Nov. 3, 2003
UPCOMING GAMES: The New Mexico Lobos (2-11-4, 1-4-1 MWC) will enter the Mountain West Conference tournament on Wednesday as the sixth seed. The women will face the No. 3 seeded Wyoming Cowgirls at 11:30 a.m.
The University of Utah will host the 2003 Mountain West Conference Women's Soccer Championship November 5, 6 and 8 at Ute Soccer Field in Salt Lake City. This will mark the first time in conference history that the event will be held at Ute Field. The facility, which has been undergoing a phased renovation since the summer of 2002, now has a capacity of 2,000.
The tournament's No. 1 seeded team will be No. 17 Utah, which claimed its first solo regular-season Mountain West Conference women's soccer title with a 1-0 overtime win over BYU Saturday. The Utes are 15-2-0 overall and a perfect 6-0-0 in the conference.
A 4-2-0 conference record for both BYU and Wyoming resulted in a second-place tie for the regular season. The Cougars (12-5-2 overall) got the second seed due to their 5-1 win over the Cowgirls in regular season play. San Diego State claimed the fourth seed, with its 2-3-1 conference record, while UNLV placed fifth place with a 2-4-0 record. Posting a 1-5-0 record, Air Force will get the seventh seed. The opening match is between second-seeded BYU and seventh-seed Air Force at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. At 11:30 a.m., will be the Lobos and the Cowgirls to be followed by the No. 4 seeded San Diego State vs. No. 5 seeded UNLV at 2 p.m. Utah receives a first round bye and will face the winner of San Diego State vs. UNLV on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. The other semifinal match is set for 11 a.m. on Nov. 6.
The Mountain West Conference Women's Soccer Championship match is slated for noon on Saturday, Nov. 8, with the winner receiving an automatic bid into the 2003 NCAA Women's College Cup.
Live stats will be available for all games. They may be seen on The Mountain West Conference Official Website
WYOMING (10-8-0, 4-2-0 MWC): The University of Wyoming Cowgirl soccer team won its final regular season game of the season with a 1-0 shutout over Denver University, Sunday afternoon at the UW Soccer Stadium. The Cowgirls' 10-8 overall record is the best ever by a Cowgirl soccer team.
Wyoming ended its Mountain West Conference season on a two-game losing streak. They lost their last game of the season 2-0, to 20th ranked Utah in Salt Lake City.
Leading the Cowgirl offense are Mari Gomes and Mercy Adetoye. Gomes has scored a team-leading five goals and added one assist for her team leading 11 points. Adetoye, who was the lone goal scorer in Wyoming's 1-0 win over New Mexico, has scored four goals and has one assist for her nine points.
In goal for Wyoming is Lori Scheider. In 17 games played, Scheider has allowed 22 goals for a 1.30 goals-against-average. Even more impressive are her 126 saves for a .851 save percentage. Scheider has also recorded seven shutouts, including one against the Lobos. Out of five goalkeeper statistics kept by the Mountain West, Scheider is ranked first in two and second in two others. She was also named MWC Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts against the Lobos and Air Force.
Cowgirl Quick Facts
Location: Laramie, Wyo.
Conference: Mountain West
Head Coach: Anne Moore (N. Carolina St. '93)
Record at Wyoming: 19-49-6 (Four Years)
Career Record: 27-78-9 (Six Years)
Assistant Coaches: Ian Hayley (Central Florida '92); Misty Long (Evansville '97)
2002 Record: 4-13-2
2002 Conference Record/Finish: 0-6-0/7th
UNM vs. Wyoming: 6-2-1
Web Site: www.WyomingAthletics.com
LOBOS LAST TIME OUT - The New Mexico women's soccer team (2-11-4, 1-4-1 MWC) came up short in its final game of the regular season. The Lobos fell to Michigan State (12-7) 2-0 at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Michigan State dominated much of the first half, putting the Lobos in a 2-0 hole. The Spartans' Tiffany Laskowski scored both goals, one at the 22:39 mark and the other just into the 33rd minute. Both goals were assisted by both Emma Harris and Erin Konheim.
The Spartans outshot the Lobos 13-8 in the first and held a 4-0 corner kick advantage heading into the half.
New Mexico battled back hard in the second period and designated the flow of play but again could not get a goal. The Lobos outshot Michigan State 4-2 in the second but the Spartans increased their corner kick total to 6-0 for the game.
Sophomore forward Nicole Pitcock led the New Mexico offense with three of the Lobos' 12 shots. Forwards Coco D'Angelo and Kristine Sweat added two apiece. In goal, junior Kristen Winters allowed two goals and made seven saves on 15 shots.
The Lobos (2-10-4, 1-4-1 MWC) fell in their final conference game, 2-0 after a pair of late goals by Air Force (7-11-1, 1-5-0 MWC) at Cadet Soccer Stadium. The game was played in its entirety despite temperatures in the high 20s with snow flurries and strong wind.
The Lobos' play resembled that of their last few games, showing their talent and youth while dominating most of the game. New Mexico outshot the Falcons 13-9 and gained a 7-1 corner kick advantage. The result still remained the same with the women struggling to find the back of the net despite several opportunities.
After a scoreless first half, Air Force's Cookie Day put the Falcons on the board in the 74th minute. Day curled a corner kick from the left side that New Mexico junior goalkeeper Kristen Winters could not contain, giving them a 1-0 lead.
Sealing the Falcon's first conference win of the season five minutes later was Jennifer Rowland. Elaine Tatarek served the ball to Rowland, who was just 10 yards out and facing Winters head on.
Leading the Lobos' offensive charge was junior midfielder Rachael Addison, with four shots. In net, Winters allowed two goals and made five saves on nine shots. For the Falcons, Jennifer Monson and J.J. Wolf teamed up for the win. Monson, getting the start, made two saves while Wolf added five.