Women's Soccer

Wyoming Soccer Wins First Conference Game of Season

Cowgirl Nicole Rice scored the eventual game-winning goal mid-way through the first half.

Cowgirl Nicole Rice scored the eventual game-winning goal mid-way through the first half.

Oct. 2, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

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The University of Wyoming Cowgirl soccer team traveled to Colorado Springs, Colo. Friday evening and picked up their first Mountain West Conference win of the season over Air Force 3-1.

With the win, Wyoming advances to 6-4-2 overall and 1-0 in the MWC. The Falcons drop to 2-9-1 overall, 0-1 in the conference.

"We are excited to get a 3-1 win on the road for our first conference victory," said UW head coach Danny Sanchez. "We played real nice soccer in the first half and defended well in the second to get the win."

All of the goals in the game came in the first half of play. In fact, AFA scored the first goal of the game as Stephanie Patterson scored on a pass from Kelly Bieber at the 6:52 mark.

The Cowgirls came back on the attack quickly and tied the game on an unassisted goal from Jesrrica DiVencenzo at 12:53, her first goal of the season. The second goal for Wyoming came on a pass from Emma Wilson that Nicole Rice was able to net from 20 yards out in the 22nd minute.

The final Cowgirl goal also came on a pass from Wilson. On a free kick opportunity, Wilson tallied her second assist of the game by crossing a ball that Mara Cosgrove headed in for her scored her second career goal.

Wyoming out shot Air Force 13-7 in the game, and took 10 corner kicks, while the Falcons took one.

The Cowgirls will remain on the road for their next game. The Front Range Derby against Northern Colorado will be played in Greeley, Colo. on Sunday at 5 p.m. The game can be seen on Fox Soccer Channel Tuesday, October 6th at 6 p.m. Mountain Time.

 

 

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