Cowgirl Soccer Knocks Off North Texas, 3-1

Oct. 6, 2002

WYOMING 3, North Texas 1 - Box Score


With an exciting come-from-behind victory,the Cowgirl soccer team defeated the University of North Texas on Sunday ina chilly game at UW Soccer Stadium.

The Mean Green jumped ahead early scoring a goal just ten minutes into thecompetition. UNT junior Marilyn Marin received a pass from sophomoreMelinda Pina to score the wide-open shot for the early lead.

However, the Cowgirls were able to retaliate scoring their first goal off adirect kick by Mari Gomes in the 32nd minute of the game. The teams weretied going into the half, 1-1.

Wyoming came out tough for the second half of play demonstrating greatdefense, preventing any further scoring by North Texas. UW juniorgoalkeeper Lori Scheider had eight saves during the outing.

Junior forward Brenna Meadows scored the go-ahead goal, assisted bysophomore Lindsey Vossbrink at the 63:48 mark into the game. Vossbrink thenfinalized the score with her goal with only six minutes remaining in thecompetition. Sophomore Melissa Bowman assisted the score.

"After North Texas scored, they gained some momentum," said UW head coachAnne Moore. "We were able to hang on with them. They were up and down andthen once we scored again they went down and weren't pressuring us as muchas the first half. I think we did a good job second half pressuring andcreating more opportunities offensively."

In an aggressive game by the Cowgirls, Wyoming outshot their opponents forthe fourth time this season, 22-15.

"North Texas won their conference last year. They are a very competitiveteam, so it was a good win for us for our team morale. The last couplegames have been close and we haven't been able to score. Today was nicesince we were able to score three goals on that team," said Moore.

The Cowgirl victory improves the season record to 4-6-1. The Mean Greenfall to 8-3-0 and have now dropped two straight. Wyoming will see its firstMountain West Conference action on Thursday when the University of Utah cometo Laramie to kick off the conference season. The Utes, who currently leadthe MWC, will come to Laramie with a 7-1-2 record.