Cowgirl Soccer Falls to Utah State 2-1

Sept. 28, 2008


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Two second half goals by Utah State were more than enough to hold off a late Wyoming rally and the Cowgirls fell to the Aggies 2-1 on Sunday at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex. With the loss the Cowgirls fall to 5-5-1 overall while Utah State improves to 5-5-1.

After a scoreless first half of soccer, Utah State notched the first score of the game in the 55th minute on an unassisted goal by Erin Salmon. The Aggies added to their lead with a penalty kick goal by Summer Tillotson in the 87th minute.

The Cowgirls got on the scoreboard late in the game and scored with six seconds remaining in the second half. The goal was junior Emily Layton's sixth of the season and came from outside of the 18-yard box on as assist from sophomore Jerrica DiVincenzo. Unfortunately, the goal was too little, too late.

"We have to give credit to Utah State. They came out and played with more urgency and more purpose and they deserved to win," said UW head coach Danny Sanchez. "After seeing the progress we made while going 3-0-1 over the last two weeks on the road, it was disappointing to not play as well today. We have to regroup and get ready to open Mountain West Conference play next Friday against Air Force."

The Cowgirls will open the MWC season at home next Friday by hosting Air Force at 3 p.m. They will continue action on Sunday against Boise State at 1 p.m., also at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex.