Oct. 3, 2003
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming Cowgirl soccer team fell to Gonzaga University 1-0, Friday night in Spokane, Wash. With the loss, the Cowgirls record falls to 4-6 on the season.
Gonzaga got on the board early when Amy Macintyre scoredher first goal of the season at the 6:59 mark of the first half. Macintyre scored on a header off of a Jessie Torres corner kick. Defense and goalkeeping would set the tone for the remainder of the game and both teams were held scoreless for the final 83 minutes.
In a very even first half, the Cowgirls and Bulldogs eachtook six shots with Cowgirl goalkeeper Lori Scheider makingtwo saves and Gonzaga goalkeeper Ashley Haugen notching five saves.
The second half continued to see a defensive showcase with just nine total shots taken. Wyoming took four shots and Gonzaga five. Two of Gonzaga's shots were on goal and Scheider made saves on both. Haugen recorded three saves in the second half to earn the shutout win.
Five Cowgirls took shots in the match including three each from Angela O'Dell and Mari Gomes, two from Megan Racetteand one each from Christine Nagel and Sarah Skinner.
"Overall, it was a well played game from both sides,"said UW head coach Anne Moore. "It was a verycompetitive, solid soccer game. We played extremely well,we just couldn't convert any of our opportunities onoffense. It is disappointing because we played well enoughto win the game."
On a positive note, the Cowgirl defense held Gonzaga's leading scorer, Annie Hawkins, shotless. Prior to today's match, she had scored eight goals and taken 19 shots.
The Cowgirls will return to action as they play Eastern Washington on Sunday afternoon. Game time is set for 11:30 am Pacific Time.