Cowgirl Soccer Loses Two in Las Vegas

October 3, 1998


The University of Wyoming women's soccer team lost to UNLV on Thursday, Oct. 1, in Las Vegas, Nevada, in double overtime by a score of 2-1. Then, the following evening, Oct. 2, the Cowgirls lost to Loyola Marymount University by a score of 2-0 in a neutral site matchup. The losses by Wyoming dropped their season record to 3-6-0, while UNLV improved their record to 6-3-0, and LMU remained unbeaten with a mark of 7-0-2 this season.

Versus UNLV, Wyoming scored first, at 53:49 in the second half, on Amanda Murray's first career goal. Erica Campbell was given an assist on the goal. But, UW's lead was short-lived as the Rebels came back with a goal of their own at 60:34, on a shot by Anita Pedford. The score remained tied at the end of regulation and through the first 15 minute overtime period, and then at the 112:02 mark in the second overtime, UNLV's Suzanne Jensen scored the game winning goal. Despite giving up the two goals, UW goalkeeper Amanda Vandervort had seven saves during the game.

The next night, against unbeaten Loyola Marymount, neither team scored in the first half. But, at the 54:51 mark in the second half, LMU's Erin Fahey finally broke through the UW defense and scored to give LMU a lead they would never give up. LMU scored once more, at 76:43, to finish the scoring in a 2-0 loss for the Cowgirls. Amanda Vandervort had seven saves in goal for UW in this game as well.

Both games were played late at night, as the UNLV game was played at 8:00 pm MST and the LMU game was played at 10:00 pm MST.

Wyoming's next game will be this Tuesday, Oct. 6, versus the Air Force Academy at 3:00 pm at the UW Soccer Field. This will be a key matchup for the Cowgirls as it is their first conference action of the year, and it looks, at this point in the season, as though UW and AFA will be competing for a spot in the WAC Championships this year.

Post-game quotes from UW head coach Liza Grant: On the UNLV game - "In the first half we really didn't stay within our game and didn't take any risks on the offensive end. But in the second half we made some adjustments, came out, scored a goal early, and at that point we were making good runs. Then we made a few mental errors that resulted in them scoring their goals.

"It was a very physical game, and a game that we got a little beat up in. We are still doing some good things, but the bottom line is we have to play for the entire game and not make mental errors."

On the LMU game - "I felt like in the first half we did an excellent job of coming out and establishing our own rythym. But, we neglected to take risks on the offensive end.

"I was pleased with the way we were playing with them, they are a very fast and very skilled team and have had good results this year."


Scoring By Periods UW 0 1 0 0 - 1 UNLV 0 1 0 1 - 2

First half: No Scoring.Second half:1. UW-Amanda Murray (Erica Campbell)53:49, 2. UNLV-Anita Pedford (Robyn Krivaric) 60:34.First overtime: No Scoring.Second overtime: 3. UNLV-Suzanne Jensen 112:02.Shots: UW-7, UNLV-12. Goalkeeper Saves: UW-Amanda Vandervort (112:00) 7, UNLV-Shannon Wilson (112:00) 5.Corner Kicks: UW-4, UNLV-1.Fouls: UW-18, UNLV-14.Attendance: 270. GAME STATS

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

First half: No Scoring.Second half:1. LMU-Erin Fahey (Tammy Alderman)54:57, 2. LMU-Michelle Woienberghe (#10) 76:43.Shots: UW-3, LMU-10. Goalkeeper Saves: UW-Amanda Vandervort (90:00) 7, LMU-Tracy Sharp (90:00) 3.Corner Kicks: UW-0, LMU-7.Fouls: UW-11, LMU-14.Attendance: 100.