Cowgirl Soccer Comes Back to Defeat New Mexico 2-1

Oct. 8, 2009


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The University of Wyoming Cowgirl soccer team came back from a 1-0 deficit to defeat the New Mexico Lobos 2-1 Thursday evening in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Wyoming is now 8-4-2 overall and 2-0 in Mountain West Conference action, while New Mexico is 9-2-2 and 1-1 in league play.

The Cowgirls, who are on a four-match unbeaten streak, fell behind early in the second half after Alexis Ball shot from inside the box and scored her first goal of the season.

The scored remained in the Lobos favor until the 73rd minute. Senior Emma Wilson crossed a ball into the box that freshman Carmen Blume was able to head in the net for her third goal of the season.

Wyoming pulled ahead eight minutes later when junior Jerrica DiVincenzo found freshman Mara Cosgrove in the box. Cosgrove headed in the game winning goal, the third of the season for her.

New Mexico outshot Wyoming 24-9, including a 5-1 advantage in corner kicks. UW freshman keeper Courtney Merkle played the entire 90 minutes and made two saves.

Up next the Cowgirls will travel to Fort Worth, Texas to play TCU on Saturday at 7 p.m. Kickoff between the Cowgirls and Horn Frogs is scheduled for 7 p.m. Mountain.