Cowgirls Win on Early Goal from Emily Layton

Sept. 19, 2008


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The Wyoming Cowgirl soccer team won their third game in a row by beating the Utah Valley Wolverines 1-0 on Friday night in Pocatello, Idaho. The game was played at a neutral site for both teams at the Idaho State Classic.

"I am pleased with our defense today. We were able to withstand the pressure from Utah Valley tonight," said UW head coach Danny Sanchez. "We started out fast had had some great chances early, and were able to jump ahead."

The only goal of the game was scored off a corner kick by Wyoming junior Emily Layton at the 18:20 mark. Senior Amanda Lathrop was credited with the assist.Junior Emma Wilson, and Lathrop led the team with four shots each and helped the Cowgirls out shoot UVU 17-6 in the game. Wyoming also took nine more corner kicks than the Wolverines.

Guarding the net for the Cowgirls was senior Jamie Scarcliff. She played the full 90 minutes and made three saves in the shutout win.

Wyoming has now won three in a row, and have out scored their opponents 5-0 in the wins. Wyoming has not shut out three straight team since the 2005 season.The Cowgirls will continue to play on the road as they play Idaho State on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Pocatello, Idaho.