Soccer Drops Match to UNLV 3-2 in Overtime

Oct. 21, 2001


*UNLV 3, WYOMING 2 ot Box Score

In the second overtime game of theweekend, the University of Wyoming Cowgirls were unable to keep MountainWest Conference opponent UNLV from scoring the game winning goal at 103:34.

The Cowgirls played an impressive match, coming back from a two goaldeficit to tie the game and force overtime. However, two straight overtime matchesin three days combined with a strong offense from UNLV kept UW from comingaway with the win.

UNLV (8-5-2, 2-2-0 MWC) attacked early and scored just over five minutesinto the game on a shot from Kelly Janke, her first goal of the season.Rebel stand-out Cristyn Enea scored UNLV's second goal on a penalty kick at25:02. Seconds later, the Cowgirls received a penalty kick and freshmanMelissa Bowman knocked a goal in, her second of the year, at 25:31.

Early into the second half, the Cowgirls tied the game on a quick drive.Sara Stephens assisted the goal made by freshman Sarah Skinner, her firstcollegiate goal. Neither team was able to produce another score inregulation and the match went into overtime.

After senior midfielder/defender Abby Mouch received a red card at 98:52,the Cowgirls were left with only ten players on the field. The Rebels tookadvantage of being a player up, and Kelly Oshay scored the game-winning goalat 103:34. Enea was credited with the assist.

"This was a very physical, hard fought game by both sides," said Wyoming'shead soccer coach, Anne Moore. "I thought we hung in there pretty well,given the fact that most of the players on the field today played a 120minute match on Friday. I was proud of the fact that they were able to pushthrough and give 100% right up until the end. It's frustrating because itwas right there for us and we couldn't finish. I have to give our playerscredit, though, for not giving up and fighting hard the entire game."

The Cowgirls (2-8-3, 0-1-2 MWC) hit the road for the last time in theregular season next weekend, heading to Utah to take on the Utes, Thurs.,Oct. 25. Wyoming also faces MWC powerhouse BYU on Sat., Oct. 27. Theseason rounds out at home when UW faces Air Force and San Francisco Nov. 2and 4, respectively.