Women's Soccer

Cowgirl Defense Not Enough in 1-0 Loss to BYU

<b>Freshman Katie Mak had one shot against BYU.</b><br>

Freshman Katie Mak had one shot against BYU.

Oct. 12, 2002

*BYU 1, WYOMING 0 - Box Score


Despite a strong outing by the Wyoming defense, the Cowgirl soccer team fell to Brigham Young in a 1-0 loss on Saturday at UW Soccer Stadium.

BYU controlled most of the game, allowing only three shots by the Cowgirls, compared to the 23 by the Cougars. However, of those 23 BYU shots, only one score was allowed by the Wyoming defense. BYU senior Jeni Viernes managed the only goal as she had a header off the corner kick by junior Aleisha Cramer Rose.

UW goalkeeper Lori Scheider had an outstanding performance with nine saves during the outing. Cowgirl junior Brenna Meadows had two of the shots and freshman Katie Mak had one. The leader in shots for the Cougars was Viernes with seven.

"We didn't have a whole lot of opportunities offensively, but we did an extremely good job defending," said UW head coach Anne Moore. "BYU is very fast and to compete with them you have to run as hard as you possibly can run. I think we did a great job staying organized and not giving them any great opportunities to score. Today everyone gave 100 percent that went on the field."

The loss over BYU brings the Cowgirl overall record to 4-8-1 (0-2-0 in MWC) on the season. BYU has now won five straight, four of which coming off the road. Their record is now 8-5-0 (2-0-0 in MWC). The Cougars have dominated the series between the two teams, winning all eight games played.

The Cowgirls will now go on the road for three games, facing MWC competitors San Diego State on Fri., Oct. 18 and UNLV on Sun., Oct. 20 before the non-conference match-up against Colorado College on Thurs., Oct. 24.



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