Cowgirl Soccer Falls 1-0 to Denver
Oct. 7, 2001
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Denver 1, WYOMING 0 Box Score
A tough, organized defense wasn't enough for the Wyoming soccer team to come away with a win today. UW lost 1-0 to visiting Denver University at Cowgirl Soccer Field, the first home match since Sept. 2.
The Pioneers (9-2-0) attacked immediately, scoring only a minute into regulation. DU's Kristin Warren scored her fifth goal of the season on a header off the corner kick from Jamie Norwood.
Wyoming (2-6-1) collected themselves quickly and did not allow another goal for the Pioneers in a fantastic defensive contest. The offense came up short for the Cowgirls, however. Wyoming shot only four times compared to Denver's 20.
"You need to be able to play offense to win games, and that's been a struggle for us all season," said Wyoming head soccer coach Anne Moore. "We couldn't make that transition and it was difficult for us to get an attack going. We ended up playing defense the whole time and you can't win games that way."
Injuries hinder the Cowgirls right now with several starters out indefinitely, not to discount the talented DU team. The Pioneers have a talented arsenal of players who possess and feed the ball well. Traditionally they score several goals against their opponents and have scored at least once in every contest this season. UW is one of only four teams to hold DU to one goal.
UW begins conference play next weekend when they travel to New Mexico. The
Cowgirls also play non-conference opponent Colorado College on the road
before facing San Diego State at home Oct. 19 at 4 p.m.