Cowgirl Soccer Gets First Win Of The Season

Sept. 24, 1999


The UW Cowgirl Soccer team got theirfirst win of the season, 1-0, today against the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles atthe UW Soccer Stadium. The game was decided in the 81st minute whenfreshman Rachael Brink, from Cheyenne, Wyo., headed the ball over ORU'sgoalie Amanda Loyall. Brink was assisted by freshman Marci Crank, whohad five shots for the Cowgirls, four of which were shots on goal. TheCowgirls were also helped offensively by Katrina Morton who had fiveshots, and Anne Maddock who added four shots to the total of 19. Alsofor Wyoming, goalie Amanda Vandervort had her first shut out of theseason, and had six saves for the Cowgirls. The Cowgirls next opponent is the Idaho State Bengals at 1:00 pm onSunday, Sept. 26, 1999 at the UW Soccer Stadium.

Quotes from head coach Anne Moore -----

"It's a relief to get that first win out of the way, it's kind of like amonkey on your back, that you've just got to get rid of and then moveon. I think we're still not playing the way we should be playing as ateam, but practice this week was so much better than what we did today.I think the second half we picked it up, but the first half was not evenclose to where we should be right now. I talked to them at half timeand told them I thought they needed to be a little more relaxed, alittle more composed. They still go too much on emotion instead ofusing their head.

"The entire season we have been focusing on offense, because in the pastwe haven't scored a lot of goals, and we've been having touble scoring.The past two weeks all we have been doing is finishing, and working onthe runs, so that they are more diagonal and penetrating, instead ofsquare, which was what our problem was. It seemed like we got through alot more, we just need to finish those opportunities.

"The game Sunday should be the same as today, very very physical. IdahoState has some big players, and they are very physical and tough, so Ithink it will be a lot like today. Hopefully it will be a higher levelof play, more playing soccer and not so much contact."