Wyoming Soccer Closes Out Spring Ball

April 16, 2005


The University of Wyoming soccer team beat Utah Valley State and tied Metro State to wrap up their spring season, Saturday afternoon at the UW Soccer Stadium.

In their first game, the Cowgirls beat Utah Valley State 2-0 on a pair of second half goals. After a scoreless first half, Christine Nagel put the Cowgirls on the score board with 33:03 left in the game when she took a punt from goalkeeper Ashley Sheppard and scored on a breakaway. Mercy Adetoye put a finishing touch on the win as she also scored a breakaway goal with just over 26 minutes remaining. Andrea Soltau assisted Adetoye on the goal.

In their second game of the day, the Cowgirls played Metro State to a 0-0 tie. The play of the game came at the end of the first half when Sheppard made a diving save on a Metro State penalty kick. Wyoming out shot Metro 15-7 in the game.

"Overall, we had a pair of solid games today," said UW head coach Anne Moore. "This was a great way to close out our spring at home and in front of our fans. I thought we played very well offensively against Utah Valley and had some great scoring chances against Metro but just couldn't finish. Our defense played extremely tough in both games and Ashley looked really good in goal.

"We have improved a ton, both individually and as a team this spring. Everybody has added a dimension to their game. I think that we have developed a very strong base and with the addition of our new recruits this fall, we are all very excited about our potential for next season."

The Cowgirls will play one final spring scrimmage tomorrow as the current UW soccer team takes on a team of former Cowgirls in the annual alumni game. The game is set to begin at 1 p.m. at the UW Soccer Stadium.