UW Soccer Defeats Pittsburgh, 2-0

September 27, 1998

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming picked up its third win of the season today with a 2-0 victory over the University of Pittsburgh. Sophomore Katrina Morton and senior Erica Campbell each scored their second goals of the season, both in the second half, as the Cowgirls defeated the Panthers. The win brings UWs season record up to 3-4-0, a team season record number of wins. The loss by the Panthers drops their record to 5-4-0, 4-1-0 in the Big East.

Morton gave the Cowgirls a 1-0 lead at 57:26, by taking a long lead pass from freshman Kai Hamilton down the left sideline, dribbling through two Pittsburgh defenders towards the middle of the field, and then putting a bullet in the right side of the goal. The goal gave Morton five scoring points for the season, a team high. Hamilton was given the assist on the play, her first of the season and the first points of her young UW career.

Campbells goal came at the 65:15 mark in the game, when she got behind the Pittsburgh defense with the ball, outsprinted two defenders to the box and put a perfectly placed shot in the upper left corner of the net.

This was the first meeting between UW and Pittsburgh in women's soccer. Wyoming is now 3-2 at home this year.

UW goalkeeper Amanda Vandervort recorded her third shutout of the season, making four saves and lowering her goals-against-average to 1.000. As a team, the Cowgirls outshot the Panthers 15-7.

The Cowgirl's next home match will be Tuesday, Oct. 6, versus the Air Force Academy, at 3:00 p.m. at the UW Soccer Field. Their next road matches will be this week versus UNLV and Loyola Marymount in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Oct. 1 and 2.

Post-game quotes from UW head coach Liza Grant: "I was really impressed with the way we played today. We had a goal to play with intensity today and we did come out and make a statement right away, then played hard all the way through. I think we just wanted it more.

"We did a great job of controlling the tempo, playing some long balls, but mostly playing our style of knocking the ball around and keeping possession.

"We played good disciplined defense, had good communication, got ourselves set early and forced them to make some mistakes.

"This next week will be a bit of a challenge because we have two back-to-back night games. Weve played at night before but its been a couple of years. But more than anything, it doesnt matter whether were home or away, we just have to play our style."

Post-game quotes from senior Erica Campbell: "This difference today was that we finished strong. We were ready to go another half and score more goals when the game ended.

"We kept it on their half today and played very composed, and that was an awesome team win.

"Im a senior and have nothing to leave on the field, so Im trying to make every opportunity count by staying composed and putting it in the back of the net."

Post-game quotes from senior Molly McBride: "We were much more composed, positive and focused today, not rushed at all. Everyone was there to play today and that was nice because we havent seen that in a while.

"Now that we have some home wins we need to get some on the road, and that will come from playing the way weve played at home."

 GAME STATS

Scoring By Periods UW 0 2 - 2 UP 0 0 - 0

First half: No ScoringSecond half:1. UW-Katrina Morton (Kai Hamilton)57:26, 2. UW-Erica Campbell 65:15Shots: UW-15, UP-7. Goalkeeper Saves: UW-Amanda Vandervort (90:00) 4, UP-Sarah Stout (90:00) 7.Corner Kicks: UW-4, UP-3.Fouls: UW-14, UP-16.Attendance: 217.