LARAMIE, Wyo. – Cowgirl soccer took the field Sunday morning at Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex for its Brown versus Gold scrimmage, where a late penalty conversion from junior defender Alisha Bass sealed the 3-1 win for the Gold team.
After a scoreless opening half, junior forward Kaitlyn Lomsnes opened the scoring to give the Brown squad the lead. Freshman forward Michaela Stark answered less than a minute later to even the score at 1-1.
The Brown team outshot the Gold team 11-8, but the Gold team capitalized on their chances. Ten minutes after Stark’s equalizer, senior midfielder Mandy Meyer gathered a clearance at the top of the box and buried a shot to the right upper-90 to put the Gold team on top. Bass’s penalty kick with less than five minutes left in the contest put the game out of reach for the Brown team.
“I thought it went really well," said head coach Pete Cuadrado. "Obviously we were trying some people in certain spots to see what they’ve got and trying some new players to see what they have. I’m happy with the level of intensity throughout the game, it’s nice to get some goals on the board. I thought the intensity was high from start to finish, and it should be given the number of seniors on the team.”
The Cowgirls will travel to Hastings, Nebraska, on Friday, August 12 for an exhibition contest against the South Dakota Coyotes. Kick-off is at 6 p.m. and fans can follow @WYOSoccer on twitter for game updates.