Cowgirl Soccer Wins First Road Game In Program History

Oct. 17, 1999


* Wyoming at New Mexico - Wyoming 1-0 - Box Score

The University of Wyoming CowgirlSoccer team went on the road this weekend and defeated the Lobos of NewMexico 1-0 for the program's first ever road win. The win was also thefirst conference win for the Cowgirls this season and the first time theCowgirls were able to defeat the New Mexico Lobos in Cowgirl history.

The game winning goal came at 41:45, when junior Kelly McShane gotpast New Mexico's goalkeeper, Dawn Trevino. The Lobo team had plenty ofchances against the Cowgirls with seventeen shots on the day, howevercouldn't get past Wyoming's defense.

Overall the Cowgirls had less shots than the Lobo team, thirteen toseventeen, however, they managed to get the game's only goal in the lastminutes of the first half. McShane, got credit for thegoal and continued to be a leader for the Cowgirls offensively. She hasnow tied teammate Katrina Morton in single season goals. Mortonhad five in the 1998 season and McShane has scored five goals thisseason. McShane also only needs one more goal to tie Morton in careergoals. Morton now has ten career goals while McShane has nine.

Other Cowgirls leading offensively were, Meghan Marsh with four shots aswell as Sarah Stephens, Katrina Morton and Laura Miceli all with twoshots for the day. Katrina Morton is now only three shots away frombeating the career shots record set at 94, by Jenny Grant.

UW goalkeeper, Amanda Vandervort increased her saves by four today,making her only six saves away from breaking the career saves recordset at 273. She also got her second shut out of the season.

The Cowgirls next opponents are BYU and Utah. They will take on theBYU Cougars in Provo, UT on Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999 at 6:00 PM and thenthe Utah Utes in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday, Oct. 23,1999 at 3:00PM. BYU has fallen in the national rankings, however they are still atnumber 20.

Quotes from head coach Anne Moore -----

?We played very hard today even though it was very cold. It wasprobably the most consistant effort I've seen this season. We reallyhad no letdowns and we created lots of scoring opportunities and had acouple go off of the post. Kelly McShane did a good job offensively andscored the only goal of the game.

?I was proud of our defense today, they had been struggling, but todaythey stepped up and played very well. Jessica Piccone and AmandaVandervort both had very good games.