. 13, 2009


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A hard fought game left the University of Wyoming Cowgirl soccer team on the wrong end against Idaho State on Sunday. The Bengals scored a late second half goal to defeat the Cowgirls 2-1 at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex.

Idaho State earned their first ever win over the Cowgirls on the soccer field and advance to 3-4 on the season. Wyoming drops to 4-2-1 overall.

"Idaho State came out with more energy today," said UW head coach Danny Sanchez. "I was pleased that we battled back from giving up the early goal. However, we didn't play consistent enough to get a winning result."

The Bengals got on the board early at the 1:54 mark with the first shot of the game. Megan Stainbrook hit the top bar, but the ball spun into the net. Rachel Strawn and Kacey Ball assisted the early goal.

The Cowgirls found the equalizer on their first shot of the game as well. Junior Jerrica DiVencenzo took the corner kick and crossed it into the box. Freshman Carmen Blume jumped and headed the ball in for her second career goal.

The game remained tied at one in the second half until Idaho State had a corner kick opportunity. The ball deflected off a Wyoming player towards ISU's Lauren Ryan who was able to change the direction of the ball towards the net for the goal at 86:29. The score was enough for the Bengals to win 2-1.

Wyoming will travel to Boise, Idaho for their next two games. On Friday, Sept. 18 the Cowgirls will face Portland State at 2:30 p.m. After a day off, Wyoming will play Boise State on Sunday at 1 p.m.