Cowgirls Fall to New Mexico, 2-1 in Double Overtime at MWC Championships

Nov. 5, 2003

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Laramie, Wyo. -- The University ofWyoming Cowgirl soccer team lost to New Mexico, 2-1 indouble overtime, in the first round of the MWCChampionships, Wednesday afternoon in Salt Lake City, Utah.

New Mexico scored the game winner with 3:31 left in thesecond overtime period. Coco D'Angelo scored the goalfrom ten yards out, on an assist from Erchen Theys at the106:29 mark.

Wyoming jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, when KristinStangl converted a penalty kick at the 68:56 mark of thesecond half. New Mexico quickly answered on a goal byKellisha Rendell at the 77:58 mark when she scored on adeflection from fifteen yards out. Regulation ended in a1-1 tie.

Neither team was able to score in the first overtime or theearly moments of the second, as New Mexico outshot Wyoming3-1 during the stretch.

New Mexico outshot the Cowgirls 15-9 in the contest withCowgirl goalkeeper Lori Scheider making seven saves. NewMexico goalkeeper Kristen Winters earned the win for theLobos making five saves.

The Cowgirls close out the 2003 season with an overallrecord of 10-9, the best finish ever by a Cowgirl Soccerteam. Their second place regular season MWC finish was alsothe best finish in the programs nine year history.

On a positive note for the Cowgirls, Anne Moore wasselected as the 2003 MWC Coach of the year, as selected bythe MWC head coaches, last night. Three Cowgirls were namedto the first team All-MWC team in sophomore Mercy Adetoye,redshirt freshman Kristin Stangl and senior goalkeeper LoriScheider.