Oct. 5, 2007
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Junior Comfort Adetoye scored two goals and Amanda Lathrop added another to snap the Cowgirls three-game losing streak as they defeated the University of Northern Colorado Bears 3-0 Friday evening in Laramie. The Cowgirls improve to 5-6-0 on the season while UNC slips to 3-6-1.
"Our goal today was to come out and put a lot of pressure on UNC as early as possible," UW head coach Anne Moore said. "We can relax more as a unit and play our game when we put the pressure on early."
The Cowgirls did just that as junior Amanda Lathrop scored her fifth goal of the season (tenth of her career) at the :52 mark to give Wyoming the early lead.
"Amanda (Lathrop) did a great job of staying composed and finishing after a nice ball which was played across by Tamika (Wilson) and Comfort (Adetoye)," Moore said.
The Cowgirls outshot the Bears 11-3 in the first half (20-9 for the game) to keep the pressure on UNC.
The game was put out of reach late in the second half by Adetoye who scored her first and second goals of the year to put the Cowgirls on top 3-0.
Adetoye's first goal came at the 72:56 mark as she received a pass from Cowgirl junior Tanya Halliday and beat the Bears keeper Heidi Owen and finish the ball in the open UNC net. Adetoye was not done as she scored her second goal of the day :23 seconds later putting a beautiful shot in the top left corner of the net from the right side of the box.
"We did a great job of finishing our opportunities and keeping the pressure on UNC today," Moore continued. "It was good for us to get this win as we head into conference play next week. UNC had a couple of great opportunities to score that they could not capitalize on which we need to clean up for New Mexico. We will get a much needed break the rest of this weekend and then dive right into our conference games."
Wyoming will open up conference play next week as they head to New Mexico to take on the Lobos Friday, October 12, at 7 p.m. Wyoming will then head to Air Force to take on the Falcons Sunday, October 14, at 12 p.m.