Oct. 10, 2004
LARAMIE, Wyo. - The University of Wyoming Cowgirl soccer team closed out its non-conference schedule with a 4-0win over Northern Arizona University, Sunday afternoon at the UWSoccer Stadium.
With the win, Wyoming improves to 7-3-4 while NAU falls to 3-7-2.
The Cowgirls got on the score board at the 15:25 mark of the firsthalf when junior Mercy Adetoye scored from the top right side of the18-yard box. Senior Mari Gomes and sophomore Christine Nagel assistedon the goal. Exactly one minute later, Adetoye scored her second goalof the match, this time on an assist from sophomore Christina Best atthe 16:25 mark. Senior Melissa Bowman put the Cowgirls up 3-0 whenshe scored a goal at the 35:08 mark, on an assist from Adetoye.
Wyoming continued to create scoring opportunities in the second halfbut put just one goal into the back of the NAU net. Senior Mari Gomesscored the final goal of the game at the 78:20 mark, on an assist fromfreshman Andrea Soltau. The goal is Gomes', team leading, seventhof the season
Sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Hawthorne picked up the shutout in theCowgirl net making a career high seven saves. This is the sixth timethe Cowgirl defense has held its opponent scoreless this season. Inthe match, the Cowgirls outshot NAU 17-13.
"We got to see Northern Arizona when we went to their tournamentearlier this year so we knew that they were a tough team with greatspeed and I thought we were pretty well prepared," said UW headcoach Anne Moore. "The balls were finally going into the back ofthe net for us, and that was great to see. Mercy was on fire, shedefinitely found the corners of the goal today. We need to continuedoing what we are doing and hopefully play the same way on the roadthis weekend with San Diego State and UNLV."
The Cowgirls will travel to San Diego State and UNLV next weekend asthey enter their full conference schedule. Friday's game at SanDiego State is set to begin at 3 p.m. (PST) while Sunday's match inLas Vegas will get under way at 12 p.m. (PST).
"I think the conference is wide open this year and next weekend ishuge for us," added Moore. "We need to play well on the road thisweekend and then bring home some momentum to close out the season athome with BYU, Utah and New Mexico."