Cowgirl Soccer Knocks Off Creighton, 3-0

Sept. 22, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Creighton at Wyoming - Wyoming 3-0 - Box Score

Come rain, snow, sleet or shine, the Universityof Wyoming soccer team is ready to play. That's the story of today's game,in which the Cowgirls played outstanding soccer under frigid conditions toshutout the Creighton University Bluejays 3-0.

Sara Stephens scored UW's first goal unassisted at 28:06. The Cowgirlswent on to score again a few minutes later after a long drive ending with afeed from Renee' Minero to Anne Maddock for goal number two. The Bluejayshad several opportunities to score, most notably on a penalty kick off afoul inside the box. UW goalkeeper Amanda Vandervort made a spectaculardiving save to keep the Jays from scoring on that attempt.

Wyoming's third and final goal came from Katrina Morton at 38:26 on a freekick that sailed in past Creighton goalie Jaimie Thompson.

In the second period Creighton took more than twice as many shots, bringingtheir total to 13, but could not get one past Vandervort, who had nine savesfor the game. The Cowgirls had 12 total shots, five of which were saved byBluejay goalkeepers.

"This was a very satisfying win, especially after losing to them lastyear," said head coach Anne Moore. "Last year we had to go in and play intheir territory and we almost beat them. It was great to have them comehere and have to play under our conditions."

The Cowgirls improved their record to 5-3-1, tying the program's careerseason total wins set in 1998. Wyoming only needs one more win to have thebest record in the history of women's soccer history.

UW will be on the road next week at Idaho State, Sat. Sept. 30. TheCowgirls begin conference play the following week, Oct. 6 and 8 when theytake on UNLV and San Diego State. It will be Fri. Oct. 13 before theCowgirls play at home again, when they host South Alabama at 4 p.m.