Cowgirl Soccer Has Tough Outing at Old Dominion

Sept. 23, 2005

NORFOLK, Va. -

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The University of Wyoming soccer team had a rough night as they lost to a very good Old Dominion team 5-1, Friday at the Old Dominion Soccer Stadium in Norfolk, Va.

The Cowgirls (3-2-2) got off to a rough start and were never able to rebound as they allowed three first half goals. Old Dominion (7-1) got on the board first on a penalty kick by Laura Beeman at the 18:09 mark of the first half. Janna Pearson then put the Lady Monarchs up by two with a goal at the 22:21 mark on an assist from Katie Watson. Shavon Knight closed out ODU's first half scoring with a goal at the 28:57 mark on an assist from Pearson.

The Cowgirls opened the second half with their only goal of the match when senior Mercy Adetoye scored an unassisted goal just over a minute into the half. However, Old Dominion cemented the win with a pair of goals in the final eight minutes of the match. The first came on another Beeman penalty kick at the 82:14 mark and the second came at the 88:50 mark when Pearson scored her second goal of the game on an assist from Watson.

"We had a tough day today," said UW head coach Anne Moore. "Old Dominion is a very good team and we didn't play as well as we needed to against such a quality opponent. However, this was a good opportunity to play a quality team and hopefully we will learn from the experience. I think playing a team like this will help us as we head into conference play in two weeks."

The Cowgirls will return to field on Sunday as they travel to Williamsburg, Va. to take on William and Mary. Game time is set for 12 p.m. (MST)