Cowgirls Face Utah on Senior Day

Oct. 23, 2009


On Saturday afternoon, the University of Wyoming soccer team will face Utah for the final home game of the season for the Cowgirls.

Wyoming seniors Kerstyn Etheridge, Morgan Johnson, Emily Layton, and Emma Wilson will play their final game at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex.

The Cowgirls are currently 9-5-3 and in second place in the Mountain West Conference with a 3-1-1 record. The Utes will come to Laramie with a mark of 7-8-2 overall and 2-1-1 in league play.

"All four of these seniors have been an important part of our program," said UW head coach Danny Sanchez. "They are all great students that have represented Wyoming soccer with pride. We are pleased to honor them on Saturday."

The Cowgirls will be led by the seniors on both sides of the ball. Midfielder Layton is second on the team in goals while Wilson leads the team with seven assists. Wilson's seven assists this season ties her for second in school history in single season assists.

Last week Utah split their games with a 3-1 win over TCU and a 1-0 loss to New Mexico. Senior Kelly Isleib ranks fourth in the conference in points and goals scored and will lead the Utes offensive attack.

"Utah will be a huge challenge for us. They are very good in the back and have an abundance of very dangerous players in the attack," Sanchez added. "Kelly Isleib is clearly one of the most creative players we will see all year. Hopefully we will continue to improve as we build towards the Mountain West Tournament."

The Cowgirls and Utes will kickoff at 1 p.m. at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex. Youth soccer players that wear their uniform to the game will get free admission.