Sept. 27, 2006
GREELEY, Colo. -
In their only Wednesday night match of the regular season, the University of Wyoming soccer team shutout regional rival Northern Colorado 1-0 at Jackson Soccer Stadium in Greeley, Colo, to extended their current win streak to four games. With the win, the Cowgirls improve to 5-4-1 while Northern Colorado falls to 3-5.
After 63 minutes of scoreless soccer, sophomore midfielder Corey Thieman picked up a loose ball in front of the Northern Colorado net, beat the UNC goalkeeper, and gave the Cowgirls all the offense they needed. On the scoring play, senior Christina Best and sophomore Comfort Adetoye both got their feet on a Wyoming corner kick before Thieman finished it. The goal is Thieman's first of the season.
One goal proved to be all the Cowgirls needed as their defense shutout its opponent for the second consecutive game. Northern Colorado managed just seven shots on goal, and UW junior goalkeeper Ashley Sheppard was there for the save on all of them. The shutout is the defenses fourth of the season.
"After a pretty even first half, we came out and did a great job in the second half," said UW head coach Anne Moore. "We were really sharp on our passes and did a great job of possessing the ball. We played a really nice soccer game and picked up an important win. It was a fun game to be a part of."
Wyoming outshot Northern Colorado 17-11 on the night. Adetoye led the Cowgirls with four shots while senior Christine Nagel finished with three. Sophomore Tamika Wilson, senior Kristen Stangl and Thieman each took two shots in the win.
The Cowgirls will return to the State of Colorado on Sunday to take on Colorado, SoccerBuzz Magazine's 16th ranked team in the nation. Game time is set for 1 p.m. at Prentum Field in Boulder.