Wyoming Soccer Battles to a 1-1 Tie with William and Mary

Sept. 25, 2005


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The University of Wyoming soccer team played to its third tie of the season on Sunday afternoon, with a 1-1 draw to William and Mary at Albert-Daly Field in Williamsburg, Va. With the tie, the Cowgirls move to 3-2-3 while William and Mary becomes 2-2-5.

After a scoreless first half, William and Mary scored the first goal of the game at the 58:51 mark of the second half. Katie Hogwood went on a run up the left side of the field and sent a cross to the middle where Clair Zimmeck headed in the goal.

However, the Cowgirls answered the Tribe 15 minutes later off freshman Comfort Adetoye's foot. Adetoye scored the equalizer after she controlled a loose ball in the 18-yard box and blasted in the second goal of her career in the 75th minute.

The Cowgirls came close to taking the lead in the final ten minutes, but had a goal called back for interfering with the William and Mary goalkeeper. After that, neither team was able to score and the Cowgirls found themselves headed to overtime for the third time this season.

In the first extra period, senior Mercy Adetoye had a great scoring opportunity but was denied on a breakaway from a foot save by Tribe goalkeeper Kellie Fenton. Each team took one shot in the first overtime.

William and Mary outshot Wyoming 3-0 in the second overtime but were unable to beat UW goalkeeper Ashley Sheppard. The sophomore played all 110 minutes of the match, making five saves.

"We played our game, battled hard, and played much better than we did on Friday," said UW head coach Anne Moore. "I am glad that we were able to rebound from a tough loss on Friday and play the way we know how to play especially on the road. William and Mary is a very tough team and played well today. This experience will only help us as we prepare for the rest of the season."

Next weekend, the Cowgirls will host the 2005 UniWyo Shootout in Laramie. The tournament will feature Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota State and Wyoming. Nevada and Oregon will open the shootout on Friday at 1 p.m. The Cowgirls will take to the field on Friday at 4 p.m. against South Dakota State. On Sunday, Nevada will play SDSU at 11 a.m. and the Cowgirls will take on Oregon at 2 p.m. All games will be played at the UW Soccer Field.