Cowgirls Hold Off Boise State and Win 1-0

Oct. 5, 2008

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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Wyoming Cowgirl soccer was back in action on Sunday at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex, as they defeated Boise State 1-0 after an Amanda Lathrop goal in the second half.

The Cowgirls came out strong in the first half and played great defense, only allowing two BSU shots. Wyoming had many opportunities in the first half including five corner kicks, but neither team was able to score in the initial half.

"We came out with a lot of energy and created a lot of great opportunities but unfortunately none of them went in," said UW head coach Danny Sanchez. "Boise State is very good in the attack and we played great defense and limited their opportunities throughout the game."

The game remained scoreless until junior Emily Layton had a great opportunity andtook a shot that hit the far post. The ball came off the post to the feet of senior Lathrop who kicked it past Bronco goalkeeper Liz Ruiz to give Wyoming the lead. Layton was credited with her third assist of the season, and Lathrop scored her seventh goal of the season on the play.

With the goal, Lathrop is now tied with fellow senior Tamika Wilson for second place in career goals in school history.

"It was a great job by Emily to create that scoring chance and Amanda was quick to get the first goal," Sanchez said. "After the goal we continued to play great defense in a second half that was back and forth."

With the non-conference win the Cowgirls improve to 7-5-1, while Boise State drops to 7-4-1.

The Cowgirls will return to conference play next weekend with two home matchesagainst TCU on Friday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 12 against New Mexico.

"Its a whole new ball game starting conference play again. These are both home gamesso we hope some people can get out and support us. These are huge games for us," Sanchez added.

The Cowgirls will take on TCU starting at 3 p.m. and New Mexico on Sunday at highnoon. Both games will be at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex.