Womenıs Soccer Weekly Release
September 1, 2004

Cats Head West: Vermont hits the road for the first time this season.  The
Catamounts travel to Laramie, Wyoming for the first time in the programıs
history.  UVM will face Northern Colorado (Fri., Sept. 3, 4:00pm EST) and
the University of Wyoming (Sun., Sept. 5, 4:00pm EST) in the Brown & Gold
Tournament hosted by the Cowgirls.  This is Vermontıs fourth trip in five
years west of the Mississippi River.  In past years, UVM has traveled to
Texas, California and Oklahoma.

Opening Act: The Catamounts opened the 2004 campaign splitting a pair of
games in the Banknorth Soccer Classic.  Oklahoma State needed a
come-from-behind effort to get past the Catamounts, 2-1, in the season
opener.  Vermont rebounded with a 2-1 victory over Lafayette on the second

Quick Hit: Vermont tallied its first goal of the year in the first five
minutes of the 2004 season.  The Catamounts quickly moved the ball down the
right sideline to senior Leah Felis (Stowe, Vt..  Felis served the ball into
the penalty box where sophomore Amy Cochran (Keene, N.H.) was able to finish
with a header past the Oklahoma State goalkeeper.

Cochran Connects: Cochran scored two goals in the tournament, including the
game-winner versus Lafayette.  Against the Leopards, junior Melissa
Witkiewicz (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.) was able to thread a pass through the
Lafayette defense. Cochran picked up the ball and one-timed it past the
goalkeeper to give UVM a 2-0 lead and earn the win.

All-Tourney: Senior Kate Moran (Malvern, Pa.) and juniors Witkiewicz and
Jamie Koehnlein (Honeoye, N.Y.) represented Vermont on the all-tournament
team. Koehnlein (1) and Witkiewicz (2) combined for three assists in the
Lafayette game.  While Moran hounded opposing players and helped control the
middle third of the field for the Catamounts.

One of Many:  Vermontıs victory over Lafayette marked the first career win
for first-year head coach Kerry Dziczkaniec.

Another First: Redshirt freshman Lindsay Carfagna (Moon Township, Pa.) made
her collegiate debut in the Vermont net versus Oklahoma State.  Carfagna sat
out last season with a knee injury, but looked good in her first start,
finishing the game with seven saves.  Carfagna had to make just one stop to
earn her first career victory against Lafayette.

For more information on the UVM women's soccer program or UVM athletics
please visit

Lisa Champagne
Assistant Director Athletic Communications
University of Vermont
226 Patrick Gym
Burlington, VT 05405
P: 802/656-1818
F: 802/656-8328
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