Sept. 12, 2000
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
2000 WYOMING COWGIRL SOCCER
Cowgirls Improve to 3-2-1
The University of Wyoming soccer team went 1-1 last week, falling toMarshall University on Friday, but redeeming themselves with a win overPortland State, Sunday.
On Friday, Marshall came out quickly and aggressively, scoring ten minutesinto the game. The two teams were balanced in shots, Marshall taking sixand Wyoming taking five in the first half.
In the second period the Cowgirls played more aggressively, but were unableto tie up the game. They took five more shots, as did Marshall, but wereunable to capitalize on the opportunities to score. Five of the Cowgirlshots were saved by Marshall goalie, Kayla Johnson. Wyoming's AmandaVandervort saved four Herd boots from making it into the net.
"We weren't working as hard as we have in the past, as far as puttingpressure on them," said head coach Anne Moore. "We gave them too much timeto turn the ball and take advantage of opportunities."
The Cowgirls came out in fine form Sunday, defeating the visiting PortlandState Vikings 5-1. Wyoming came out strong immediately, with Katrina Mortonscoring at 9:34. Cowgirl sensation Kelly McShane scored off the assist fromSancy Florquist, and UW's Brenna Meadows, a freshman, scored her firstcollegiate goal off a pass from Rachel Brink.
The Cowgirls had control of the game from the beginning, outshooting theVikings 19-2 in the first period. Vandervort saved the Viking's onlyshot-on-goal of the first half.
In the second period, the younger Cowgirls saw a lot of playing time, anddid a good job keeping in control. Abby Mouch scored with help from Meadowsat 64:16 into the game, and Meadows went on to score again herself fiveminutes later. Portland State's Marissa Gillingham spoiled the Cowgirl'sshutout attempt by sneaking a goal past keeper Sarah Kuyper with under tenminutes remaining of play.
"In this game we really kept the ball moving, and took advantage of thespace that was there," said head coach Anne Moore. "Brenna Meadows was onfire today, it's good to see what the other players are capable of doing ina game like this."
Coming up for the Cowgirls . . .
University of Pittsburgh
The Cowgirls will play the Panthers Friday Sept. 15 in Pennsylvania. UPhas gone 2-4 so far this season, defeating the University of Arizona Friday,but being shutout 7-0 by Arizona State Sunday.
The Panthers are coached by Roland Sturk in his fifth season with UP.Sturk is assisted by Erik Ingram.
West Virginia University
UW travels to Morgantown Sunday Sept. 17 for their match with theMountaineers. West Virginia returns 12 letterwinners and seven starters andhave gone 5-1 thus far this season. Over the weekend, the Mountaineersdowned William & Mary 1-0, their third shutout of the season. WVU is 5-1-0for the season.
Head Cowach Nikki Izzo-Brown enters her fifth year at the helm and isassisted by Jenn De Prez.