2000 Cowgirl Soccer Informational Press Release

Sept. 25, 2000


Coming up for the Cowgirls . . .

Idaho State University:

The Cowgirls travel to Pocatello, Idaho this weekend for their match withthe ISU Bengals.

Idaho is coached by Gordon Henderson in his third year with the program.Henderson is assisted by Stephan DeFour, also in his third year. Hendersonled his team to 7-9-3 finish last season.

Ten starters return this year including goalkeeper Chrissy Nelson, andforward Ashley May along with five players who have started every game inthe program's history.

So far this season, the Bengals have gone8-2-1. They split their last two games, losing to the University ofCalifornia--Santa Barbara Friday, Sept. 221-0 in a close match. Idaho went on to shutout California State--FullertonSunday the 24 with a score of 2-0.

The Bengals are being led this season by senior midfielder, Jill Schade.Schade leads the team in goals (5) and assists (8) with 18 points.

Wyoming will play the Bengals Saturday, Sept. 30. Kickoff is scheduledfor 1 p.m. Mountain time.

Cowgirl Soccer knocks off Creighton, 3-0for second shut-out of the season:

Come rain, snow, sleet or shine, the University ofWyoming soccer team is ready to play. That was the story of Friday's gameagainst Creighton, in which the Cowgirls played outstandingly under frigidconditions to shutout the Bluejays 3-0.

Sara Stephens scored UW's first goal unassisted at 28:06. The Cowgirlswent on to score again a few minutes later after a long drive ending with afeed from Renee' Minero to Anne Maddock for goal number two. The Bluejayshad several opportunities to score, most notably on a penalty kick off afoul inside the box. UW goalkeeper Amanda Vandervort made a spectaculardiving save to keep the Jays from scoring on that attempt.

Wyoming's third and final goal came from Katrina Morton at 38:26 on a freekick that sailed in past Creighton goalie Jaimie Thompson.

In the second period Creighton took more than twice as many shots, bringingtheir total to 13, but could not get one past Vandervort, who had nine savesfor the game. The Cowgirls had 12 total shots, five of which were saved byBluejay goalkeepers.

"This was a very satisfying win, especially after losing to them lastyear," said head coach Anne Moore. "Last year we had to go in and play intheir territory and we almost beat them. It was great to have them comehere and have to play under our conditions."

The Cowgirls improved their record to 5-3-1, tying the program's careerseason total wins set in 1998. Wyoming only needs one more win to have thebest record in the history of women's soccer history.

UW will be on the road next week at Idaho State, Sat. Sept. 30. TheCowgirls begin conference play the following week, Oct. 6 and 8 when theytake on UNLV and San Diego State. It will be Fri. Oct. 13 before theCowgirls play at home again, when they host South Alabama at 4 p.m.