Oct. 10, 2009
FORT WORTH, Texas -
The University of Wyoming Cowgirl soccer team played into overtime, but came away with their fifth consecutive victory on Saturday evening against TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. Jackson, Wyo. native Nicole Rice scored two goals to lift the Cowgirls over the Horn Frogs, 2-1.
The Cowgirls have now won five matches in a row and post an overall record of 9-4-2. With the win over TCU, Wyoming is now 3-0 in conference play and atop of the Mountain West Conference standings. TCU moves to 8-6-0 and 1-2 in league play.
"I am extremely proud of our team being able to win this match," said UW head coach Danny Sanchez. "We absorbed a lot of pressure from TCU in the second half, but were able to come back after the goal and score the game winner in overtime."
Rice scored the first goal of the game in the first half at the 36:32 mark. Emma Wilson took a free kick after Rice drew a foul. After a scramble in the box, Rice was able to net her second goal of the season.
Wyoming held the advantage until late in the second half. TCU's Chelsea Cody scored her first goal of the season to tie the game at one. The score remained tied at one until the end of regulation.
In the overtime period, the Cowgirls had a strong attack and outshot TCU 3-1. Rice was able to score her second goal of the night when she was able to deflect the ball that eventually found the back of the net to give the Cowgirls the 2-1 victory.
"After the TCU goal we didn't hang our heads. They kept great pressure on us tonight, but I am very excited about coming away win a win," Sanchez added.
The Cowgirls will return to Laramie next week for two games. On Thursday, UW will face San Diego State at 3 p.m. Then on Saturday, the Cowgirls will host UNLV at Noon. Both games will be at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex.