Cowgirl Soccer Falls to Utah in Final Minutes at MWC

Nov. 6, 2002

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

*UTAH 1, WYOMING 0 - Box Score

A great defensive game by junior goalkeeper, Lori Scheider was not enough for the Cowgirl soccer team, as they fell to the University of Utah, 1-0, on Wednesday at the Mountain West Conference tournament in Provo, Utah.

Scheider tied her season high with fourteen saves in the match-up, but the Utes managed to get one ball to the back of the net for the victory.

"Lori Scheider had a great game," said UW head coach Anne Moore. "She saved four or five shots that could have easily scored. She just had an outstanding game."

Both teams were held scoreless in the first half in the defensive match-up. The Cowgirls managed only two of their six shots in the half. Utah had a total of thirty shots on the game, with fourteen in the first half alone. The thirty shots is a season high for Wyoming opponents this year.

The lone score of the competition came with only 1:51 left in the game. Senior Shauna Gurr-Bingham scored the unassisted goal to put the Utes up, 1-0. Gurr-Bingham had ten shots in the game.

"The stats aren't great, but we played with heart," said Moore. "We put together 90-minutes of good soccer and gave Utah everything that they could handle. Utah is a great team. We battled hard and fought to the end. The girls gave 100 percent while they were on the field."

The Cowgirls wrap up their season with a 4-13-2 record (0-6-0 in MWC) and the Utes are 12-2-3 (4-1-1 in MWC). Utah will now face the winner of the New Mexico/Air Force game at 4:30 on Thursday afternoon at South Field on the BYU campus.