Cowgirl Defense Not Enough in 1-0 Loss to BYU

Oct. 12, 2002

*BYU 1, WYOMING 0 - Box Score


Despite a strong outing by the Wyomingdefense, the Cowgirl soccer team fell to Brigham Young in a 1-0 loss onSaturday at UW Soccer Stadium.

BYU controlled most of the game, allowing only three shots by the Cowgirls,compared to the 23 by the Cougars. However, of those 23 BYU shots, only onescore was allowed by the Wyoming defense. BYU senior Jeni Viernes managedthe only goal as she had a header off the corner kick by junior AleishaCramer Rose.

UW goalkeeper Lori Scheider had an outstanding performance with nine savesduring the outing. Cowgirl junior Brenna Meadows had two of the shots andfreshman Katie Mak had one. The leader in shots for the Cougars was Vierneswith seven.

"We didn't have a whole lot of opportunities offensively, but we did anextremely good job defending," said UW head coach Anne Moore. "BYU is veryfast and to compete with them you have to run as hard as you possibly canrun. I think we did a great job staying organized and not giving them anygreat opportunities to score. Today everyone gave 100 percent that went onthe field."

The loss over BYU brings the Cowgirl overall record to 4-8-1 (0-2-0 in MWC)on the season. BYU has now won five straight, four of which coming off theroad. Their record is now 8-5-0 (2-0-0 in MWC). The Cougars have dominatedthe series between the two teams, winning all eight games played.

The Cowgirls will now go on the road for three games, facing MWCcompetitors San Diego State on Fri., Oct. 18 and UNLV on Sun., Oct. 20before the non-conference match-up against Colorado College on Thurs., Oct.24.