Cowgirl Soccer Posts Second Win

September 18, 1998

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming womens soccer team scored two first half goals and then added another in the second half on their way to a 3-0 win over the Wright State University Lady Raiders today at the UW Soccer Field. The three-goal victory by the Cowgirls was the largest margin of victory in team history and moves their season record to 2-3-0. The loss by the Lady Raiders drops their season record to 2-3-0.

Sophomores Katrina Morton and Kelly McShane scored the first half goals, three and a half minutes apart, on a pair of fine individual efforts, each dribbling through defenders and putting a bullet past the Wright State goalkeeper. The goal by Morton was her first of the season and McShanes goal was her second of the season. Senior defender Jenny Bahr scored UWs final goal in the 51st minute of the game on a very long shot that bounced off the crossbar and over the goal-line. Bahrs second half goal was her first of the season.

Wyoming also had a good defensive performance in goal by sophomore Amanda Vandervort, who posted her second shutout of the season and had six saves during the game.

The Cowgirls will resume action this Sunday, September 20, at 1:00 pm at the UW Soccer Field when they meet the University of the Pacific. In their first meeting on Oct. 6, 1995, the Tigers beat Wyoming 4-0 in Stockton, California.

Post-game quotes from UW head coach Liza Grant: "This is the first time weve ever won three to nothing so I guess I have to be pleased with that. It certainly wasnt our prettiest game, but if we are going to have ugly wins then well take them.

"Our goal today was to get forward and take as many risks as we could and we did that.

"The home win and us scoring three goals should bring some more people out to the games and bring some more support when we need it.

"We look to Katrina Morton to be our playmaker and when she is not in there then we lose a little bit of our forward push, and more importantly we lose a little composure, so she is very valuable.

"Amanda Vandervort is very vocal in goal. She organizes and gets her defense motivated, and she started to prove herself this spring and now were seeing it during the season when it counts.

"Sunday is a big game for us. Pacific is a kick-and-run team and were going to have to be ready to play against that. Were going to have to set the tone early, but theyll be on our home field and we need to make them play our style."

Post-game quotes from UW goalkeeper Amanda Vandervort: "I love my defense and I give them full credit for everything. I think we needed to come out and be more physical in the second half and play harder in the last part of the second half, but we plan on coming out twice as hard on Sunday because Pacific is going to be very physical."