Oct. 17, 2003
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University ofWyoming women's soccer team defeated the New Mexico Lobos1-0 Friday night in Albuquerque, N.M. The Cowgirls are now3-0 in Mountain West Conference play, the best conferencestart in program history, and improved their overall recordto 8-6.
The Cowgirl defense led the way again for Wyoming. Seniorgoalkeeper Lori Scheider recorded her fifth shutout of theseason, she currently leads the MWC in the category.Scheider recorded five saves as the Cowgirl defense held theLobos to 25 shots.
The Cowgirls were out shot by the Lobos 25-13, but juniorMercy Adetoye scored the game's only goal on a pass fromfreshman Doreen Thompson at the 35:00 minute mark. The goalwas Adetoye's fourth on the season. However, she suffereda sprained knee soon after the goal and was forced to sitout the remainder of the game.
"Overall it was a great team effort," said UW headcoach Anne Moore. "Mercy made a great play to scored thegoal. She got taken out soon after but I think she is goingto be okay. New Mexico managed to get off a good shot withonly 30 seconds remaining in the game but we were able tohold them off for the win. It is great to get off to a 3-0start in the conference, and we will look to improve on thatSunday against Air Force."
Wyoming's record of 8-6 is the best start for theCowgirls in the history of the program. The Cowgirls willlook to keep their MWC record undefeated on Sunday at the UWSoccer Stadium as they play host to the Air Force Falcons.Game time is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.