Nov. 1, 2006
Laramie, Wyo. - Wyoming's season ended in the blink of an eye as UNLV junior Katie Carney scored with two seconds left in regulation to beat the Cowgirls 1-0 in the opening round of the Mountain West Conference Championships in Salt Lake City Wednesday night. The Cowgirls finish the season 7-9-3 and the Rebels improve to 9-10-1 and will play in the semifinal game tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. against BYU.
"I thought the first half we played really good soccer," noted UW's head coach Anne Moore. "We knocked the ball around and created some opportunities that we should have finished. We played with heart and we played tough, we just couldn't capitalize on our opportunities."
UNLV's Brie Kuhne took a free kick from 10 yards outside the box with 10 seconds remaining in the game. Captain Tanya Roberts tipped the ball in front of Wyoming goalkeeper Ashley Sheppard. Sheppard tried to clear the ball, but it landed in front of Carney. Carney, who scored the game-winner in last year's MWC championship game, booted the ball from the top of the box to give the Rebels the 1-0 win.
UNLV outshot Wyoming 20 to seven in the second half and 28 to 20 in the match. Cowgirl junior goalkeeper Ashley Sheppard made 11 saves. Freshmen Emily Layton and Kelsey Lindner, sophomore Comfort Adetoye and senior Christine Nagel each took a team high three shots in the match.
Cowgirl Freshman Emily Layton was honored by being named to the Mountain West All-Conference Second Team Monday night.