2000 Cowgirl Soccer Informational Press Release

Oct. 16, 2000


Coming up for the Cowgirls . . .

University of Utah

The Cowgirls welcome conference opponent Utah to town for their matchThursday, Oct. 19. The Utes have gone 9-6-1 for the season (2-2-0 MWC) andare coached by Amy Freeman Winslow in her sixth season. Incidently, Winslowis the only coach the young Utah program has had.

Utah's last four games have been against conference opponents New Mexico,BYU, UNLV and San Diego State. Though they lost the first two, they willcome to Laramie on a two game winning streak.

"I think this should be a good game," said Wyoming's coach Moore. "Theyplay a similar style of game that we do. Hopefully we'll be able to do thethings we need to get a 'W' because they're a very fast, skilled team.

Brigham Young

The Cougars from BYU will be coming to Laramie Saturday, Oct. 21. BYU hashad an outstanding season so far, going 12-3-1 and leading the MWC at 4-0.Under the instruction of head coach Jennifer Rockwood (6th season), theCougars are on a five game winning streak, with four of their last fiveopponents being from the conference. BYU has also been ranked in the top 25 consistently throughout their season. They were ranked 17 last week.

"BYU is a very good team, they're very fast and work the ball around well,"said coach Moore. "We just need to stay strong and try to possess the ballas much as we can without letting them get opportunities."

Cowgirls Have Record Breaking Weekend

The Cowgirls had a sensation split weekend, starting off Friday the 13thagainst the University of South Alabama. Wyoming walloped USA, 6-0, thelargest margin the Cowgirls have ever had over an opponent. Senior KellyMcShane scored her second hat-trick of the season and the second in UW'shistory. This feat earned her first Mountain West Conference Player of theWeek award.

Wyoming came out strong against the Jaguars and McShane scored her firstgoal of the afternoon at 6:48 off a corner kick from Anne Maddock. Sevenminutes later, Renee' Minero scored her first collegiate goal on anoutstanding shot snuck in with the help of Abby Mouch. McShane scored hersecond goal of the day at 23:54.

In the second period, the Jaguars came out with more tenacity but couldnot keep up with a spectacular Cowgirl effort. Maddock scored goal numberfour at 48:32, then assisted Angela O'Dell's first career goal three minuteslater. UW's final goal came from McShane off a boot from Mouch at 55:47.McShane is the only player in the history of Cowgirl soccer to score ahat-trick, this is her second of the season.

"Kelly (McShane) did a great job for us. She's a tough, aggressive playerand she did a great job of winning the ball for us and getting it in theback of the net," said Wyoming's head coach, Anne Moore.

"We did not expect to dominate like this," continued Moore. "South Alabamahas beaten some good teams, they just came out a little flat."

Conference opponent New Mexico came to Laramie Sunday the 15th. The Lobosdefeated the Cowgirls 1-0 despite a good showing by Wyoming.

The Cowgirls came into the match strong and took control of the game early. A quick UNM team kept the ball from getting into their net. The only goalof the game came from the Lobo's Erchen Theys at 17:01. Wyoming had elevenshots in the first period compared to New Mexico's five.

In the second period UW again controlled the ball well, but could not makea goal despite four more shots. The Cowgirls did keep the Lobos fromscoring again. Wyoming goalkeeper Amanda Vandervort had six saves whileUNM's Shelly Hammock saved seven.

"We played well enough to beat them," said coach Moore. "We were doingthe things we needed to do, we possessed the ball and had many opportunitiesbut we just couldn't finish it up."