2000 Cowgirl Soccer Informational Press Release

Oct. 9, 2000


Coming up for the Cowgirls . . .

University of South Alabama

A strong return of players has helped the University of South Alabama go8-5-0 so far this season. The Jaguars return 13 letterwinners and ninestarters, including Cindy Rainville, a junior forward.

The Jaguars are coached by Mike Varga in his second term with USA.Assisting Varga is Daniel Brizard.

USA is coming off a shutout of conference opponent Arkansas -- Little Rock. The Jags shut down Arkansas 2-0. This was the seventh shut out of theyear for Alabama.

USA comes to Laramie Friday, Oct. 13. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m.

University of New Mexico

Conference competition at home kicks off this weekend with the UNM Loboscoming to Laramie. The Lobos have gone 6-7-0 so far this season under thedirection of head coach John Dewitt. Assisting him is former UW head soccercoach Liza Grant. Grant was the first coach of the Cowgirl program.

The Lobos are third in the Mountain West Conference, defeating Utah at home1-0 before losing to BYU 1-4 in Provo.

Jayme Deringer and Tara Alarid lead the Lobos this season in goals (4),assists (2) and points (10) each.

New Mexico will take on the Cowgirls Sunday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m.

Cowgirls Fall go 0-2 in Mountain West Over Weekend

An unbeaten home stand remains in tact for the UNLV Rebels women's soccerteam, who defeated the Wyoming Cowgirls on Friday,1-0.

The teams were evenly matched in a scoreless first half. The Cowgirls gaveup the only goal, made in the second period, to Rachel Buscovich at 66:58.Both teams played an extremely physical contest. One UNLV player and twoCowgirls received yellow cards.

Wyoming was out shot by UNLV, 30-10. Katrina Morton led the Cowgirls with3 shots. On the other end, goalie Amanda Vandervort had nine saves.

"We played and fought hard," said Wyoming head coach Anne Moore. "JessicaPiccone had an outstanding game, we just couldn't get one in the net."

The Cowgirls lost to San Diego State Sunday, 1-2, capping their firstweekend of conference play.

Wyoming started the game strong against a slower Aztec team. Morton scoredthe first goal to take the lead at 18:09. Renee' Minero made a beautifulcross kick into the box to set up the play, but unfortunately was notcredited with the assist as the ball was brought down by SDSU and kickedaway. Morton intercepted that pass, and was able to drive the ball in.

San Diego's freshman forward, Kim Castellianos tied the game up with aheader off a corner kick at 34:46. Her game winning goal came in the secondperiod at 59:34. Castellianos was credited with 10 shots, easily leadingthe Aztecs.

"I think we played well the entire weekend," said coach Moore. "Weobviously didn't get the results we wanted, but I think we were a littletired from Friday's game against UNLV."

The Cowgirl's season record now stands at 6-5-1 with an impressive .542winning percentage. They hope to continue to improve that record Fridaywhen they play South Alabama at home. Kickoff is set for four p.m.Conference opponent New Mexico comes to town Sunday. Wyoming will be on asix game home stand to finish up their regular season and meet the rest oftheir conference competition.