UW Soccer Ends Season with 1-0 Loss to New Mexico in MWC First Round

Nov. 4, 2009

PROVO, Utah -

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Wyoming's soccer season ended Wednesday evening with a 1-0 loss to New Mexico in the first round of the Mountain West Conference Tournament. The Cowgirls finish the year 9-8-3 overall while New Mexico (13-4-3) advances to the semi-finals.

The Lobos netted the gamewinner very quickly out of halftime at the 46:33 mark. Rachel Felds and Alexis Ball teamed up on the assist for the Zaneta Wyne goal.

The Cowgirls kept the attack on the Lobos after the goal, but were unable to find the equalizer. With under a minute left the Cowgirls had a corner kick opportunity and a free kick with eight seconds left, but the Lobos were able to clear.

UNM outshot the Cowgirls 14-7 in the game. Freshman Courtney Merkle made five saves, while UNM keeper Kelli Cornell stopped three shots.

Prior to the game, two Cowgirls were honored by being named Second Team All-Conference. Senior Emma Wilson and junior Nicole Rice earned conference honors of the first time in their careers. Wilson not only led the team in assists, but she also was tied for second in the MWC in assists at the end of the regular-season. Rice was tied for second on the squad in goals with three and second in shots.