Wyoming Soccer Beats South Dakota State 4-0 in UniWyo Shootout

Sept. 30, 2005


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The University of Wyoming soccer team scored two goals in each half as they defeated South Dakota State 4-0, Friday afternoon at the UW Soccer Stadium. With the win, the Cowgirls improve to 4-2-3 while South Dakota State falls to 2-6-1.

The Cowgirls jumped on South Dakota State early as the first half turned out to be the Amanda Lathrop show. The freshman scored the first goal of the game at the 20:07 mark of the first half on a direct kick. Her second goal came in the 44th minute when freshman Jennifer Bucher served a through ball and Lathrop made a couple of nice moves and scored on the break. The Cowgirls over matched the Jackrabbits in the half, outshooting them 11-2.

Senior Mercy Adetoye put the finishing touch on the Cowgirl win with a pair of second half goals. Her first came in the 54th minute on a centering pass from Lathrop. Her second goal came at the 78:02 mark on freshman Halee Davis' first career assist. The goal is the 20th of Adetoye's career and makes her the all-time leading goal scorer in UW history. She breaks Kelly McShane's record of 19 career goals.

Freshman Jamie Scarcliff and sophomore Ashley Sheppard each played a half in the Cowgirl net, recording UW's third shutout of the year. Scarcliff made one save and Sheppard made two. In the match, the Cowgirls outshot the Jackrabbits 17-4

"I am very proud of how we played today," said UW head coach Anne Moore. "I liked how we moved the ball and kept possession throughout the game. We created some great goals and some great opportunities.

"Amanda started us off really well and had just a great day. Mercy creates so many dangerous scoring opportunities for us, it was awesome to see her do what she did today. It is quite the honor to become the all-time scoring leader at Wyoming."

In the first match of the shootout, Oregon scored two first half goals en route to a 2-1 victory over Nevada. Andrea Valdez and Nicole Garbin both scored a Duck goal and Miranda Montejo's second half goal was not enough for the Wolfpack.

The 2005 UniWyo Shootout will conclude on Sunday with a pair of matches. Nevada will take on South Dakota State in the first match of the day at 11 a.m. The Cowgirls will play Oregon at 2 p.m., in what will be the championship game of the shootout. Both matches will be played at the UW Soccer Stadium.