April 25, 2006
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming soccer team concluded its spring practices this past Saturday when they hosted a spring tournament at the North 40 practice facility and at the UW Soccer Stadium in Laramie.
"Overall we had a solid spring and were able to get a lot of experience against some great teams," said UW soccer coach Anne Moore. "The biggest positive that I take from this spring was the experience our younger kids were able to gain. We have more freshmen (who will be sophomores next fall) than we do upperclassmen, so this spring really gave them a chance to mature and improve. We also had some people sidelined with injuries but because of that it forced our team to learn to play through adversity which will be a blessing in disguise in the future."
The Cowgirls had a tough day to close out the spring last Saturday as they tied Northern Colorado 0-0 and lost to Metro State, who had the best winning percentage in NCAA Division II soccer last fall, 1-0.
"I am a little discouraged that we didn't find a way to finish the ball last Saturday," added Moore. "We had plenty of opportunities but were just unable to convert on them. It was a typical spring game. We did some really good things but we also exposed some areas that we need to work on. We only had about six or seven upperclassmen on the field, so once again our younger kids got some great experience."
The Cowgirls will begin the 2006 regular season on Friday, August 25 when they host the 2006 UniWyo Cowgirl Shootout. The Cowgirls will face Tulsa on Friday before closing out the tournament against Montana that Sunday.