Soccer Earns Shutout, 1-1 Road Trip Split

Sept. 17, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming women's soccer team went east this past weekend andreturned to Laramie with one win and one loss.

The Cowgirls had their first shutout (1-0) of the season against Pittsburghon Friday, with the defense playing exceptionally well. UW's only goal camefrom Anne Maddock off a cross from freshman Kerri Fahres at 4:47 ofovertime. Jessica Piccone and Jennifer Barksdale shut down the Panthers uptop with pressure defense, and limited UP's scoringopportunities.

"We played really well against Pittsburgh, and it was a big win for us,"said head coach Anne Moore.

A tough West Virginia soccer team kept the Cowgirls from scoring in theirmatch on Sunday, and UW lost 4-0.

Wyoming's record now stands at4-3-1.

West Virginia outshot the Cowgirls, but overall UW played well. Wyomingcame out a little tentatively, but UW goalie Amanda Vandervort had anoutstanding defensive game. Despite the four goals allowed, she made tensaves.

Coach Moore was pleased with her team's performances over the weekend,especially against strong programs like that of West Virginia's which isclose to being ranked in the top 25.

"We proved we can play against a good team, and be competitive at thislevel," said Moore. "The girls played an outstanding weekend."

Next up for the Cowgirls will be the Creighton Bluejays. UW lost toCreighton last year, but come into this week's contest full of confidencefrom a well-played weekend.

"It should be a great game," said Moore. "We're excited to play them againat home and show them what we've got."

The match will kickoff at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 in Laramie.