August 31, 2008

Bears Defeat Cowgirls For First Time

After both teams waited for the game to start after a long rain delay, Northern Colorado came out with a last minute goal to defeat the Wyoming Cowgirls for the first time in program history. The Bears now move to 2-2-0 on the season. Wyoming moves to 2-2-0 as well.

Northern Colorado was outshot in the game 17-8 but the Bears stayed with Wyoming throughout the match. Leading the Bears in shots was freshman Kimmie Fiedler who recorded 3 shots with one on goal.

Freshman Kirsten Salminen was in goal for the Bears and recorded 6 saves on the evening four of them coming in the first half keeping the game tied up at 0-0.

The game remained scoreless up to the last minute of the match. Northern Colorado was awarded a free kick and sent the ball into the box. After some scrambling for the ball in front of the goal freshman Janelle Kramer took position and passed to freshman Ariel Cook. At 89:02 Cook got her knee on the ball and got it past Wyoming goalkeeper Jamie Scarcliff.

This is the second goal this season for Cook who also scored the game winning goal for the Bears against Air Force.

The Bears now travel to face Utah Valley on Sept. 4 and Utah State on Sept. 6. before coming home to host the Northern Colorado tournament on Sept. 12 and 14.