Oct. 4, 1999
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
1999 WYOMING COWGIRL SOCCER
Against Arizona State: The University of Wyoming Cowgirl Soccer teamtraveled to Tempe, AZ to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils and lost5-1. The game was played at 7:00 PM because of the heat, however it wasstill eighty-five degrees when the game was started. The game was close after the first half at a score of 1-2 Sun Devils,but in the second half Arizona State out scored the Cowgirls threenothing, to finish the game 5-1. The one goal for the Cowgirls came in the 43rd minute, when junior,Kelly McShane found the back of the net off a two yard pass from senior,Katrina Morton. Morton along with several others had one shot on thenight, while two Cowgirls, Sarah Stephens and Abby Mouch, finished withtwo shots. UW goalie Amanda Vandervort increased her statistics with six saves onthe night. She is only forty saves away from reaching the individualcareer saves record at 273, set by goalkeeper Bobbie Mack in 1995-96.
Against Arizona: The Cowgirls were defeated bythe Wildcats 3-1 at Murphy Stadium in front of 486 fans. It was 95degrees in Tucson, and the heat would not help the Cowgirls get avictory over the Arizona Wildcats, now 6-4-0 on the season. The game started at 1:00 PM and with only three minutes into the game,the Wildcats', Tiffany Sabado would get a goal. Arizona?s second andthird goals came at 11:45 and 63:25, but the Cowgirls would not give upand scored at 80:27, making the score 3-1 to end the game. Junior,Kelly McShane was the Cowgirl credited with the goal, her second of theweekend. Also helping the Cowgirl offensive effort was senior, KatrinaMorton, with five shots on the afternoon. UW goalie Amanda Vandervort,now at 98 season saves, had nine saves for the Cowgirls defensively.
Quotes from Wyoming head coach Anne Moore -
"We played well against Arizona State, we just made some mistakes andthey capitalized. We had some positive periods where we would playwell, but then we would have some mental breakdowns that would end ingoals scored.
"The score against Arizona State does not show how close the game reallywas. They were a tough team and I think we came ready to play, thescore was 1-2 at the half, and I thought we were in the game, but in thesecond half we made some mental errors.
"Against Arizona we had a tough game. In the first half we did not playwell, but in the second half we came out playing and had two open netopportunities that we missed or we would have tied the game. I washappy to see us bounce back and get some scoring opportunities in thesecond half.
"We are looking forward to having some good practices and to play wellfor our last two home games of the season."