Sept. 25, 2009
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
After a scoreless first half, the Gonzaga Bulldogs came out on top against the University of Wyoming Cowgirls 2-0 at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex Friday afternoon.
Wyoming falls to 4-4-2 will the loss, while Gonzaga advances to 6-3 overall.
"I am pleased that we created a lot of chances," said UW head coach Danny Sanchez. "Gonzaga is a very good team. We gave up two shots on goal and they both went in. We created some chances, but couldn't capitalize."
In the first half, both teams fought hard to gain control. Gonzaga took four shots to the Cowgirls three. Wyoming's opportunities seemed to pay off as they appeared to have two goals scored in the first half, but both were called back because of off-side calls.
The second half started out much like the beginning of the game. UW had four corner kick opportunities, but Gonzaga keeper Amy Danielson kept the Cowgirls scoreless.The first Bulldog goal came off a corner kick from Christi D'Agostino that Emma Dolcietti was able to head in for her second goal of the season. The next GU goal came quickly after the first. Ashley Riley netted her first goal of the season off a rebound of UW goalkeeer Courtney Merkle.
UW out shot the Zags 11-9 for the game, and had two more corner kick chances.
In the first game of the day, UC Riverside and Boise State battled to a 0-0 double overtime draw.
The 2009 UniWyo Cowgirl Classic will continue at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex on Sunday. The first game will be Boise State against Gonzaga at 11 a.m. The Cowgirls will host UC Riverside after the first game. Kickoff for the Cowgirls and Highlanders is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.