Wyoming Soccer Wins Televised Game Against Northern Colorado

Oct. 4, 2009

GREELEY, Colo. -

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The University of Wyoming Cowgirl soccer team battled Northern Colorado Sunday afternoon in Greeley, Colo., and came away with a 1-0 victory over the Bears. The game was televised on Fox Soccer Channel and can be seen tape-delayed on FSC Tuesday, October 6th at 6 p.m. Mountain Time.

The Cowgirls are currently on a three-game winning streak and extend their overall record to 7-4-2 and 1-0 in the Mountain West Conference. With the loss, UNC drops to 4-5-1 on the season.

"It was a special day for Wyoming soccer to be a part of a nationally televised game," said UW head coach Danny Sanchez. "We got a great second half goal from Emily Layton and really withstood great pressure from Northern Colorado for this victory."

Wyoming pulled ahead early in the second half on an unassisted Emily Layton goal at the 47:30 mark. The goal is Layton's third of the season and 13th of her Cowgirl career. Layton took four shots, two on goal.

The defense for the Cowgirls kept the game scoreless as freshman keeper Courtney Merkle made nine total saves in the shutout victory. UW has now won five games this season by shutting out their opponents.

The Cowgirls victory over UNC can be seen tape-delayed on Fox Soccer Channel Tuesday, October 6th at 6 p.m. Mountain Time.

Next week UW will take on two conference opponents. First, Wyoming will travel to Albuquerque, N.M. for a game against the Lobos on Thursday at 7 p.m. On Saturday the Cowgirls will face TCU in Fort Worth, Texas at 7 p.m.