Cowgirls Play Tough, But Lose to Utah in Double-Overtime

Oct. 26, 2008


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The Wyoming Cowgirls played a tough match against Utah in the first ever televised game for UW Soccer, but lost in double-overtime to the Utes, 1-0 in Salt Lake City. The goal for the Utes came very late in the second overtime period at the 108th minute.

The Cowgirls drop to 8-9-1 overall and 2-4 in the Mountain West Conference. Utah advances to 9-8-2 and 4-2 in MWC play.

In the first half the Cowgirls and Utes battled back and forth and seemed to have equal possession. Utah took nine shots in the first half, but senior goalkeeper Jamie Scarcliff made four saves to keep the score tied at zero at halftime.

"I felt like our effort was tremendous today. I am disappointed for the girls because they played very well on both sides of the ball," said UW head coach Danny Sanchez. "We took more corner kicks then Utah did, but we didn't have a lot of chances that weren't from set pieces."

In the second half Utah continued to be aggressive on the offensive attack and took seven shots to the Cowgirls three, but Scarcliff and the rest of the Cowgirl defense kept the game scoreless.

The two teams fought for possession in the first overtime period, but again the score stayed tied at zero. Utah controlled the ball in the second overtime and Lauren Hair got past Scarcliff and scored the game winning goal with less than two minutes left.

The Cowgirls will return to Laramie to play their final home game of the season next weekend against BYU. The game will also be "Senior Day" for six Cowgirls. The game is scheduled for Saturday, November 1, at 11 a.m. from the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex.