Cowgirls Lose Final Game Of Road Trip

Sept. 19, 2010

DES MOINES, Iowa -

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Wyoming Cowgirl Soccer (5-5 overall) concluded their five-game road trip on Sunday, falling to the Drake Bulldogs (5-2-2 overall), 1-0.

Wyoming started the game with an early chance to score by way of a corner kick in the fifth minute. Cowgirl Nahiomy Ortiz took the corner kick and fellow freshman Ellen McCormick took the shot, but Bulldog goalkeeper Kalena Litch made the save. The Cowgirls and the Bulldogs traded shots throughout the first half but it was DU that gained the advantage. In the 39th minute the Bulldogs Megan Fisher took a free kick and bent it around the UW wall and past keeper Courtney Merkle. Following the Bulldogs goal, UW was able to get off two shots and a corner kick but none resulted in a Cowgirl goal. Wyoming outshot the Bulldogs six to four in the first half with three of the UW shots on goal.

The second half played much like the first half with the UW and DU trading scoring opportunities. Wyoming got its first shot on goal in the 62nd minute forcing DU keeper Litch to make the save. The Cowgirls would take four more shots on goal in the half with the last in the 87th minute by Sydney Jones, but Litch had the answer to all four keeping them out. Wyoming again outshot the Bulldogs in the half seven to three with four on goal, but again UW could not get the ball in the DU net. The final score held, 1-0, in favor of the Bulldogs.

For the second time in as many games UW outshot its opponent but could not gain the advantage on the scoreboard. Wyoming took 13 shots to Drake's seven, the Cowgirls put seven of their 13 shots on goal.

The Cowgirls will return home Friday, Sept. 24 to take on the Boise State Broncos for first of a three game home stand, the BSU match will begin at 4 p.m. In the second match of the weekend Wyoming will welcome New Mexico State on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 12 p.m. In the final of the three home matches UW will welcome conference rival BYU on Saturday, Oct. 2 beginning at 1 p.m.