Women's Soccer

Cowgirl Soccer Rolls Over Northern Arizona

Mercy Adetoye's two-goal, one assist performance helps Wyoming improve to 7-3-4.<br>

Mercy Adetoye's two-goal, one assist performance helps Wyoming improve to 7-3-4.

Oct. 10, 2004

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LARAMIE, Wyo. - The University of Wyoming Cowgirl soccer team closed out its non-conference schedule with a 4-0 win over Northern Arizona University, Sunday afternoon at the UW Soccer Stadium.

With the win, Wyoming improves to 7-3-4 while NAU falls to 3-7-2.

The Cowgirls got on the score board at the 15:25 mark of the first half when junior Mercy Adetoye scored from the top right side of the 18-yard box. Senior Mari Gomes and sophomore Christine Nagel assisted on the goal. Exactly one minute later, Adetoye scored her second goal of the match, this time on an assist from sophomore Christina Best at the 16:25 mark. Senior Melissa Bowman put the Cowgirls up 3-0 when she scored a goal at the 35:08 mark, on an assist from Adetoye.

Wyoming continued to create scoring opportunities in the second half but put just one goal into the back of the NAU net. Senior Mari Gomes scored the final goal of the game at the 78:20 mark, on an assist from freshman Andrea Soltau. The goal is Gomes', team leading, seventh of the season

Sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Hawthorne picked up the shutout in the Cowgirl net making a career high seven saves. This is the sixth time the Cowgirl defense has held its opponent scoreless this season. In the match, the Cowgirls outshot NAU 17-13.

"We got to see Northern Arizona when we went to their tournament earlier this year so we knew that they were a tough team with great speed and I thought we were pretty well prepared," said UW head coach Anne Moore. "The balls were finally going into the back of the net for us, and that was great to see. Mercy was on fire, she definitely found the corners of the goal today. We need to continue doing what we are doing and hopefully play the same way on the road this weekend with San Diego State and UNLV."

The Cowgirls will travel to San Diego State and UNLV next weekend as they enter their full conference schedule. Friday's game at San Diego State is set to begin at 3 p.m. (PST) while Sunday's match in Las Vegas will get under way at 12 p.m. (PST).

"I think the conference is wide open this year and next weekend is huge for us," added Moore. "We need to play well on the road this weekend and then bring home some momentum to close out the season at home with BYU, Utah and New Mexico."



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