Cowgirl Soccer Falls to New Mexico and UTEP

October 26, 1998


Against New Mexico: The UW soccer team traveled to Albuquerque, NM, last Friday for a WAC showdown with the New Mexico Lobos. Unfortunately the Cowgirls could not find the back of the net and were shut out 2-0. The loss dropped UW's record to 4-11 overall, 1-4 in WAC play, while New Mexico earned their first WAC win of the season to raise their overall record to 2-11-2, 1-4 in the WAC.

New Mexico scored both goals in the second half of play. One from Shae Fiol at 59:00 and the other from Lana Melendees at 63:00. The Lobos outshot UW 20-12 on the day and forced Cowgirl goalkeeper Amanda Vandervort to make eight saves.

Against UTEP: In their final conference action of the season last Sunday, the Cowgirls lost to UTEP 3-0 in El Paso, Texas. With the loss the Cowgirls fell to 4-12-0 overall, 1-5-0 in the WAC. The win by UTEP gave the Miners a second seed in the WAC tournament with an overall record of 14-4-0, 5-1-0 in the WAC.

UTEP scored goals at 8:55, 17:01 and 55:39 on their way to shutting out the Cowgirls. Wyoming was outshot 30-12 by UTEP and Amanda Vandervort was peppered with shots as she had to make 13 saves.

Quotes from Wyoming head coach Liza Grant -

About the New Mexico game: "We struggled offensively in the first half to get into our rhythm. New Mexico did a very good job of taking us away from our gameplan and making us play their style. They definitely outhustled us the entire game.

"We have to show up and set the tone right away for us to get the victory, and we didn't do that.

"Erica Campbell and Sarah Greer did a great job for us in this game. They created good opportunities for us and adjusted well in difficult situations."

About the UTEP game: "We waited too long to get started. We can't wait until we're already behind to start playing our game.

"They outhustled us from the begining of the game."

 GAME STATS-New Mexico

Scoring By Periods UW 0 0 - 0 NM 0 2 - 2

First half: No Scoring.Second half:1. NM-Shae Fiol (Melendees) 59:00, 2. NM-Lana Melendees (Deringer) 63:00.Shots: UW-12, NM-20. Goalkeeper Saves: UW-Amanda Vandervort (90:00) 8, NM-Shelly Hammock (90:00) 7.Corner Kicks: UW-2, NM-6.Fouls: UW-14, NM-21.Attendance: 100. GAME STATS-UTEP

Scoring By Periods UW 0 0 - 0 UTEP 2 1 - 3

First half: 1. UTEP-Rebecca Calder (Rodriquez) 8:55, 2. UTEP-Reta Derovin (Strobiki)17:01.Second half:3. UTEP-Kim Rogers (Derovin) 55:39.Shots: UW-12, UTEP-30. Goalkeeper Saves: UW-Amanda Vandervort (90:00) 13, UTEP-Mandy Smith (90:00) 4.Corner Kicks: UW-2, UTEP-5.Fouls: UW-10, UTEP-10.Attendance: 372.