Cowgirl Soccer Has Tough Time Against Ranked Cougars

Oct. 19, 2006

PROVO, Utah -

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Wyoming had a tough time getting past the 19th ranked Cougars of BYU as they fall 3-0 Thursday night in Provo. The Cowgirls fall to 1-2-2 in Mountain West Conference play and 6-7-3 overall and the Cougars improve to 3-1-1 in MWC play and 12-2-2 overall.

"We played really hard tonight, we just had a tough time getting past their defense," head coach Anne Moore said. "I'm proud of the way we played."

The Cougars have only allowed eight goals on the year while scoring 19.

Sophomore Katie Larking broke the 0-0 tie at the 13:55 mark with her fifth goal of the year. The Cowgirls played right with the Cougars through the rest of the first half and late into the second half until Cougar sophomore Natilie Nate scored her second goal of the year on an assist from Katie Larkin, Larkin's fifth assist of the year. The Cougars scored their third and final goal in the 74th minute by sophomore Karen Cook, her second on the year.

"BYU is deserving of their top-20 ranking. They are fast and had a couple great opportunities and were able to finish them. That was the difference in the game," Moore added.

Wyoming heads to the "City of Lights" to take on the Rebels of UNLV on Sunday October 22 at 1 pm. The Rebels headed into the weekend with a 2-2-0 record in MWC play and a 7-8-1 record overall.