Cowgirl Soccer Knocked Down By BYU, 4-1

Oct. 21, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. - *BYU at Wyoming - BYU 4-1 - Box Score

An extremely physical and fast gamehelped Brigham Young put away the University of Wyoming soccer team, 4-1today. Two injured Cowgirls had to leave the field, Sara Stephens with aknee injury and Kelly McShane with a dislocated shoulder. The nationallyranked Cougars (15th) improved their record to 14-3-1 (6-0 MWC) while theCowgirls dipped below .500 with 7-8-1 (0-5 MWC).

Wyoming started the game strong, taking BYU by surprise with a goal twominutes into the game. Anne Maddock sailed the ball down field to McShanewhen Stephens stepped up and knocked the ball into the back of the net. TheCougars came back right away though, with a goal from Sarah Higham at 5:37.Farrah Hofheins was credited with the assist. BYU scored again in the firsthalf off a goal by Jeni Willardson. Willardson led the Cougars with sevenshots on the day.

In the second half the Cowgirls did not give up though they were unable tokeep BYU from scoring. Aleisha Cramer and Janet Jensen each scored at 65:35and 81:46. UW did play well, with goalkeeper Amanda Vandervort making tenoutstanding saves and the team saving two. The Cougars outshot Wyoming29-9.

"We knew BYU was going to be a very physical team," said Wyoming's headcoach Anne Moore. "The Utah game wore on us a little bit, we definitely hadsome tired legs out there, but we did the best we could. I was veryimpressed with our effort. BYU is a nationally ranked team and just keepingup with them is hard."

Wyoming hosts their last conference opponent of the regular season, AirForce Academy, on Wednesday, Oct. 25. A three p.m. kickoff is set for thematch.