Penalty Kick Costs Wyoming Game Versus New Mexico

Oct. 27, 2002

*NEW MEXICO 1, WYOMING 0 - Box Score


A defensive battle between the Cowgirlsoccer team and the University of New Mexico was decided by a penalty kick,the only score of the game, as the Lobos defeated Wyoming 1-0 on Sunday atUW Soccer Stadium. The game marked the fifth straight loss for the Cowgirlsand the fourth straight game decided by one goal.

Both teams fought hard throughout the competition as no goals were allowedin the first half. The Lobos had ten of their 18 shots during the half andthe Cowgirls had five of their eight. Junior goalkeeper Lori Scheider hadsix saves alone in the first half.

The evenly matched game continued into the second until a defensive mistakeby the Cowgirls gave New Mexico a penalty kick with only six minutesremaining. Junior Abbie Partch scored the lone goal of the game at the84:45 mark.

Scheider completed the game aggressively with ten saves.

"I see the improvement, but it is frustrating when the results don't showhow hard the team played," said UW head coach Anne Moore. "I think that theteam has been playing well. We just need to put 90 minutes of good soccertogether."

With the loss, Wyoming falls to 4-11-1 on the season and 0-5-0 in theMountain West Conference. New Mexico has now improved to 10-7-1 and 3-2-1in the MWC. The Cowgirls will complete their MWC action on Wednesday, Oct.30 when they take on the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. TheFalcons recently defeated New Mexico for their first conference win of theseason with their overall record of 6-11-0 (1-4-0 in MWC).